Bang & Olufsen is back in our attention with a new incredible home speaker called Beosound Balance. Developed together with Benjamin Hubert, founder of British industrial design studio LAYER, this sculptural home speaker looks like it floats above a solid oak wood base, with a cool cylindrical shape that was clad in knitted textile.
It’s a soft, rounded silhouette, which looks nothing like a home speaker, and it uses interior-first materials, like oak wood and knitted textile, to redefine your home audio experience. The Beosound Balance also comes with an innovative user interface, that hides when it’s not in use, and seven-speaker drivers with the impressive beam-forming technology, that allows you to choose between different sound setups.
Thanks to light-through aluminium technology, the hidden user interface lights up only when you touch it. To control the volume, users have to wipe around the top place, and if you want to change tracks, pause the music or select your favourite listening experience, you need to touch on the icons. When you’re walking away from the speaker, this wonderful touch interface dims and hides away. Priced at $2,250, Beosound Balance is also able to “learn” its surroundings through the active room compensation technology. The speaker analyzes the room through its internal microphone and creates a set of audio filters that will compensate for any sound reflections in your home. - Luxatic