Bang & Olufsen BeoSound A1 2nd Gen Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound A1 2nd Gen Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

With longer playing time, a completely dust and waterproof design, the ability to access voice assistants in combination with smartphones, this is what the second generation of Bang & Olufsen’s portable Bluetooth speaker, the new Bang & Olufsen BeoSound A1 2nd Gen Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker, is supposed to offer.


Small, very small even, and therefore an ideal mobile companion, that’s how the new Bluetooth speaker from Bang & Olufsen, the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound A1 2nd Gen, which the manufacturer advertises as a particularly robust solution, should be designed.

As the name suggests, it is the second generation of this solution, and the manufacturer says it has been further improved in key areas.

No matter where you go, no matter what you do, the new Bang & Olufsen BeoSound A1 2nd Gen Waterproof Bluetooth speaker is the right companion. Bang & Olufsen promotes this solution as being elegant and compact, but also points out that, despite the small size, it is a solution that delivers convincing sound.

Cecilie Manz was responsible for the design, which gave the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound A1 2nd Gen Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker, which measures only 133 mm in diameter and is only 46 mm high, an extremely elegant shape. The robust base frame is made of aluminium, combined with plastic, which is completely dust- and waterproof. In the data sheet, it is stated that the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound A1 2nd Gen Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker is IP67 certified.

Designed to be a constant companion, this solution should not be too heavy, of course. After all, the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound A1 2nd Gen Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker weighs 558g and has a leather strap for easy transport.

Inside the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound A1 2nd Gen Waterproof Bluetooth speaker, a 3.5-inch woofer is combined with a 3/5 inch tweeter, which, according to the manufacturer, is designed to deliver 360° sound. They are driven by Class D amplifier modules, which twice provide 30 watts. The frequency response is specified at 55 Hz up to 20 kHz, the sound pressure level at 92 dB.

The source devices used here are of course primarily smartphones, with the connection being established via Bluetooth 5.1. The new Bang & Olufsen BeoSound A1 2nd Gen Waterproof Bluetooth speaker supports Apple Fast Pair, Google Fast Pair and Microsoft Swift Pair.

Of course, two Bluetooth speakers can be connected to form a stereo pair.

In combination with a smartphone, the new Bang & Olufsen BeoSound A1 2nd Gen Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker can also be used as a hands-free kit, with three microphones arranged in an array to ensure excellent voice quality. These can also be used for voice control and voice assistants, Bang & Olufsen emphasises Amazon Alexa, where voice activation is possible via this service and a push button is available for others.

Of course, a suitable app should not be missing, the Bang & Olufsen app, which can be used for various configurations up to an equalizer.

The new Bang & Olufsen BeoSound A1 2nd Gen Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker has a USB-C interface that not only charges the built-in battery, but can also be used to connect to a smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac for audio signal transmission.

The built-in battery in the new Bang & Olufsen BeoSound A1 2nd Gen Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker has a capacity of 3,000 mAh and is designed to provide a playing time of around 18 hours. After about two and a half to three hours, it should be fully charged again, although this requires a solid power supply via USB with 5 V DC and 3 A. A LED on the device also indicates the charge status, as does the previously mentioned app.

The new Bang & Olufsen BeoSound A1 2nd Gen Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker will be available immediately at a suggested retail price of € 250. Customers can choose between two versions, Grey Mist and Black Anthracite.

Getting to the point

No matter where you go, no matter what you do, the new Bang & Olufsen BeoSound A1 2nd Gen Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker is the right companion at hand. Bang & Olufsen promotes this solution as being elegant and compact, but also points out that, despite the small size, it is a solution that delivers convincing sound.

Manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen
Distribution:Bang & Olufsen
Price:€ 250,-

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