Renowned for its high-end audio equipment, Danish manufacturer Bang & Olufsen has branched out into the lucrative sports headphones market with Beoplay E8 Sport earbuds.
These earbuds have been designed to cater to the needs of high-level athletes and occasional joggers, who will now have the opportunity to enjoy Bang & Olufsen’s excellent sound virtually anywhere.
Constructed from anodised aluminium covered with rubber and textured silicone, the Beoplay E8 Sport earbuds benefit from IP57 certification, which guarantees that they are dust-proof and watertight at a depth of up to one metre for a period of 30 minutes.
As to their battery life, a full charge is enough for around seven hours of music. They are also equipped with a compact charging case with enough juice for 3.5 additional charges, which means that they can be used on the go for around 30 hours. Just placing the earbuds in their case is enough to launch the automatic charging system.
These earbuds, which are compatible with Qualcomm’s aptX Adaptive Bluetooth codec, also have enough power to reach a maximum volume of 107 dB. They benefit from passive noise reduction and can be configured with an equaliser using the manufacturer’s mobile app.
In branching out into the sports segment, Bang & Olufsen will be entering into competition with such specialist manufacturers as Jabra, Beats and Anker with a product which benefits from the Danish brand’s reputation for quality and top-notch sound.
The Beoplay E8 Sport earbuds, which are available in Oxygen blue and black, are priced at US$350 (S$488). More details here.
(Main and featured photos: Bang & Olufsen)