Bang & Olufsen's Beosound smart speakers with Google Assistant cost a small fortune

Bang & Olufsen's Beosound smart speakers with Google Assistant cost a small fortune
Bang & Olufsen (B&O) presented its take on the Google Assistant-powered smart speakers early this year at CES 2018 where it showcased the Beosound 1 and 2. These two premium smart speakers featuring Google Assistant aren't available for purchase yet and B&O didn't say anything about their availability and their price until today.

Those of you who were dying to know when exactly the Beosound 1 and 2 will hit the shelves and how much they'll cost will probably be disappointed unless you're rich. B&O has just announced that the Beosound 1 will be available for purchase starting mid-September for no less than $1,750.

Now, if you think that's expensive, wait until you learn about the Beosound 2's price. According to B&O, its second Google Assistant-enabled smart speaker will be out in October for $2,250.

On top of that, it's worth noting that the Beosound 1's docking station costs an extra $175, while the Beosound 2 must stay plugged in all the time, so there's that.

The good news is both smart speakers offer just about everything that a smart speaker should, including Apple AirPlay 2 and Chromecast support, as well as full Google Assistant support.

source: CNET



1. thxultra

Posts: 472; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Not worth even close to that either. B&O stuff is about looks and doesn't sound all that great. Guess a sucker is born every min.

3. scarface21173

Posts: 702; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Just like apple products, all about design. Overpriced.

4. nodes

Posts: 1163; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

dang, Apple is everywhere.

2. rcl4444

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

That B&O is a lot about looks, or more accurately, form, is true... but they also do put out amazing sound quality. They don't produce powerful speakers - so if that's what you look for as 'sounding great' then you need to hop over to to the likes of JBL, Jamo, Bose. If you want pure sound quality (and have very deep pockets) then B&O should be on your list. You can definitely get better quality speakers, but most of those are a heck of a lot more expensive.

5. thxultra

Posts: 472; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

You can get a set of ELAC speakers for $500 that will sound way better then this thing. B&O is a complete rip off. They make products for people that want to brag they spent xxx on a speaker. There are speakers that are worth this kind of money but they aren't made by B&O.

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