On top of that, they can pair to other devices through AirPlay, Google Cast and Bluetooth. In other words, you won’t have trouble streaming your music from a smartphone or tablet. One of the main differences between the BeoSound 1 and BeoSound 2, aside from size, is that the former comes with a rechargeable battery. The other, meanwhile, needs to always be plugged into an electric outlet. Bang and Olufsen says its main goal is for these to be unobtrusive in someone’s home or office, hence the rather minimalist, lamp-like design.
You’ll have to break the bank if you want them, though. The BeoSound 1 and BeoSound 2 arrive in October for $1,495 and $1,895, respectively. That’s a lot more than Sonos’ best multi-room speaker, the Play:5, which itself isn’t cheap at $500. It’s definitely something to think about.
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