Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 Gen 2 Speaker Review

7.16 Mixed Usages
6.5 Music:
5.8 Movies:
6.7 Outdoors:
7.7 Podcasts
9.1 Voice Assistant:
Specification

GENERAL

Recommended Usage Bookshelf Speaker
Release Year 2020
Power Source Battery & USB
Multi-Device Pairing: Yes

BUILD QUALITY

Material Quality Great
Water Resistance: Submersible (IPx7)
Dust Resistance Dust-Proof (IP6x)
Floats In Water: Unspecified

STYLE

RGB Light: N/A
Color Variation Black, Grey Mist, Green, Pink and Gold.
Sizes And Variants N/A

PORTABILITY:

Power Source: Battery & USB
Hand Carry Yes
Weight 1.1 lbs (0.5 kg)
Volume: 46 in³ (749 cm³)
Connectivity: Bluetooth and Wired

BATTERY:

Battery Powered: Yes
Battery Life 4.6 hrs
Charging Time: 4.9 hrs
Power Saving: N/A
Charging Port: USB-C

Bluetooth Specification:

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth Version: 5.1
Bluetooth Range: 334.6 ft (102.0 m)
Bluetooth iOS Latency: 104 ms
Bluetooth Android Latency: 160 ms
Multi-Device Pairing: Yes

Wi-Fi Specification:

Wi-Fi: N/A
Wi-Fi Version: N/A
Wi-Fi Frequency Band: N/A
Apple AirPlay: N/A
AirPlay Latency: N/A
Google Chromecast: N/A
Chromecast Latency: N/A

Wired Connectivity:

Aux Input: N/A
USB Audio: Yes
Other Ports: N/A

CONTROLS (physical buttons):

Ease Of Use: Great
Music Play/Pause [Button/Touch]: Yes
Call Answer/End [Button/Touch]: Yes
Volume Up/Down [Button/Touch]: Yes
Track Next/Previous [Button/Touch]: Yes
Microphone On/Off: Yes
Additional Controls: Yes

VOICE CONTROL:

Voice Assistant: Yes
Voice Activation: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Alexa: Yes
Siri: No
Google Assistant: No
Microphone Mute: Yes
Far-Field Performance: Excellent
Ambient Noise Performance Excellent

App:

App Name: Bang & Olufsen
iOS: Yes
Android: Yes
EQ: Presets
Stereo Pair Mode: Yes
Party Mode: N/A
Multi-Room: N/A

AUDIO QUALITY [TESTED RESULT]:

Frequency Response Accuracy: Passable
Soundstage: Decent
Dynamics: Mediocre

Rating System

Music: 6.5
Movies: 5.8
Outdoors: 6.7
Podcasts 7.7
Voice Assistant: 9.1

IN THE BOX

Accessories: Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1, USB-C to USB-A charging cable, Quick Start Guide.
User manual: N/A
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