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Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A1

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A1
alaScore 97

121 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 reviews of Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A1. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Views about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and usability are also appreciated. There are some less positive opinions about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the price.

usability, design, size, reliability

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A1 Ultra-Portable Rechargeable Bluetooth Wireless Portable Speaker - Moss GreenB&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A1 Ultra-Portable Rechargeable Bluetooth Wireless Portable Speaker - Moss Green

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.co.uk)

B&O Play Beoplay A1 Portable Bluetooth Speaker review

 

Credit B&O Play for creating a Bluetooth speaker that doesn't look like anything out there already. The new dome-shaped Beoplay A1 is not only the smallest wireless speaker from the Danish company, but also the most affordable at $249, £199 in the UK...

The dome-shaped, aluminum-clad Beoplay A1 speaker looks sleek, delivers relatively high-quality sound for its very compact size, has excellent battery life and works well as a speakerphone. A leather carrying strap allows you to hang the speaker from a...

It's fairly pricey and heats up a little when played at high volumes for long periods. Also, no protective carrying pouch or case is included.

The Beoplay's strong design, sound and battery life make it a worthy premium mini Bluetooth speaker contender.

May, 2016

Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert review by: Richard Easton (expertreviews.co.uk)

B&O Play Beoplay A1 review - a stunningly beautiful premium Bluetooth speaker

 

The B&O Beoplay A1 not only looks gorgeous but sounds wonderful, too

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

B&O BeoPlay A1 review

 

A detailed and solid-sounding wireless speaker that brings the luxury of B&O into a budget price bracket...

Solid, weighty sound ; Decent bass ; Tonally balanced ; Gorgeous design ; Can pair with another A1 ; Generous battery life

Sound lacks sparkle and rhythm

It’s not the most thrilling sound, but the BeoPlay A1 is a solid and detailed performer that brings luxury performance into a lower price bracket

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

B&O BeoPlay A1 review

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B&O's robust BeoPlay A1 portable Bluetooth speaker is well equipped for outdoor activities and adventures, but the hefty price tag may put some potential buyers off. We sent the mini BeoPlay A1 off to the test lab to see if it's worth getting excited...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Robin-Leigh Chetty (techsmart.co.za)

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A1

 

At R5 000, the BeoPlay A1 from Bang & Olufsen is pricey for a portable speaker. Its premium design and acoustic range, however, makes it difficult to match.

Solidly constructed; Good audio range; Highly portable

Price can be hurdle for some; Controls faintly printed on speaker

Yes, R5 000 is fair bit to paying for a portable speaker, but the A1 is well designed, delivers good sound and proves itself an all-rounder in a number of scenarios. For consumers that want a compact portable speaker that has well balanced mixed of...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

B&O Play Beoplay A1 review: Beautifully crafted sound

 

Small, refined and fabulous to listen to, the baby of B&O's wireless speaker range is perfect for audio on the move

In all, there’s very little to dislike about the B&O Play Beoplay A1. It’s true that you can’t connect via Apple AirPlay, Spotify Connect or aptX – and I’m going to knock off a star for those shortcomings – but as a speaker to complement your phone or...

Apr, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

B&O Play Beoplay A1

 

The B&O Play Beoplay A1 is a portable Bluetooth speaker with some of the best bass response you'll find in such a compact size.

Excellent audio performance with surprisingly strong bass response. Simple, stylish, rugged design. Long battery life.

Mono audio. Expensive. Light on accessories. Lacks track navigation controls.

Conclusions Yes, the B&O Play Beoplay A1 is expensive, but your money is going toward a powerful, bi-amplified system that outperforms most small Bluetooth speakers we've seen. If the A1 is out of your price range, there are less expensive...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

B&O Play BeoPlay A1 Portable Bluetooth Speaker ( Moss Green)

 

Designed by well-known Danish furniture designer Cecile Manz , the aluminum-clad A1 is clearly meant to take on Bose's popular SoundLink Mini II wireless speaker, and it's one of the best-sounding mini Bluetooth speakers I've heard, though it better be...

The dome-shaped, aluminum-clad Beoplay A1 speaker looks sleek, delivers relatively high-quality sound for its very compact size, has excellent battery life and works well as a speakerphone. A leather carrying strap allows you to hang the speaker from a...

It's fairly pricey and heats up a little when played at high volumes for long periods. Also, no protective carrying pouch or case is included.

The Beoplay's strong design, sound and battery life make it a worthy premium mini Bluetooth speaker contender.

May, 2016

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

B&O Play Beoplay A1 Portable Bluetooth Speaker review

 

Credit B&O Play for creating a Bluetooth speaker that doesn't look like anything out there already. The new dome-shaped Beoplay A1 is not only the smallest wireless speaker from the Danish company, but also the most affordable at $249, £199 in the UK...

The dome-shaped, aluminum-clad Beoplay A1 speaker looks sleek, delivers relatively high-quality sound for its very compact size, has excellent battery life and works well as a speakerphone. A leather carrying strap allows you to hang the speaker from a...

It's fairly pricey and heats up a little when played at high volumes for long periods. Also, no protective carrying pouch or case is included.

The Beoplay's strong design, sound and battery life make it a worthy premium mini Bluetooth speaker contender.

May, 2016

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com.au)

B&O Play Beoplay A1 (review): A superslick mini Bluetooth speaker with strong sound and long battery life

 

Credit B&O Play for creating a Bluetooth speaker that doesn't look like anything out there already. The new dome-shaped Beoplay A1 is not only the smallest wireless speaker from the Danish company, but also the most affordable at $249, £199 in the UK...

The dome-shaped, aluminum-clad Beoplay A1 speaker looks sleek, delivers relatively high-quality sound for its very compact size, has excellent battery life and works well as a speakerphone. A leather carrying strap allows you to hang the speaker from a...

It's fairly pricey and heats up a little when played at high volumes for long periods. Also, no protective carrying pouch or case is included

The Beoplay's strong design, sound and battery life make it a worthy premium mini Bluetooth speaker contender.

May, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Frequency range:60 - 24000
Peak Music Power Output (PMPO):280

Design

Colour of product:Green / Silver
Design:Other
LED indicators:Y / Yes
Volume Control:Digital

Features

USB connector type:USB Type-C

Loudspeakers

Number of Speakers:1
Stereo pairing mode:Y
Subwoofer:Y / Yes
Tweeter:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Performance

Amplifier Class:D
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Hands-free mode:Y / Yes
On/off switch:Y / Yes
Recommended usage:Universal

Ports & interfaces

AUX In:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Interface:Bluetooth/3.5 mm
USB charging port:Y / Yes
USB connector type:USB Type-C
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth

Power

Battery Capacity:2200
Battery life (max):24
Battery recharge time:3
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Built-in
Battery voltage:7.4
Power source type:Battery, USB
USB charging:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height :48
Weight:600
Width:133