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Bang & Olufsen Beosound Stage 3-Channel All-in-One Soundbar (2020)

MSRP 1899 USDNEX score 68%

Product Overview

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Stage is a high-end all-in-one soundbar. One of the most premium in its class, the Beosound Stage comes with 11 individually-powered drivers in a chassis made of aluminum or wood and supports most modern input methods.
As expected, the drivers are powered by class D digital amplifiers. They form what can best be described as a 3.0-channel setup, though through digital processing the soundbar is able to simulate height speakers (also thanks to the slight tilt of the outer full-range drivers).
Like other B&O products, the Beosound Stage has an exceptionally elegant design. that blends in most modern homes. A potential drawback, however, is that the unit is optically hung on the wall: while Bang & Olufsen likes consumers to believe that place the Stage on its back works just fine, placing the speakers facing up is surely suboptimal.
For those who want the sleekest look, B&O will gladly sell them a TV stand specifically designed to work with the Beosound Stage (for $800).
Those who wish for a form factor that may be easier to manage may be interested in B&O's Beoplay A9 or Beosound Balance.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Bright, rich sound signature
  • Dolby Atmos and Dolby TrueHD
  • Excellent wireless playback connectivity
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 68% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Excellent Atmos soundtracks
  • Outstanding wireless connectivity options
  • Impressive sound
  • Sleek design
  • Supports Dolby Atmos
Cons
  • Expensive for a soundbar
  • Lacks bass depth
  • No remote control
  • Lacks low-bass
  • No Dolby Atmos
  • Doesn’t deliver on Atmos
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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
[Input] 1x HDMI 2.0 eARC | [Output] 1x HDMI 2.0 + 1x 3.5mm AUX + 2x RJ45 (100Mbps)
Wireless Connectivity
Bluetooth 4.2 + WiFi 5

Construction

Colors
Natural, Smoked Oak, Bronze, Anthracite
Drivers | Midrange
4x 1.5" full-range
Drivers | Tweeter
3x 0.75" tweeters
Drivers | Woofer
4x 4" woofer
Form Factor
All-in-one soundbar
Loudspeaker Type
3-way bass reflex
Material
Aluminum, Oak Wood, Fabric

Dimensions

Size | Depth
77 mm
Size | Height
170 mm
Size | Width
1100 mm
Weight
8 kg

Function

Amplifier
Class D, 3x 50W for tweeters + 4x 50W for full-range + 4x 50W for woofer
Audio
Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, Acoustic Placement Settings, Thermal Protection, Adaptive Bass Linearization
Channels
3.0-Channel
Service
AirPlay 2, Chromecast built-in, Beolink Multiroom, TuneIn internet radio

Performance

Frequency Response
32 Hz ~ 22 kHz
Max Sound Level
100 dB SPL
Power Consumption
80 W
Power Output
550 W (150W tweeter + 200W full-range + 200W woofer)

Production

Debut
2020

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score 64%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
B&O Beosound Stage is a fabulous one-speaker solution for room-filling music or TV audio. But it falls short as a way of adding the immersive qualities of Dolby Atmos. You can get the excellent $800 Bose Soundbar 700 for less than half the price. If Atmos is a must-have, you can't go wrong with the Sonos Arc.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Dolby Atmos and 5.1 surround sound
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Alexa and Google Assistant support
Cons
  • Doesn’t deliver on Atmos
  • No built-in surround drivers

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score 68%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The Bang & Olufsen Beosound Stage has a bright, crisp, rich sound signature. In neutral audio mode, on tracks with intense sub-bass content, the Stage delivers powerful low-frequency depth. In Music mode, the bass depth is perhaps pushed forward and the highs are less crisp. The Stage can use a touch more sub bass than it's capable of.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Rich, crisp, rich sound signature
  • Accurate rumble
  • Clear, clear audio
Cons
  • No subwoofer
  • Lacks bass depth

rtings[3]

Sentiment Score 45%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following***:
The Bang & Olufsen Beosound Stage is decent for mixed use. It has a slightly boxy sound profile that lacks a bit of low-bass, which can affect thumpy genres like EDM or action-packed movies. Its companion app comes with a graphic EQ and presets so that you can tweak its sound to your liking.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Graphic EQ and presets
  • Supports Dolby Atmos
  • Gets loud enough to fill a large or crowded room
  • Outstanding wireless connectivity options
Cons
  • Out-of-the-box sound profile
  • Lacks low-bass
  • Can't downmix surround content into stereo

t3[4]

Sentiment Score 82%
Reviewers from t3 have found the following***:
The Bang & Olufsen Stage has 11 drivers, all of which work in tandem like a fine-tuned orchestra. There are four bass drivers, in a stereo configuration, plus two 38mm mid-rangers and a central 19mm dome tweeter. Connections are limited to two HDMI connections: a single HDMI 2.0 input and HDMI eARC to go into the TV, with support for 4K HDR and Dolby Vision.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Impressive sound
  • Dolby Atmos and Apple AirPlay 2 support
Cons
  • Expensive for a soundbar
  • No outboard subwoofer

trustedreviews[5]

Sentiment Score 75%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following***:
The Stage employs 11 individual speaker drivers, each with their own 50W amplifier module. There are four bass bins, paired in a stereo configuration, plus two 38mm mid-range drivers and a 19mm dome tweeter centred. There’s no separate subwoofer supplied with the Stage, but it doesn’t require one. Streaming support includes Apple AirPlay 2, with Chromecast built-in.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek, minimalist design
  • Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision
Cons
  • No remote control
  • No Apple AirPlay 2

whathifi[6]

Sentiment Score 75%
Reviewers from whathifi have found the following***:
The Bang & Olufsen Stage is a slim-looking soundbar, dressed in fabric and framed entirely by a single piece of aluminium or oak, depending on the finish. It's just over a metre wide, which means it'll stretch nicely across a 50in+ TV, while it's also 7.7cm thick to allow for the amplifier, speakers and processing engine. B&O has chosen not to kit it out with microphones - it's of the opinion that voice control in a TV is of limited use.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Excellent Atmos soundtracks
  • Easy to use app
Cons
  • No Dolby Atmos

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Bang and Olufsen Beosound Stage review: Beauty and the bass. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/sound-bar-reviews/bang-and-olufsen-beosound-stage-review/. 2020-10-04. Retrieved 2021-10-19.
2. ^ Bang & Olufsen Beosound Stage Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/bang-olufsen-beosound-stage. 2021-02-03. Retrieved 2021-10-19.
3. ^ Bang & Olufsen Beosound Stage Soundbar Review. [rtings]. https://www.rtings.com/soundbar/reviews/bang-olufsen/beosound-stage. 2020-10-09. Retrieved 2021-10-19.
4. ^ B&O Beosound Stage review: a stunning soundbar both sonically and visually. [t3]. https://www.t3.com/reviews/bang-olufsen-beosound-stage-review-soundbar. 2020-06-03. Retrieved 2021-10-20.
5. ^ Bang & Olufsen Beosound Stage Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/bang-olufsen-beosound-stage. Retrieved 2021-10-19.
6. ^ Hands on: Bang & Olufsen Beosound Stage review. [whathifi]. https://www.whathifi.com/reviews/bang-and-olufsen-beosound-stage. 2019-09-03. Retrieved 2021-10-19.

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