Bang & Olufsen has long been recognized as one of the most elite audio brands on earth, lauded by audiophiles and everyday listeners alike for the Swedish audio outfit’s stellar Hi-Fi sound, unmistakably Scandinavian designs, and use of top-shelf constructions and finishes. And B&O’s latest release maintains this trio of principles with an ultra-premium portable WiFi speaker known as the Beosound Level.
Penned by Torsten Valeur and David Lewis, the Beosound level boasts an aluminum frame that’s handmade in Denmark and sports interchangeable fabric and wood faceplate covers crafted from a combination of Oakwood, knitted fabric, aluminum, and a high-performance polymer core. Projecting sound in 360-degrees, the IP54-rated WiFi speaker packs dual 4” woofers, a 2” full-range driver, and two 0.8” tweeters — each backed by its own Class D amp — that offer a remarkable frequency range and incredibly crisp sound. It can also be mounted on an optional wall bracket, and can be configured horizontally, vertically, or laid flat, and regardless of its placement, an active EQ will keep its sound optimized at all times. The device also charges through a MagSafe-style magnetic coupling with a fabric cable, affords 16 hours of playback time, and can receive an 80% charge in two hours. Available now in two color options, the Bang & Olufsen Beosound Level is priced at $1,499.