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Bang-olufsen-beolit-12.33797617
8.2 out of 10

Bang & Olufsen BeoLit 12

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Reviews and Problems with Bang & Olufsen BeoLit 12

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Overall 2
2.0

After nearly 2 years of use - DO NOT BUY!

Amazon
8 November 2014
  • Summary: Do I like the audio quality of the Beolit 12 - YES, but that is where my happiness with this device ends. While I never had an issue with AirPlay upon first purchasing the Beolit 12, after the company provided the 1st software update the device began dropping constantly - an issue that continues to plague my listening to such an extent I typically listen with the iPhone plugged into the Beolit 12.
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Overall 2
2.0

Great sound - very poor connectivity: stay away

Leonardo da Vinci, Amazon
28 October 2014
  • Summary: The sound is great - but WLAN connectivity is a mess. My first new Beolit12 could not hold a WLAN connection for more than 15 minutes. I completely reconfigured my network based on B&O email support advice. No success. Then I exchanged my Beolit12 for a new one. Again drop-outs and loss of connection after 10-15 minutes. B&O seems to know about the problems from the very beginning - why don't they try to upgrade the firmware which is 2.5 years old?
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

shinnosuke takahashi, Amazon
23 September 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

William G Carr JR, Amazon
11 September 2014
  • Summary: It sounds great but it is cumbersome and slow to get it hooked up to the network.
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Overall 10
10

Incredible sound that puts B&O back on the map

Amazon
9 September 2014
  • Summary: I have to admit that I was somewhat skeptical when I first heard about this product. I think Bang & Olufsen has developed a reputation for delivering high style, high price but so-so audio performance in the past 10 years. I've owned some B&O products in the past have been happy--but not blown away--with them. However, when I read the reviews of the Beolit 12, I decided to take the plunge and purchase it.
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Overall 2
2.0

Worst of all is the constant " I told you ...

Ingo, Amazon
30 July 2014
  • Summary: This product worked for 3 months and then suddenly shut down. I've spent hours on the phone trying to sort out the problem. It's come down to B and O blaming my internet provider vs the internet company blaming B and O. Either way I'm now soundless. Worst of all is the constant " I told you so" from my wife who had a problem with another B and O product years ago. Ah well... The top surface serves as a good recharging station for our cellphones.
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Overall 6
6.0

the wireless performance should be PERFECT for this pricepoint

Amazon
7 July 2014
  • Summary: I work in IT. I configure cisco / HP procurve wireless controllers and accesspoints for at work so I know and u derstand wireless. This product has wireless problems everywhere!! I paied $600 which is more reasonable then $800, but back to amazon it goes! Seriously, the wireless performance should be PERFECT for this pricepoint. I am using an apple airport extreme at home which performs flawless with all other airplay devices.
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Overall 10
10

Fills my space with sound perfectly

multipass211 "me", Amazon
11 March 2014
  • Summary: In rebuilding my environment after a recent move (that won't be my last), I'm attempting a bit of minimalism... i.e. my bookshelves all fold. After considering a few other portable speakers and soundbar systems, I impulse purchased the Beolit 12 at a brick-and-mortar store (marked down). I was assured the unit was brand new, though the box was scuffed. On returning home I unboxed... to discover that the power cable was missing (boo!).
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Overall 10
10

Tried them all and this is the best with a few caveats.

Amazon
29 January 2014
  • Summary: Sound docks have been a hobby and an addiction for me. I have owned and used the following: original George, Harman Kardon Go Play, B&W Zeppelin, NAD Viso One, Arcam rCube, Marantz Consolette, and probably a few I have forgotten. I can state without hesitation that the Beolit 12 is absolutely the best sounding dock/speaker of any of these period. The amazing part is that it also the smallest.
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Overall 2
2.0

terrible!

diegozucc, Amazon
12 January 2014
  • Summary: Cant believe B&O did such a defective product at this price! Wifi is almost impossible to set up, did it 6 times before it Finally worked. Then i get constant drops. If I hadnt brought it outside US i would return it.
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