As with other true wireless earbuds, the new Beoplay E8 3rd Generation model features two independent earpieces that fit within a battery case where they’re both stored and recharged when not in use. The battery case obviously features its own battery that has to be recharged from time to time.
According to the company, the latest version of its truly wireless earbuds features a longer battery life at 119-percent over the last generation. Users can expect up to seven hours of run time from the earpieces and another four full charge cycles from the storage case before it, too, must be recharged. It only takes around two hours to fully recharge the storage case, B&O says.
In addition to the longer battery life, the third-generation model also features four microphones instead of two, making beamforming tech possible in the E8 model. Ambient noises from around the user are suppressed, making it easier for the person on the other line to hear you talk. Beyond that, the earbuds also pack ‘Transparency Mode’ for listening in on whatever is going on around you.
Other features include a leather-wrapped case, Bluetooth 5.1, ACC and aptX codec support, and support for both iOS and Android phones and tablets. The model will ship with five ear tips in Grey Mist and Black Mist color options. The price sits at $350 USD, plus there’s the optional Qi wireless charger for $125 USD
Optimized sound performance
Building on 94 years of sound engineering excellence, Bang & Olufsen engineers have optimized the sound performance by implementing a new bass port that lets airflow in and out of the acoustic chamber. This allows the drivers inside Beoplay E8 to move more freely and produce a greater and more precise bass output. Users can also download the Beoplay App to tweak the sound through the ToneTouch visual equalizer: drag around the dot between four areas to seamlessly change the audio experience accordingly, pitch to change the soundscape or use the presets to make quick adjustments.
Fast setup and flawless streaming
With the latest technology, including Bluetooth 5.1, Beoplay E8 offers a fast setup and flawless user experience, whilst the battery consumption is kept at a minimum. ACC and aptX™ codecs ensure pure and clear wireless sound in iOS and Android devices.
Pricing and availability
Beoplay E8 3 rd Generation (RR 350 EUR, 350 USD, 300 GBP, 2698 CNY, 2750 DKK) comes complete with a premium leather wireless charging case, five ear tips, and a USB-C charging cable. A Bang & Olufsen Qi-certified wireless charging pad (RRP 125 EUR, 125 USD, 110 GBP, 998 CNY, 950 DKK) is also available.
The earphones are launching in Black and will be available in Bang & Olufsen stores, Bang & Olufsen accounts and www.bang-olufsen.com from January 15, 2020 (Greater China Region) and February 14, 2020 (rest of world). The Wireless Charging Pad is available today