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B&O Beoplay E8 review: Stylish true wireless

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Denmark and the Scandinavian region is home to some of the most popular brands in the world. You don’t need to look far to find icons like Georg Jensen championing minimalist styles, or Nordgreen watches transforming the way we tell the time. 

While there are a handful of audio companies in Denmark today, including Jays Audio and Libratone, Bang and Olufsen still stand out as one of the best-known audio brands of all time. 

Popular thanks to a consistent commitment to aesthetic appeal and performance in every speaker and headset, B&O has fans worldwide. 

Recently, the company began introducing its take on true wireless technology. The Beoplay E8 headphones are now in their third generation, and they offer a fantastic way to stay connected on the move. 

Read on for everything you need to know about the B&O Beoplay E8 headphones.

B&O Beoplay E8 review: Tech specs

The Beoplay E8 headphones Gen 3 are the latest version of Bang and Olufsen’s top-selling compact headphone. Offering up to 35 hours of battery life, and a fantastic mini charging case, these headphones can go wherever you go. 

Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity promises a smooth listening experience wherever you go, while the E8’s signature style grabs attention. 

Tech specs include:

  • Passive noise cancelling
  • 5.7 mm electrodynamic driver
  • 20 – 20,000 Hz frequency range
  • Customizable sound EQ
  • True wireless in-ear headphones
  • IP54 sweat, splash and dust resistance
  • Weight: 5.8 g each
  • 55 g charging case
  • Up to 35 hours of battery life
  • Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity
  • Sound codecs: AptX, AAC, and SBC
  • 4 beamforming microphones
  • Touch interface
  • 1.25m USB-A to USB-C cable for charging
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B&O Beoplay E8 review: Design

Bang and Olufsen headphones don’t just stand out for their sensational audio quality. This Danish company really knows how to make their headphones stand out with incredible style and aesthetic appeal. 

The compact Beoplay E8 3rd Gen is no exception to this rule. 

Small and simple, the B&O Beoplay E8 showcase Scandinavian minimalism. The gorgeous case will fit easily into any pocket, and you can choose from a selection of four colors for your headphones. 

Our favorite choice is the green right now, but the grey mist is wonderful too. 

The Beoplay E8 headphones are a little smaller than some of the chunkier headsets in the wireless market today. There’s no need to worry about a chunky design weighing you down. 

Thanks to expert 3D modelling, Bang and Olufsen has a range of ear tips to offer to suit your ear size and shape too. 

For extra simplicity, there aren’t any rows of buttons to worry about. Just tap the earpiece to turn on transparency mode or use the Bang and Olufsen app to manage your music.  

B&O Beoplay E8 review: Features

The third-generation version of the B&O Beoplay E8 line is a delight to wear and use. These wireless earbuds come with up to 35 hours of battery life, provided that you have the charging case handy. 

The volume of your music will dictate how much life you actually get. 

These compact and ergonomic headphones are compact enough to fit easily into smaller ears, offering easy access to Bang and Olufsen’s signature sound. 

B&O recently updated the number of microphones in the E8 headphones too, so you can enjoy better sound quality when you’re speaking to people hands-free. 

A great feature of the Beoplay E8 headphones is how durable and resilient they are. The IP54 rating means that your E8s will continue to perform well when exposed to sweat, dust, and even rain. 

Combine all of that smart functionality with things like Bluetooth 5.1 streaming with AAC and APTX codecs and you’ve got a brilliant pair of headphones. 

For a hefty price of around $350, features include:

  • Up to 35 hours of battery life
  • Quick and easy case-based charging
  • Bluetooth 5.1 streaming
  • AptX Bluetooth and AAC codecs
  • Compact design
  • Ip54 splash proof performance
  • Beamforming microphone
  • Quick start guide
  • Transparency mode
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B&O Beoplay E8 review: Performance

The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 headphones are a little pricey compared to other wireless options on the market. However, these earbuds also offer a lot of great functionality for their price tag. 

Bluetooth 5.1 means that you get a secure connection in no time. Plus, the advanced AptX and ACC codecs ensure you don’t have any latency to worry about. 

The Beoplay E8 headphones come with a transparency mode for when you need to listen to the world around you. Accessing this function is as easy as tapping an earbud. 

Unfortunately, there are some downsides to these headphones too. Automatic connections aren’t easy to access, and you might find the app a little tricky at first. 

Thanks to passive noise cancellation and high-quality Bang and Olufsen technology, these E8 headphones offer an excellent quality of sound at any volume. 

No matter what kind of music you listen to, the Bang and Olufsen headphones give you an amazing frequency performance at the lower ends, and the higher levels. 

Every part of your soundstage sounds precise and detailed, but you can also play around with the EQ settings on your Bang and Olufsen app if you’re not entirely happy. 

B&O Beoplay E8 review: Verdict
Conclusion
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 headphones are an excellent contender in the world of wireless headphones. These headsets are comfortable and easy to use, with good volume and sound quality.

Plus, you benefit from a surprisingly long battery life and a stunning appearance.

Unfortunately, these headphones can be a little out of your price range in some cases. Bang and Olufsen’s headphones are pretty costly, and they don’t have the best water resistance, so you can’t take them swimming.
Positives
Great battery life
Fantastic sound quality and volume
Lightweight and ergonomic design
Convenient touch-based controls
Transparency features
EQ control in the B&O app
High-quality materials throughout
Advanced Bluetooth codecs
Negatives
Somewhat expensive
Not the best waterproofing
Can have issues with connecting at first
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