A person who demands assured audio quality and brand reliability may not be down for a, say, 7 bucks TWS earbuds. For those people, Bang & Olufsen will gladly sell you the new Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 Sport.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 Sport, as the product name implies, is indeed the “sportify” version of the E8 we saw last year. Needless to say, the aesthetic does not disappoint. We haven’t had the chance to audition the pair, but hey, it is a B&O and so somewhat high level of audio quality is expected of it, isn’t it?
In any case, B&O is not too eager to boast E8 Sport’s the audio quality. Instead, the emphasis is in its application where in this instance, a sporting companion. It’s the brand’s first sport-focus true wireless earbuds.
Being a sport-focused TWS, the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 Sport touts features like anodized aluminum ring, ridged gripped on earphones for ease of handling with sweaty fingers, simple tap or swipe on earbuds for music control, and IP57 certification that keeps this handsome pair of earbuds sealed from dust, sweat and up to a meter (3.3 feet) immersion in water for 30 minutes.
Beyond that, you are promised “world class audio,” along with Bluetooth 5.1, AAC and aptX codecs support, and compatibility with both Android and iOS devices.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 Sport will sell for US$350, in choice of Oxygen Blue or Black model, when it becomes available starting July 9.
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