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Bang and Olufsen Beosound 8

Bang and Olufsen Beosound 8
alaScore 89

28 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Bang and Olufsen Beosound 8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 28 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Hands On: Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 8

 

iPad speaker system that makes an artistic statement.

Unique design ; Instantly compatible with multiple iDevices ; Flexible placement ; Free internet radio app

iPad placement leaves it exposed to bumping

Consumer review by:

Wow!

 

Great sound with my IPad. Deep bass. Best on the market but a little pricy

Easy To Transport, Great Sound

Expert review by:

Bang and Olufsen BeoSound 8 review

 

For anyone that appreciates design, this is a coupling that makes the pulse race. B&O's achingly stylish products share an aesthetic with Apple's own gear, so it's fitting that they are together at last in this sophisticated-looking sound system.

Exquisite build quality ; A design classic in the making ; Excellent sound dispersion

No Bluetooth or Airplay connec ; Outrageous price tag

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Expert review by:

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 8

 

Can any iPod speaker dock ever be worth £895? Actually yes, if the remarkable new BeoSound 8 is anything to go by.

If you prefer, you can also mount the unit on the wall - provided you can accommodate the amount it sticks out!

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B&O BeoSound 8 Review

 

The price might be steep, but the looks and sound justify the coinage

If you already own some Bang & Olufsen kit, chances are that you live in a Le Corbusier-designed house on stilts and swim in a pool filled with £50 notes. And if you don’t, you might think its pro

Expert review by:

B&O BeoSound 8

 

The price might seems steep, but the performance does well to justify the cost

Relishes big volumes; bold and unified sound; unique looks

Sounds less engaged at more restrained levels; not cheap

Expert review by:

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 8

 

If you're looking for a top-of-the-line iPod dock that not only supports iPads but looks and sounds amazing, Bang and Olufsen's BeoSound 8 is what you should get.

Supports iPads ; Distinctive design ; Crisp, clean sound ; USB PC support

Sound hardens at volume ; May not support your device

At AU$1500, the BeoSound is one of the most expensive iPod docks we've seen, but feel that people who are drawn to the distinctive design won't be disappointed by the sparkling sound on offer.

Expert review by:

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 8 review

 

It is one of the most expensive iPod docks in the market, but this speaker system offers iPad compatibility along with excellent audio output.

Expert review by:

Bang and Olufsen Beosound 8

 

Designed for use with the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod, the Bang and Olufsen Beosound 8 features a conical speaker design eliminate unnecessary sound waves to deliver better sounding audio.

Expert review by:

B&O BeoSound 8

 

Bang & Olufsen today launched its first speaker dock for iPods, iPhones and iPads, filling a hole in its lineup of premium AV products.

Beautiful sound, design and build quality; very reasonable price for a B&O product

None – it’s gorgeous

Bottom line? A one-night stand with the BeoSound 8 is nowhere near enough.

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Product Specifications

Configuration

AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DLNA certified: No
DTS Decoder: No
Internet Radio: No
Number of Output Channels:2 (Stereo)
PC Streaming: No
Progressive Scan: No
RDS/EON: No
Real Dolby: No
Remote Control: No
Subwoofer: No
Web Content Access: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
iPod Control:Direct Control
PMP Docking:iPod Docking
Signal Input:Analogue
TYPE OF DOCKING:Built-in Cradle
USB:USB 2.0
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No

Energy Information

Battery Powered: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
3D Ready: No
CD Player / Recorder: No
Construction:Multi-Part Speaker Set / Single Case Speaker System
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): No
Signal Connection:Wired
Sound Projector: No
Speaker Type:Active
Wireless Music System: No

Loudspeaker

Wireless Speakers: No

Playback

Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
HD-DVD Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No

Recording

Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No

Sound

Dolby / DTS: No
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