Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge - Powerful and Compact Wireless Multiroom WiFi and Bluetooth 360° Home Speaker with Floor Stand and Cover - Aluminium

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Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge - Powerful and Compact Wireless Multiroom WiFi and Bluetooth 360° Home Speaker with Floor Stand and Cover - Aluminium

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge - Powerful and Compact Wireless Multiroom WiFi and Bluetooth 360° Home Speaker with Floor Stand and Cover - Aluminium

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You can safely rely on B&O to turn an eye with an, ahem, edgy design though, so what about the sound? Bang and Olufsen have always delivered a great blend of style and functionality. This dedicated Danish company knows that a device has to do more than just look good to earn customers these days. For smartphone users, Apple Airplay 2 and Chromecast are both available with the Beosound Edge. If you get the Beosound app, then you can also use BeoLink to connect devices in various rooms. READ NEXT: B&O Play Beoplay A1 review B&O Beosound Edge review: Key specifications, price and release date The B&O Beosound Edge speaker has a revolutionary design that only this Scandinavian brand could have come up with. Since it was founded in 1925, the manufacturer has made a name for itself with innovative and luxurious speaker designs, created in collaboration with some of the world’s best designers.

There’s also Tone Touch technology, which is a visual EQ management system. Beosound Edge review: PerformanceBut while we can't comment on the performance of the Edge, it's undoubtedly one of the most interestingly designed and engineered audio products launched at IFA 2018. The Bluetooth doesn’t have the latest codecs on the market, but it’s reliable. You should be able to link your device from anywhere in the room. Like many B&O speakers before it, the stark clarity of the vocals stood out - although we’d have to have a longer, more controlled listening session to make any bolder claims about the Edge’s performance. Initial verdict With wonderfully elegant aesthetics and reliable technology, you know your Danish speaker will last. The app isn’t necessary to access the Edge, but it’s a nice extra touch. If you’re willing to take up the extra space on your smartphone, then you can use the app for volume and other settings.

Another innovation with the Beosound Edge is its Active Bass Port, a neat automatic feature that mimics the action of a spoiler on a sports car by opening up for big, bold bass activation and closing for more accurate sound reproduction at lower volumes. It’s equally capable at playing a classical symphony or blaring out room-shaking bass, as I found during my hands-on time with the Edge at IFA 2018. The Beosound Edge is the first speaker in the company’s collection created by Michael Anastassiades. He wanted to create something that was as far away from being a standard box speaker as possible. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A9 4th Gen: another luxurious piece from the Danish manufacturer, the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A9 4th Gen speaker also features a striking circular design, uncommon in the hi-fi industry. It is equipped with 7 drivers and can deliver up to 950 watts of power. The sound signature is quite similar, but the bass is less physical and punchy than with the Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge and its Active Bass Port technology. The Beoplay’s sound distribution is also a little narrower. Despite its 7 drivers and 950 watts of power, the bass provided by the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A9 4th Gen isn’t as powerful as that of the Beosound Edge. For the design of the B&O Beosound Edge, the manufacturer collaborated with Michael Anastassiades, renowned for his lighting design works. The combination of these two fields has resulted in a perfectly circular and minimalist speaker. It can be stood on its edge like a coin (the inspiration for its design), or mounted on a wall like a store sign. As a result, it effectively blends in with any decor. The Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge speaker can be stood on its edge or wall-mounted.

The huge Beosound Edge delivers powerful, room-filling sound with a circular design that rolls on its edge like a British pound coin

The outer ring of aluminum is available in a range of colors, while the inner cloth grill comes in a complimentary shade. The Beosound Edge is something you’ll struggle to ignore, even though it takes up less space in a room than something like the Beoplay A9. It’s loud enough that it could single-handedly keep a house party happy but, in typical Bang & Olufsen fashion, it also doubles up as an artistic centerpiece for your living room with its gorgeous one-piece reflective aluminium case. The Beosound Edge is definitely a speaker with a strong focus on beauty. If you want a device that looks as good as it sounds – this is probably it. However, there are some bonuses included with the Edge. For instance, you have a range of connectivity options to choose from. With both sides active, the Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge delivered a fairly wide soundstage and managed to fill the entire room effectively, whether the speaker was wall-mounted or floor-standing. The Active Bass Port technology provided a remarkable bass response at high volume. The bass was powerful, striking and punchy. The reproduction became physical and we could feel every impact. At higher volumes, this technology was inactive and the bass was a little more timid, but still impressive for such slim speakers. They managed to give the sound substance and texture. The large 10” driver associated with the Active Bass Port technology provides remarkable substance in the lows at high volume.

Cabasse The Pearl Akoya Blanc (pair): old for €3,180, this pair of active speakers provide a more effective reproduction of stereo effects. Its acoustic design features a 6.7” tri-coaxial driver and a total output power of 1050 watts per speaker. The distribution is much narrower than that of the B&O Beosound Edge with its drivers on both sides. However, they offer more details at the crossover point (optimal listening area or sweet spot of the Cabasse The Pearl Akoya). Lastly, these Cabasse speakers have the advantage of being natively compatible with more online music services (Qobuz, Tidal, Deezer, Spotify, etc.), featuring voice control and being compatible with Hi-Res files, including DSD. Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge: who is it for? The Edge from Bang and Olufsen is one of the most intuitive speakers that we’ve seen in the landscape. It delivers an excellent blend of form and function that you don’t get from most artsy Bluetooth speakers. You can then return to the Bang & Olufsen app to control and customize the speaker. It is then possible to modify the sound signature, to obtain a warmer, more transparent sound, or to emphasize the bass or vocals, for example. Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge: listening impressions To power the various drivers, the Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge connected speaker is equipped with 6 amplification modules. Each driver therefore benefits from its own module, specifically designed and optimized for the frequency range to be reproduced. There are two 200-watt modules for the midbass driver and four 100-watt modules for the midrange drivers and tweeters. This system endows the Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge speaker with a colossal output power of 600 watts, allowing it to be installed in any living space of up to 120m². Each of the Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge’s drivers features its own amplifier, for a total output power of 600 watts. It’s no BB-8, but it’s a lovely interactive feature that really makes you feel like you’re physically controlling the device, rather than using a remote to do so. The Edge can also be wall-mounted, although I’m not sure how easy it is to take down and move around the house once it’s up there due to its sheer height and width.Bang & Olufsen has conquered the luxury speaker market at IFA 2018 with its latest product announcement, the Beosound Edge. It’s a massive, circular, wireless speaker that pumps out crystal clear sound and potent bass from both sides. Today, we’re going to be looking at one of the most attractive (and expensive) products in the collection. As mentioned above, the patented active bass design means that the deepness of your music adjusts to each increase in volume. Inside the Beosound Edge, you also get two 3-quarter inch tweeters, a set of four-inch drivers, and a 10-inch woofer with 6 class D amplifiers. Aside from great bass, the Edge also knows how to deliver on mid-range, and higher frequency sounds too. That means that you can enjoy a well-balanced audio scape regardless of what you’re listening too.

The directional control of the Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge was very efficient and managed to shape the sound distribution in the room quite effectively. For a more intimate listening session, the main side (with Active Bass Port technology) can distribute sound throughout only part of the room, while maintaining a well-balanced and energetic listening experience. The music was still audible on the other side of the speaker, but the volume was lower and the bass much less pronounced. When 360° sound was activated, the main side still led the way, especially in the lows, but the second side still benefited from an appealing balance, transparent midrange and a nice clarity in the highs. The dispersion was ample and the music seemed to follow us in the room. Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge: compared to… In keeping with its design, the Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge connected speaker uses innovative acoustic solutions. It therefore features 5 drivers, including a large 10” midbass speaker coupled with two 4” midrange drivers and two tweeters. These drivers are positioned across the two sides of the speaker to maximize the acoustic diffusion. Better still, the bass-reflex port uses exclusive Active Bass Port technology that features a honeycomb structure that moves when activated to provide even deeper and more powerful bass at high volume. The Active Bass Port technology provides deeper, more powerful and punchier bass at high volume.

It's another edgy speaker design from the Danish brand

Another bonus of the Beosound Edge is its multi-directional sound. The ultra-powerful sound delivers an incredible response from any direction. The Edge has a unique ability to spread music around the room. Danish companies are best-known for their attention to detail, style, and value. Scandi brands know how to create products that stand the test of time. The various amplifiers also mean that you can choose which direction you want your music to play in. Bang and Olufsen give you complete control over the direction of your sound and your EQ with the available B&O app.

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