September 6, 2016
Rarely, if ever, do speakers spruce up your home. Most of the time, they’re obscured in the background, only noticeable when you actually want to use them. But that’s all going to change with Bang & Olufsen’s stunning new BeoSound series.
Introducing the BeoSound 1 and 2 – conical-shaped speakers that not only look great, but sound great too. These speakers are both wireless and portable; you can place them anywhere in your home as decorative items, from your bedroom to the toilet, while they also rock a sleek, all-aluminium design.
Glorious looks aside, there’s a strong emphasis on functionality as well. “We live in a time of cord cutting where everyone wants more freedom. No one wants to be hindered by technological restriction, says Marie Kristine Schmidt, Vice President Brand, Design & Marketing.
But that’s not all. The specs of the BeoSound 1 and 2 are seriously impressive. You’ve got 360° of high tech acoustics – a driver is placed on top of the speakers, and from there, the music reverberates into a reflector to produce a powerful surround sound experience.
There’s also the option of directly streaming your music. So that means there’s easy access to music apps like Spotify or Deezer. You can also connect to options like Google Cast, AirPlay and DNLA.
Intuitive sensor technology lets the BeoSound speakers identify your presence wherever you stand, so you can control the speaker’s sole button from any direction, while there’s also the option of connecting with Bang & Olufsen’s multi-room system. Basically, you get to connect up to eight devices in your home, which is pretty much perfect for a house party.
So what’s the big difference between the BeoSound 1 and 2? Well, the former while powerful doesn’t produce as crisp a sound as the BeoSound 2. The BeoSound 2 is also bigger in size, and it needs a permanent power connection to produce its insanely clear audio levels.
That being said, both speakers would make fantastic additions to your home. Just be prepared to cough up the dough; because these beauties won’t come cheap!
BeoSound 1 is available from 15 September onwards at Bang & Olufsen Grand Hyatt Showroom, retailing at $2,200. BeoSound 2 will be available from end November 2016, retailing at $2,850. Visit stores.bang-olufsen.com/singapore.