Veoplay A6 Review

Veoplay A6 Review

Veoplay A6 Review 700 263 Maye

There are two things that Bang and Olufsen is known for The design is unique and the prices are high. There are cases when cost is not an issue if the design matches a solid display panel or great audio. It has a series of three modes that allow it to change the sound based on the location in a room. The BeoPlay A6 costs $1,000. I was unsure how B&O’s latest product would measure up to its steep asking price, since Sonos and others are already offering similar products for a fraction of the price. Unfortunately, my suspicions were proven right.

You might have noticed the company’s unique, and sometimes odd, aesthetic if you’ve seen some of Bang & Olufsen’s other speakers, especially those designed for the living room. In light of that trend, the BeoPlay A6 breaks from the mold by curved towards the center of the front, making it resemble a pillow instead of Despite that, the audio in this case can be projected in two directions thanks to that form factor. In the same vein, B&O included a setting specifically designed for corner placement I’ll discuss that later.

In order to achieve a high-end look, the front of the jacket is covered in a wool fabric designed with Its textile designs are known throughout the world, and it is based in Denmark, so B&O was able to maintain its Danish design. There is also a gray option here, but it is an added cost. Other wool covers in different shades are also available, but they are not included here. Using a wool fabric on all sides of the speaker and stitching zigzag lines across the middle, B&O created a sophisticated feel to the device. In addition to the silver etched logo on the left side, there’s a large black logo on the right, so your friends know whose speaker it is. The A6 is a bit taller than other wireless speakers, measuring 11.73 inches tall by 21.1 inches wide. There’s a lot of it. The SRS-X77 is a significantly larger device than the Sony SRS-X77, which is the same size as Sonos’ Play5. However, even though it may not be a dealbreaker, or at least not a significant issue, since the Audi A6 requires a considerable amount of

B&O’s design choices around the back are where I began to question them. Rather plain-looking white plastic makes up the backside of this wireless speaker. The unit, while it has a handle for easy handling and a grid of dots punched into it for a few bits of design flair, consists mostly of plastic and looks like anything else you’d expect. According to B&O, the back grille is designed to be not only pleasing to the eye, but to accommodate the sound as well. A fifth speaker faces backwards, hence the grille-like holes on that side. Perhaps I am being picky here, but if B&O felt that its A6 would sound its best with a rear-facing speaker, I would have preferred it to appear In addition to the touch controls on the top edge of the device, B&O added some nice touch controls that make the A6 more appealing to There’s also a touch slider you can use to adjust the volume. As well as a power and pairing button, there are buttons to enable pairing and control the To mute the speaker (to take a call, for instance), tap the center of the phone. To skip to the next track, tap near the power button. Although the touch controls are a nice touch, this is hardly the first speaker to offer this capability. Apart from that, to use them, you will have to leave your chair. It turns out that I do most of my adjustments from my phone.

To connect the A6 to your home WiFi, you’ll need the BeoSetup app, available as a free download on the B&O site. It took me a couple of tries, but I was able to connect the speaker and from there we were able to play music as quickly as possible. It uses the Spotify Connect streaming service, as do other WiFi audio devices, to stream audio from the streaming service. As an option, you can also connect to AirPlay and Bluetooth. my system was set up and working, it didn’t require any further attention. The only time I had to reconnect was when I unplugged certain devices to move them. In addition, the A6 has an Ethernet jack, so you can skip the WiFi if you’d like. Through the BeoSetup app, you can also make adjustments like a maximum level of sound and a playback time limit, and download updates whenever they are released. You’re unable to make any adjustments to the EQ here, however. That’s too bad. If you move the A6 from a bookshelf to a corner, you must remember to manually change the speaker location mode. The selector switch for speaker location is underneath a removable panel, so moving it from a bookshelf to a corner will be tricky. Although I suppose it is a minor inconvenience if you’re not going to move the speaker around much, I could see myself forgetting it is there if I needed to change something. Depending on which setting you choose, the A6 can be placed in a corner, on the wall, or outside in the open. It adjusts the performance of the speakers to maximize sound quality for the location of the unit in a room based on the option you select.

What are the chances of it working? Although you can hear a slight difference in each mode, I could not find a dramatic difference in sound quality. Although the audio sounds good regardless of where I choose to listen, I believe that it is not affected by location. Stand the A6 up against the wall, in a corner, or by itself and you’ll be listening to a good sound. If you ever decide to move your TV, there is a simple way to ensure it gets the best sound wherever you place As far as sound quality goes, I found the A6 to be in line with other B&O products I’ve used. All the sounds are clear, so when you’re listening to bluegrass for instance, you can tell which instruments are playing at a glance. It handles low-end tones much better than some of the other gear that I’ve tested from the company. Toward the end, I noticed that the A6 had slightly greater bass on some hip-hop and electronic songs than other speakers, but otherwise it was quite impressive across all the sound on this speaker helps to keep the vocals at the forefront, but also makes sure that the highs, mids, and lows are clearly brought to the forefront. My only complaint is that the vocals are a bit too loud. I’m probably being picky, but still. As opposed to having one particular section stand out from the other, I prefer having everything blend smoothly.

Though I don’t agree with all of B&O’s choices with regard to the speaker’s material, the company has again produced a formidable There’s no denying it’s expensive. When one of these A6 speakers costs as much as two of the new Sonos Play5s, it begins to lose its appeal quickly. you could probably get five Sonos Play1s for $1,000 each, which would put each room of your house or apartment on Dolby atmos. Honestly, there are simply too many attractive options for me to recommend the A6 when it is priced between $200 and $500. If you are looking for luxury Danish goods or just have a surplus of cash, you may wish to consider this brand. It is important to note that you can get far more than a single speaker for that amount. There is nothing wrong with the A6, it sounds great, and it looks good (at least from the front), but the price is way too high. As a result, I expect perfection from this speaker, and while it is good, it’s far from perfect.