Danish audio brand Bang & Olufsen’s BeoPlay P6 portable speaker shows the company in good form. The little hi-fi sound reproduction package boasts plenty of power, a solid frequency response, and the uber-slick B&O aesthetic that has made the brand immediately recognizable to the audiophile cognoscenti.
Sticking with B&O’s own design mythos, then, the P6 offers a sly homage to the Beomaster 6000, implicitly suggesting kith and kin in fidelity as well as style. The aluminium body has seamlessly integrated control buttons and perforated side grilles.
Three class-D amplifiers, one full-range driver, and one sub-woofer give the P6 enough muscle to compete very favorably with Amazon’s Echo and Apple’s HomePod. Siri and Google Assistant compatibility keeps it relevant to the current tech of other offerings. The 215-watt rating should be a selling point, as well; that’s a great deal of power for such a small package.
Listeners will enjoy 360-degree sound production, in addition to splash and dust resistance, making the unit a great choice for outdoor summer entertaining.
B&O’s BeoPlay P6 is available now for $400.