When it comes to premium luxury brands of products, Bang & Olufsen is definitely on the higher end of the price range. But it nevertheless is a deal-breaker for many other luxury wares. We will review the Bang & Olufsen (B&O) Beoplay E8 Sport true wireless earphones today.
This fully waterproof design with well-equipped on-ear controls and a transparent listening mode is specially designed for you to hear your surroundings while exercising. The earphones are priced at $350. Let us look at the fantastic features to see if these E8 Sports earphones are worth the high price.
Beoplay E8 Sport: Design
These Beoplay E8 Sport earphones are designed from anodized aluminum trim on the case. The earpieces are made from a ridged and rubberized material that looks great and provides a comfortable grip for sweaty fingers. This makes them waterproof and sport-focused true wireless earphones more stylish and sleek at the same time.
These earphones are available in the colors black and light blue models. Bang & Olufsen have teamed with race car driver Fernando Alonso and the Rapha cycling company to co- brands some limited and exclusive special editions of the earphones.
Beoplay E8 Sport: Features
This classy earphone also comes with multiple ear tip fit options. These include three pairs of ear fin sleeves for added stability and four silicon pairs available in different sizes. A pair of extra Comfy foam tips is also attached, creating an excellent in-canal seal and enhancing the bass response.
The controls are super comfortable and quite responsive at the same time. When you single tap on the right ear, the music plays or pauses. A double-tap towards the right skips the tracks, a single tap towards the left ear turns the transparent listening mode on or off, and a double-tap on the left ear navigates to the previous track. A long press on the right ear increases the volume, and a long press on the left ear lowers the volume.
The Beoplay E8 Sports water resistance comes with a fully waterproof rating on IP57. The 5 in the rating here refers to its protection against dust, meaning it is not fully protected against dust. The 7 in the rating means that the earphones can withstand submergence in water up to a meter for 30 minutes.
The Bang & Olufsen app is available for both Android and iOS. It comes with a virtual guide on how-to-use-your-earphones so that the user can make the operational adjustments themselves once they are ready.
One can adjust the sound signature either with the listening presets or by creating customized EQ presets. You get a circular graph in EQ bands’ lead, which comes with words such as Bright, Energetic, Warm, and Fixed. The first two are on the higher-frequency end of the things, and the latter two on the bass realm. A brighter and warmer sound signature can be created by only moving your fingertip closer to the other bands.
The earphones support AAC, AptX, and SBC codes and are also compatible with Bluetooth 5.1. It delivers a frequency range of 20 Hz to 20 kHz, with an impedance of 16 Ohms and 0.57mm drives. The battery life is estimated to be roughly 7 hours on ears and 21 hours or so in the charging case. The charging case is compatible with wireless Qi charging pads. The overall sound signature of these earphones is clean, balanced, rich, and bright. The model provides a strong audio performance. As such, if you are looking for a pair of luxurious and exercise-friendly earphones, the Band & Olufsen Beoplay E8 Sports is the perfect fit for you.
Beoplay E8 Sport Pros
- Solid battery life
- Transparent listening mode
- Rich bass and clear and detailed highs
- Beautiful and stylish
- Fully waterproof and high dust-resistant
- Useful app
Beoplay E8 Sport Cons