Sound and speed are inextricably linked, but perhaps not in quite the same way as the new Beoplay E8. The fourth in Bang & Olufson’s limited edition collection, this version of their flagship, high-end earphones are liveried in one of the most famous automotive colours ever – British Racing Green.
The iconic deep shade covers the earphones as well as the leather charging case, but the automotive synergies don’t stop there. Sound being the single most important for B&O, the E8s are as finely-tuned as any racer, both technically and ergonomically. They might not need to worry about aerodynamics, but even so ‘over-engineered’ doesn’t come into it.
If you’re the kind of person with a personal soundtrack wherever you go, the E8s also include B&O’s proprietary ToneTouch feature, which matches subtleties of sound to different types of activities and situations. Combined with superb fidelity, the E8s the audio experience you never thought earphones capable of.
Price: £269; www.bang-olufsen.com