Bang & Olufsen launches premium wireless speaker with 8-hour battery life

Bang & Olufsen launches premium wireless speaker with 8-hour battery life

The Bang & Olufsen Beolit ​​20 premium Bluetooth speaker has been launched in Europe. Beolit ​​20 is a successor to the company’s Beolit ​​17 loudspeaker that was launched in 2017. The audio equipment manufacturer claims that the wireless speaker can deliver up to 37 hours of playtime with background listening volumes and up to 8 hours with typical listening volumes. The USP of the speaker is its basket-shaped design, USB Type-C charging, and Qi wireless charging dock on top of the unit.

Price Bang & Olufsen Beolit ​​20

Bang & Olufsen Beolit ​​20 is priced at EUR 500 (approximately Rs 43,500) and available in two color options: Gray Mist and Black Anthracite. There is no information about its launch in India.

Bang & Olufsen Beolit ​​20 Features and Specifications

Bang & Olufsen Beolit ​​20 is the fourth generation loudspeaker after Beolit ​​17 (launched in 2017), Beolit ​​15 (launched in 2015) and Beolit ​​12 (launched in 2012). The speaker has retained its overall lunchbox / basket design. The Beolit ​​20, however, comes with great improvements over its predecessor. The first is the design in which the speaker now has a new grille and a simplified and intuitive set of control buttons. The case is made from anodized aluminum for a robust body, and there is a new vegetable tanned leather strap.

Bang & Olufsen claims that Beolit ​​20 offers True360 sound, tuned by Bang & Olufsen engineers. When it comes to speaker setup, the premium speaker features three 1.5-inch full-range speakers, a 5.5-inch woofer, and two 4-inch passive bass radiators. There are two 35W Class D amplifiers. It comes with five presets and a fully customizable EQ in the Bang & Olufsen app.

Bang & Olufsen Beolit ​​20 Photo credit: Bang & Olufsen

Unlike its predecessor, the Bang & Olufsen Beolit ​​20 features a built-in 5W wireless charging station for charging Qi-compatible devices. Customers can hold their devices over the circular “charge” sign in the center of the top tray. It is claimed to offer up to 8 hours of playback at typical listening volume and with the Qi wireless charging feature. The speaker comes with USB Type-C connectivity and its 3,200 mAh battery is said to be fully charged in 3 hours (at 15 V – 3 A charge).

In terms of connectivity options, the Bang & Olufsen Beolit ​​20 comes equipped with Bluetooth v4.2. As mentioned, there is USB Type-C for charging and a 3.5mm port. The speaker also enables stereo pairing between Beolit ​​20 speakers, as well as between Beolit ​​20 and Beolit ​​17 speakers.

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