Band and Olufsen unleash the Beosound 8

January 28, 2011

Band and Olufsen have now out done themselves with the release of the new Beosound 8.

The Beosound 8 is suited for all Apple gadgets such as the iPod or iPhone, and it has an interface that greatly resembles that of Apple’s iPad.

The centre, circular remote dial is activated by the slightest touch and is simple to use. The dial has all the basic controls such as track forward and back features, source select, and volume control, all neatly packed in.

The Beosound 8 can be used as a set of portable speakers, being moved around from room to room, or as a wall hang unit. It also has an adjustable holder to dock any any Apple gadget, even the large iPad.

The speakers are circular in appearance and look relatively simple, however behind the grills are four drivers, in a two-way design driven by low digital amps.

The conical shape of the speakers have two functions. They project waves that avoid parallel surfaces, eliminating standing sound, and the sleek shape doesn’t make it too much of an eye sore.

At the rear of the Beosound 8, there are USB and mini jack inputs for the use of any none Apple devices.

It’s wide speakers create a detailed treble and an agile bass sound that echoes through the room. Its sound works perfectly with intricate acoustic music to really show off the sound.

The Beosound 8 is priced at £895 from Bang and Olufsen. Some say this is a little over expensive, and that the asking price would make a lot more sense if the product had wireless connectivity.

Beosound 8 comes in black or white, with aluminium details. The speaker covers can also be blue, purple, green, or yellow.


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