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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 true wireless earbuds review

Beoplay e8

You drag a dot around four areas — warm, excited, relaxed, and bright, and the audio experience changes accordingly. Speaking of the touchpad, it now has a glossy finish instead of matte like the rest of the buds. One you remove the earphones from their case, you simply hold down both touch surfaces to put the Beoplay E8 into pairing mode, and then just select them from your device. This was done to reduce audio dropout, which is fairly common with these kind of Bluetooth earphones. The area where you dock the buds used to be brushed aluminum with plastic inserts; now the whole interior is plastic with some subtle metal accents. You can hear subtle details that don't come through on some of the competition's. The earbuds hold about four hours of playback on one charge with the case holding an additional three charges, so you get about 16 hours of playback time before needing a power source.

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B&O Beoplay E8 review

Beoplay e8

Their noise isolation is decent. Speech recorded or transmitted with this microphone will sound quite thin and lacking in detail and presence. They come with 4 different silicone tip sizes, and you also have a single foam option too, which some may prefer. Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. .

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B&O Beoplay E8 review

Beoplay e8

Tonal balance is suitably neutral with everything sounding just how we like. As nifty as that feature is, I did have some other issues with connectivity. Case in point: the Beoplay E8. They simply have a touch-sensitive pad on each bud which gives you all the control you need while retaining their stylish looks. Transparency is now a fairly common feature, but these were one of the first to get it right. The earbuds sit squarely in the center of the case which can be opened fairly easily.

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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 2.0 Review

Beoplay e8

The integrated mic's performance is mediocre. For example, you can tap and hold on either earpiece to control the volume, or tap on the right to pause a song. Their design is breathable and very portable, making them a great option for sports as well. Out of the box the Beoplay E8 offers excellent audio quality, but we would recommend that you download the Beoplay app to further tweak the E8. The E8 provides a decent amount of noise isolation because of their snug fit, so this is a quick and easy way to hear something from your environment or if someone is talking to you, without having to take an earpiece out. But perhaps more significantly, battery life has doubled. You can choose from some pre-set themes such as Commute, Clear, Workout, or Podcast, but you can also use ToneTouch to tweak things to how you want them to sound.

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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 2.0 review

Beoplay e8

There are three different presets you can choose from that each let in a different amount of noise. It's the kind of quality that could ruin you for lesser earphones. Bear in mind that all decent Qi-compatible wireless chargers will do the same job for less. You also get an in-app player, battery information, and you can enable transparency mode. Pairing the earbuds was easy enough. Now, they're a bit more expensive than before, but these are also far more appealing too with the addition of wireless charging and a few other extra bells and whistles.

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B&O Beoplay E8 wireless earphones review

Beoplay e8

It seemed like the audio would come a full second or two after the video. The better fit the user gets, the better the treble isolation will be. On the left, press once to activate transparency mode and twice to go back to the previous track. On the upside, mid-mid and high-mid, where the upper harmonics of vocals and leads sit, are quite flat and within 1dB of our target response, which is great. They are practically built the same way with dense plastic, metal, and rubber. They're a premium purchase but they certainly feel like you've paid good money for them.

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