B&O Beosound A5, the eco-friendly portable Bluetooth speaker


A major challenge facing society today, environmental protection is a subject to which the world of hi-fi and home theater is increasingly attuned. Today, various measures are in place to encourage manufacturers to design more eco-friendly equipment, such as energy labels and repairability indexes. Bang & Olufsen is also committed to safeguarding the environment. In fact, the Danish manufacturer is developing fully modular equipment to extend the lifespan of its speakers. The new Beosound A5 is also part of this approach.

Bang & Olufsen Beosound A5 portable Bluetooth speaker
With the Beosound A5 portable speaker, Bang & Olufsen continues a long-standing commitment to innovation, excellence and respect for the environment.

New for 2023, the Bang & Olufsen Beosound A5 portable Bluetooth speaker boasts a unique silhouette. It is available in two finishes. The first, in black aluminum and dark oak, recalls the colors of Scandinavian forests. The second version, in gray aluminum, is adorned with an oak handle and a light-colored coat of woven natural fibers that evoke Nordic summers at the beach. With this portable Bluetooth speaker, Bang & Olufsen wants to highlight the beauty of nature.

A lasting commitment to preserving the environment

As well as paying tribute to the environment through the design of the Beosound A5 speaker, B&O is pursuing a more global ecological approach that has been underway for several years now. In 2021, B&O became the first manufacturer to offer a Cradle to Cradle-certified speaker with the Beosound Level. This certification focuses on the composition of materials, their reuse, renewable energies, carbon and water management, and social equity. The Cradle to Cradle certification is based on a simple principle: waste must be fully and indefinitely recyclable or environmentally neutral.

In 2021, the Bang and Olufsen Beosound Level connected speaker became the first Cradle to Cradle certified speaker. This label rewards environmentally neutral designs.

As a result, the B&O Beosound A5 features a modular design, making it easy to repair and recycle parts. The Danish manufacturer is banking on a circular model that opens up more sustainable prospects for components, but also, and above all, for the environment. The Beosound A5 Bluetooth speaker can be completely taken apart and is therefore built to last. Is the battery showing signs of fatigue after years of use? The owner can replace it themselves. Better still, if users tire of the finish of their Bang & Olufsen Beosound A5 portable speaker after several years, it is possible to replace it. B&O has already announced its intention to offer other interchangeable casings in new materials and different colors. And because the brand is determined to go the extra mile, the wood used in making the Beosound A5 speaker comes from Denmark, thus promoting a short supply chain.

Modular design
The B&O Beosound A5 portable speaker features a modular design that makes it easy to replace components such as the battery or front panel.

Mozart platform, a bridge between the past and future

B&O’s commitment to sustainability is also reflected in its determination to ensure the longevity of its speakers through continuous software updates. Thanks to the Mozart platform, developed by Bang & Olufsen, the Beosound A5 goes beyond craftsmanship and modular design. This platform incorporates the very latest features in audio, connectivity and software design. It bridges the heritage of the past, current technology and future innovations within Bang & Olufsen speakers and headphones. The Beosound A5 portable speaker is therefore able to evolve with new technologies and offer innovative listening experiences for years to come.

Beosound A5 and Mozart platform
Compatible with the Mozart software platform, the Bang & Olufsen Beosound A5 Bluetooth speaker is guaranteed to evolve over time to keep pace with new technologies.

What’s more, the B&O Beosound A5 portable Bluetooth speaker’s multi-room compatibility, via the proprietary Beolink ecosystem, enables it to integrate an audio setup made up of different models from the brand. The AirPlay 2 protocol also enables the speaker to be added to a multi-brand multi-room system. It can also be connected to other models to create a home sound system tailored to the user’s needs.

B&O Beosound A5, preserving high-quality sound

Bang & Olufsen’s commitment to sustainability doesn’t overshadow the sound quality of its equipment. The Beosound A5 speaker is the perfect example. With almost a century of expertise, the brand maintains the same high standards of manufacturing and performance. The B&O Beosound A5 speaker offers dynamic, punchy bass, while maintaining tonal balance.

Its four drivers are powered by as many class D amplifiers. Thanks to this unique design, the Beosound A5 Bluetooth speaker provides 360° sound diffusion. So you can enjoy a clear, precise listening experience wherever you are in the room.

Driver detail view
At the front of the B&O Beosound A5 Bluetooth speaker, the 5.2″ woofer coexists with the 1″ tweeter. Two 2″ midbass drivers are located on the rear sides.

With the Bang & Olufsen Beosound A5 portable Bluetooth speaker, the Danish company reaffirms its commitment to the environment and its ability to design sustainable equipment. It also demonstrates its ability to innovate and instill new momentum towards a more sustainable system. With the new B&O speaker, you’re guaranteed to enjoy a piece of high-performance equipment for years to come!

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