Bang & Olufsen’s 3rd Gen Beoplay E8 wireless earphones are comfier and last longer

15 January 2020 / 12:37GMT

Another day, another pair of true wireless earbuds competing for residence in your lug holes, and it’s round three for Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay E8s (£300), which have been upgraded, their maker says, in two key areas. The first is comfort, with a 17% reduction in size on each earphone welcoming smaller ears. B&O says it used 3D-modelling to ensure the Beoplay E8s fit a wider variety of ear sizes. The second improvement is battery life, now 35 hours with a fully charged leather case (seven before they need recharging) - a 119% increase on the 2nd Gen model. B&O has also doubled the microphones from two to four, which should result in better call quality. They’ll be available to buy from February 14, and you can purchase a £100 Qi-certified wireless charging pad from today.