Bang & Olufsen is now launching the third generation of its AirPods competitors. The Bang Olufsen Beoplay E8 3rd Gen wireless earbuds, but the battery grows enormously.
Compared to the Beoplay E8 2.0 (around $300 on Bhphotovideo), B/O screws on all corners to further improve the complete wireless experience for the popular earphones. The result is impressive: Thanks to long tests with 3D-modeled earpieces, the new model should now fit comfortably in even more ears. The fact that the B O E8 has been shrunk by 17 percent and weighs 5.8 grams each also contributes to this.
The battery life has been doubled up to seven hours, along with the charging case you will have 35 hours before the Bang and Olufsen earbuds have to be connected to the cable or to the Qi charging pad again. The Beoplay E8 3rd Gen charging case still has the same wireless charging capability as the 2nd Gen.
The number of microphones has been doubled to four in order to further improve the voice quality during calls. Active noise cancellation is still missing – a feature that has actually become a must in this price range since the release of the Apple AirPods Pro ($249 on Amazon and Bhphotovideo).
Price and Availability
The Bang Olufsen Beoplay E8 3.0 has been priced at $349, it can be pre-ordered via Bhphotovideo.com store in Black and Grey colors and will be available from February 14th.