In 2019, the way we listen to music boils down to three very crucial factors: style, size and functionality. For a brand and its device to be without proves more than just a problem for the half audiophile, half fashionista of today’s age investing in its product.
Thankfully, the luxury Danish electronics company, Bang & Olufsen, have been purveyors of crafting the best audio devices for over 100-years. Now, they have created the ultimate in-ear wireless earphones that are changing the way you will listen to music.
Here’s how the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 2.0 stack up…
The first thing that is apparent with the new E8 2.0 wireless earphones is its design – it’s a piece of genuine craftsmanship steeped in sophisticated style.
With unparalleled attention to detail, its design starts with the casing of the earphones. A stylish charging case to the naked eye, the pod-like housing is carefully designed with fine materials such as leather, aluminium, stainless steel and braided textile. It’s thoughtful, stylish and feels durable, obviously paying homage to the true design heritage of the Bang & Olufsen brand.
As you open the charging case, you will find your two wireless gem-like earbuds that nestle perfectly into its magnetic charging slot. The earphones are small, practical and stylish. Splash and dust resistant, the small earbuds fit in-ear perfectly. Charge them on the go, as the case features wireless charging and can hold up to three full charges (you can expect up to 16-hours of playtime). Opt for matte black and it’ll accompany any look today’s millennials put together.
Details are small and considered, with the removal of any unnecessary and cumbersome buttons (tap on the right earbud for all of your functions). Above all, it seems that Bang & Olufsen really thought about integration; it’s a holistic approach with the introduction of the E8 2.0.
The E8 2.0 comes in five colourways: black, indigo blue, pink, natural and limestone.
One of the most important facets of any audio device one would assume, the E8 2.0 is no exception to quality sound. A little sceptical at the thought of receiving fantastic sound in such a small, wireless device, we were blown away by the punch these earbuds pack.
The earbuds are tuned by acclaimed Bang & Olufsen acoustic engineers to a frequency of 20 – 20,000 Hz, which ensures optimal highs and lows with the perfect amount of base. Without compromising on sound quality, they deliver authentic, powerful sound experiences that are designed to be as natural as possible. Meaning, you’ll get the same experience whether you’re out for a walk, on the daily commute or travelling – they are the go-to earphones for wherever life takes you.
And what’s best is with the Beoplay App, you can match the sound profile to your activity; genius!
The E8 2.0 are effortlessly high-tech, packed with a whole bunch of technology: Bluetooth 4.2 with DSP for sound tuning, equalization and gain, NFMI (Near Field Magnetic Induction) technology, a 5.7mm dynamic speaker, a small electronic transducer and B&O Tone Touch to adjust the sound profile. It’s technology designed for superior experiences of sound.
One of our favourite aspects of the new E8 2.0 is its functionality; it’s extremely responsive no matter where you find yourself using them.
No need to reach for your phone, its intuitive touch interface lets you activate all your favourite features by simply tapping the right earpiece. As aforementioned, these include start/stop and change tracks, take calls, activate voice commands and more.
Another interesting feature which we were not impartial to includes transparency mode, which allows you to, essentially, ‘let the real world in.’ By tapping the earpiece, you can activate transparency mode which dulls all earpiece activity to allow you to tune in with what is happening elsewhere. Tap it again to return to your music – it’s that simple.
All in all, the new Bang & Olufsen E8 2.0 wireless earphones are the perfect companion to enjoy your music to. They are lightweight, portable and go the distance battery-wise. If you’re simply looking for an ergonomically-friendly, reliable device with great sound, these are the earphones for you.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 2.0 retails for $550.00. For more information, visit the Bang & Olufsen website here