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B & O Beolit 17

B & O Beolit 17
alaScore 92

21 reviews

Oct, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of B & O Beolit 17. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good reviews, but there are some mixed views about the price.

usability, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the B & O Beolit 17 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

B&O Play Beolit 17


The B&O Play Beolit 17 speaker provides a bass-forward, balanced Bluetooth audio experience at a slightly lower price than its predecessor.

Excellent audio performance with subwoofer-like bass response and clear highs. Attractive, refined design with easy-to-operate control panel. EQ can be adjusted using free app.

Expensive. DSP can squash dynamics at high volume levels and flirts with distortion on deep bass, but only at top volumes.

For $500, the B&O Play Beolit 17 gets just about everything right. Its minor flirtation with distortion only occurs at the very highest volumes on the most challenging deep bass tracks, and even that can be easily remedied with subtle adjustments in...

Apr, 2017

Pocket-lint Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

B&O Play Beolit 17 review: Boxing clever


When we first hear the B&O Play Beolit 17 we assumed it was a wired speaker. That it can kick out such considerable volume, with smooth low-end bass

Loud and balanced sound quality - especially from a portable battery-powered device ; USB-C port tidies up predecessor product's design issues

Expensive ; App experience can be glitchy ; Not exactly portable (weighs 2.6kg) ; Not perfect 360-degree sound ; Lower volumes sound less cohesive

When we first hear the B&O Play Beolit 17 we assumed it was a wired speaker. That it can kick out such considerable volume, with smooth low-end bass and a considered balance of mid and treble is true testament to the Bang & Olufsen roots to which B&O...

Sep, 2017

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B&O Beolit 17 review

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B&O is well known for its sleek Scandinavian design, but is the pricey Beolit 17 wireless speaker a case of style over substance? We took the B&O Beolit 17 to our expert listening panel at the wireless speaker test lab to find out.

Jun, 2017

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The quality of the sound literally took my breath away, better than any night club it's definitely all about the base, with this one

Sep, 2018

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Great speaker


Amazing speaker fantastic sound,a tad pricey but you're paying for absolute high quality sound.

Jul, 2018

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Superb speaker


Build quality excellent & sounds superb. Battery life better than the A2 I had. All my friends have been really impressed with it during al fresco get togethers & want one for themselves.

Jul, 2018

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Insult to my intelligence!


Product ambiguously claims 24 hour battery life, try 1.5 at high volume, and possibly 4 at low volumes. In my opinion this is misselling on the part of the company. This item is poorly executed on so many levels that they cannot be listed. It might...

Jul, 2017

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A great music box


Took a while to settle into the sound as the base frequency has a punch! You can tweak the sound with the app if it's too much . If you can spare the cash over the Beolit 15 this piece of kit sounds great . The sound signature seems to have been...

Jul, 2017

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Poor build quality...connectivity issues


Bought this to replace a Bose Soundlink Mini II for a therapy room. I was expecting a hard metal case instead was quite shocked to find a cheap plastic casing which made the unit feel like a plastic bucket. I used to do product development and know...

Jun, 2017

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Great speaker easy conection


I bought this a week ago I have been using Sonos for the last couple of years decided to change as I needed something portable , this speak is fantastic as good as my Sonos speaker maybe even better and fully portable . Awesome sound out of something...

Jun, 2017

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