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.

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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.

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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.

Top Rated Comments

Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
36 months ago
Wow... That actually looks like something Apple would design. Certainly more pleasing to the eye and classy than the HomePod.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
edvj Avatar
36 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.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hamis92 Avatar
36 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.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
simonmet Avatar
36 months ago
215 W in a battery-powered portable speaker??? :eek:
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Wackery Avatar
36 months ago
when will Bluetooth 5 speakers start coming out
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orbital~debris Avatar
36 months ago
Seems like a really nice product.

I’ll bet those buttons on top have a satisfying tactility.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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