Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 2
Powered wireless speaker with Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®
Our take on the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 2 by Crutchfield's Ralph Graves
Simple, yet sophisticated
Torsten Valeur, designer of the BeoSound 2, said “simplicity was paramount.” And so it is. This powered wireless speaker has a brushed aluminum body with a simple, yet sophisticated look. It delivers rich, detailed sound in a wide 360° sound field. And the BeoSound 2 is compatible with all the popular wireless technologies.
You can stream from your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. The BeoSound 2 has Wi-Fi® built in to connect to your home network. It also supports Spotify® Connect, Apple® AirPlay®, Chromecast built-in, and DLNA. And the BeoSound 2 can be part of a Beoplay multi-room audio system for enjoying music throughout your home.
Advanced audio design
The speaker is crafted from aircraft-grade aluminum. A built-in 3/4" tweeter fires down onto a conical acoustic lens. This reflects the sound outward in a circle. Two 2" midrange drivers, mounted back-to-back behind the vertical grille, deliver clean, clear sound. A bottom-firing 5-1/4" woofer ensures rich, strong bass. Each speaker has its own Class D amplifier for accurate sound reproduction.
Versatile multi-room audio
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound and Beoplay gear uses Chromecast built-in to create a multi-room wireless audio network. Download the free Beoplay control app from either the Apple App Store or Google Play to start. The app lets you remotely control your BeoSound 2, as well other compatible B&O wireless speakers in your home.
The app has Deezer built in for additional music choices, plus TuneIn so you can enjoy internet radio stations from around the world. You can have all your B&O wireless speakers play the same song throughout your home, or have each speaker play a different song from a different source — or any combination in between.
Roon-compatible for serious music lovers
The BeoSound 2 is also compatible with Roon, a subscription digital music player you download to your smartphone, tablet, or computer. It gives you multi-room audio playback for all your Chromecast-compatible devices and more. Roon accesses your digital music collection from your iTunes library or NAS drive. It also works with your TIDAL subscription. Roon lets you do deep dives into your music, showing artist bios, photos, reviews, and lyrics. Roon can also suggest other artists and songs based on your selections, making it easy to discover new music you'll enjoy.
- built-in Bluetooth 4.1 for high-quality streaming from smartphones and tablets
- Spotify Connect built-in
- Apple AirPlay for streaming music from an iPhone, iPod, or computer's iTunes®
- DLNA for streaming from Android™ smartphone, tablets, and compatible PCs
- Google Chromecast built-in
- acoustic lens technology creates a 360° soundfield
- one 3/4" tweeter, two 2" midrange drivers, and one 5-1/4" woofer
- each speaker powered by its own Class D amplifier for accurate sound
- total system power: 102 watts (40 watts for tweeter, 2 x 11 watts for midrange drivers, 40 watts for woofer)
- plays high-resolution music files up to 24-bit/192kHz
- frequency response: 33-23,400 Hz
- touch wheel control with proximity sensor
- detects user's position for control from any direction
- Beoplay App:
- free download from Apple® App Store and Google Play
- Apple Watch® app control
- Deezer music streaming service built-in
- TuneIn internet radio built-in
- control multiple BeoSound 2 speakers and compatible Beoplay speakers to play the same song simultaneously or different songs in different rooms
- customizable speaker and group names
- displays current song and artist information
- Live Search to find radio stations playing specific song or artist
- Ethernet port for a wired connection to your home network
- stereo minijack input for portable devices
- aluminum cabinet
- AC power required (adapter included)
- 7-7/8" diameter x 17"H
- weight: 9 lbs.
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee