Bang & Olufsen’s BeoPlay P6 speaker packs a lot of power into a pretty package

Posted on Jun 23 2018 - 1:18pm by David Gregorio

On the subject of design, few businesses can go toe to toe with Danish audio legend Bang & Olufsen. Its ever-evolving lineup of home audio gear constantly tops people’s lists when they think about product that look as good as they sound. Today, that lineup expands with a brand new portable speaker, the $400 USD BeoPlay P6.

Beoplay P6 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Design

The BeoPlay P6 simply seems very high-quality. It almost looks like a modern take on an vintage radio, with large speaker grilles carved into the aluminum on both aspects. It comes with an attached leather strap and flush-established manage buttons that sit down atop the speaker. even though no longer circular like Apple’s HomePod, or Amazon’s Echo, B&O claims the P6 will nevertheless supply room-filling, 360-degree sound. It certainly has a few staggering internals: three class-D amps send indicators to 1 complete-range driving force and one sub-woofer, for a total height-energy score of 215 watts — a variety of that we’d usually expect from plenty larger structures.

Beoplay P6

Beoplay P6 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Features

Speaking of the great outdoors, B&O says you can expect up to 16 hours of battery life on a charge with the P6. When it does come time to charge up, the Beoplay P6 does so with a USB-C cable — like a few other recent audio devices from B&O. Along the top, controls for power, Bluetooth pairing, volume and a multi-function button that can be used for a number of tasks. That so-called OneTouch button can be tasked with alerting Google Assistant or Siri on your phone, accepting phone calls or toggling through ToneTouch presets from the Beoplay companion app. While the ToneTouch interface does offer presets, it can also allow you to personalize the audio of Beoplay devices as you see fit inside the aforementioned app.

Beoplay P6 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Price

The BeoPlay P6 hits stores and the Bang & Olufsen website on April 23, and it comes in two pearl-blasted finishes: Black and Natural. Pre-orders start right away, and while $400 is a hefty price to pay for a Bluetooth speaker — even one as eye-catching as the BeoPlay P6 — B&O backs it with a two-year warranty and lets you try it out at home for 30 days … a much better deal than you’d get with other products in this category. But if you still want more efficient then this, then the Bose SoundLink Mini II is the only one that’s just right, revealed at beacon events.

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