As the world slowly advances, electronic manufacturers have decided that devices no longer need wires. Smartphones are slowly losing their audio jacks, almost any handheld device can now be charged wirelessly, and people can now enjoy music completely devoid of cords. The next step in the evolution of audio is truly wireless earbuds, like Bang & Olufsen’s new and improved Beoplay E8 2.0. They offer quality sound with (literally) no strings attached. Right now, these exceptionally stylish and great-sounding earbuds are available on Amazon for an . Normally worth $350, you can now get your own for $249.
Bang & Olufsen has always been known for putting out incredibly good-looking products, and the Beoplay E8 2.0s are no exception. These earbuds look exactly like the first generation of the E8. They are still incredibly tiny and are made entirely of plastic, with the B&O logo printed on the exterior. The buds offer a secure in-ear fit that provides excellent passive noise isolation, making them perfect for commuters. Then we have the gorgeous charging case. It is pill-shaped and is no bigger than a matchbox, covered in genuine leather. The case now has a USB Type-C charging port, ensuring faster charging, and can provide about four hours of playback for each full charge.
The biggest change on the Beoplay E8 2.0 is their improved signal strength and connectivity. The original ones were pretty buggy. Although they sounded great, it took multiple attempts for them to pair via Bluetooth, repeatedly rejecting pairing requests. Another issue with version 1.0 is they would occasionally stop working for no apparent reason and you’ll be forced to perform a hard reset. Thankfully, these problems are no longer present on the E8 2.0s. These buds now pair seamlessly with any device at first attempt, and there are almost no signal dropouts. We did, however, experience some dropouts in places where there are lots of people, which is perfectly understandable as pretty much any wireless set is prone to signal interference.
In terms of sound quality, the Beoplay E8 2.0s are impressive for truly wireless earbuds. Songs sound rich and textured regardless of what genre you listen to, with an incredible amount of detail and subtleness left intact. Drum-heavy songs sound rightfully punchy, while more delicate music is a delight to listen to.
The second generation of Bang and Olufsen’s Beoplay E8 are amazingly stylish, offer improved Bluetooth connectivity, and most importantly, sound superb. The touch controls are a little awkward to operate, but other than that these are excellent truly wireless earbuds that are worth their premium price tag.
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