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Beoplay H5 Review: B&O's Bluetooth Earbuds Sound Great, but They're Pricey

Friday August 5, 2016 11:38 am PDT by
With the controversial removal of the headphone jack from Apple's upcoming iPhone range a seeming inevitability, audio companies are already ramping up Bluetooth headset options ahead of the devices' launch in the fall. In June, premium audio heavyweight brand Bose debuted a wireless version of its flagship over-the-ear headphones with the QuietComfort 35's. Not to be outdone, last month...

Beoplay A1 Review: This Bluetooth Speaker Sounds Even Better Than It Looks

Friday June 17, 2016 1:11 pm PDT by
Last month, B&O PLAY announced the Beoplay A1, the latest portable Bluetooth speaker in its family of luxury home audio products. B&O PLAY is a brand subsidiary of Danish high-end audio and video manufacturer Bang & Olufsen, known for its principled attention to design (which some say inspired Apple). We decided to take a look at the A1 ultraportable speaker to see if the device justifies its ...

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Bang & Olufsen Adds AirPlay 2 Support to Additional BeoPlay and BeoSound Speakers

Thursday December 6, 2018 10:22 am PST by
Bang & Olufsen over the past week has added AirPlay 2 support to more of its speakers, including the BeoPlay A9 and BeoPlay M5. BeoPlay M5 speaker in AirPlay Picker via Brad Thomas This follows the addition of AirPlay 2 to the BeoPlay M3, BeoSound 1 and 2, BeoSound Core, and BeoSound Shape earlier in November, to be followed by the BeoPlay A6, BeoSound Essence, and BeoSound 35 by the end of...

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

Tuesday April 17, 2018 3:34 am PDT by
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 ...

B&O Play Unveils Beoplay E8, the Danish Brand's First Truly Wireless Earbuds

Thursday August 31, 2017 2:39 am PDT by
Bang & Olufsen today unveiled a pair of $299 truly wireless earbuds called Beoplay E8, the Danish company's pricier luxury alternative to Apple's $159 AirPods. The E8 Bluetooth in-ear headphones are a mixture of aluminum and polymer, making them splash and dust-proof, while each earpiece features a touch surface that supports fingertip gestures to play/pause music, take calls (a mic is...

B&O Play Unveils $169 P2 Bluetooth Portable Speaker With Gesture Controls

Thursday April 27, 2017 12:52 am PDT by
Danish high-end audio outfit B&O Play unveiled its latest Bluetooth speaker today. The Beoplay P2 features a grilled aluminum and leather design similar to the company's impressive $250 Beoplay A1 speaker, which we reviewed last year, but otherwise there are some notable differences. First of all, the P2 is cheaper at $169, and it comes in a smaller housing than the A1, which the company...

B&O Play Announces $299 Wireless Beoplay H4 Headphones With Apple Watch App

Thursday February 9, 2017 1:15 am PST by
Bang & Olufsen brand subsidiary B&O Play has announced a new pair of wireless headphones called the Beoplay H4, which "focus on pure essentials". At $299, the over-ear Bluetooth headphones offer a less costly alternative to the company's pricier wireless models, like the the H8 and H9, and instead of a touch interface they feature traditional physical buttons to control volume and playback. ...

Bang & Olufsen Debuts Premium Wireless Speakers With AirPlay Support

Wednesday August 31, 2016 8:13 am PDT by
Bang & Olufsen recently unveiled a pair of new wireless speakers, the BeoSound 1 and BeoSound 2, which provide 360-degree sound displacement in cone-shaped aluminum exteriors with the added bonus of support for AirPlay (via Engadget). The speakers are priced at a premium for their sound quality and top-shelf construction, with the BeoSound 1 running for 1,295 euros (about $1,450) while the...

HP Partnership With Apple's Beats Officially Ends as HP Moves on to Bang & Olufsen

Tuesday March 24, 2015 2:51 pm PDT by
When Apple acquired Beats Electronics, several companies that had deals and partnerships with the headphone company were forced to sever their agreements, including Hewlett-Packard (HP). At the time of the acquisition, HP was selling laptops with "Beats Audio" branded speakers, through a partnership with Beats that was originally established in 2011. HP was only allowed to continue development ...