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(Pocket-lint) - Bang & Olufen's biggest IFA 2018 announcement was the mighty Beosound Edge speaker, shaped like a massive pound coin and costing around 3,000 of them to boot. But if you're after a little of the B&O audio magic on a more restrictive budget, you might want to check out the Beoplay E6 in-ear headphones instead.

The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E6 is the company's natural successor to the similarly wireless Beoplay H5 earphone. It comprises two earbuds connected by a neck band - much like the Apple-made Beats X.

The band is made from a braided cord for lightweight comfort, while the entire construction is designed to resist tear, sweat and moisture, so can be used while working out or running.

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Each ear bud comes with a silicone ear fin for a secure fit, with several sizes of bud included. And the earphones each feature a small magnet so they can attach together around the neck when not in use.

When clipped together they power down, preventing waste of battery charge.

An in-line remote has three aluminium buttons and microphone for easy control, while the E6 comes with a snap-on charger for in-use charging.

Available now online and in Bang & Olufsen shops, in either sand or black colours, the B&O Beoplay E6 is priced at €299. We're still awaiting UK pricing.

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Writing by Rik Henderson.