Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A8 by B&O PLAY

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A8 by B&O PLAY

$1,149.95

4.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 12 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    The BeoPlay A8 sound system connects to your iPhone, iPad or iPod to Bang & Olufsen premium sound-quality speakers, wirelessly and instantly using Apple AirPlay. Charge your Apple device or simply use a downloadable app to let the BeoPlay A8 and its Class D amplifiers take over music duties from your iPhone or iPad when you arrive home.

  • Highlights

    • Custom-made Bang & Olufsen speakers for brilliant sound
    • Stream your music via Apple AirPlay
    • Control music from your iPhone or iPad
    • Use the Apple dock connector to charge your iPhone or iPad
    • Compact design can be wall-mounted
    • Acoustic setting for walls, corners and freestanding positions
    • Dedicated remote control
  • Did you notice?

    All current and future owners of BeoPlay A8 can receive a new iPhone 5 dock connector free of charge. Just go to www.beoplay.com/a8/dock-upgrade and provide your email address.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Listening to your music collection wirelessly and instantly.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A8 Airplay Speaker Dock
    • Wall bracket and two aluminum feet
    • Remote control
    • Removable dock
    • AC power cord
    • User manual
  • Tech Specs

    • Frequency Response: 38 Hz - 20,000 Hz
    • Drivers: 5” woofer, 3/4” tweeter
    • Height: 239 mm/9.41 in.
    • Width: 660 mm/25.98 in.
    • Weight: 4250 g
    • Length: 165 mm/6.5 in.
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: 1292246
    • UPC or EAN No.: 5705260039924

    Warranty

    • Warranty: Three years (When you register your BeoPlay A8 product at www.beoplay.com/register, you'll receive an automatic one-year warranty extension to your standard two-year warranty)

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Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (4.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • The Beoplay 8A is the best sounding boom box on the market

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I have had this unit for about a month now and the sound and look are both outstanding with such a clarity and a real punch to the I have had this unit for about a month now and the sound and look are both outstanding with such a clarity and a real punch to the base. Very little distortion at maximum volume; just amazed! Had a Bose previously but this unit blows them out of the water big time! Well done B&O!!

    • Written by from Arlington

    300 of 342 people found this useful

    Was this useful? The Beoplay 8A is the best sounding boom box on the market
  • Sound quality that you must hear to believe!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought this unit after already owning the original beosound 8 and a bunch of other docks which I've since given away. The deep r I bought this unit after already owning the original beosound 8 and a bunch of other docks which I've since given away. The deep rich sound that B&O recreates with these one piece units actually sounds better than some separate systems I've owned. Bass so deep but at the same time delicate imaging and precision, you must hear the A8 to believe how good it sounds.
    I like the fact that I can charge my iPad on it while streaming my music from my iPhone thru AirPlay and when I turn my tv on, it plays thru the A8 with great clarity. This one is the total package.

    • Written by from Flushing

    242 of 275 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Sound quality that you must hear to believe!
  • so much bass broke window

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    i bought these because they looked good (except for the price, but worth it). because i live in a 1900's house and the windows are i bought these because they looked good (except for the price, but worth it). because i live in a 1900's house and the windows are weak. i put them in the kitchen next to the window and played jayz. when i went to change the song there was a big crack in the window. to be sure that it was the speakers and not the house i took them to the bathroom and did the same thing in the kitchen. overall look great have good sound. my only warnings are keep them away from windows if you live in an old house

    • Written by from Fishers

    268 of 348 people found this useful

    Was this useful? so much bass broke window
  • Beoplay A8 high end compact audiophile system for Smartphones and Tablets

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pricey but very efficient high quality built and design (aluminum).Very light (under 10lbs) and compact,yet very powerful;can easi Pricey but very efficient high quality built and design (aluminum).Very light (under 10lbs) and compact,yet very powerful;can easily be carried from one room to the other for great flexibility and convenience.Well balanced hi-fi sound with surprisingly strong bass output down to 38 hz.Fully compatible with old 30 pins or lightning cnx (included in box).Dock and recharge any iDevice swiftly while playing. With the aux input,can serve as a high end sound bar for TV. Can play surprisingly loud without any distortion,and is capable of filling a large room,but will perform at its best in a medium (or small) room. Could be the only system you will ever need in a small apartment ,or at the cottage.Airplay and dlna capability.I am very impressed with overall quality of this component .It is not just about good looks.I am finally able to release anywhere throughout the house, all that digital music that has been trapped digitally,and with beautiful sound , at the touch of a small screen.

    • Written by from Laval

    3 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Beoplay A8 high end compact audiophile system for Smartphones and Tablets
  • Excellent sound, excellent AirPlay functionality, excellent docking

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised. Can be connected to local network with WiFi or cable. With latest software update (version 3.0.5) it works we Works as advertised. Can be connected to local network with WiFi or cable. With latest software update (version 3.0.5) it works well with iPhone 5, when using new dock.

    Also works well with old iPhone and iPad docked. And with AirPlay. And with streaming of music through their own software for iOS or through any other app for iOS capable of playing sound.

    Sound is amazing. Best sound ever for such small speakers. Period.

    Only minus so far is that updating the hardware's internal software is a bit of a hazzle as it requires an ethernet connection of some kind. But once it has it, software is very easily updated using the iOS application or from your Mac / PC.

    In general - very happy :-)

    • Written by from Malmö, Sweden

    5 of 6 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Excellent sound, excellent AirPlay functionality, excellent docking
  • Disappointing

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Purchased new, it didn't work. B and O claim that it was my broadband. Changed broadband provider from Sky to BT, at significant c Purchased new, it didn't work. B and O claim that it was my broadband. Changed broadband provider from Sky to BT, at significant cost, it still didn't work. Sometimes the air play would connect, but it only lasted a few minutes even though the router was in the same room. B and o then said it was that we needed a software upgrade. We had an engineer out, and had to go to store. With 2 software updates b and o claim now that its because BT isn't compatible, and that we need to buy a new router! They say that it is a common fault with BT. Paid nearly a thousand pounds for this, and now have to pay more for a router as bang and olufsen say that it's not the product, it's that sky and bt offer poor routers! The A8 has never been played. Waste of money, I will never buy bang and olufsen again. I would never recommend them nor the a8. Steer clear!!

    • Written by from Reading

    14 of 28 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Disappointing