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Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9
alaScore 91

51 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9. 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. Opinions about the reliability and size are overall positive. The price and design also get good comments.

usability, design, price, 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 A9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the usability. The design also gets good feedback.

design, usability

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

This summary is based on the products: Bang & Olufsen BAO1200181 BeoPlay A9 Airplay Wireless Speaker - BlackBang & Olufsen BAO1200181 BeoPlay A9 Airplay Wireless Speaker - Black

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BeoPlay A9 2nd generation - Black with Walnut LegsBeoPlay A9 2nd generation - Black with Walnut Legs

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Gordon Kelly (trustedreviews.com)

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9

 

We finally spend time with B&O's new flagship speaker and it was well worth the wait.

Jaw droppingly powerful ; Rich, balanced bass, midrange and high frequency performance ; Stylish, unique design

Expensive, if not unreasonably so ; B&O setup app glitchy ; Wall mount an optional extra

We found the app continually wouldn’t recognise the A9 telling us it was an “unsupported product” and a quick Google search finds we are not alone in that problem nor is it restricted to the A9 with the Beolit 12 & BeoSound 8 also suffering the same...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by (t3.com)

B&O BeoPlay A9 speaker review: Hands-on

 

Disc shaped speaker hoping to bring the noise to your living room

Expert review by : Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Bang & Olufsen never fails to surprise us. From its audio performance-enhancing iPad case, the BeoPlay A3, to sheet metal TVs you can hang from the ceiling,

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Hunter Skipworth (digitalspy.com)

B&O BeoPlay A9 speaker review: The best-looking sound for your living room

 

We can see the conversation at B&O HQ now. It'll have been one of those painful engineer versus designer moments that major technology companies see every day.

Jul, 2014

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

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A9

 

The great Danes showcase their latest audio wonder

Apr, 2013

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9

 

The Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9 speaker system delivers crisp, full-bodied, room-filling sound, and it looks smashing doing it. The price, however, isn't for the faint of heart.

Excellent audio performance, with clear, defined highs and powerful, clean bass response. Stunning and bizarre design. Streams audio via AirPlay and DLNA. Easy set-up.

Prohibitively expensive. Your friends might be jealous if you own one.

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Mar, 2013

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Expert review by : Nick Rego (tbreak.com)

B&O BeoPlay A9 Review

 

Beauty comes with a high price tag.

Exceptional sound quality, excellent build design, visually captivating

Incredibly high price point, no Bluetooth connectivity

So who exactly is the A9 suited for? Well it’s ideal for anyone who lives in a spacious or loft apartment, who’s looking for an alternative sound setup than bulky black boxes and speakers. The A9 is certainly a work of art and an attention grabber, but...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Hurrairah bin Sohail (hardwarezone.com)

The Weird-Looking Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9 Speakers

 

Is it a satellite dish? Is it a light reflector? Is it a hand-held drum? No. This is the new BeoPlay A9 speakers from Bang & Olufsen which comes with the capacity to deliver 480W of power and sound.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9

 

Great design can be wall mounted once up and running produces great sound

Need good Internet connection to use it through your Wi-Fi connection and can take time to set up also if I needed to return the product I couldn't because there was a clause once you have purchased it this design and model you could not return it for...

May, 2017

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Excellent quality - amazing design

 

This speaker offers excellent quality sound. It's very easy to setup (although you may need two people to install the cover). It works seamlessly with streaming through Airplay and Spotify Connect. I'm very happy

Jan, 2017
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Product Specifications

Amplifier

Amplification device included: Yes
Amplifier Class:D

Audio

Frequency range:33.1 - 25000
Recommended usage:Universal
RMS rated power:80

Design

Colour of product:Black, Walnut / White / White, Wood
Product Type:2.1 system

Features

Interface:Wi-Fi/USB/3.5 mm
Product Type:2.1 portable speaker system

Loudspeakers

Audio output channels:2.1
Driver diameter:7.62
Driver Size:7.62
Mid-range driver diameter:7.62
Mid-range driver diameter (imperial):7.62
Recommended usage:Mobile phone / Smartphone
Speaker placement:Floor, Wall-mountable
Subwoofer: Yes
Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):7.62
Tweeter:Y / Yes
Tweeter diameter:1.91
Tweeter size:1.91
Woofer:Y
Woofer Diameter:20.3
Woofer diameter (imperial):20.3
Woofer size:20.3

Other features

Headphone Out:Y
Subwoofer:Y

Performance

Recommended usage:Mobile phone / Smartphone

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless / Wired/Wireless
Ethernet LAN:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Interface:USB/3.5 mm
Line-in: Yes
Speaker interface type:3.5mm/USB/Bluetooth
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth/Wi-Fi / Wi-Fi

Power

Power Consumption (Standby):0.4
Power consumption (typical):23
Power Source:AC
Power source type:AC

Satellite speakers

Number of satellite speakers:5
Satellite speaker mid-range driver diameter:7.62
Satellite speaker mid-range driver size:7.62
Satellite speaker peak power:80
Satellite speaker tweeter diameter:1.91
Satellite speaker tweeter size:1.91
Satellite speaker tweeters quantity:2
Satellite speaker woofers quantity:1
Satellite speakers RMS power:320

Subwoofer

Bass reflex: Yes

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black, Walnut / White, Wood
Dimensions (WxDxH):701 x 213 x 701
Frequency range:33.1 - 25000
Main unit weight:14.2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB Connectivity: Yes
Weight:14.2
Weight with stand:15
Wireless Connection: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:21.3 / 213
Diameter:70.1
Height :70.1
Height (with stand):908
Weight:14 / 14.2
Width:70.1