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By Robin-Leigh Chetty 2 December 2016

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At R5 000, the BeoPlay A1 from Bang & Olufsen is pricey for a portable speaker. Its premium design and acoustic range, however, makes it difficult to match.
PROS
Solidly constructed; Good audio range; Highly portable
CONS
Price can be hurdle for some; Controls faintly printed on speaker
VERDICT
Yes, R5 000 is fair bit to paying for a portable speaker, but the A1 is well designed, delivers good sound and proves itself an all-rounder in a number of scenarios. For consumers that want a compact portable speaker that has well balanced mixed of listening to offer, the BeoPlay A1 is money well spent. Indeed, you could likely go out and buy a far cheaper portable speaker, but whether it's on par with the A1's audio capabilities, looks as good or indeed stands the test of time is hard to guarantee. With th
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