Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A2 Active Bluetooth Speaker – Natural : A good speaker with great sound

Works very well with all my devices and looks great.

The sound quality from this speaker is exceptional; it is even better if you have a second a2 as you can pair them left and right. It is easily to set up and use, and the iphone app is useful (it’s the same app for other beoplay devices). The one thing that lets it down is the battery and charging: at higher volumes the battery drains quickly; keeping it connected to power helps but still isn’t perfect. For my purposes this isn’t a deal breaker, but for some who might want to use this for extended period this would be an issue. Despite the battery issue i think the sound quality, ease of use and robust build quality still justify giving this 5* – just.

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A2 Active Bluetooth Speaker – Natural

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  • Dust and splash resistant wireless speaker with smart charging USB-C cable
  • “True360 Sound Technology featuring Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound
  • Portable Bluetooth speaker keeps on going with up to 24 hours of battery life
  • Connect two A2 Active speakers via Beoplay App for stereo or ambient sound
  • Includes two short canvas straps, USB-C cable and quick start guide

I am crazy about products of b&o, especially its speakers.

It sounds pretty amazing in my books for a portable speaker, i have a yamaha amp with bose speakers in my living room and this makes me think i can get rid of them.

When on the lookout for a bt speaker i tried loads of units in my local john lewis and curries including the popular multicoloured units and the bose too. This b&o unit sounded so much more refined without the harshness of the bose or the heavy bass from so many other units. The issues that some may have had regarding volume are probably due to not charging adequately as this unit is clever enough to reduce the volume as the battery gets low. Not only does this tell you to put it on charge but it also extends the listening pleasure although not sure if you can turn this feature off or not. Maybe a bit annoying if you only want a short duration at higher volumes. It pairs easily and always reconnects. Uses the new usb3 connector and comes with a charging cable (no charger though so you need to use an existing usb charger). Really pleased and would recommend.

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A2 Active Bluetooth Speaker – Natural : Excellent speaker though the battery performance doesn’t satisfy me.

Well worth the £99 prime day offer price.

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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A2 Active Bluetooth Speaker - Natural
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2.8 of 5 stars, based on 17 reviews

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  1. This review is from : Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A2 Active Bluetooth Speaker – Natural

    Having owned one of these for a couple of years we’ve finally given up using it and it sits on shelf gathering dust while we use a ue wonderboom around the house or on holiday. The sound quality is good, nice and bassy and fills even pretty large rooms, however the battery is shocking which then impacts the volume and sound quality significantly. After about an hour at high volume (if that) the speaker drops to a forced much lower volume presumably to preserve battery, which means it suddenly can’t be heard above any other level of reasonably loud background noise. On two occasions friends have then brought out their smaller and cheaper bose speaker which have lasted a lot longer at high volumes. One of my most disappointing tech purchases and at nearly £300 the fact its been replaced by a £70 speaker in our household tells you everything you need to know about value for money.
    • Having owned one of these for a couple of years we’ve finally given up using it and it sits on shelf gathering dust while we use a ue wonderboom around the house or on holiday. The sound quality is good, nice and bassy and fills even pretty large rooms, however the battery is shocking which then impacts the volume and sound quality significantly. After about an hour at high volume (if that) the speaker drops to a forced much lower volume presumably to preserve battery, which means it suddenly can’t be heard above any other level of reasonably loud background noise. On two occasions friends have then brought out their smaller and cheaper bose speaker which have lasted a lot longer at high volumes. One of my most disappointing tech purchases and at nearly £300 the fact its been replaced by a £70 speaker in our household tells you everything you need to know about value for money.
      • This does not work with either of our phones – a samsung tab s2 (android tablet) and a oneplus 3. Sure the sound is excellent and all that, but when you have to use it with your laptop, when a decent 5:1 system costs £35 what’s the point of spending £200 for a mono one?very angry.
  2. This review is from : Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A2 Active Bluetooth Speaker – Natural

    This does not work with either of our phones – a samsung tab s2 (android tablet) and a oneplus 3. Sure the sound is excellent and all that, but when you have to use it with your laptop, when a decent 5:1 system costs £35 what’s the point of spending £200 for a mono one?very angry.

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