BeoPlay A1, the Perfect Pool Party Speaker

The new, small Bluetooth entertainer packs Bang & Olufen's tech into a round, lay-flat shape

It’s hard to top a set of loudspeakers revolutionizing the world of home audio systems. Of course, the $39,000 price tag (that’s per unit) on Bang & Olufsen’s BeoLab 90 means only a few can experience it in their personal living rooms, but the Danish company’s quality sound and design is still accessible for more casual audiophiles via the portability-focused B&O Play line. The latest …

How Bang & Olufsen’s BeoLab 90 Became a Reality

We traveled to Denmark to learn what warranted the speaker's $39K price tag

Strange, beautiful, different. These aren’t the typical adjectives given to hi-fi speakers, and yet they’re the best words to describe Bang & Olufsen’s new contemporary masterpiece, the BeoLab 90 active loudspeakers. Years in the making, the finished product was unveiled to the public last week—and much of the resulting press focused on the price tag of $39,000 per speaker unit (and sold in a minimum …

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H2 Headphones

Hands-on with the premium audio-maker's new texture-centric on-ear offering

Bang & Olufsen products come with a certain amount of expectation. The Danish audio-maker has established and maintained a reputation for excellence in performance, aesthetic and dependability since its humble beginnings in an attic in the north of Denmark. With the launch of the H2 headphones—part of the BeoPlay line—the brand continues to expand its appeal to customers looking for high-quality audio in a more …