It’s not often a Bluetooth speaker has its designer’s name tucked away within its specification. But then the Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A1 is no ordinary Bluetoothspeaker; an example of the kind of sound quality that can be achieved at this small scale.
Thing is, its price point is far from ordinary too: at £199 it’s a considerable chunk of cash to be chucking at a portable speaker. The obvious question, then, is whether it’s worth the investment?
B&O A1 BeoPlay review: Design
Bang & Olufsen is well known for its design. The Danish company walks the line between understated and outlandish, falling into the former camp for the A1 (it is designed by Cecilie Manz – a well-known industrial designer).