Bang & Olufsen’s Beosound Balance Is the Smart Speaker for Your Home
Created with a passion for music, design and craftmanship, Beosound Balance is inspired by interior objects to redefine home audio in a way that only Bang & Olufsen can: a soft, rounded silhouette using interior-first materials such as solid oak wood and knitted textile, an innovative user interface that hides when not in use and seven carefully placed speaker drivers with beam-forming technology that lets the user choose between powerful and room-filling sound for everyday listening and sound directivity for precise and immersive music experiences.
Beosound Balance is designed in collaboration with Benjamin Hubert from the British industrial design studio LAYER as an interior-first and shelf-friendly speaker that doesn’t compromise on the sound experience in large living spaces. Using materials that soften technology and blend in with quality furniture, Beosound Balance presents a solid oak wood base that visually grounds the speaker and a cylindrical shape clad in seamlessly knitted textile that makes Beosound Balance inviting to touch and beautiful from any angle.
Blending in as an interior object, Beosound Balance has a hidden touch interface to manually control the speaker. When approaching the speaker, the interface lights up using light-trough aluminium technology and invites the user to interact with the speaker. Swipe around the top plate to control volume or touch on the icons to change tracks, pause the music and select pre-saved favourite listening experience for easy access. When walking away from the speaker, the interface dims leaving nothing but the aluminium surface visible.
Setting up Beosound Balance for the first time, the speaker will guide you through the active room compensation technology in Beosound Balance enabling the speaker to analyse your room with an internal microphone and create a set of user defined filters that compensates for sound reflections in your home. Beosound Balance will use low frequencies to analyse the room, and the result is a perfectly tailored B&O Signature Sound.
Beosound Balance is a multiroom speaker that supports Google Chromecast, Apple Airplay 2 and Spotify Connect. The speaker comes with leading voice assistants built-in: The Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, so you can play music, check the news and much more completely hands-free, when you are on Wi-Fi.
Beosound Balance retails for SGD 3,200, launches in Natural Oak and Black Oak and will be available at Bang & Olufsen Grand Hyatt flagship store, Takashimaya Department Store, TANGS at Tang Plaza, and selected B&O retailers from March 2020.