Danish company, Bang & Olufsen (B&O), introduced its new speaker called the BeoSound 35 at the Consumer Electronics Show 2016 (CES). Sporting a design and speaker layout not typically found on soundbars, the BeoSound 35 is meant to be an “all-in-one integrated music system”, rather than only serving as a means of boosting audio from televisions. To elaborate further of what the company means by “all-in-one”, support for streaming services such as Spotify is integrated into the unit. It also supports Google Cast, AirPlay and Bluetooth connectivity.
The BeoSound 35 can be controlled with a remote from any other products of B&O or with the BeoMusic app. The speaker is also easily paired with B&O’s other gear for multi-room audio. Additionally, there is an OLED display built in and on-board touch controls can handle any volume tweaks (which can be controlled with swipes), play/pause and so on.
The design of the BeoSound 35 is unique, since it doesn’t look boxy or flat like any other typical soundbars. B&O opted for an aluminium outer shell that enhances the aesthetics and helps with heat management. The BeoSound 35 also sports a pentagonal shape, and the larger loudspeaker in the center and tweeters on the ends contribute to the overall sound. The speaker can be either wall-mounted or placed on a stand.
The BeoSound 35 will be available this year on April, and it carries a price tag of US$2785 (approximately RM12,274).