When luxury Danish audio brand Bang & Olufsen went to the drawing board to design their first dedicated sports earphones, the Beoplay E8 Sport, it was with the sweaty duress and demands of daily runners in mind shaping the earbuds’ most integral features. To further emphasize its bona fides as a runner’s essential, Bang & Olufsen recently announced a limited edition collaboration with Swiss sports brand On to offer the “ultimate running kit”.
The highly limited Beoplay E8 Sport On Editions differentiates itself from the standard edition and its more luxuriously leather-wrapped counterpart, the Beoplay E8, with subtle detailing; emblazoned on each side are Bang & Olufsen’s and On’s respective minimalist logos, highlighted with hued aluminum rings and a cloud pattern, with a translucent Leaf Green colorway complementary to its matching footwear equivalent, the On Cloudboom.
Like the standard Beoplay E8 Sport, the On Edition’s USB-C charging case is protected in rubber and textured silicone, a functional and aesthetic detail intended to serve sweaty hands by providing a secure grip. Inside Bang & Olufsen’s trademark anodized aluminum is subtly etched with On’s own cloud pattern, an inlay offering a corrosion resistant nest for each earbud to securely rest while charging.
While most runner’s won’t test the limits of the Beoplay E8 Sport’s battery life while training, the wireless Bluetooth earbuds are rated for up to 7 hours of playback, with an additional 3.5 charges via the carrying case for a total playtime of up to 30 hours (almost enough time for us to finish a marathon).
If you didn’t get your hands on the highly limited quantity limited editions, note Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay E8 Sport is available in black or Oxygen Blue for the same price of $350, as are the Beoplay E8 3rd Generation Earphones available in black or gray mist.
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