Site Title

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3rd-Gen True Wireless Headphones (2020)

MSRP 249 USDNEX score 75%

Product Overview

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3rd-Gen are sleek true wireless in-ear headphones with a long battery life and premium construction. Unlike other B&O products, the E8 3rd-Gen are not highly exclusive, and their features and design reflect this positioning.
In terms of features, the Beoplay E8 3rd boast a 7-hour battery life for each charge, while the charging case offers four additional extensions. The 35-hour combined playtime puts these headphones among the most durable on the market today. B&O has also made sure that each earbud in the E8 3rd has two microphones for superb call quality, and Bluetooth 5.1 is used for efficiency and sound quality.
Beyond these, however, the Beoplay E8 3rd-Gen are bare in features: There is no noise cancellation of any kind, and fancy digital processing functionalities that many competitors tout have not found their ways here. This "inadequacy" has been remedied by the Beoplay EQ released in 2021.
Design-wise, these Beoplay earphones are good, but not great, either.

Product Gallery

Photo 0of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3rd-Gen True Wireless Headphones (2020)Photo 1of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3rd-Gen True Wireless Headphones (2020)Photo 2of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3rd-Gen True Wireless Headphones (2020)Photo 3of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3rd-Gen True Wireless Headphones (2020)Photo 4of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3rd-Gen True Wireless Headphones (2020)Photo 5of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3rd-Gen True Wireless Headphones (2020)Photo 6of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3rd-Gen True Wireless Headphones (2020)Photo 7of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3rd-Gen True Wireless Headphones (2020)

<

>

X

Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent call quality
  • Wireless charging
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 75% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Comfortable fit
Cons
  • No active noise cancellation
  • Touch controls are a little chunky
Read More

Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Variants:
Case

Connectivity

Ports
USB-C
Wireless Connectivity
Bluetooth 5.1

Construction

Battery | Capacity
60 mAh per earbud
CaseBattery | Capacity
530 mAh
Cable
1.25 m USB-A to USB-C cable
Colors
Grey Mist, Pink, Gold, Black
Drivers
Electrodynamic, 5.7 mm diameter
Form Factor
True wireless, in-ear headphones
Material
Leather + Aluminum + Polymer + Silicone
Microphone
4x beamforming microphones

Dimensions

Size | Depth
26 mm
CaseSize | Depth
46 mm
Size | Height
25 mm
CaseSize | Height
34.5 mm
Size | Width
19 mm
CaseSize | Width
70.5 mm
Weight
5.8 g
CaseWeight
55 g

Function

Bluetooth Codecs
SBC, AAC codec, Aptx
Noise Cancellation
No
Weather Resistance
IP54
Wireless Charging
Qi

Performance

Battery Life
Up to 7 hours / 35 hours with charging case (4 extra charges)
Charging Time
2 hours
CaseCharging Time
2 hours via USB-C / 2.5 hours Qi Wireless
Frequency Response
20Hz ~ 20kHz
Impedance
16 ohms
Sensitivity
107dB ±3dB

Production

Debut
2020

Related Products

Thumbnail of product Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ True Wireless Headphones w/ ANC (2021)

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ True Wireless Headphones w/ ANC (2021)

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ are the flagship true wireless headphones in B&O's current lineup. They uniquely feature adaptive active noise cancellation and carry more refined details compared to other Beoplay true wireless options. The Beopla...
NEX score 77%
Thumbnail of product Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 Sport True Wireless Headphones (2020)

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 Sport True Wireless Headphones (2020)

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 Sport are activity-tuned true wireless headphones based on the Beoplay E8 3rd-Gen. Sharing with the latter the same driver and general earbud design, the E8 Sport feature more robust weather sealing and a smaller carrying ...
NEX score 72%
Thumbnail of product Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro Headphones w/ ANC

Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro Headphones w/ ANC

Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro are true wireless earphones with THX Certified audio and advanced hybrid active noise cancellation (ANC). The hybrid ANC in the Hammerhead True Wireless Pro targets both external and unwanted internal noise, combining...
NEX score 50%
Thumbnail of product Bose QuietComfort In-Ear True Wireless Headphones with Active Noise Cancellation (2020)

Bose QuietComfort In-Ear True Wireless Headphones with Active Noise Cancellation (2020)

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds deliver technologies and experiences of the company's over-ear noise cancelling headphones to an in-ear design. They come with 11 levels of noise control so you can choose how much of the world you let in or keep out. The ...
NEX score 82%
Thumbnail of product Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro True Wireless Headphones w/ Active Noise Cancellation

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro True Wireless Headphones w/ Active Noise Cancellation

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are premium true wireless headphones with active noise cancellation that comes with a 2-way design that separates the tweeter and woofer drivers. Thanks to this separation, the 11mm woofers and 6.5mm tweeters are able to deliver...
NEX score 68%
Thumbnail of product Huawei FreeBuds 4i True Wireless Headphones w/ ANC (2021)

Huawei FreeBuds 4i True Wireless Headphones w/ ANC (2021)

Huawei FreeBuds 4i are midrange true wireless headphones introduced in 2021. Compared to the standard FreeBuds 4, they have a more mundane design and conventional ANC. The FreeBuds 4i have an ergonomic design conducive for relieving the pressures on th...
NEX score 61%
Thumbnail of product Samsung Galaxy Buds Live True Wireless Headphones w/ Active Noise Cancellation

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live True Wireless Headphones w/ Active Noise Cancellation

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live feature an unconventional earbud design, laying out internal components horizontally instead of vertically. This ergonomic, tip-less design conforms to the shape of your ear, making them comfortable enough to wear all-day. As a...
NEX score 64%
Thumbnail of product Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 Earphones

Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 Earphones

Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 are premium wireless earphones with active noise cancellation powered by the company's 7mm dynamic drivers. They create outstanding stereo sound with deep bass, natural mids and clear, detailed treble. The new Ac...
NEX score 75%
Thumbnail of product JBL Live Pro+ TWS True Wireless Earphones w/ Active Noise Cancellation

JBL Live Pro+ TWS True Wireless Earphones w/ Active Noise Cancellation

JBL Live Pro+ TWS are true wireless in-ear headphones powered by JBL's 11mm dynamic drivers. They feature the company's Adaptive Noise Cancelling feature, allowing consumers to tune out ambient noise while carry out conversations without removi...
NEX score 58%
Thumbnail of product Cambridge Audio Melomania Touch True Wireless Headphones

Cambridge Audio Melomania Touch True Wireless Headphones

Cambridge Melomania Touch follows the success of the Melomania 1, trading noise cancellation for larger, Graphene-enhanced drivers and longer playback time. The Melomania Touch is designed to fit in your ears comfortably and securely for long listening...
NEX score 76%
Thumbnail of product Huawei FreeBuds Pro In-Ear True Wireless Headphones w/ Active Noise Cancellation

Huawei FreeBuds Pro In-Ear True Wireless Headphones w/ Active Noise Cancellation

Huawei FreeBuds Pro are high-end true wireless earphones with intelligent dynamic noise cancellation: integrating hardware and software, these new earphones intelligently identify the type of ambient noise base on the environment and switch between thr...
NEX score 74%
Thumbnail of product Apple AirPods 3 True Wireless Headphones (2021)

Apple AirPods 3 True Wireless Headphones (2021)

Apple AirPods 3 are the 3rd-generation of the true wireless earphones that changed the headphone market. They newly support spatial audio and come with a number of improvements, though there is still no noise cancellation (for which one needs to pay fo...
NEX score 80%

3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

trustedreviews[1]

Sentiment Score 75%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following***:
B&O Beoplay E8 3rd Gen offer excellent audio quality out of the box. Sound is wonderfully dynamic, with crescendos and breakdowns universally feeling weighty and suitably impactful. Lows, mids and highs all felt suitably separated when listening to complex, layered classical and post-rock arrangements. However, there’s no active noise cancellation, which is a glaring omission considering their hefty price.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Comfortable fit
Cons
  • No active noise cancellation
  • Touch controls are a little chunky

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 3rd Gen Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/bang-olufsen-beoplay-e8-3rd-gen. Retrieved 2021-10-22.

Neofiliac places the utmost respect for your privacy. We use no cookie whatsoever beyond that needed for the proper functioning of the website.

The MSRP provided on this page may not apply to all regions equally. For the current price, please refer to the Price Comparison section.

*This page contains affiliate links to third-party merchants such as Amazon, eBay, and Rakuten. When you make a purchase using the supplied links, we will receive a commission.

***These key takeaways ("pros" and "cons") and summaries are identified from third-party review by our AI using advanced language models.

Comments

Please login before adding comments. Now supporting Sign in with Google and LinkedIn!