Merge a quick review based on my experiences from Bang & Olufsen E8 and BOSE SoundSport Free
The following reviews are based on the use of a Samsung Galaxy S8 +, source material Plex / Google Music / PowerAMP with FLAC material and Spotify with the highest possible quality setting.
+ Very well-balanced sound, rich balance bass, clean and clear tweeter and good support in the middle register
+ Extremely nice to wear. Is the first earphone (both in and over ear) I could have had for hours without feeling any form of discomfort what so ever!
+ The soundproofing is superb, this in combination with the co-function is really nice. I prefer the in-ear when I partly want to be able to screen background noise, but just as much for the environment to not be disturbed by my music (like playing loudly!)
+ Good touch controls, although they could have been a bit more easy-to-use / more sensitive. Nevertheless, they are good at the + side
+ Stylish and very well built. In practice, builds nothing from the ear and outward, could sleep without difficulty with those in the ear lying on the side without any discomfort.
- Something low maximum volume. Unclear whether this depends on the headphones itself or the BT technology as such. However, do not experience this problem in the fools who unfortunately got to replace the B & O E8: orna - BOSE SoundSport Free (however, even with built-in EQ inst. To do so, no score will be determined in any of the tricks that are best at this point. BOSE sounds however (experienced) higher and also plays on this volume clean.
- As reported by other reviewers, tolerate hydrogen / sweat, however, they do not have IP certification because I do not see the point of chances with a pair of naps for close to 3 TSEK.
- What became crucial was that the tricks started cutting the sound every 20-30 seconds when I had the phone in my pocket and ex was walking. Leave the phone on the desk if this was no problem. Got a couple of replacements but unfortunately the same problem with them.
Because I did not buy the napkins to just sit still with them, this became a deal breaker and something that just can not be included in this price range on headphones (this is exclusively the basis of my rating since they are in practice unusable as they are now. Do you just sit still and do not care about this they are a strong 9th). If they had not had this problem, I would more than still be B & O E8 owners, but for a pair of tricks in the 3 TSEK class this should not happen.
Replaced E8: the ear with a pair of BOSE SoundSport Free. Experience that they have a stronger base, more powerful middle register. As a result, you might say, the treble drows and the sound I feel is not as pure as in the E8.
Furthermore, the BOSE lugs stick out of the ears by a few centimeters (you feel like a teletubbie when you walk around the town). Also, they feel worse than the E8: the eyebrows, certainly very subjective, and BOSE may be safer with their buckles but, in my opinion, no more beautiful than the B & O E8.
BOSE has significantly better app and software in general. For example, a voice that reads the battery percentage when you start up the naps, a voice that tells who is calling (if you give the headset access to the contacts) and a confirmation that the call has ended are very good features that were completely missing from the B & O E8. BOSE also has a "find my buds" feature or the like which is a nice feature, but I still did not have to test it.
Should you have the accompanying case: one in my pocket, I prefer the more compact B & O case in front of BOSE