Rapha and Bang & Olufsen collaborate on new bluetooth earphones


Rapha has collaborated with Bang & Olufsen to create a limited edition version of the boutique audio brand’s Beoplay E8 Sport wireless earphones specifically for indoor training. 

Beoplay E8 earphones, retailing for $350, are housed within a wireless charging case and feature Bang & Olufsen and Rapha’s logos on the earbuds and on the case.

The connection tone has been customized to the sound of the cowbell ringing, reminiscent of the crowds cheering at road and cyclocross races. The touch interface on the earbuds has grooves that improve grip. A variety of ear tips and fins allows fine-tuning a secure fit.

According to Rapha, the earphones are IP57-certified, protecting them against water, ruling out the threat of heavy sweat destroying them, while a variety of ear tips ensure a secure fit.

Additionally, for those extra-long training sessions, Rapha says the earphones have a claimed battery life of up to seven hours on a single charge, relying on Bluetooth 5.1, AAC and aptX protocols to ensure perfect connectivity and sound reproduction on all iOS and Android devices.


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