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BANG & OLUFSEN Beoplay A2

BANG & OLUFSEN Beoplay A2
alaScore 92

369 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 369 reviews of BANG & OLUFSEN Beoplay A2. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good feedback, but comments are divided on the price.

usability, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the BANG & OLUFSEN Beoplay A2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BANG & OLUFSEN Beoplay A2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of BANG & OLUFSEN Beoplay A2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the reliability and size are overall positive. The design and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker - BlackBang & Olufsen BeoPlay A2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BANG & OLUFSEN Beoplay A2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 user reviews of BANG & OLUFSEN Beoplay A2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and reliability. The design and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed reviews about the price.

usability, design, reliability, size

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BeoPlay A2 - GreyBeoPlay A2 - Grey

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for BANG & OLUFSEN Beoplay A2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of BANG & OLUFSEN Beoplay A2 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca.

80% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A2, BlackB&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A2, Black

Aug, 2018

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

B&O BeoPlay A2 review

 

Not perfect, but the A2's spacious sound, battery life and looks are appealing

Clean, open sound Goes loud Plenty of detail Precise timing Stylish Battery life

A persistent hard edge Rivals offer a subtler, more fluid sound

The B&O A2 comes off as a touch clinical and soulless, but there’s plenty to admire about its detailed, spacious sound and clean presentation. Its stylish design is appealing, as is the lengthy 24-hour battery life. It may not be class leading, but the...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

B&O BeoPlay A2 review

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Bang & Olufsen products generally look and feel great, and the portable BeoPlay A2 Bluetooth speaker is no different. It's small enough to carry around comfortably and comes with a luxurious leather strap for convenience. But with a premium price tag,...

Jul, 2015

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

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A2

 

It might be the middle child, but the BeoPlay A2 should not be glossed over as it too delivers a solid mix of sound and build quality.

Well constructed and sturdy design; Solid sound quality; Great battery life

A little expensive; Not sold on leather strap

R7 600 for a portable speaker is a lot of money to be shelling out. Given the prices seen on other products in the BeoPlay range, it doesn’t come as a surprise. Being part of this Bang & Olufsen lineup also means there are no surprises in the sound and...

May, 2016

Expert review by : Jonathan Margolis (howtospendit.ft.com)

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A2

 

A magnificent Bluetooth speaker with powerful 360-degree sound

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

B&O BeoPlay A2 portable Bluetooth speaker

 

Seriously good sound from a seriously portable speaker with a seriously steep price

Build quality ; Portability ; Sound quality

Price ; No visual indicator for battery life or volume

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Alex Colon (pcmag.com)

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A2

 

If you've got the money to spend, the Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A2 is a great-looking portable Bluetooth speaker that delivers sound quality and battery life that won't disappoint.

Clear, powerful performance. Does not distort on deep bass tracks. Attractive design. Drivers on each side make for a larger field of sound. Long battery life.

Expensive. Not for big bass lovers.

Performance and Conclusions On tracks with a lot of challenging deep bass content, like The Knife's "Silent Shout," the BeoPlay A2 doesn't distort at all even at maximum volumes, which you would hope for at this price point. Unlike the boosted bass on...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Stephen Fenech (techguide.com.au)

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A2 Bluetooth speaker review

 

Bang & Olufsen has entered the Bluetooth speaker market but in typical style, the company has put its own unique design spin on it to make it stand out from the crowd.

Nov, 2014

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Superb sounding speaker

 

The A2 Active is a superb speaker, it's a very large speaker to say the least! I was surprised at the size of it, also by the weight, even though it's primarily plastic on the grills, there's a lovely weighty feel to it, very solidly built. Soundwise,...

Oct, 2017

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Top quality bluetooth speaker

 

This is a very high quality bluetooth speaker that I've been using for the past couple of months. Whilst it is portable, its fairly large and weighs just over 1kg. This helps give the device a real feeling of quality, and contributes to the rich deep...

Sep, 2017

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

B&O Play A2

 

Sounds as good as it looks, with speakers on both sides of the device, so you get what B&O call 360 sound. Base and treble both reasonably balanced on such a small speaker. Sounds excellent at all volumes, and signal reception is good - I've had no cut...

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Frequency range:55 - 20000
Peak Music Power Output (PMPO):180

Design

Built-in Display:N
Colour of product:Black, Copper / Blue, Silver / Champagne, Grey / Green / Grey / Multi / Silver
Design:Bag / Rectangle
Housing material:Aluminium, Canvas, Plastic
Product Type:STEREO
Volume Control:Digital

Features

USB connector type:USB Type-A

Loudspeakers

Amplifier:Built-in
Audio output channels:2.0
Driver diameter:7.62
Driver Size:7.62
Number of drivers:2
Number of Speakers:1
Speaker Type:1-way
Stereo pairing mode:Y
Subwoofer driver diameter:7.62
Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):7.62
Tweeter:Y / Yes
Tweeter diameter:1.91
Tweeter size:1.91

Other features

USB Connectivity:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Number of products included:1
Package Type:Box
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Packaging Data

Package Type:Box

Performance

Amplifier:Built-in
Amplifier Class:D
aptX audio decoding: Yes
On/off switch:Y
Recommended usage:MP3 Player / Universal
Stereo pairing mode:Y

Ports & interfaces

AUX In:Y
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless / Wireless
Interface:Bluetooth / Bluetooth/3.5 mm / Bluetooth/3.5mm/USB / Bluetooth/USB
USB charging port:Y / Yes
USB Connectivity:Y
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth

Power

Battery Capacity:22000
Battery life (max):24
Battery recharge time:2.45
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Built-in
Battery voltage:7.2
Number of Batteries Supported:1
Power source type:Battery / Battery, DC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:142 / 4.4 / 44
Height :14.2 / 142 / 256
Weight:1.1
Width:25.6 / 256 / 44