True wireless earphones are a tricky business – sound quality is fleeting, as is comfort, and battery life. Bang & Olufsen’s new Beoplay E8 3rd Generation earphones are meant to drive a truck through all challenges and any stereotypes. An individual’s playlist is not something to be meddled with. Days are harried, time is short. Music is meant to enjoyed at its fullest potential, not trifled with because an earphone falls out, or surrounding car traffic noise interferes with the listening experience, like a high hockey elbow to the side of the head.
Bang & Olufsen says the new E8 has been re-engineered to be more compact and more powerful, improvements to a product that was already beautifully designed and engineered. The earphones will play continuously for seven hours along with four full charges built into the leather wireless charging case – meaning you can take a two-week Caribbean holiday without having to charge the case (which takes two hours). There are double the number of microphones (four now), meaning your voice is delivered even more clearly without ambient noise drowning it out. The size of each earphone has been reduced by 17 per cent and can fit a variety of ear sizes and shapes.
Better sound (in part by introducing a new bass port, providing a more precise bass output) in a more compact design, their VP of product management says. Download a Beoplay App so you can tweak the sound through a visual equalizer.
Beoplay E8 3rd Generation comes complete with a premium leather wireless charging case, five ear tips, and a USB-C charging cable. The earphones are launching in the colours Black and Grey Mist and retail for $350 USD. A Bang & Olufsen Qi certified wireless charging pad is also available to purchase for $125 USD.