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  • Bang & Olufsen Beosound Balance Wireless Multiroom Speaker, Black Oak
  • Connection: Wireless
  • Colors: Black, White
  • Excellent sound quality and design
  • $2,250.00
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Bang & Olufsen Beosound Balance Review

Bang & Olufsen are a world-renowned high-end luxury audio manufacturer, who has been designing and making premium quality products for over 100 years. The company has changed ownership several times, but the brand name has always remained the same. The company was founded in 1925 by engineer Peter Bang and his brother-in-law Svend Olufsen in a small Danish town called Struer. The company is now owned by the Chinese group of companies called Genting Hong Kong.

We are going to take a close look at the build quality, design, sound and battery life in this Beosound Balance Review.

Build quality

The BeoSound Balance is made from high-quality materials, which gives a premium look and feel. It comes in two colours, black and white and both are elegant, understated and stylish. The speaker has a beautiful minimalistic design. It measures just 163 x 115 x 165 millimeters in size, which means it can easily fit on a shelf or tabletop, as well as blend into your home décor. It feels solid and durable, which is essential when you consider that it will be used daily for music streaming and audio playback for your TV or games console.

We have reviewed many speakers at Audio-Direct, but this one is the best looking one of them all. The design is simple yet elegant, and there is a premium feeling when you touch it or hold it. It’s not heavy at 4.1kg and has an excellent metal base that gives it a nice solid feel. The speaker can be wall-mounted using the supplied brackets. The BeoSound Balance has a very slick minimal design that we found very appealing.

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Balance Review

There are five buttons on the top of the speaker, which are used to control playback, volume and to switch between inputs such as Bluetooth or AirPlay. There are two OLED displays on the front of the speaker to display information such as track title, artist name and battery life. You can also control settings on your iPhone or iPad using the Bang & Olufsen app.

The back of the speaker has two ports in addition to the power input. One is for connecting an analogue audio input, and the other is for connecting to your home Wi-Fi.

  • ✓ Connection: Wireless
  • ✓ Colors: Black, White
  • ✓ Excellent sound quality and design

Design

The BeoSound Balance has a minimalist design, which is sleek and stylish. It fits easily into your home décor so that you can place it on a shelf or desk in your living room or bedroom. It’s just 163mm wide, 115mm high and 165mm deep, so it will not take up much space.

As part of our Beosound Balance Review, we were incredibly impressed with the beauty of this product. Regardless of where you put it, the Beosound Balance stands out.

The front of the speaker has two OLED displays, which show information such as track title, artist name and battery life. The displays are very bright and easy to read. There are five control buttons on top of the speaker, which are used to control playback, volume and to switch between inputs such as Bluetooth or AirPlay.

The back of the speaker has two ports in addition to the power input. One is for connecting an analogue audio input, and the other is for connecting to your home Wi-Fi.

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Balance Review

Features

BeoSound Balance has many features that are useful for connecting audio devices to your home network and the internet, including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and AirPlay. It also has an analogue audio input, which is useful if you have an older CD player or other audio devices that do not have Bluetooth capabilities.

The speaker can connect to Wi-Fi networks that use WEP (with 64-bit key), WPA (with a 128-bit key) or WPA2 (with a 256-bit key). It also supports home networking via Apple Airplay and DLNA 1.5.

The BeoSound Balance can be used as a standalone speaker system, or it can be used as part of a multiroom audio system. It is compatible with other BeoSound speakers for a multiroom system, or it can be used with other Bang & Olufsen products such as an amplifier, wireless multiroom speaker or home cinema system. The speaker also has a USB port that can be used to charge your mobile devices via a USB cable that’s supplied.

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Balance Review

When performing our Beosound Balance Review, we wanted to check the effective range of the speaker, and we were not disappointed. The speaker has an effective range of 30 meters, which means it can be used throughout your home and garden if you live in a large house. The speaker has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, and the Wi-Fi supports 802.11b/g/n at 2.4 GHz as well as 5 GHz for the latest systems.

The speaker comes with a built-in rechargeable battery, which is rated at 20 hours continuous playback and is enough to ensure you don’t have to worry about power cables when using the speaker in your living room or bedroom. The battery is charged via a supplied power adapter, so there are no cables to worry about.

How do they sound?

When we first fired up the speakers, we were pleasantly surprised by the sound quality. The BeoSound Balance has an excellent soundstage, with good separation between instruments and clear vocals. The bass was very impressive, and you could even feel it if you stood close to the speakers while they were playing music.

We listened to several types of music from Pink Floyd songs like Money and Time to the Eagles Take It Easy song and Johnny Cash’s version of Folsom Prison Blues. We also watched films like Pitch Perfect, La La Land and The Martian on Blu-Ray. Overall the sound is excellent when listening to music or watching movies at home or in the garden.

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Balance Review

The Bang & Olufsen app provides control over the settings of the speaker, which means you can adjust things like balance between treble and bass, bass and volume, volume up/down and even switch inputs such as Bluetooth or AirPlay from your iPhone or iPad. You can also use the app to change settings such as brightness of the display on your speaker, turn on night mode and turn off Wi-Fi when not in use to save power when streaming music from your mobile device over Wi-Fi. You can also connect other speakers for multiroom audio playback via Wi-Fi in multiple rooms in your home using a wired connection between speakers or wirelessly via Bluetooth.

Battery Life

There is an internal rechargeable battery that will last for 20 hours before needing recharging, which means you don’t have to worry about wires when listening to music, watching movies etc. throughout your home or garden.

If you are using it outside around the pool area, you may have a problem charging it using solar power alone, but you could always take a long extension cable with you if needed to charge it up if you are not near a mains power outlet on your sun lounger. Once fully charged, it should last for several days without needing to be recharged again.

Should I buy them?

If you are looking for a premium sounding wireless speaker that can be used throughout your home seamlessly, then we recommend that you consider buying this product.

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If you have other Bang & Olufsen products such as an amplifier or Blu-Ray player already in use in your home entertainment system, these will make a fantastic addition.