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Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 137 reviews of Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A1. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and sound. The size and design are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The sound and design also get good comments. Some have doubts about the price.

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

Aug, 2020

Trusted Reviews Recommended

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

B&O Beoplay A1

 

B&O Beoplay A1 review: One of the best sounding, and looking, Bluetooth speakers out there. It's not waterproof, though, so be careful.

Beautifully designed ; Stunning sound ; Handy leather strap

Price ; Not watertight

This is one of the best-sounding and most attractive Bluetooth speakers out there right now. The price may seem steep but on hearing this gem, you’ll be throwing your money out there to get one.

Jul, 2018

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 : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

B&O BeoPlay A1 by Bang & Olufsen review: Bluetooth speaker bliss

 

It's not often a Bluetooth speaker has its designer's name tucked away within its specification. But then the BeoPlay A1, by Bang & Olufsen, is no ordinary Bluetooth speaker; it's exemplary for the kind of sound quality that can be achieved at this...

Exemplary sound, much more bass drive than many portable Bluetooth speakers, looks great

Expensive, no waterproofing like some competitors, not a 360-degree sound projection

It might be small, but the B&O BeoPlay A1's big sound makes it standout in the portable Bluetooth speaker market. We may have baulked at its £199 price tag at first, but given how good it sounds, we think it's worth every penny.

Aug, 2016

Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert review by : Monica Horridge (expertreviews.co.uk)

B&O Play Beoplay A1 review: not only looks gorgeous but sounds wonderful, too

 

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

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...

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 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 : Vaughn Highfield (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...

Jul, 2018

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.au)

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

 

Part speaker, part speakerphone, the Danish-designed Beoplay A1 boasts 24-hour battery life and is the most compact -- and least expensive -- Bluetooth speaker in the Beoplay line at $249.

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

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