B&O Play have launched their first ever truly wireless earphones, the Beoplay E8.

Drawing on more than 90 years of experience in Bang & Olufsen sound and design, the Beoplay E8 remains simple and stylish while delivering industry leading sound to give the best possible listening experience on the move.

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“Beoplay E8 is the perfect companion for everyone who doesn’t want to trade in sound and design for true wireless freedom. It is designed to sit beautifully in your ear as a discreet and stylish technology statement and comes with a sound that is full-bodied and precise in its soundstage.” – John Mollanger, B&O Play CEO

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To begin listening to music, you can simply take the earphones out of the leather charging case tap on the aluminium encircled touch interface. This also enables you to switch between tracks, take calls, and activate Transparency Mode and voice commands, meaning everything can be controlled without having to take your smartphone out of your pocket.

Transparency Mode is an audio-transparency feature which lets the user control how much real-world sound they want to hear. This can be achieved by choosing between three levels of audio pass-through in the Beoplay App and activating Transparency Mode by tapping once on the left earpiece, allowing you to remain connected to colleagues in the office space while listening to music or to be attentive to your surroundings when walking in traffic.

The E8 offers up to four hours of music on one charge, and for two additional charges on the move you can simply snap the earpieces into the charging case, which sports a braided fabric strap adding another layer of tactility and making it easier to find in your bag.

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“With iteration after iteration, we continuously molded the space in Beoplay E8 to integrate components that deliver the best sound quality. Combined Digital Sound Processing capabilities with more than 90 years of experience in sound tuning, and you a get a soundstage that is superior in the true wireless category.” – Libor Matus, B&O Play Global Product Manager

The Beoplay E8, £259, by B&O PLAY