By now, anyone familiar with Bang & Olufsen know they make some of the most aesthetically-pleasing yet unconventionally-styled high-end speakers you’ll ever find. Simply put, they make speakers that you’ll want to show off instead of push back in a shelf somewhere. The Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 follows that tradition, bringing a design that’s simple yet refined, making it easy to integrate anywhere in a room.
Sporting a conical aluminum body, the wireless speaker looks more like a display piece than AV gear (B&O claims they wanted to make it look like a musical instrument), giving you maximum flexibility in placement. The 16.9 x 7.7 inch dimensions further reinforce that, as it’s big enough to be stood on a floor while staying compact enough to be set down on a tabletop.
The B&O Beosound 2 boasts a room-filling 360-degree sound that ensures you can enjoy the music wherever you are in the room, with an acoustic lens system that spreads high frequencies horizontally while reducing reflections from the floor and ceiling. Sound comes courtesy of two 2-inch mid-range drivers, a three-quarter inch tweeter, and a 5.25-inch woofer that feeds off extra power from a pair of class D amps to deliver a powerful bass.
It has both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi onboard, with support for AirPlay, Google Cast, and DLNA, for maximum compatibility with all your music sources. Other features include integrated access to music streaming services (Spotify, Deezer, QPlay, and TuneIn), an Ethernet port (for a wired network connection), and multi-room support.
Available now, the Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 is priced at $1,890.