Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Moment
::inhales:: Get a whiff of that. It’s the sound of high-end audio making a bit of a comeback. Between Neil Young’s Pono player and Sony’s newly announced $1,120 Walkman, we’re starting to see more people take their listening seriously, especially in the home. “What took you so long?” is probably what Bang & Olufsen are saying, as they’ve been taking it quite seriously for years. The company’s newest product, the BeoSound Moment, is further proof.
The two part system features a hub that works with B&O’s line of wired and wireless speakers, and a two-sided tablet that lets you access your music in the cloud. The hook? It matches music to fit your mood. Just move your finger on the MoodWheel and – depending on where your head’s at – you’ll be raging against the machine or ready for some sexual healing. The tablet features an oak backside, access to more than 70,000 internet radio stations, and support for lossless FLAC and ALAC file formats as well as high resolution MP3, WMA and AAC formats. It goes on sale at the end of this month for $2,795. [Purchase]