B&O Beoplay E8 Truly Wireless Earphones Review

B&O Beoplay E8 Truly Wireless Earphones Review

Bang and Olufsen has finally entered the truly wireless earphone market. The technology for truly wireless earphones is still developing, and it’s hard to find a pair that checks all the boxes for quality design and sound. And at about three hundred dollars, they’re not the cheapest truly wireless out there. But Bang and Olufsen are a great brand. Today we’ll see if they’re worth the price in this “B&O Beoplay E8 Truly Wireless Earphones Review.”

 

B&O Beoplay E8 Truly Wireless Earphones Review – IN the BOX

Beoplay E8 truly Wireless Earphones

4 pairs of silicone ear tips

1 pair of foam tips

Carry case / charging case

Quickstart Guide

 

B&O Beoplay E8 Truly Wireless Earphones Review – FIT

The fit was super easy and natural for my ears. They feel light and pop right in. No need for adjusting or turning them to find the right fit. They should work well for running too. I didn’t do a sweat test, but I shook my head around for a while, and they stayed secure.

 

B&O Beoplay E8 Truly Wireless Earphones Review – DESIGN and FEATURES

Like other truly wireless earphones, the Beoplay E8 are charged in their carrying case via USB.  It’s a cute little case that can easily fit in a pocket or small bag.  It’s liberating being unattached to any wires, and pairing with Bluetooth is very simple. A couple of taps on the earbuds and you’ll find the device on your phone. There have been reported dropout issues by some reviewers, but I didn’t have this problem during my hour long listening experience. The range is about 20 feet, and at that distance, obstructions force them to cut out. They have a transparency mode, which allows you to stay alert to your surroundings when you’re not rocking out. It works well, and basically feels like you’re wearing hearing aids. Volume, song skipping and calls are operated with a few touches on your earbuds. Once you get the hang of it, they’re very easy to use.

 

B&O Beoplay E8 Truly Wireless Earphones Review – SOUND

I have to say, I wasn’t expecting too much from these in terms of sound. Most truly wireless earphones I’ve tried have been a disappointment. My main problem with truly wireless earphones is usually that their volume is not high enough. The Beoplay E8 doesn’t get incredibly loud, but raises to a sufficient volume level for my ears. More important, for truly wireless earphones, they sound great.  The bass is enjoyable, producing a rich and deep sound profile. Pop is a lot of fun to listen to on these earphones. The mids and highs are well balanced, but, of course, lacking the detail you may be used to with B&O. Drums have a punch to them, and acoustic instruments and strings sound sweet.  Vocals have a good presence as well. My favorite thing about the sound on these headphones is that they have a nice sense of spaciousness. The soundstage is pretty impressive for these little buds, and live recordings shine. Overall, I was quite pleased with the Beoplay E8 earphones. And for that price, I should be.

 

B&O Beoplay E8 Truly Wireless Earphones Review -SPECIFICATIONS

Frequency: 20 – 20,000 Hz

Weight: Right earbud – 7 g; left earbud – 6g; charging case – 45 g

Driver: Electrodynamic, 5.7mm

Battery Life: Up to 4-8 hours

Transparency Mode: Three different levels of transparency, accessible in B&O PLAY app

Cord: 1.3 m USB to Micro USB

Bluetooth: 4.2