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By Robin-Leigh Chetty 21 April 2017

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Designed to fill any room in your home with bellowing sound, Bang & Olufsen's Beoplay M5 speaker is big on bass and price.
PROS
Solidly built and stands sturdy; Very powerful sound production; Nifty onboard controls
CONS
Too bassy; Costs quite a bit
VERDICT
Yes, it is indeed very loud and it delivers deep, bellowing bassy notes, but after a while it can become too hard to handle, especially if you want to listen to something other than the latest NOW mix. Factoring in its R11 599 asking price, I expected a far more balanced and nuanced performance when it comes to sound. If your heart is set on larger a speaker in the Beoplay range, I'd lean towards the Beolit 17 (a little under R10k) instead.
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