Pioneer jumps on true wireless bandwagon with E8 sports earphones

first_imgEnlarge ImageThe Pioneer E8 ships at the end of January for $150. Pioneer Another day, another new true wireless headphone making its debut.Pioneer’s E8 is a sports model that will be shown at CES 2019 and be available in late January in yellow, gray and pink for $150 (no word yet on international pricing). At first glance, it seems to share some similarities with Bose’s SoundSport Free earphones, with a little shorter battery life of only three hours.Here are the E8’s key specs. As soon as I get some hands-on time with them, I’ll let you how they sound and perform.  Three pairs of secure ear fins included (the fins lock each earbud into place)Ear Direct Mount Structure features angled drivers and nozzles that aim sound straight into the inner ear, avoiding damping issues6 mm driversAAC codecInternal batteries provide up to 3 hours of continuous playback on a single chargeThe E8’s charging case can replenish the units twice, extending listening time to about 9 hoursLightly shaking the charging case causes the LEDs to display the remaining battery chargeAmbient awareness earphone tips allow low-level ambient sound into the earIPX5 water-resistantHands-free multi-function button controls playback, phone, and voice-assistant functionsPioneer Notification App for Android can read out mail, news and more on the goPrice: $150 (no international pricing yet)Availability: Late January  Now playing: Watch this: See It Dell CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Post a comment Walmart Share your voice Headphones $179 • Some of the most anticipated tech for 2019 $179 See it Tags Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? CES 2019 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Abt Electronicscenter_img Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Preview • Meet SoundSport Free, Bose’s $250 AirPods killer See It Mentioned Above Bose SoundSport Free (Black) Bose SoundSport Free Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 1:07 $179 Apple See It Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it $179 reading • Pioneer jumps on true wireless bandwagon with E8 sports earphones 0 Review • Bose SoundSport Free review: AirPods alternative gets $50 price cut See All Applelast_img

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