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Tech Profile: Limited-Edition On × Bang & Olufsen Earphones

We collaborated with audio experts Bang & Olufsen to create earphones specifically engineered with runners in mind. We take a closer look at the technology behind the limited-edition earphones.


Music and running are fundamental ways for us to experience the world. It was not only the connection between sound and sport that sparked a collaboration between Bang & Olufsen and On, but a shared fascination in deepening human experience through design. 


Introducing: The Beoplay E8 Sport On Edition – the limited-edition wireless earphones expertly engineered for runners. Here’s all you need to know about the tech that makes these earphones superior to the rest.



Battery life that goes the distance


The Beoplay E8 Sport On Edition earphones deliver powerful, long-lasting battery performance. A single charge provides seven hours of nonstop audio, with an additional 3.5 full charges in the portable, compact case. That’s a total playtime of over 30 hours without having to reach for a plug socket. A quick 20-minute charge will get you 90 minutes of playback, so you can top-up easily on the go – perfect even for long, remote runs. 


Signature Bang & Olufsen sound


Bang & Olufsen have honed their craft as the experts of audio engineering. Each product is rigorously tested from first design to final quality check for unparalleled audio perfection. The Beoplay E8 Sport’s powerful and precise sound is a testament to their craft, providing a stunning listening experience and noticeably sharp call clarity.


“We engineered the E8 Sport earphones to be functionally-enhanced down to the finest details – resulting in a lightweight, durable and secure product that delivers on sound, design and craft.” – Mads Heje Fuglsang, Creative Director, Design



Optimized for safe, distraction-free listening


Seamlessly connect your device thanks to the latest Bluetooth 5.1 and Qualcomm aptX™ adaptive technologies. An innovative hands-free touch interface means you can answer calls and change tracks as you go – so there’s no need to get your phone out and risk losing your rhythm. Not two, but four built-in microphones maximize receiving potential so you can answer calls wherever your run takes you.


Experience vivid clarity of your surroundings by effortlessly activating Transparency Mode with Beosonic. Switch on for a safer run through the city, and rest assured you won’t miss your gate call at the airport on your next adventure.



Element proof 


Engineered with premium aluminium and polymer materials, the Beoplay E8 Sport On Edition has been expertly designed and tested with runners. Head out for a wet wild run without compromise to your listening experience – the earphones are IP57 certified sweat-resistant and can withstand total immersion to a depth of one meter for up to 30 minutes. 

“Our sound engineers were resolute in creating a sound profile which is not only the best in category, but one that performs in a dynamic sports setting. That’s why we included IP57-level sweat- and waterproofing.” – Knud-Erik Lauridsen, Sr. Engineer Acoustics.


Not only can you stay plugged in on wet-weather runs, but waterproof materials mean keeping your earphones clean is simple. Maintain that box-fresh feel for longer. 



Secure and fully customizable


Bang & Olufsen know there’s no one-size-fits-all when you’re creating a high-end product. To achieve a truly premium listening experience, earphones should be anatomically shaped to each wearer. That’s why with each set of Beoplay E8 Sport On Edition earphones, there’s four pairs of silicone ear tips and three pairs of ear fins for a secure, tailored fit.


The Beoplay E8 Sport On Edition is more than premium technology, it’s a sophisticated design piece. Choose between classic black or vibrant blue, both offering a noticeably premium monochrome style to your run or all-day wear. 



Inside the box


Beoplay E8 Sport On Edition Earphones

Charging Case with built-in Wireless Charging

USB-C Charging Cable

4 sizes of Silicone Ear Tips (XS, S, M, L)

3 sizes of Silicone Ear Fins (S, M, L)

1 size Comply™ tips (M)

Quick Start Guide


The Beoplay E8 Earphones On Edition
Limited-edition On × Bang & Olufsen earphones engineered for runners.

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