Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 1
Portable powered speaker with Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®
Our take on the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 1 by Crutchfield's Ralph Graves
Portable sound with elegance and style
If you use your best china to entertain, why not do the same with your portable speaker? The Bang and Olufsen BeoSound 1 has an attractive Euro-modern design that can set the tone for your next get-together — whether it's on your deck or inside your home. This brushed aluminum cone delivers rich, detailed sound in a wide 360° soundfield. Stream Bluetooth from your smartphone or tablet. Use it with your home Wi-Fi® network. It supports Spotify® Connect, Apple® AirPlay®, Chromecast built-in, and DLNA — lots of ways to connect to your favorite music. Plus, the BeoSound 1 can be part of a Beoplay multi-room audio system for enjoying music all around your home.
Advanced audio design
The speaker is crafted from aircraft-grade aluminum. A built-in 1-1/2" full-range driver fires onto a conical acoustic lens that reflects the sound and disperses it outward in a circle. A bottom-firing 4" woofer delivers rich, strong bass. Both drivers have their 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 1, 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 play the same song throughout your home, or have each speaker play a different song from a different source — or any combination in between.
- 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 1-1/2" full-range driver, one 4" woofer
- 2 Class D amplifiers for accurate sound
- total system power: 60 watts (20W for full-range driver, 40W for woofer)
- plays high-resolution music files up to 24-bit/192kHz
- frequency response: 35-24,300 Hz
- touch wheel control with proximity sensor
- detects user's position for intuitive dial 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 1 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
- aluminum cabinet
- built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to 16 hours
- 6-1/8" diameter x 12-7/8"H
- weight: 7.7 lbs.
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Get bigger, richer sound
The Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 2 offers these features:
one 3/4" tweeter, two 2" mid-range drivers, and one 5-1/4" woofer
total system power: 102 watts (40 watts for tweeter, 2 x 11 watts for drives, 40 watts for woofer)