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

MSRP 350 USDNEX score 72%

Product Overview

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 case.
The enhanced weather sealing of the Beoplay E8 Sport is now rated at IP57. This means that the earbuds can be submerged under water for 30 minutes. The silicone-based casing also makes the E8 Sport much easier to clean.
In other aspects, B&O has made sure that the E8 Sport are no different than the E8 3rd-Gen: Each earbud still comes with 60mAh internal battery good for 7 hours of music playback, and they still feature 4 beaming forming microphones in total.
A major difference can be found in the new, more rugged-looking charging case. Its reduction in size means that its battery capacity is reduced. This sacrifice is made to allow the case fit into one's pockets easier.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Unique sound signature with accurate frequency response
  • Excellent battery life
  • Comfortable fit
  • Wireless charging
Cons
  • Mediocre call quality

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 72% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Great sound quality
  • Good battery life
  • Gorgeous design
Cons
  • Lacks EQ
  • Mediocre low end
  • No wireless charging
  • No transparency mode
  • Mediocre noise cancellation
  • No passive noise cancellation
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Specifications

Variants:
Case

Connectivity

Ports
USB-C
Wireless Connectivity
Bluetooth 5.1

Construction

Battery | Capacity
60 mAh per earbud
CaseBattery | Capacity
450 mAh
Cable
1.25 m USB-A to USB-C cable
Colors
Anthracite + Oxygen Blue, Black, or Oxygen Blue
Drivers
Electrodynamic, 5.7 mm diameter
Form Factor
True wireless, in-ear headphones
Material
Aluminum + Polymer + Silicone
Microphone
4x beamforming microphones

Dimensions

Size | Depth
21 mm
CaseSize | Depth
35.6 mm
Size | Height
25 mm
CaseSize | Height
33.5 mm
Size | Width
23 mm
CaseSize | Width
70.6 mm
Weight
6.4 g
CaseWeight
55 g

Function

Bluetooth Codecs
SBC, AAC codec, Aptx classic
Fast Charging
20 minutes gives approximately 1½ hour playback
Noise Cancellation
No
Weather Resistance
IP57
Wireless Charging
Qi

Performance

Battery Life
Up to 7 hours / 30 hours with charging case
Charging Time
2.5 hours
CaseCharging Time
2 hour (USB-C) / 2.5 hours (Qi Wireless)
Frequency Response
20Hz ~ 20kHz
Impedance
16 ohms
Sensitivity
107dB ±3dB

Production

Debut
2020

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External Reviews

laptopmag[1]

Sentiment Score 79%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following***:
B&O developed a Transparency Mode to allow for ambient listening. The buds can only be used in mono mode, so you can only use one bud during calls. Despite the Beoplay E8 Sport operating on Bluetooth 5.0, the buds experienced its fair share of connection issues.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Comfortable fit
  • Long battery life
Cons
  • Mediocre noise cancellation
  • No wireless charging

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score 79%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
Bang & Olufsen's Beoplay E8 Sport are true wireless in-ears. The earphones are compatible with Bluetooth 5.1 and support AAC, AptX, and SBC codecs. There's no EQ off mode in the app, so we tested with the default Optimal setting.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek, comfortable design
  • Excellent noise cancellation
  • Comfortable fit
Cons
  • Lacks EQ
  • No EQ

t3[3]

Sentiment Score 72%
Reviewers from t3 have found the following***:
With the Beoplay E8 Sports, you get a warm, laidback sound that is pleasant and immersive. The bass isn't overpowering but certainly present enough to win over bassheads. Jazz fans will adore these while Hip Hop and EDM fans will appreciate the bass. Acoustic music translates nicely as well, even if the sound isn't as detailed as on brighter buds.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous design
  • Comfortable fit
  • Intuitive UI
Cons
  • No active noise cancellation
  • No transparency mode

techradar[4]

Sentiment Score 64%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
The Bang & Olufsen E8 Sport are wireless earbuds with built-in microphones. Pairing is easy with iOS and Android devices and we didn't experience any connection issues. Sound is very good, especially on vocals and dialogue with a nice sense of instrument separation and a pleasing amount of warmth.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Great sound quality
  • Comfortable fit
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No active noise cancellation
  • No passive noise cancellation

trustedreviews[5]

Sentiment Score 67%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following***:
Bang and Olufsen's E8 Sport are one of the best sounding gym and true wireless earbuds on the market. The buds come with 5.7mm electrodynamic drivers, the same as on the regular E8 3rd Gen. They also support wireless charging, making it quick and easy to top up their battery if you have a compatible Qi charging plate. The only downside is that they don’t come with any form of ANC (active noise cancellation)
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Comfortable fit
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Mediocre low end
  • No ANC

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 Sport review. [laptopmag]. https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/Bang-and-Olufsen-Beoplay-E8-Sport. 2020-10-24. Retrieved 2021-10-22.
2. ^ Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 Sport Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/bang-olufsen-beoplay-e8-sport. 2020-12-03. Retrieved 2021-10-22.
3. ^ Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 Sport review. [t3]. https://www.t3.com/reviews/bang-and-olufsen-beoplay-e8-sport-review. 2021-08-17. Retrieved 2021-10-22.
4. ^ Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 Sport review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/bang-and-olufsen-beoplay-e8-sport. 2020-12-15. Retrieved 2021-10-22.
5. ^ Bang and Olufsen Beoplay E8 Sport Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/bo-beoplay-e8-sport. Retrieved 2021-10-22.

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