B&O Announces 'Premium, Powerful, Portable' Beoplay P6 Wireless Speaker

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Bang & Olufsen brand subsidiary B&O Play today announced the Beoplay P6, the latest offering in its range of portable wireless speakers.

Designed by Cecilie Manz, the P6 shares a similar aesthetic to the Danish audio company's Beoplay A1 and P2, featuring a dust and splashproof anodized aluminum exterior with square speaker grilles on both sides, and a leather strap looped through one side for carrying.


Across the curved top of the speaker is a strip of Beomaster 6000-inspired integrated flex buttons for controlling volume, playback, Bluetooth, accepting/rejecting calls, and invoking any voice assistant available on the connected device, such as Siri on iPhone. There's also a built-in omnidirectional mic for conference calling.

The Bluetooth speaker weighs 1kg and measures 170 x 130 x 68mm, which makes this a slim unit when you consider it houses a 2600mAh rechargeable battery providing up to 16 hours of playing time at moderate listening levels. Charging time is said to be three hours over USB-C.


The upright design is made to elevate the stereo output from three Class D amplifier channels delivering a total of 215 Watts, while Bang & Olufsen's True360 audio processing promises a uniform radiation of sound from the aluminum chassis.

The Beoplay P6 costs $399/£349 and is available from April 23 in black and natural color options. The speaker comes with a USB-C to USB-A charging cable, while a USB-C to USB-C cable is an optional accessory. See the Beoplay website for more.

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32 months ago
Wow... That actually looks like something Apple would design. Certainly more pleasing to the eye and classy than the HomePod.
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32 months ago

Seems like a really nice product.

I’ll bet those buttons on top have a satisfying tactility.

B&O already perfected the use of such buttons 45years ago..so yes they will feel great.
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32 months ago

Yeah... nope. :D That doesn't add up. Must be some kind of hyperbolic marketing factoid. The website lists typical power consumption as 14W.

215 W is the peak power, which it can draw momentarily from the battery should it be necessary. The amplifiers are rated at 36 W + 2 x 30 W. Typically the power consumption is far less than that (as indicated), as music seldom contains signals that truly require everything the system can give.
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32 months ago
215 W in a battery-powered portable speaker??? :eek:
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32 months ago
when will Bluetooth 5 speakers start coming out
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32 months ago
Seems like a really nice product.

I’ll bet those buttons on top have a satisfying tactility.
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