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Beoplay A2 Active Review: Sleek Bluetooth Speakers With OmniSound


If you love sleek Scandinavian designs and portable Bluetooth speakers with an incredible sound experience then make sure the Beoplay A2 Active by Bang & Olufsen is on your radar.

B&O PLAY’s best-selling Bluetooth speakers is dust and splash resistant, comes with a USB-C charging cable for faster charging and seamless portability, with two stylish NATO-inspired straps made of woven polyamide with solid tensile strength included.

“The two straps for Beoplay A2 Active are inspired in large by the extremely durable watch straps that British soldiers wore during World War Two,” says Henrik Taudorf Lorensen, Corporate VP of B&O PLAY. “More than complementing the new dust and splash resistant design, the new straps add a contemporary and stylish expression to the speaker and highlight the versatility of the Beoplay A2 design.”

Up to 24 hours of portable playtime

Designed by award-winning Danish industrial designer Cecilie Manz, the speakers have omni-directional sound with a modest weight of only 1.1 kg and a battery life with up to 24 hours of portable playtime.

Beoplay A2 Active by Bang & Olufsen offers an amazing sound experience in a classic Danish design.
Beoplay A2 Active by Bang & Olufsen offers an amazing sound experience in a classic Danish design.

Adjust the sound profile with Beoplay App

Beoplay A2 Active is compatible with Beoplay App for Android, iPhone and Apple Watch. The app lets you pair two identical speakers for a true stereo setup and comes with a number of other intuitive features:

  • Bang & Olufsen sound engineers have created a variety of sound profiles specifically for Beoplay A2 Active: Lounge, Party, Podcast, and Favourite.
  • Users can adjust the tonality and sound staging themselves with the playful and intuitive B&O PLAY ToneTouch. The interface lets users feel their way through different sound settings and find the one that best suits the situation. Once adjusted, Beoplay A2 Active stores the setting in the product itself until you adjust it again.
  • Connected to Beoplay A2 Active, Beoplay App makes it easy to monitor the battery status of the speaker.
  • Users can control the music (play, pause, forward, back), and they can personalise the speaker in the app by giving it a specific colour and name.
  • Connecting Beoplay A2 Active to Beoplay App, users also receive software updates over the air.
Bring your Beoplay speakers with you everywhere and enjoy 24 hours of autonomy.
Bring your Beoplay speakers with you everywhere and enjoy 24 hours of autonomy.

Beoplay A2 Active retail price is AUD $595. Included with Beoplay A2 Active are two NATO inspired canvas straps. You can exchange the canvas straps with a high quality leather strap that retails for AUD $55. Available at Bang & Olufsen stores nationally or on

Robyn Foyster

Written by Robyn Foyster

Robyn Foyster is an award-winning journalist and former Editor-In-Chief of The Australian Women's Weekly. She is also the owner and publisher of Women Love Tech, Game Changers and The Carousel. Robyn is the owner and founder of a tech business called AR tech, where she helped create the world's first AR community shopping app called Sweep and her team produced the 2018 Vivid app. She is a speaker and a judge of the Telstra Business Awards and Mumbrella Awards. Robyn is passionate about supporting women in STEM.

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