Earlier today Bang & Olufsen unveiled the Beosound Edge speaker which costs a whopping $3,500. If you can’t afford the speaker but would like to get your hands on a Bang & Olufsen product, then you might be interested to learn that the company has also announced a set of earphones in the form of the Beoplay E6.

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Now upon first glance you might mistake these earphones for the company’s previous launch, the Beoplay H5, and it’s not hard to see why since both were designed by Jakob Wagner. However one of the main differences is that these earphones have been designed to be splash and dust resistant, meaning that while you can’t go swimming with them, using them at the gym should not pose any issues.

They are wireless and connect via Bluetooth, and one of interesting features of the E6 is how it charges. Instead of users plugging in a cable to charge them, there is a “clip” that attaches to the battery of the earphones, which in theory allows you to keep using them while they’re being charged. However since the clip is tethered you won’t be able to get much mobility, but if you’re just sitting at your desk, we reckon that it won’t be a problem, although it might not necessarily be too comfortable either.

The E6 is also said to be good for up to 5 hours per charge and unlike other wireless earphones that go around the neck, the E6 uses a soft cable. If you’re particularly sensitive about cables running across your neck, then this should solve that issue. The Beoplay E6 is priced at $299 and is available for purchase now.

Filed in Audio >Gadgets. Read more about Bang & Olufsen, Headphones, IFA and IFA 2018.

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