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- Bang & Olufsen Beolit 20 Powerful Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, Grey Mist
Bang & Olufsen Beolit 20 Powerful Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, Grey Mist
- 8 hours of play: A full working day of music, calls or podcasts on a single charge, at typical listening volume. Easy USB-C charging, perfect for parties.
- Stay fully charged with Qi-wireless charging: Power compatible phones and devices by laying them on top of Beolit 20, thanks to built-in wireless charging technology. A speaker with something extra to keep the music flowing.
- Music to travel with: Robust, light and with a soft and strong leather carrying strap, Beolit 20 is built to fit into your travel plans.
- Set up in moments: Get straight to the point. Minimal setup and stable streaming, so you can start uninterrupted listening right away.
- Pair for extra dimensions: Designed with seamless stereo pairing in mind, connect to another Beolit 20 or Beolit 17 for an even more immersive sound.
- Hear it your way with adjustable EQ: Download the Bang & Olufsen app and customise your sound with Beosonic Tuning.
- Grab and hit go: Quick Bluetooth pairing so you can take control or let your friends chime in with their own picks. Compatible with Android, iPhone and iPad.
- Bang & Olufsen App – Customize your product’s settings, choose your favorite sound profile with the Beosonic equalizer, get the latest software updates, and much more, with the Bang & Olufsen App.
|Attribute Name||Attribute Value|
|Product Dimensions||9.1 x 5.3 x 7.4 inches|
|Item Weight||5.95 pounds|
|Manufacturer||Bang & Olufsen|
|Country of Origin||China|
|Item model number||1253303|
|Batteries||1 Lithium Ion batteries required. (included)|
|Date First Available||October 29, 2020|
|Rating||4 stars and up|
Ratings & Reviews
Reviewed on March 26, 2022
Bought two Beolit 20s to replace a vacuum tube based stereo system that was seeing less and less use in my living room. More of the music we listen to at this point is just streamed from our phones. If I feel the need to listen to non-compressed/HD audio files, that usually occurs in the small recording studio I've built with my studio monitoring setup. With that background out of the way, I'll leave my impression of the Beolit 20. Typical Bang & Olufson design, meaning minimalist/unique form with high quality materials and excellent construction. Description of sound quality is always subjective but overall, based on my experience with audio over the past 40 years or so, I'd rate the Beolit 20 to be excellent. As compared to other bluetooth speakers I've auditioned in the past year (Sonos, Bose, HK, Ultimate Ears and JBL) the Beolit is by far the most pleasing of the bunch. Decent low end extension with fairly detailed mid-range and very nice high end extension without sounding strident. I doubt most people will be using two of these as I am in a stereo paired setup, but for those who might be interested in that, it certainly is a sound that rivals some of the higher end component stereo setups I've had over the years. For those who might be concerned with the quality of bluetooth audio codecs, there is line input via 3.5mm TRS (stereo) on the unit. If one is interested in using this as a powered speaker there's always that option, although running a pair of these in stereo will require a custom made Y-cable specifically wired for each Beolit to truly run L/R audio. But I digress. Most who buy this will be using bluetooth As for the bad, I could say say price but...you're looking at B&O, that's just the way it is. The app is fairly straightforward, stereo pairing can take an extra 30 seconds or so. Just be aware that there is a specific sequence to do it in (at least that's what my experience is). EQ on the app is useful but typically I just leave it at factory settings since so much music nowadays is just all over the map in terms of audio quality and EQ. In closing, if you want a speaker with flashing lights and all kinds of voice assistants and wifi network abilities, this isn't the speaker for you. On the other hand, if you want something elegant with excellent audiophile sound and a top notch build quality, buy the Beolit 20.
Reviewed on July 19, 2023
I purchased this speaker with the intent to use it primarily in my great room plus rare trips to other parts of my house on battery. It was intended mainly to be a stationary speaker with limited mobility. My review will reflect this use case, so you won't learn anything about the portability of this product from me. Upon arrival, I found that my speaker had some crazy, white-noise style hiss coming from the smaller drivers which was audible from numerous feet away in a quiet room. This sound was present in the following cases: directly after a factory reset, both while connected and disconnected from any Bluetooth devices, both while connected to wall-power and on battery power only, and even when playing music on a low volume setting. This hissing didn't seem correct to me, especially for a speaker of this price point, so I contacted B&O customer support. What a waste of time. While the customer care representative agreed with me that there should not be any hissing in the way I was experiencing it, the warranty group (which seems to be a separate entity) failed to send me a return label 3 times over 2 weeks and did not seem the least bit concerned in correcting the issue. And every time the customer care representative would try to reissue the warranty claim, I would get a message claiming that I needed to wait 48 business HOURS (not ~2 business days, but 6!) before requesting additional help. After the third unanswered warranty claim request (the label was never sent to my spam folder, either), I gave up. I may have simply requested a replacement speaker through Amazon once the B&O warranty route was exhausted, but there was no option for a replacement through Amazon, only a return. While the sound from the speaker is balanced and largely enjoyable when playing music above 25% volume, I couldn't rationalize keeping it based on the above issues. I purchased this speaker on sale for $400, but I cannot think of a valid reason to buy this speaker for any more that that value. That said, I also returned this speaker, so perhaps it is not even worth what I paid.
Reviewed on August 01, 2023
I bought two hoping to pair them as a stereo system as B&O claims can be done. It’s impossible and the B&O app keeps losing connection to the speakers. Just buy one and forget about stereo connection. I’m so disappointed in B&O’s tech. The speaker is mainly for the hardware
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