Look around and you’ll see how everyone owns a pair of speakers of some sort, most being portable and wireless. Sure, one prerequisite is quality output. But ask yourself, ‘Do you really want to own the regular box-shaped speakers?’ For those with a big gumption for great speakers and a bigger hole in the pocket, Splurge has a suggestion this month and it’s none other than the B&O BeoSound 2 giving you flexible functionality and sound on your terms. It is priced at an eyebrow-raising 1,695 euros!
Bang & Olufsen: The Brand
Founded in 1925 by Danish manufacturers Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen, B&O is a Danish consumer electronics company that designs and manufactures audio products, television sets, and telephones.
What is the BeoSound 2 like?
Although B&O has products under the name BeoPlay, the B&O BeoSound category belongs to high-end products. BeoSound 2 is a cone-shaped wireless speaker system that, even though looks like a lamp when kept on your bedside table, definitely looks better than the average cube speakers you’d have. The speaker is bulky, weighing an approximate 9 pounds and comes with a portability option but sadly does not run on battery. This means that the model must be plugged in at all times.
What will make you Splurge?
The BeoSound 2 comes with a 360-degree sound giving listeners a wholesome listening experience no matter where they are seated. It projects bass out from bottom and acoustics open up from the top. It also packs in a total of five amplifiers. BeoSound 2 comes with great connectivity allowing users to hook the speaker to Google Cast, Spotify Connect, Bluetooth, or Apple Airplay.
It also provides a feature called the multiroom feature that lets you wire all your B&O products onto one system across your home. Music from Spotify, Deezer, QPlay and TuneIn can also be streamed wirelessly on the speaker allowing most of the control of the speaker to be done with your phone.
In a nutshell, the speaker is equipped with raw yet refined, goosebumpinducing sound that will bring you right inside the music.