If you’re not familiar with Bang and Olufsen, they’re a Danish company
that began making luxury-priced audio products nearly 100 years ago, adding television and home theater products in more recent years. Usually known as B&O, they’re famous among art and design circles for their unique approach to design, which is characterized by simplicity, functionality, and minimalism. That philosophy has led some people to collect B&O products as if they were expensive paintings by famous artists. That’s understandable because the designers who create Bang and Olufsen products are award-winning creatives known worldwide for their fresh insight into design problems.
This post introduces three of B&O’s remarkable wireless headphones. You’ll find pricing and further information at the company’s website
The E8 Sport
The E8 Sport
earbuds are designed for sports. Wearing these, you can set graphic equalizer preferences via the B&O app that’s included. Later, when you need to re-enter the workaday world, just turn on the Transparency mode to hear what’s “outside.” Why Transparency? Because the earbuds fit so well and exclude so much ambient sound that Transparency lets in some of that ambient sound so you can hear what’s happening around you. The E8 Sport also has four built-in microphones with beam-forming signal processing that assure excellent voice quality.
These sport earbuds give you seven hours of battery life. However, charging them in their charging case can extend that up to 30 hours of music. The case is Qi-enabled for wireless charging from an optional charging pad.
The earbuds are IP57 certified, sweat-resistant, and waterproof for up to one-half hour in one meter of water. Several silicone ear tips (S, M, L, XL) come with the E8 Sport. To clean them, simply rinse with water.
The E8 3rd Gen
According to TechCrunch
, with the E8 3rd Gen
earbuds, “you’re getting premium build quality, great aesthetics, and class-leading sound. For those who want the best audio possible in fully wireless buds, these are the ones to get. They’re fantastic for all-day wear for a work-at-home lifestyle and offer great portability and sound transparency for taking with you on the go, too.”
That’s quite an endorsement, but not surprising considering the E8 3rd Gen comes from B&O. Here’s a quick summary:
Battery life is rated at seven hours, or up to 35 hours when using the charging case, which, when fully charged, holds enough energy to recharge the earbuds four times. That’s a real convenience when you’re on the go. Charging time for the earbuds is around two hours, and using Qi wireless charging, the time increases slightly to 2.5 hours. Like other B&O earphones and buds, the company provides silicone ear tips (S, M, L, XL) and tosses in a pair of Comply foam ear tips, which other headphone brands usually sell separately.
The E6 and E6 Motion
These earphones – the E6 marketed to general music lovers and the E6 Motion
to people who are active outdoors – fit into the ear like earbuds but are connected with a cord. Designer Jakob Wagner, whose work is on permanent display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, has received many awards for his creativity including Designer of the Year by the German Federal Ecodesign Center. These earphones are dust and sweat resistant (IP54) and have a battery life of five hours. They come with four silicone ear fins, silicone ear tips in four sizes, and a pair of Comply tips.
To prevent losing the E6-style headphones, each earbud has a small magnet built-in. When the two earbuds are touched together, the magnet holds them securely around your neck to prevent loss and automatically turns them off to conserve battery power.
When you pay substantial prices for Bluetooth headphones made by B&O’s award-winning designers, you should make sure you can get them repaired in case of a defect. While the manufacturer has set up repair centers around the world and offers a two-year warranty, many prefer to safeguard their purchase for a longer time. Upsie offers a full three-year extended warranty you can learn more about at the headphone warranty
page. You’ll find Upsie’s extended warranty offers you these benefits:
- You can make an unlimited number of claims up to the value of the covered device and pay only a small $25 deductible.
- You can buy extended warranty coverage up to 60 days after your headphone purchase.
- Coverage is available for both new and used/refurbished headphones
- Accident protection covers drops, liquid spills, and submersion.
- Upsie warranties cover mechanical and speaker/audio failures
- Provide local repairs at a certified facility or ship it to Upsie with a prepaid box/label Upsie provides.
- Your earphones will be replaced if the cost of repair is not reasonable.
Want to learn more? Give us a call. 1-877-844-7745. At Upsie, human beings answer the phones and work hard to deliver the best customer service possible.
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