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Bang & Olufsen Launches Beoplay E8 2.0 with Wireless Charging Case

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Bang & Olufsen has launched the all-new Beoplay E8 2.0 that comes with improvements to the design of the original product as well as features requested by the Bang & Olufsen community:

  • The premium leather charging case has been redesigned with a new, more exclusive form factor and comes with wireless charging to make Beoplay E8 2.0 truly and totally wireless. You can now charge Beoplay E8 2.0 simply by placing the case on a wireless charging pad.
  • The wireless charging case now holds three full charges, which gives up to 16 hours playing time. This is an improvement on the 12 hours offered with the original and is easily enough for a day’s listening on the move. An LED light on the front of the case shows you the state of charging, while three LED lights on the back of the case show you the number of full charges left in the case.
  • On the inside of the charging case, the earphones are now surrounded by a beautiful inlay of brushed single or double anodized aluminum depending on colour.
  • The wireless charging cases comes with USB-C for charging the earphones with a cable.

For charging in style, Bang & Olufsen is also announcing a new wireless charging pad for use with Beoplay E8 2.0. The charging pad is crafted from luxurious materials, including brushed aluminum and cowhide leather, designed to last and to age beautifully. As the perfect companion for your Beoplay E8 2.0 as well as your smartphone, the wireless charging pad supports regular charging (5W) and fast charging (10W).

As the original Beoplay E8 earphones fit perfectly into the new wireless charging case, Bang & Olufsen will make it possible for existing owners of Beoplay E8 to enjoy the benefits of wireless charging. The charging case will be sold separately, and you will also be able to buy separate left and right earphones.

Just like the original Beoplay E8, the new earphones come tuned by Bang & Olufsen’s acclaimed sound engineers for a rich, full-bodied and precise soundstage that will leave your ears wanting more. Each earpiece has a 5.7mm dynamic speaker, a small electromagnetic transducer, NFMI technology (Near Field Magnetic Induction) and a

Bluetooth 4.2 chip with Digital Sound Processing that allows for dynamic sound tuning and sound without interruption. Users will also be able to tune the sound themselves in the Bang & Olufsen app for Android and iPhone.

Beoplay E8 2.0 comes complete with a premium leather wireless charging case, five ear tips and UBS-C charging cable. The earphones are launching in the colours Black, Indigo Blue, Natural and Limestone and retail for AED 1,380 excluding VAT. All colours will be available at www.bang-olufsen.com/beoplay-e8-2, Bang & Olufsen stores and selected third party retailers from 14 February 2019.

The Bang & Olufsen Wireless Charging Pad will be available in matching colours Black, Indigo Blue, Natural and Limestone. The retail price yet to be disclosed. The Wireless Charging Pad, Wireless Charging Case and separate Beoplay E8 2.0 earphones will be available from April 2019.

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Sennheiser Intros the MOMENTUM True Wireless 3

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Sennheiser has launched the MOMENTUM True Wireless 3, which offers the good sound quality, adaptive noise cancellation (ANC), and wearing comfort. Encased in a design defined using high-quality materials and precise artistry, the earbuds offer a range of technologies and features that take the listening experience to a new level.

“Our MOMENTUM series continuously succeeds in redefining the boundaries of possibility,” said Frank Foppe, Sennheiser True Wireless Product Manager. “The MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 builds on a strong heritage. With the Sennheiser Signature Sound, TrueResponse technology, next-level adaptive noise cancellation and an even better fit, these earbuds are the natural successor of the MOMENTUM series.”

The MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 delivers outstanding sound quality centered around Sennheiser’s True Response transducer. Based on dynamic 7Sennheiser’sanufactured in Germany, it produces an immersive stereo sound with deep bass, natural mids and detailed highs. Furthermore, the new Sound Personalization feature provides an enhanced sound experience via a guided listening test to set up the perfect sound for each user’s hearing. In addition, the Smart Controluser’sffers a choice of presets and an equalizer feature to tailor the sound to the user’s taste.

Since the MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 was creauser’sr everyday life, especially on the go, Sennheiser has specifically improved the earbuds with Adaptive Noise Cancellation, which automatically adjusts to your environment. The system continuously observes ambient noise to suppress it in real-time. Users who want to be aware of their surroundings to hear things such as train announcements, for example, can deactivate the noise cancellation at the touch of a button or switch to transparency mode.

For the best possible synchronization between audio and visual content, the MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 also supports a wide range of audio codecs such as AAC, SBC and aptX™ Adaptive, which reduce latency to a minimum. In addition, each earbud now features three microphones that promote crystal-clear call quality, enabling smooth and easy-to-follow video calls. The intuitive touch control of the MOMENTUM True Wireless 3, which users can tailor to their personal preferences, makes it easier to navigate the audio and access voice assistants.

Winner of a 2022 Red Dot Design Award, the new stylish and futuristic ergonomic design enables a long-lasting comfortable fit. The MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 also comes with several silicone pads in different sizes designed to fit all ear shapes and sizes. In addition, thanks to its IPX4-certified splash-resistant casing, the MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 is made for almost any adventure. Whether running in the rain or a strenuous fitness session, it’snew Sennheiser earbuds deliver a top-class listening experience even under adverse conditions.

No matter where users of the new MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 may be, a battery life of seven hours – which can be extended to 28 hours using the case – means that users no longer have to worry about finding a power source nearby. And because the high-quality case supports wireless charging, the process itself is easy as it can be.

The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 is available for an MSRP of AED 999/- inclusive of VAT – in black, white and graphite

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ASUS Republic of Gamers Launches New Gaming Headphones

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ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced an impressive lineup of gaming headphones, including the ROG Cetra True Wireless Pro, the world’s first wired/wireless dual-mode true wireless headphones, featuring an ESS Quad DAC and AI Noise-Canceling Microphone to deliver exceptional in-game audio and communication. For users who do not need a wired connection and the advanced functions offered in the top-end Pro model, the ROG Cetra True Wireless model delivers low-latency gaming audio.

The ROG Delta S Wireless, the first ROG dual-mode wireless gaming headset, features 2.4 GHz and Bluetooth connectivity and hidden AI Beamforming Microphones with AI Noise Cancelation for clear voice communication. The Delta series also includes the ROG Delta S Core, a lightweight 270-gram wired gaming headset designed for extreme comfort.

Cetra True Wireless Pro and Cetra True Wireless
The ROG Cetra True Wireless Pro features dual-mode connectivity via Bluetooth and wired USB-C. A recipient of the iF Design and CES awards, the Cetra True Wireless Pro is the world’s first wired/wireless dual-mode true wireless headphones that feature an ESS Quad DAC and AI Noise-Canceling Microphone to provide listeners with exceptional audio and crystal-clear communication.

Built-in Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound technology delivers a low-latency connection and premium quality 24-bit, 96 kHz music streams. The Cetra True Wireless Pro features a Gaming mode that enables ultra-low-latency 45 ms[ When used with a mobile phone supporting aptX Adaptive or Snapdragon Sound technology, such as ROG Phone 6.] performance when games are launched on ROG Phone 6. In addition, this headphone includes multiple Active Noise Cancelation (ANC) modes that cancel out general background noise, with additional enhanced modes filtering out a wider range of background and wind noises for unparalleled audio immersion.

Connecting the bundled USB-C cable with an in-line audio optimizer automatically enables wired mode. The innovative in-line audio optimizer features a hi-fi-grade ESS 9280 DAC, which provides lossless audio processing for rich, detailed spatial sound, along with an impressive 130 dB signal-to-noise ratio, allowing listeners to pinpoint the origin of enemy footsteps or gunfire.
Additionally, the integrated AI Noise-Canceling Microphone reduces over 500 million types of background noise up to 95% while preserving vocal harmonics for crystal-clear in-game voice communication.

All these features make the Cetra True Wireless Pro an all-in-one solution that delivers premium sound, high-quality communication, lag-free gaming, and wireless freedom. The series includes ROG Cetra True Wireless, which features a Gaming mode to provide users with low-latency wireless audio that offers greater synchronization with onscreen visuals, making it ideal for competitive gaming. The Cetra True Wireless also includes Hybrid ANC technology that detects and filters noise coming from inside and outside the earbuds for greater audio immersion.

ROG Delta S Wireless and Delta S Core
The ROG Delta S Wireless is the first-ever dual-mode wireless ROG gaming headset. The Delta S Wireless features low-latency 2.4 GHz and Bluetooth modes for incredible listening experiences on consoles, PCs, and mobile devices. 2.4 GHz takes advantage of built-in antennas for almost-instantaneous signal transmission at a range of up to 25 meters. Similarly, Bluetooth mode provides a low-latency connection to ensure seamless audio.

The headset’s concealed AI Beamforming Microphones with AI Noise Cancelation creates an acoustic zone that targets a 40° area in front of the user’s mouth for impeccable voice pick-up. The microphones also reduce up to 95% of background noises for clear communication.

The concealed microphones with the above technology enable a clearer and more natural representation of the human voice with minimal distortion, allowing the Delta S Wireless to deliver high-quality voice communication paired with comfort and style, making it ideal for gaming and streaming.

Exclusive 50 mm ASUS Essence drivers in each ear cup allow for more detailed true-to-life audio. The drivers are also tilted 12° degrees for better sound performance. In addition, a special airtight chamber design delivers a more stable, richer sound. To top it all off, ROG Hyper-Grounding technology uses a multi-layer printed circuit board and a special layout to prevent electromagnetic interference to deliver purer, noise-free audio.

The Delta S series also includes the lightweight wired gaming headset and the ROG Delta S Core. It weighs just 270 grams and features ergonomic D-shaped ear cups that closely match the shape of human ears to reduce unnecessary contact areas by up to 20% for a more comfortable fit. It features 50 mm ASUS Essence drivers and airtight chambers for immersive sound and includes virtual 7.1 surround sound supported by Windows Sonic. The Delta S Core provides clear in-game voice communication thanks to a Discord- and TeamSpeak-certified boom microphone. This headset features a 3.5 mm connector, making it compatible with PCs, Macs, mobile devices, and consoles such as PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox.

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Sony MEA Intros the new WF-C500 Truly Wireless Earbuds in the Region

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Sony Middle East & Africa has announced the latest addition of WF-C500 earbuds to its truly wireless segment. With easy to use Bluetooth pairing, long lasting battery life and unique sound customization features, these earbuds make it easier than ever to listen to favourite music and content in even better quality.

The Sony WF-C500 earbuds come in a small and lightweight design with 10 hours continuous battery life with the charging case providing another 10 hours. The earphones feature a 5.8mm driver unit with a frequency response range of 20Hz-20,000Hz. The earphones support Google Assistant and Siri voice assistants and feature IPX4 water resistance, AAC codec support, and Sony’s DSEE Extreme audio upscaling as well as 360 Reality Audio. The affordable Sony WF-C500 TWS earbuds offer Android Fast Pair and Swift Pair support.

WF-C500 Earbuds’ Key Features:

Small Size, Big Sound: The earbuds feature a compact design, easy-to-use functions, and high quality sound, and are an ideal option for customers making the switch from wired headphones to true wireless earbuds. Thanks to DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine), the earbuds restore high frequency sound to create a more authentic listening experience. The headphones also enable listeners to tailor their sound using the Equalizer in the “Sony | Headphones Connect” app. Choose from a variety of settings to match sound quality with a specific music genre or even create and save personal settings.

Comfortable and Secure Fit: Designed to be small and light, the WF-C500 earbuds fit securely, making them the perfect everyday companion. The earbuds’ new ergonomic surface design helps to create a more stable fit, while their rounded shape makes them feel like they’re barely there.

Compact and Stylish Case: The cylindrical charging case is small and easy to carry around in a pocket or bag so users can take them anywhere they go. Its translucent lid with textured frosted glass gives the case a stylish, luxurious look and feel.

Effortless Calling and Voice Assistant Capabilities: Easy operation buttons not only let users play, stop, or skip through tracks and adjust the volume – they also offer an easy way to access preferred voice assistants, like Google Assistant or Siri, to make and receive calls hands-free with a clearer-than-ever built-in microphone. 

On-the-go Listening: The earbuds provide up to 10 hours of battery life, and thanks to the handy charging case, users can enjoy up to 20 hours total. Plus, a fast 10-minute quick charge gives listeners up to an hour of extra playtime. A

IPX4 water resistance rating: This means splashes and sweat are no problem for the WF-C500 earbuds, so customers can keep moving to the music no matter where they go.

Seamless Utility and Connectivity: With a seamless Bluetooth connection, the earbuds create an uninterrupted listening experience. The headphones’ Bluetooth chip transmits sound to left and right ears simultaneously, along with optimized antenna design ensuring outstanding listening. With low audio latency, favorite movies just got better too.


The WF-C500 earbuds are ideal for multitasking. If customers want to listen to music while still having a conversation, they can simply remove one earbud from the charging case and use as normal. Plus, to make it easier and faster to connect to other devices, Google Fast Pair feature helps users pair the headphones to their Android devices in one tap while the Swift Pair feature lets listeners pair to a Windows 10 computer.

Fully Immersed with 360 Reality Audio: 360 Reality Audio is a new spatial music experience that lets users bring the concert to them or listen to music as if they’re with the artist in the recording studio.

The Sony WF-C500 earbudsare now available in black and white colour options across Sony stores and local retail outlets in the Middle East and Africa.

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