Bang & Olufsen beolab 90 $115,000 Pair

Review of luxury speakers Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 90

bang & olufsen beolab 90

Imagine a speaker so intellectually conceptualized, exquisitely designed, and so finely tuned that it can deliver an exceptional audio experience in any environment. This is the new acoustic speaker BeoLab 90 from Bang & Olufsen. It will change the future of sound.




@sfgak  +1      

I do remember reading the Stereophile review years ago. A bit ugly for me but I was impressed at the positive listening and findings.


@jon_5912 wrote:

luxury = marketing to idiots.  It's selling the sizzle with no steak.  It's been around a long time.

I'm assuming you haven't listened to these speakers. The BeoLab 90's are engineering marvels ahead of their time, and at the couple of occasions I've heard them they delivered a rather immensely scaled, stabile, resolved and effortless full-range presentation. I find they're an impressive feat sonically and technologically, and say what you will about the aesthetics part - it's certainly distinct and consciously chosen. 

Mentioning the BeoLab 90's in conjunction with high-end audiophilia it probably riles up some of the audiophile inclined that they're DSP-controlled active speakers with >8kW total amp (ICE-)power per channel and are able to adapt to the acoustic environment (incl. a range different of sounding presets via its DSP), while looking the way (/costing what) they do and coming from B&O no less. I find it ironic almost that a manufacturer so invested in the design of its products is as well at the very forefront technologically - radically, even - realizing the sonic aspects. Perhaps the general segment of the high-end speaker industry may pay a little more attention here..

I haven't listened to them and I wouldn't if I had the opportunity.  They're a product priced at a point where they don't have to compete.  And that's the point I think.  Competition avoidance.  It's super uninteresting.  Throw in a bunch of crazy expensive tech and pretend that makes it great.  

Seems  like it will sounds amazing but the looks alone is no no 

kind of like aliens 👽 speakers super ugly 

it’s among four most ugliest speakers in the world 

Tekton speakers, McIntosh speakers , Emotiva speakers and now Bang & Olufsen