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(Pocket-lint) - As part of its early crop of Black Friday discounts, Bang & Olufsen's premium true wireless earphones are now available at their lowest price yet in the UK. 

Since superceded by the top tier Beoplay EQ earphones, the E8 (3rd gen) aren't the latest in-ears from B&O, but they're still relatively new and at this price, they're incredible value for money. 

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 (3rd gen) - Now £130!

As it stands, the discount seems to only be for the black model of E8 (3rd gen), meaning if you were hoping to cop the soft pink, grey or blue, you'll perhaps need to pay a little more to get those. But if you're happy with black, you're in luck.

The third generation Beoplay E8 represented something of a refinement over the 2nd generation. For the latest E8 in-ears, Bang & Olufsen focused on improving the comfort, fit and materials of the earphones.

B&O used tweaked the 3D modelling,  resulting in a slightly more compact earphone, making them easier to wear for long periods and able to fit in more ear sizes. The company also brought the weight down to just 5.8g per earpiece. 

What's more, the BeoPlay E8 3rd gen offer great sound quality and - using the smartphone app - will let you adjust the EQ balance to your preference. 

Arguably the most important upgrade in the third generation, however, was battery life. The earphones can go 7 hours outside the case before needing to be re-docked, while the case offers a further four charges, giving you a total of 35 hours between the buds and the case. That's about 10 hours longer than you get from your average pair of true wireless earphones. 

Once they're completely flat you get the convenience of being able to just plonk them down on a wireless charging pad, using Qi technology to refill the case and the buds again. 

With the original retail price set at £300, the E8 (3rd gen) have slowly been dropping in price since they first launched, particularly after the launch of the Beoplay EQ. And now, with a price of just £130, they're as cheap as we've seen them. 

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Writing by Cam Bunton. Originally published on 19 November 2021.