Beosound A1 2nd gen. vs. Beoplay A1

Beosound A1 2. generation vs Beoplay A1

We have today launched a new and updated version of our Bluetooth speaker, Beosound A1 2nd generation, which is the successor and an improved version of our popular Beoplay A1. But what is the difference between the Beoplay A1 and the new updated Beosound A1 2nd generation? We will try to make that clear for you here. But first – as always – we outline the similarities first.

Both speakers:

  • are manufactured in sturdy and luxurious materials.
  • are ultra portable – perfect for taking on the go.
  • are designed by Cecilie Manz.
  • have a leather strap for easy carry.
  • have Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound.
  • are perfect for an active daily life in a dust and splash proof design.

What improvements do you find in the new A1 2nd generation? Let’s say it like this: Everything you loved about Beoplay A1, we give you more off with Beosound A1 2nd generation:

  • A1 2nd generation is the first fully dust and waterproof Bang & Olufsen product certified up to IP67 level. This means that the product is completely impervious to dust and sand particles and can withstand being submerged in water up to 1 meter depth for up to 30 minutes.
  • Improved audio quality with AAC and aptX Adaptive codec
  • Equipped with 3 microphones that make the Beosound A1 2nd generation an excellent companion in the office
  • Reduced weight and size: 5% lighter and 1 mm. lower than Beoplay A1
  • Improved battery life of up to 18 hours at typical volume and up to 43 hours at low volume
  • The original beautiful shape and soft edges that make the A1 so unique have been preserved, while the classic silhouette is made more refined and modern. And then the bottom is made slimmer to create an elegant floating look – a lighter version of the classic A1 design.
  • Bluetooth 5.1 vs. 4.2 in Beoplay A1
  • Quick Pairing with Microsoft Swift Pair and Google Fast Pair
  • Fully integrated Alexa voice control with alarms
  • Improved user experience: the buttons have been moved and become more visible as well as the button feedback more clear. The LED has also been moved to a much clearer location on top of the product


Beosound A1 2nd generation can be purchased in our webshop or physical store in Frederiksberg from today. You can also see more pictures or read more about our latest portable speaker Beosound A1 2nd generation right here on our website.

Beosound A1 2. gen. - Galleri