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3.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the price, 8 Dec. 2013
This review is from: Bang & Olufsen PLAY Beolit 12 Airplay - Portable Wireless Music System (Grey) (Electronics)
Setup was a really unhappy experience. B&O nowhere does your support page or instruction leaflet say that this product does not support 802.11n connectivity!!!! It took me 3 hours and at least 20 attempts, resets etc. to find that out. Once i moved the router to 802.11b/g/n mode connection worked flawlessly.

The sound quality is good, without exaggeration at either end. However this is still a mono device, so you essentially get nothing more than what an old radio used to give you - i.e. no stereo. The sound is very directional - you have to be in front of the unit to experience any degree of quality. The sound goes nowhere near what the price suggests. This kind of sound you can get for much less.

Essentially the only quality of this product is portability. If you want to take high quality (mono) sound outdoor on your terrace or on a picnic you may consider this unit. However it is not a replacement even for a small home stereo.

EDIT: Today i tried the speaker using an SRS-Wow HD sound enhancing app. Boy, what a difference! This almost solves the mono sound issue. The two technologies seem to be a perfect match. I am still not raising my star rating because at this price i should not have had to use mind trickery to get a decent sound stage.
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Initial post: 2 Feb 2014 17:25:15 GMT
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Posted on 2 Feb 2014 17:25:48 GMT
ADEL HASSINE says:
Hi do you just need this app on your ipad iphone or you need to buy some hardware?
Thanks for your help

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Aug 2014 08:10:35 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 Aug 2014 19:20:45 BDT
Yes, hardware required - a dongle for the iPhone or iPad but its only available with the old 30 pin connector. The app plays you a sample with and without the processing for comparison. Frankly if this is a good example then save your money - it doesn't seem to add that much.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Sep 2014 16:12:11 BDT
C. Wise says:
It's not mono, so nothing remotely like a old radio.
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