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Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd Gen)

Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd Gen)
alaScore 98

8 reviews

Jan, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd Gen). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the bass quality and reliability. The design and sound are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the price.

usability, sound, design, reliability, bass quality


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd Gen) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd Gen) review


The weightiest and most refined little speaker we've heard in a while

Expansive sound, weighty bass ; Competent Alexa integration ; Stunning build and finish

Nothing at this level

B&O’s classy compact speaker adds Alexa and upholds its strong sonic profile

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen review: The portable Bluetooth speaker king


The second-gen A1 Bluetooth speaker adds more battery, waterproofing, Alexa voice control, and more. Is it the best portable speaker?

Exemplary sound quality ; Far better low-frequency handling than many speakers ; Solid battery life ; Simple yet iconic industrial design

No 3.5mm jack ; Not truly 360-degree sound ; App-based EQ can push to excess ; Still costly ; Can't stereo pair new model with old

It might be small and rather pricey, but the second-gen Beosound A1 packs a big punch in the sound department. That, plus Alexa voice control and waterproofing, makes it worth every penny.

May, 2020

Expert review by : Andy White (

B&O Beosound A1 (2nd Gen) review: A smart, stylish, great-sounding Bluetooth speaker


The B&O A1 2nd Gen improves on its predecessor in pretty much every way – it's a truly wonderful Bluetooth speaker

Lovely looks ; Great sound ; Alexa support

No 3.5mm input ; Doesn’t pair with the original A1

It’s a shame that B&O has dumped the analogue input, and the lack of ruggedised build may put off some buyers, but otherwise, we’ve no qualms with the A1 2nd Gen. This is a premium-priced Bluetooth speaker which delivers exceptional audio in an...

Aug, 2020

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B & O Beosound A1 Bluetooth speaker


I bought this B & O A1 without hesitation as our son who is a freelance journalist specialising in technical equipment had tested and reviewed an earlier version a couple of years ago and rated it very highly. It was delivered within 24 hours of...

Jun, 2020