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Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd Gen)

Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd Gen)
alaScore 95

15 reviews

Aug, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd Gen). 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 on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the price.

sound, 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 Beosound A1 (2nd Gen) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : James Holland (

Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen review: the best Bluetooth speaker you can buy


The B&O A1 2nd Gen Bluetooth speaker proves that you can have great sound no matter where you are

Fantastic sound ; Gorgeous Design ; Very intuitive app ; Plenty of battery life

Voice Assistant finicky to set up and use ; No real stereo sound

The Bang & Olufsen A1 2nd Gen portable speaker may be expensive is a stunning-sounding speaker with an equally stunning design. Add in a very intuitive app and excellent battery life and there’s probably not much more you can ask out of a portable...

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd Gen) review


The weightiest and most refined little speaker we've heard in a while

Expansive sound, weighty bass ; Competent Alexa integration ; Stunning build and finish

Nothing at this level

B&O’s classy compact speaker adds Alexa and upholds its strong sonic profile

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen review: The portable Bluetooth speaker king


The second-gen A1 Bluetooth speaker adds more battery, waterproofing, Alexa voice control, and more. Is it the best portable speaker?

Exemplary sound quality ; Far better low-frequency handling than many speakers ; Solid battery life ; Simple yet iconic industrial design

No 3.5mm jack ; Not truly 360-degree sound ; App-based EQ can push to excess ; Still costly ; Can't stereo pair new model with old

It might be small and rather pricey, but the second-gen Beosound A1 packs a big punch in the sound department. That, plus Alexa voice control and waterproofing, makes it worth every penny.

May, 2020

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Chris Martin (

Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd-Gen)


The B&O Beosound A1 (2nd-gen) is one of the best portable Bluetooth speakers you can get, but it has a few minor foibles to consider

Mar, 2021

Expert review by : Andy White (

B&O Beosound A1 (2nd Gen) review: A smart, stylish, great-sounding Bluetooth speaker


The B&O A1 2nd Gen improves on its predecessor in pretty much every way – it's a truly wonderful Bluetooth speaker

Lovely looks ; Great sound ; Alexa support

No 3.5mm input ; Doesn’t pair with the original A1

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd Gen) Review


Powerful, rich, well-defined audio ; Handsome design ; Waterproof build ; Supports Amazon Alexa

Expensive for the size ; Mono

The outdoor-friendly Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd Gen) speaker offers a strong mix of style and audio performance.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Jason England (

Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 Second-Gen review


The Beosound A1 second-gen is a premium Bluetooth speaker with fantastic sound, long battery life, and built-in support for Amazon Alexa.

Aug, 2021

Expert review by : John Hvidlykke (

Review: Beosound A1 2nd Gen | One Of The Best Small Bluetooth Speakers Beosound A1 2nd Gen


The Beosound A1 from Bang & Olufsen is still one of the best small Bluetooth speakers. And now in an improved and more robust version.

It plays deeper and cleaner than it should be possible for such a small speaker! Now also in waterproof version.

Amazon Alex voice control is in English only. The analog minijack output has been dropped.

When the original A1 came to light, it was one of the best we had heard in that size, and that shot still holds.

Aug, 2020

Consumer review (

Exceptional Sound


The speaker has excellent sound with a greater sound range than my previous speaker and I have heard detail on familiar tracks that I have not heard before. It's quite heavy but this makes it feel solid. Not having controls that can be felt makes...

Feb, 2021

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B & O Beosound A1 Bluetooth speaker


I bought this B & O A1 without hesitation as our son who is a freelance journalist specialising in technical equipment had tested and reviewed an earlier version a couple of years ago and rated it very highly. It was delivered within 24 hours of...

Jun, 2020