B&O Beoplay A1

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

- Richard Easton , Expert Reviews 

Specs / Features


Ultra-portable Bluetooth speaker lets you enjoy music and make calls on the go; weighs only 1.3 lb (600g).

Ultra-portable Bluetooth speaker lets you enjoy music and make calls on the go; weighs only 1.3 lb (600g).

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Specification

Brand B&O PLAY
Model 1297846
Warranty 24 months
Size 18 x 18 cm (7.1 x 7.1 in)

Reviews (8.8/10 Avg. rating)


Tools & Toys

A beautiful object

from Tools & Toys
The A1 is the result of a luxury brand making a consumer speaker. It looks like a work of art, it sounds like a more expensive system, and it’s built to take a beating... Full review
The Indian Express

Can it get any better

from The Indian Express
I will buy the B&O Beoplay A1 without batting an eyelid. It is my kind of musicplayer playing music the way I like to hear it. There is competition, but this is a worthy challenger in more ways than one... Full review
Digit

A beauty, and even excels at delivering excellent audio quality along with 24-hour battery life

from Digit
At Rs. 17,990, the B&O Beoplay A1 is one of the best portable Bluetooth speakers to buy. It offers excellent detail and balance of audio, good soundstaging, a signature tone of richness and luxury, and all the finesse you could hope for. Add to that reliable connectivity and good battery life, and the Beoplay A1 is one of the best Bluetooth speakers to buy right now... Full review
Cnet

A premium mini Bluetooth speaker with strong sound and long battery life

from Cnet
The long and short of it is that you can certainly get mini Bluetooth speakers that cost a lot less and perform pretty well for their size. But this is a notch up in sound and build quality from speakers in the $100-$150 range and is definitely worth considering if you're looking at more premium models like the Bose SoundLink Mini II... Full review
Gadgetmac

The high-end ultra-portable speaker to get

from Gadgetmac
The audio that comes out of this hand-sized speaker is astonishing. Not only is the BeoPlay A1 one of the better designed ultra-portable speakers we have looked at, it's by far and away the best sounding portable speaker we have ever reviewed at under $250. Don't let the small size fool you. The BeoPlay A1 produces pure, crystal clear sound with full-sounding bass and 360-degree audio dispersion. If you're someone that cares a lot about great design and high quality materials, you'll love what Bang & Olufsen created here... Full review
Expert Reviews

A stunningly beautiful premium Bluetooth speaker

from Expert Reviews
The B&O Play Beoplay A1 is both a beautiful and wonderful sounding speaker. It rivals more expensive Bluetooth speakers for sound quality and its battery life is also stellar. Provided you don’t need waterproofing it also makes for a great outdoor companion, although I do wish it came with a carry case. It’s now my favourite premium Bluetooth speaker... Full review
Engadget

The BeoPlay A1's mix of solid audio and portability is worth considering

from Engadget

In terms of sound, I was actually quite surprised by the audio quality of the rather compact A1. Not only does it get quite loud without distorting, the speaker offers a range of tones smaller Bluetooth options typically don't. There's plenty of low end for a fuller sound and the speaker's design blasts tones in 360 degrees, maintaining clarity the whole time. I found myself using it laying flat almost always, perhaps because I don't have a coat hook to hang it from. The A1 sounded great on my desk, kitchen bar and dining room table -- all places I could see myself using it on the regular.<... Full review

What Hi-Fi

Solid and detailed performer that brings luxury performance into a lower price bracket

from What Hi-Fi
While needing to better negotiate its weighty, solid sound with more sparkle and attack, the A1 does stand out in the smorgasbord of quality that is the portable Bluetooth speaker market, with good (and practical) looks, generous battery life and a clear, full-bodied sound... Full review
Wired

Great sound, great design

from Wired
Superb sound. B&O applies some gentle digital signal processing to keep the audio distortion-free as you crank it up, though it succeeds in keeping things crisp at all volumes. Music rarely sounds overly processed... Full review

Amazon.com Reviews Summary

155 from Amazon.com

155 Amazon.com shoppers shared a review for the B&O Beoplay A1. Ratings are generally positive, averaging 4.3 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.com customer reviews.

8.6/10

Amazon.ca Reviews Summary

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14 Amazon.ca shoppers shared a review for the B&O Beoplay A1. Ratings are generally positive, averaging 4.9 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.ca customer reviews.

9.8/10

Amazon.co.uk Reviews Summary

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40 Amazon.co.uk shoppers shared a review for the B&O Beoplay A1. Ratings are generally positive, averaging 4.5 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.co.uk customer reviews.

9/10

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