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Bang & Olufsen E8 2.0

True wireless earphones

Item # 906E82BLK

Bang & Olufsen products always have a top-flight presentation, and the E8 2.0 true wireless earbuds are no...

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About the Bang & Olufsen E8 2.0

Wire-free convenience complements effortless style

Bang & Olufsen products always have a top-flight presentation, and the E8 2.0 true wireless earbuds are no exception. The tastefully designed earbuds are packed neatly in a beautiful eggshell-design charging case. For their second-gen truly wireless headphones, the company refined the original's look even further and added even more convenience features.
Bang & olufsen E8 2.0 in case

The Bang and Olufsen headphones recharge wirelessly inside their included charging case.

Wire-free convenience complements effortless style

Bang & Olufsen products always have a top-flight presentation, and the E8 2.0 true wireless earbuds are no exception. The tastefully designed earbuds are packed neatly in a beautiful eggshell-design charging case. For their second-gen truly wireless headphones, the company refined the original's look even further and added even more convenience features.

Music still plays wirelessly via Bluetooth, with no connecting cord between the two earpieces. And now you can wirelessly recharge the case with a compatible Qi charger

Convenient, compact case

You get about four hours of listening on a single charge. But the included case banks enough power to recharge the earbuds three times while you're on the move. This compact case can slip into your bag, coat pocket, or purse. It recharges via the included USB-C charging cable, or by simply placing it on any Qi charger.

Sophisticated sound

A powerful dynamic driver is packed inside each tiny earbud to deliver Bang & Olufsen's crisp, clear sound signature. If you're craving a ton of bass, I'd probably steer you in another direction. B&O headphones offer some thump, but I generally think of their sound presentation as more well-rounded. And they aren't afraid to reveal the acoustic details found in the highs and upper mids.

To tweak the out-of-the-box sound, download the free Beoplay app to your Apple® or Android™ device. You can make tonal adjustments based on mood or genre.

Intuitive touch controls and Transparency Mode to keep you aware

The E8 2.0 earphones are designed primarily for people on the go, so B&O threw in some neat features to make listening more convenient. Both earbuds have a touch panel built in for controlling music and phone calls. For example, you can tap and hold the right earbud to turn up the volume, or tap and hold the left earbud to turn it down.

If you tap the right earbud once, you'll play or pause the track. Do the same to the left earbud, and you'll activate the Transparency mode — you'll instantly hear external sounds. There are three strength levels that you can toggle through by tapping the earbud or using the Beoplay app.

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Product highlights:

  • 100% wire-free headphones
    • no connecting cord between left and right earbuds
  • 5.7mm dynamic drivers housed in aluminum earpieces
  • wireless Qi charging available with compatible Qi chargers
Wireless Audio and Phone Calls:
  • Bluetooth 4.2 for wireless music listening and phone calls with compatible smartphones
    • AAC decoding provides high-quality music streaming from compatible devices
  • free Beoplay app for Apple and Android allows you to adjust settings and customize the sound
Charging Case, Battery Information, and Accessories:
  • built-in rechargeable batteries offer 4 hours of listening
  • leather-covered carrying case banks up to 12 hours of power to wirelessly recharge headphones
    • 15 minutes inside case provides enough power for 1 hour of listening
  • USB-C cable included for charging case
    • compatible with most wireless Qi chargers
  • includes 5 pairs of ear tips for a customized, comfortable fit
    • 4 sizes of silicone tips
    • 1 size of Comply sport foam tips
General Info and Specs:
  • touch controls on each earbud let you answer calls, play/pause music, skip tracks, and control volume
  • Transparency Mode lets you hear external sounds
    • tap left earbud to toggle through three levels of Transparency Mode
  • frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • weight: 0.45 ounces (headphones); 1.59 ounces (case)
  • designed by Jakob Wagner
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 1646100
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What's in the box:

  • Left and right E8 2.0 ear buds (black)
  • 4 Pairs of silicone ear tips (1 pair installed)
  • 1 Pair of Comply foam ear tips
  • Charging case
  • 49" USB charging cable (Type A USB on one end and USB-C on other end)
  • Quick Start Guide

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More details on the Bang & Olufsen E8 2.0

Features & specs

General
Fit Style In-ear/Earbud
Earcup Type Closed
Earcup Width x Height 0.766" x 0.869"
Noise-canceling No
Mic For Taking Calls Yes
iPhone Control Yes
Lightning Connector No
Android Control Yes
Frequency Response 20-20k Hz
Sensitivity 107 dB
Impedance 16 Ohms
Weight 0.46 ounces
Cord Length N/A
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Storage Case
Charging Case Yes
Volume Control Yes
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

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Features

Overview: The Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay E8 2.0 is an updated version of the BeoPlay E8 truly wireless earphones. Like the E8, the E8 2.0 has no connecting cables whatsoever -- just two separate earbuds that fit comfortably in your ears. Touch controls on each earbud let you play/pause music, switch tracks, take phone calls, and activate voice commands, all without touching your smartphone. The E8 2.0 earbuds have built-in rechargeable batteries, and charge inside of the included hard clam-shell case.

Quality Built: The Beoplay E8 2.0 is crafted from high quality materials and designed to last for years. The durable, textured rubber and polymer housing features a brushed aluminum ring surrounding the laser-etched B&O logo and touch panel. The top-grain cowhide leather-wrapped charging box has a braided textile cord. The earphones are resistant to sweat and water, and weigh approximately 1/4 ounce each.

Drivers: The E8 2.0 is equipped with high quality 5.7mm electro-dynamic drivers. These drivers are tuned by Bang & Olufsen's sound engineers to deliver the powerful and natural B&O Signature Sound. Digital Signal Processing and the B&O Beoplay app allow you to further tune and equalize the sound to your taste.

ToneTouch: The B&O Beoplay app lets you customize the sound of your E8 2.0 earbuds. The ToneTouch feature lets you choose from four sound presets, or fine-tune your E8 2.0 to match your current mood and activity using your device's touchscreen. On the app, you can drag the white dot around the screen to change the sound, and pinch with two fingers to increase the spaciousness of the sound.

Transparency Mode: B&O Play has developed a new technology called Transparency Mode. You can shut out the world and concentrate on your music, or let your surroundings blend in so you're more aware. Using the B&O Beoplay app, Transparency Mode lets you choose from four levels of transparency.

Note: The Beoplay App is available for iOS 9.0 or later, and for Android 5.0 and up.

Microphones: Each earbud has a built-in microphone for making phone calls, and using your smartphone's built-in voice recognition like Siri and Google Now.

Bluetooth: The E8 2.0 connects to your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth 4.2. Pairing the earbuds to your smartphone or tablet requires touching and holding both earbuds for at least 5 seconds.

Touch Controls: The Beoplay E8 2.0 features intuitive touch control that lets you play/pause, change tracks, take calls, and activate voice commands, by simply tapping on the earpiece. Touch control operations include:

Activity Action Left (Slave) Right (Master)
Music Playback 1 Tap Transparency On/Play/Pause
2 Taps Previous Track Next Track
Touch/Hold Volume Down Volume Up
Phone Calls 1 Tap Answer Call Answer Call
2 Taps End Call End Call
Touch/Hold Reject Call Reject Call
General Touch/Hold (5 sec) Bluetooth Pairing Bluetooth Pairing
3 Taps --- Voice Activation

Ear Tips: The E8 2.0 comes with four pairs (XS, S, M, and L) of silicone rubber ear tips, ensuring you get an airtight fit regardless of the shape or size of your ear. In addition, the E8 2.0 includes one pair of Comply memory foam ear tips that enhance the noise cancelling capabilities of the earphones.

Rechargeable Batteries: The E8 2.0 earbuds are configured as a master (right) and slave (left). The Right earbud has an 85 mAh Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery, while the left has a 60 mAh battery. Fully charged earbuds provide up to 4 hours playback time at moderate volume. It takes approximately 2 hours to fully charge the earbuds in the case. A 20 minute quick charge will give you approximately 1 hour of playback time. The earbuds charge in the provided case with the supplied Micro USB cable.

Charging Case: The charging case contains its own 530 mAh rechargeable battery, which is enough for three additional charges of the earbuds. Fully charged earbuds plus a fully charged case provides up to 16 hours of total playback time. The charging case can be charged in approximately 2 hours using the included USB-C cable. In addition, the case is compatible with Qi Wireless Fast Charging, which charges via electromagnic induction between a Qi-certified wireless charging pad and the bottom of the case. Wireless charging time is approximately 3 hours.

Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Drivers: 5.7mm electro-dynamic
  • Dimensions:
    • Earbuds: Width 0.766", Height 0.869", Depth 0.993"
    • Case: Width 2.728", Height 1.349", Depth 1.857"
  • Weight:
    • Earbuds: 0.25 ounces (right), 0.21 oz. (left)
    • Case: 1.9 ounces

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Sound quality tested in the Soho store. AMAZING! Active noise cancelling for this kind of ear buds just wasn't necessary. Salesperson cranked up the music in background, but the E8 2.0 was stellar. No idea how easy to use or consistency in operations, but in store sound test convinced me to buy. [ Roan  Mar 04, 2019 ]

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