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Chris Hassell
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Why are they doing more and more Bluetooth speakers? Seems odd.

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Jeff replied on Mon, Apr 16 2018 4:55 PM

Chris Hassell:
Why are they doing more and more Bluetooth speakers? Seems odd.

Because unlike their wifi, their BT actually seems to work reliably.

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Sandyb replied on Mon, Apr 16 2018 4:58 PM

Ha!

Thought everyone complained about their BT headphones?

None of these wireless tech's seem very bulletproof, however marvellously convenient they can be.

Pretty much all my B&O stuff is hard wired in, though the one that isnt (Beosound 2) actually is fine on wifi.

 

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rgbyhkr replied on Mon, Apr 16 2018 5:08 PM

I have also had pretty decent success on wifi with my BeoSound 1, as well as an A6.  I do make sure to keep all my products up to date firmware wise though and have seen improvements in various Wifi and BT B&O products over time with such updates.  They can of course still be finicky, though I have found most BT products to be to some degree susceptible to dropouts and/or nearby interference.  Stereo pairing A1'a or A2's have been better with later firmware updates (it was pretty poor in the initial software versions), but it could still be better.

The only BT product I've ever used that I've found reliable almost every single time are my AirPods.  The W1 chip seems to have dramatically improved upon the base layer of BT comms such that I never hesitate to turn to them.  Are they bulletproof?  No.  But they are better than BT solutions from countless companies that I've owned and tested.  

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Simonbeo replied on Mon, Apr 16 2018 9:58 PM

Sandyb:

Ha!

Thought everyone complained about their BT headphones?

None of these wireless tech's seem very bulletproof, however marvellously convenient they can be.

Pretty much all my B&O stuff is hard wired in, though the one that isnt (Beosound 2) actually is fine on wifi.

 

I never have any issues with my BT headphones. Very pleased with the quality and the performance. 

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Sandyb replied on Mon, Apr 16 2018 10:23 PM

Thats good then, though there is ample evidence out there showing both BT's strengths and limitations.

I have a pair (non B&O), so i'm not militantly against them - but they have their limitations, be it robust connectivity or limited sound quality.

 

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BenSA replied on Tue, Apr 17 2018 8:46 AM

The release advert is really well done. Makes the P6 come across as very premium. In that department they did a good job.

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leysfi replied on Tue, Apr 17 2018 8:53 AM

B&O's wireless product range is worthless. We've switched (after 25 years of B&O customership) to Sonos a couple of years ago, and still have no regret about it: you can buy almost three Play:1 speakers for the price of one P6, their sound quality is far superior, the software is fantastic, the multi-room capability is the best you'll find on the market, the design is gorgeous, etc... etc...

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Beoradio replied on Tue, Apr 17 2018 9:29 AM

 

I also like the design.

It makes sence to have an upright model in the BT series that goes with the design of the  A1.

I'm a little confused.

What about stereo paring?

When you compare P6, A1 and Beolit 17, the website says, no wireless stereo pairing for P6.

 

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Hiort replied on Tue, Apr 17 2018 9:31 AM
leysfi:

B&O's wireless product range is worthless. We've switched (after 25 years of B&O customership) to Sonos a couple of years ago, and still have no regret about it: you can buy almost three Play:1 speakers for the price of one P6, their sound quality is far superior, the software is fantastic, the multi-room capability is the best you'll find on the market, the design is gorgeous, etc... etc...

P6 has no WiFi. Its a pure Bluetooth speaker.

 

 

 

 

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Hiort replied on Tue, Apr 17 2018 9:32 AM
Beoradio:

I also like the design.

It makes sence to have an upright model in the BT series that goes with the design of the A1.

Why no option for wireless stereo pairing ?

Rudy

It says in the spec you can stereo pair.

 

 

 

 

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leysfi replied on Tue, Apr 17 2018 9:35 AM

As an end user you don't care what wireless technology is being used. You only look at the performance, the results, the capability, the features, the quality, the price. With Sonos you can set up separate streams over WiFi towards each speaker (each room), or you can pair several speakers so they sound synchronized (no time lapse between them). Try that with BT!

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Hiort replied on Tue, Apr 17 2018 9:38 AM

leysfi:

As an end user you don't care what wireless technology is being used. You only look at the performance, the results, the capability, the features, the quality, the price. With Sonos you can set up separate streams over WiFi towards each speaker (each room), or you can pair several speakers so they sound synchronized (no time lapse between them). Try that with BT!

Sure,

I just mean that you do not compare apples with apples Smile

Sonos speakers are based on Wifi. P6 is not.  

 

 

 

 

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Beoradio replied on Tue, Apr 17 2018 9:38 AM

@ Hiort,

 

Stereo pairing woulde be perfect.

So the info I got when I compared the 3 types, was wrong.

 

Rudy

 

 

 

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Hiort replied on Tue, Apr 17 2018 9:40 AM

Beoradio:

@ Hiort,

 

Stereo pairing woulde be perfect.

So the info I got when I compared the 3 types, was wrong.

 

Rudy

Here are the info:

https://www.beoplay.com/en/products/beoplayp6#techspec

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I already have an A1 - if not, I’d probably not hesitate buying one of these.

Looking forward to listening to it soon.

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elephant replied on Tue, Apr 17 2018 10:00 AM
We have never had any issues with the A2s in two households

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Fidse replied on Tue, Apr 17 2018 11:26 AM
I just ordered one today.

Excited to see, how it compares to A2
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elephant replied on Tue, Apr 17 2018 11:57 AM

https://www.macrumors.com/2018/04/17/bo-portable-beoplay-p6-wireless-speaker/

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It’s all around the workd press now - well timed by the beoplay marketing team.

What we are waiting for now is the first review or - even better - for someone on Beoworld to have listened to it/bought it.

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Svenni replied on Tue, Apr 17 2018 12:51 PM

I can't understand where this fits into the product line...

same price as an A2
is only 100 gr lighter
has less battery
no line-in
no stereo-paring

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Hiort replied on Tue, Apr 17 2018 1:06 PM

Sveinn Davidsson:

I can't understand where this fits into the product line...

same price as an A2
is only 100 gr lighter
has less battery
no line-in
no stereo-paring

It has stereopairing:

FEATURES
  • True360 Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound
  • Microphone for calls and access to Voice Assistants
  • Wireless pairing mode for a full stereo experience using two speakers

  • Full digital crossover design optimized for uniform radiation of sound
  • Dust and splash proof (IP54)
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    Hiort replied on Tue, Apr 17 2018 1:10 PM

    Sveinn Davidsson:

    I can't understand where this fits into the product line...

    same price as an A2
    is only 100 gr lighter
    has less battery
    no line-in
    no stereo-paring

    Apart from the stereopairing it also has the microphone, so I think its a sensible addition to the product line. More neat and portable than the Beolit and more functionality (and maybe more powerful sound) than the A2.

     

     

     

     

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    Svenni replied on Tue, Apr 17 2018 1:46 PM

    Strange, this is what I see in compare mode

    Beoplay A2 Black
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    Beoplay H6 Black (Gen 2)
    Beoplay S3 Black (x2)
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    Beoradio replied on Tue, Apr 17 2018 1:56 PM

    @ Sveinn,

     

    I also noticed this on the B&O Play website.

    Here's the reply from B&O Play support.

     

    Thank you for contacting the B&O Play Support.

    We do apologize for the mistake in the comparison guide, we will get that adjusted as soon as possible.

    The P6 does indeed have stereo pairing.

     

     

     

     

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    Teletom replied on Tue, Apr 17 2018 3:59 PM
    Could not find any to the point information about the number of drivers in the P6 and their specifications.
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    tph replied on Tue, Apr 17 2018 4:33 PM

    Teletom:
    Could not find any to the point information about the number of drivers in the P6 and their specifications.

    The product page itself doesn't say much, but the comparison page lists the following:

    • 2 x 1.5’’ Full range
    • 1 x 4” Woofer

    Presumably the full-range drivers are positioned on either side for the 360° sound.

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    Teletom replied on Tue, Apr 17 2018 5:56 PM
    Thanks Tuomas for your info!
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    Hiort replied on Wed, Apr 18 2018 4:31 PM
    My dealer says A2 will be discontinued and P6 will take its place.

     

     

     

     

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    John o’ Manchester is back....with a P6 video

    https://youtu.be/G2iE2se0yZA

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    SHEFFIELD replied on Sat, Apr 28 2018 9:48 PM

    We have the P6 in stock...

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    I had the opportunity of listening to P6 today.

    It is a rather impressive small and decent sounding box.

    It is also nicely built - all that I expect from Bang & Olufsen for such a speaker.

    If I did not already have an A1, I’d buy it instantly.

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