Those handy touch controls from the H7 are still on the outside of right ear cup, allowing you to tap and swipe to play/pause, adjust volume, skip songs or take a phone call. With the H9, you can also use that touch surface to turn the noise cancellation off. You know, for all the times you need to conserve battery.
Speaking of battery life, B&O says these new headphones will blast tunes for 14 hours with ANC turned on before requiring three hours to fully recharge. Like the company's other wireless headphones, the H9 has a removable battery so you can swap in a replacement should the need arise. This new model also has a battery-saving feature that will automatically turn them off in case you forget to do so. Last but not least, they play nice with the Beoplay app for Android and iOS to change sound settings, monitor battery life and download any software updates that may be released.
If you're looking to snag a pair, the H9 is on sale now on the B&O site and from third party retailers. Expect to hand over $499 (€499/£449) in order to procure a set in either black or argilla grey.