Last month, B&O Play launched its line of audio devices in Manila, from headphones to Bluetooth speakers.
Our first impression of their devices is that they are bigger than those offered by other audio device makers. Normally, bigger means better and upon closer inspection, our speculations were correct.
When we put the B&O's Beoplay A2 in action, we were immediately impressed by the clarity and power of its sound. In an enclosed room, while watching a movie, the A2 gave off a surround sound feel. Even though we only had one speaker, it seemed as though it was installed in different corners of the room. The secret lies in the drivers found on both sides of the speaker, which allows for a wider sound field that envelopes the entire room you are in.
As for its physical appearance, the A2 has that modern, rectangular shape that you can just stash in your bag and bring wherever you go. It measures 5.6 x 10.1 x 1.7 inches and weighs only 2.4 lbs. The casing is made of sturdy plastic and has a leather strap on its left hand side for easy pick-up. Oh, and did we mention that it's also dust and waterproof? Yep! No more hassle cleaning it and no need to worry about getting it wet when you chill with it by the pool or by the beach.
As a bonus, the Beoplay A2 speaker can also function as a powerbank so you can charge the device, such as your smartphone, that's connected to it. Since it's capable of juicing up other devices, trust us when we say that the speaker can last for an outstanding 24 hours of non-stop music playback. So, if you forget your charger for this device, you wouldn't have to worry at all.
Like with other Bluetooth speakers, all you have to do is to hold down the Bluetooth button until it lights up in order to connect it to your device. It can remember up to eight devices, so your device doesn't have to reconnect to it every time you want to use it.
If you're willing to shell out at least P22,899 for a Bluetooth speaker that has amazing quality and design, then you mgiht want to consider getting yourself an A2.
The A2 is available at Bo Concept Showroom in Bonifacio Global City, URGE Greenbelt, URGE Greenhills, and Mobile1 Rockwell.