Growing up, music has played a big role in my life. I used music for dancing and singing – I danced ballet for 7 years, hip-hop for 3-5 years and singing for 3 years. This is why it is always important for me to have earphones in my bag to listen to my music. But, there would be times that I would want to listen to my music through a sound system. Rather, a device that can be connected through Bluetooth and I can bring it with me anywhere I go. Good thing I was able to chance upon this new baby, Bang & Olufsen’s BeoPlay 2.
The brand, Bang & Olufsen is no doubt one of the best brands in the industry. Bang & Olufsen came to be about in the year, 1925 by Peter Bang & Svend Olufsen. Today, it is one of the top leading brands along with Apple, Bose, etc. They have different kinds of products that were so nice to look at and good to listen. Among the products of B&O I saw, it was the BeoPlay A2 that caught my attention.
The BeoPlay A2 is a rectangular, sleek speaker. There’s a leather strap where you can hold it like a bag and bring it with you wherever you go. The packaging has this minimalist feels. Although it has a simple look, the creators made sure to go after the quality of the device. This device also has 3 different colors but I opt to get the black for its simplicity and classic look.
When you open the package, there are 2 boxes – one box is for the charger and the other box is where you can find the outlet that can be used in different parts of the world. I am actually thankful that I didn’t have to buy outlets anymore.
One great feature of the BeoPlay is its True360 sound – there’s a speaker in front and at the back. Through this design, music lovers won’t complain that their music is not clear enough. Another great feature is its performance. The speakers get to produce great audio quality and its bass is not that strong. What I have noticed though is that the speakers prefer more chill and jazzy music. When it comes to House and EDM music, its bass does not have that great performance. This speaker is meant to make you feel in a chill and relax state.
One thing I don’t like about the BeoPlay A2 is its battery life. They claim to last for 24 hours but through my experience, it was only able to last for 3-5 hours. Lucky for you if the speaker was able to last for 12 hours. I have also noticed that when the battery starts to drain, the volume decreases little by little. When you start to experience this, you have to charge it right away. Even though you are charging the device, you can still use the Bluetooth to listen to your music.
When it comes to the price, don’t expect this device to be cheap! You will surely be spending an arm and a leg just to buy this speaker.
I believe it’s worth to buy the BeoPlay A2 even though it can cost you an arm and a leg. It has great audio quality and its sleek design. Just be wary though with its battery life. If you want to bring it outdoors, make sure that it is fully charged. When battery life is slowly depleting, make sure there’s a socket nearby to charge and use it to its full content.
To know more about Bang & Olufsen, please check out their website or their Facebook page. Their store in Manila is located at EDSA Shangrila Mall. Do enjoy the quality and may this brighten your life!