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B&O Beoplay P6 review: Scandi style in a portable package

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Denmark has a unique talent for producing some of the most innovative designers, style icons, and entrepreneurs in the world. 

Just take a look at companies like Bodum with its incredible range of coffee makers and kitchen accessories, and you’ll know what we mean. 

Look anywhere in Denmark, and you’ll find companies experimenting with waterproof clothing, awe-inspiring architecture, and forward-thinking technology. 

Denmark is even home to one of the world’s most popular audio brands: Bang and Olufsen

A pioneer of Scandinavian style, B&O produces some of the best audio tech in the world, ranging all the way from huge in-home speakers, to portable devices and headphones. 

Today, we’re going to take a look at one of the best-selling products from the Bang and Olufsen line. 

The B&O Beoplay P6 is a convenient and pocket-sized speaker, perfect for life on the move. Here’s everything you need to know about it. 

B&O Beoplay P6 review: Tech specs

The B&O Beoplay P6 is a powerful pocket-sized speaker delivering up to 16 hours of amazing sound in a device that you can take anywhere. 

Offering an incredible blend of aesthetic appeal and audio impact, the Beoplay P6 is a masterpiece. 

Tech specs include:

  • 2 x 1.5 inch full-range speakers
  • 1 x 4 inch woofer
  • 1 x 36w class D amplifier for woofer
  • 2 x 30w class D amplifier for driver
  • 215w peak power
  • 360 degree sound
  • 55- 20,000 Hz
  • Stereo pairing
  • SBC wireless codec
  • Size: 130 w x 170 h x 68 d (mm)
  • Weight: 1000g
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B&O Beoplay P6 review: Design

The Beoplay P6 speaker from Bang and Olufsen is a charming little speaker that packs a punch. 

This high-performance portable device comes with an attractive full-grill speaker that’s capable of producing full 360-degree sound. 

That means that wherever you’re sitting or standing, you get the same incredible experience. 

With a compelling minimalist appearance, the Beoplay P6 comes in a selection of colors to suit any style. Weighing only 1000g, the product is hefty enough to feel like a premium piece of tech, but small enough to fit easily into your bag. 

On the speaker body, you’ll find a selection of five buttons to choose from, including an app multifunction key, a button for Bluetooth pairing, and connectivity with Google Assistant or Siri. 

There’s also a leather strap included to keep your speaker secure around your wrist when you’re on the move. 

B&O Beoplay P6 review: Features

Bang and Olufsen don’t just create speakers that look amazing — they ensure that every device feels fantastic too, with a range of premium features to explore. 

The Beoplay P6 is a powerful product with lots of amazing functionality hidden behind the grill. There are two full-range drivers included, and an incredible set of amplifiers for amazing volume. 

The B&O Beoplay P6 comes with a battery life that can last up to 16 hours at moderate volume, and it only takes around 3 hours to recharge the device fully. 

Another interesting feature is that the product is also extra durable, with an IP54 rating. This means that you can take your speaker out in the rain or enjoy it at the beach without having to worry about splashes. 

With customizable smart features included, the B&O Beoplay P6 allows you to take full control of your music experience. You can set your own instant smart assistant button, and experiment with sound quality through the Bang and Olufsen app. 

For a price of around $390, features include:

  • Signature B&O 360-degree sound quality
  • Included Bang and Olufsen app
  • Smart speaker access
  • Stunning IP54 rated design with leather strap
  • Up to 16 hours of battery life
  • USB C charging
  • Easy-to-use functionality
  • Bluetooth pairing
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B&O Beoplay P6 review: Performance

When you buy a speaker from a company as iconic as Bang and Olufsen, you know you’re paying for quality. The Beoplay P6 is a full Bluetooth speaker that includes everything you need for an amazing experience. 

There’s a Bluetooth 4.2 connection, and a downloadable app where you can experiment with smart assistant functionality. 

The B&O speakers smart app also comes with options to transform your EQ with features like lounge, party, and podcast mode. Alternatively, you can create your own unique soundscape from scratch. 

With support from incredible hardware, the Bang and Olufsen Beoplay P6 is an incredible device that sounds as good as it looks. This small speaker can deliver a surprising amount of volume, with absolutely no audio distortion at any level. 

Although the bass isn’t as deep on this device as it is on some other B&O speakers, you can adjust that with the app. 

The biggest problem with the Beoplay P6 is how complicated it can be to set up the EQ on the app in the first place. Adjusting sliders takes a little practice before you know how each element is going to impact your sound. 

However, straight out of the box, the P6 does sound pretty great as it is. 

B&O Beoplay P6 review: Verdict
A Bang and Olufsen speaker isn’t a small purchase for most people — but it can be a meaningful investment for those who really value the quality of sound.

If you love the beauty and minimalism of Scandinavian design, but you don’t want to compromise on sound quality, then B&O has you covered. The Beoplay P6 is a fantastic piece of equipment with a portable design that’s ideal for all aspects of life.

Though the smartphone app isn’t ideal on this speaker, the rest of the product is second to none, from the easy Bluetooth pairing, to the powerful volume.
Stunning Scandinavian design
Portable enough to take on the move
Resistant against water and dust
Great volume and audio performance
Audio EQ settings available
Accessible via a smart assistant
Fantastic durability and design quality
Somewhat expensive
Not the best app interface
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