The sound is clear and surprisingly detailed, and the Spin Fit ear tips (yes, the idea is to twist them into your ear) offer a surprisingly good level of passive noise isolation

A decent level of separation allows you to comfortably pick out individual instruments and voices as they populate the song around you, and there’s even a semblance of soundstage. Most music sounds good, but artists like Cat Stevens and Aimee Mann, with their simple, predominantly acoustic arrangements, are a particular joy.

The BE2s are solidly built, with all the features you’d expect from a pair of Bluetooth earphones in 2017, and they boast a rich, balanced, fun sound.