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B&O Beosound 2 review: Aesthetics and audio in one

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Danish brands stand out for a many great reasons. Innovators from this region of Scandinavia know how to combine the practical with the picture-perfect. 

Products from Georg Jensen don’t just look incredible, they serve an important purpose, often lasting for decades at a time. Clothing from fashion-forward brands like Rains look great and protect against moisture. 

While there are many well-known Danish companies out there, few demand as much attention as Bang and Olufsen. 

B&O is a business known throughout the globe for its dedication to forward-thinking technology, beautiful designs, and amazing audio quality. 

The Beosound 2 is just one of the most eye-catching products in the B&O range at the time of writing. 

This cone-shaped speaker from the Beosound line promises exceptional connectivity, 360-degree sound, and a design that you’ll love seeing in your living room. 

Let’s take a closer look. 

B&O Beosound 2 review: Tech specs

The Beosound 2 is a wonderful insight into how the Bang and Olufsen company excels at combining aesthetic appeal with audio impact. More than just a compact speaker, this device can fill an entire room with music in seconds. 

Tech specs include:

  • 1 3-quarter tweeter
  • 1 5-5 quarter woofer
  • 1 2-inch mid-range
  • 33-23.400 Hz frequency
  • Stereo pairing
  • Google Home access
  • Acoustic lens technology
  • Customizable B&O presets
  • Dimensions: 20 w x 43.1 h x 20 d
  • Weight: 4.1kg
  • Bluetooth 4.2
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B&O Beosound 2 review: Design

If there’s one thing that B&O always does well — it’s great design. 

The Beosound 2 is no exception to this rule. 

Though deceptively small, this foot-and-a-half tall speaker comes with an eight-inch base that tapers towards a point at the top. 

The aluminium frame and high-end drivers give this speaker some heft, but it’s still lightweight enough for portability. 

Stunning in appearance, the Beosound 2 hides its controls under an ultra-modern design, so you the shape doesn’t suffer from any bulky buttons. 

For the most part, you’ll control your music with your smartphone, or using a smart assistant. 

Available in a selection of three shades, the Beosound 2 harnesses the design inspiration of David Lewis and Torsten Valeur, who say that the shape mimics “the on-demand society”. 

The cone-shaped speaker means that you get the same quality of music from any direction. 

B&O has successfully created a product that’s both practically functional and visually striking. The contrast between the shimmering aluminium and the speaker grooves instantly demands attention. 

The floating control panel on the tip of the speaker pulls attention too. Everything about this speaker is meant to enrapture and engage. 

If you’re looking for a speaker that showcases Scandinavian style perfectly, the Beosound 2 could be it. 

B&O Beosound 2 review: Features

B&O are experts in showing the beautiful side of technology. However, there’s more to the Beosound 2 than an attractive design. 

Beyond a great appearance, you get a speaker that sounds good wherever you place it in a room, thanks to acoustic lens technology. 

A downward-facing tweeter uses a reflector to disperse your sound in 360-degree format around the room. The mid-range drivers and woofer also power deeper sound quality from every song, so you can hear every frequency perfectly. 

To help you set up, the Bang and Olufsen Beosound 2 comes with a free app you can access via your smartphone. The speaker will create it’s own Wi-Fi network that the app automatically connects to. 

Here, you can control your media playback from your phone. The service supports apps like Spotify, TuneIn, and even internet radio

Listeners can also stream files from Google Cast, AirPlay, or the BeoMusic app. 

For a price of around $2,500, the Beosound 2 includes:

  • Attractive 360-degree sound
  • Connects to other B&O speakers
  • Included smart application
  • Works with various music streaming services
  • Voice assistant access
  • Touch-panel control
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Airplay, Beolink, and Chromecast
  • Power cable connection
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B&O Beosound 2 review: Performance

From the moment you switch the Beosound 2 on, you get an incredible musical experience. The device comes with proximity sensors built-in to detect your presence. This means that the control interface turns towards you as you approach. 

The top of the speaker also works as a control panel. You can swipe to change tracks, turn the wheel to adjust volume, and tap to start music playing.

The Bang and Olufsen Beosound 2 is adaptable enough to deliver amazing audio from anywhere. That’s something the B&O are particularly good at mastering. 

The unique design truly immerses listeners in 360-degree audio. Thanks to the acoustic lens, you can enjoy the same quality of music no matter where you’re sitting or standing. 

It feels as though you’re walking into a blanket of music whenever you turn the Beosound 2, and the effect is truly incredible. 

Premium drivers further enhance the experience, allowing you to peel back the layers of each frequency. You can get into the deeper elements of your favorite songs and discover sounds that you never noticed before. 

There’s no massive focus on any particular sound level with the B&O Beosound 2. The speaker delivers bass, higher frequencies, and mid-levels all with the same clarity. 

This might be an issue for you if you like speakers with a lot of bass boost. However, lovers of natural sound will appreciate the organic approach of the Beosound 2. 

B&O Beosound 2 review: Verdict
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 is a wonderful example of how B&O can deliver everything that audiophiles and style lovers need.

If you appreciate the minimalism and sophisticated beauty of the Scandinavian region, then the Beosound 2 can bring a taste of that to your home.

Unfortunately, you will need to spend a little extra for the privilege.
Beautiful and eye-catching design in any color
Delivers amazing audio from any angle
Brilliant app for controlling your music
Smart speaker accessible
Fantastic range of streaming options
Fills the room with volume
Durable and reliable design quality
Not really portable
The style might not appeal to everyone
You’ll need deep pockets
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