Bang & Olufsen Beoplay S3 Review

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay S3 Review

The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay S3 is an interesting choice for a high-definition portable speaker. Without cables, and thanks to its Bluetooth system, you can connect your smartphone, tablet, or television to these speakers to enjoy hyper-realistic, high-quality sound full of nuances. If you prefer, it also has a USB connection. You will be able to manage it directly from the device to which you have connected it.

Its 12-sided cube design is one of the most modern on the market; it is also lightweight and easy to place in any room. Thanks to the three buttons located at the top, it is very easy to use. If we compare its quality-price ratio, its price is one of the most competitive on the market.

Modern and powerful loudspeaker Beoplay S3 wireless speaker comes in a curious twelve-sided cube. It has a modern and elegant design that surprises with its high power, the elimination of resonances, and an excellent definition despite its lightness and portable size. It connects to your devices via Bluetooth 4.2 technology.

PROS:

  • Strong sound, voluminous bass
  • High maximum volume
  • Sounds very good, both loud and quiet
  • Excellently processed

CONS:

  • Only sound modes, no real equalizer
  • App with few functions
  • Not mobile without a battery

Beoplay S3

  • Perfectly balanced dodecahedral geometry and design, giving Beoplay S3 a harmonious shape for great sound.
  • Wireless connection with one or two speakers. Quick and easy Bluetooth connectivity from any of your devices.
  • You can pair two speakers wirelessly via Beoplay App for the ultimate stereo experience. Connect up to four speakers via cables for your surround sound system.

Technical characteristics of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay S3 speakers

The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay S3 speakers are a perfect accessory for those looking for the highest sound quality. It plays music with high fidelity sound to satisfy the most demanding users.

The Beoplay S3 speaker has two internal amplifiers for nuanced surround sound. These two 2×35 class D amplifiers allow us to reach 240 W of maximum power. This contributes to a more powerful sound even at lower volume and range, therefore greater range and distance. The Beoplay S3 speakers also feature two drivers, a 3/4″ tweeter and a 4″ woofer.

Sound

Its sound quality and hyper-realistic effect are enhanced by its manufacturing materials. Its rigid polymer construction eliminates resonance, notably improves acoustic stability, and produces a sound effect that reaches all types of nuances. In addition, it reaches a wide frequency range from 42 Hz to 20,000 Hz.

How to connect

It’s very simple when it comes to connecting and setting it up. It has a white LED light that tells us if the speaker is working. Besides that, there are only the necessary controls for its use. To connect it to your mobile phone or tablet, all you have to do is press a button on the speaker.

The Beoplay 3 will be synchronized by Bluetooth, allowing us to play remotely from our smartphone without approaching the speaker. The other two buttons, located on the speaker, are the volume buttons to adjust the sound intensity. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have an ON/OFF button, but it stays on and ready to use as long as the speaker is connected to power. In addition to Bluetooth, the Beoplay S3 speaker also incorporates a micro USB connection, an AC input, and the possibility of inputs and outputs for 3’5 mm Mini Jack.

Design

As for the design of the Beoplay S3, it was created by the famous Jakob Wagner. It has a modern aesthetic and contrasts between its rounded shapes and other more straight and asymmetrical ones. Its finishes add a touch of elegance and modernity that makes it perfect for placing in any corner of your home or office. The heavy-duty plastic outer casing is available in black, white, pink, and two different shades of blue; you can match this speaker to your interior!

The Beoplay S3 speaker is small and manageable, with 17’9 x 16’3 centimeters. Its weight is slightly more than 1 kilogram. The Beoplay S3 speaker also gives us the safety and quality of belonging to one of the most experienced brands on the market, Bang & Olufsen, founded in 1925.

Benefits

  • Users of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay S3 speakers emphasize the high quality of their sound, achieving nuances that other speakers cannot. Its sound is very clean and guarantees optimal acoustic stability without sound resonance. It perfectly reproduces sound nuances and tones, from bass to treble.
  • The Beoplay S3 speaker is very simple to use, wirelessly, from the device connected to it. This will allow us greater comfort in its use, without cables by means and by the Bluetooth connection. But if you prefer, the speaker also comes with a USB cable so you can connect it to your smartphone.
  • You can purchase up to 4 speakers and connect them via the BeoPlay app for an even more immersive sound effect. Up to two units can be connected wirelessly. From 3 units you will have to use cables for its connection. From this application, you can also control all the functions of this speaker, such as its volume or its power.
  • It is designed by one of the most eminent professionals in this field, a regular contributor to brands such as Porsche and Pioneer. It’s Jakob Wagner. Its design is a 12-sided cube that combines rounded shapes with more asymmetrical ones—a perfect decorative accessory.
  • It can be used on Android and iOS devices.

Disadvantages

  • Users who use this speaker through cables are sure they have some issues using it. Beoplay S3 gives preference to Bluetooth. When using USB-connected, the speaker will also begin searching for Bluetooth devices, which may produce a few clicks or dropouts. There is no button to override the Bluetooth connection option, so this problem is difficult to solve.
  • Remember that it is only optimal for Bluetooth 4.2 devices and is incompatible with previous versions.
  • The Beoplay S3 loudspeaker is not equipped with one or more rechargeable batteries, i.e., it must be permanently connected to the mains with the increase in power consumption that this implies.
  • Some users detect a delay of 2 to 8 seconds at the start of reproductions. In the case of televisions, this causes an imbalance between pictures and audio.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay S3 Review
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay S3 Review

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