Bang & Olufsen launches limited edition noise-cancelling H9i headphones

Composer/producer Ludwig Göransson wears the new H9is (Image credit: Bang & Olufsen / Rimowa)

Bang & Olufsen has teamed up with premium luggage brand Rimowa to create a limited edition version of its popular Beoplay H9i noise-cancelling wireless headphones.

The H9is are an updated version of the Beoplay H9s, which impressed us with their battery life and luxurious design – and the new limited edition H9is look to be even more luxurious, with a travel-inspired design. 

The Rimowa x Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i headphones are crafted from "anodized aluminum and genuine leather," and come with a "signature Rimowa aluminum case" in a warm grey color scheme. 

Image credit: Bang & Olufsen / Rimowa

Image credit: Bang & Olufsen / Rimowa

Opulence comes at a price

Despite the aesthetic changes to the limited edition H9is, the audio tech is unchanged – they still boast wireless connectivity, noise-cancellation, and touch sensitive housings that allow you control your music by swiping or tapping the right earcup's touchpad. 

Bang & Olufsen aren't known for being particularly budget friendly, and the limited edition H9i's are no exception at $900 / £750. This works out at around AU$1400 based on current conversion rates, but we are still waiting for the company to confirm Australian pricing and availability. 

For comparison the original H9is cost $500 (£450 / around AU$840), so you would be shelling out around $400 more for the limited edition design and carry case. Still, they aren't as expensive as the $3000 Focal Stellias that we reviewed recently. 

If you're thinking of buying them you do have a little bit of time to save up – the Rimowa x Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i headphones will be available to buy from April 15.

Olivia Tambini

Olivia was previously TechRadar's Senior Editor - Home Entertainment, covering everything from headphones to TVs. Based in London, she's a popular music graduate who worked in the music industry before finding her calling in journalism. She's previously been interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live on the subject of multi-room audio, chaired panel discussions on diversity in music festival lineups, and her bylines include T3, Stereoboard, What to Watch, Top Ten Reviews, Creative Bloq, and Croco Magazine. Olivia now has a career in PR.