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Bang & Olufsen shuttering shops as AV sales stumble

Bang & Olufsen shuttering shops as AV sales stumble

Bang & Olufsen will shutter up to 125 stores across Europe in an attempt to save money, the Danish style merchant has confirmed, after retail sales of the company's high-design A/V products failed to keep pace with its automotive deals. Sales grew 5.5-percent year on year in September to November 2012, B&O announced, but that was predominantly down to in-car audio tie-ins with Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, and other marques, rather than its more traditional media player and TV range.

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Audi, Bang & Olufsen, Fraunhofer IIS team up for 3D auto experience

Audi, Bang & Olufsen, Fraunhofer IIS team up for 3D auto experience

The folks at three of the biggest names in auto and/or audio have come together this month to bring on a beast of a system for the Audi Q7 for 2013. Bang & Olufsen have partnered with Audi as well as Fraunhofer IIS to bring on a "3D sound experience" for the next generation of Audi vehicles. Fraunhofer IIS, if you did not know, was the "main" inventor (as they say) of the MP3 and is an innovator of next-level audio experiences top to bottom - as any average Joe would tell you.

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BeoVision 11 is Bang & Olufsen’s first Smart TV

BeoVision 11 is Bang & Olufsen’s first Smart TV

Bang & Olufsen has launched its first smart TV, the BeoVision 11, up to 55-inches of media-streaming LCD pleasure clad in the Danish company's typically minimalistic design. Available in 40-, 46-, and 55-inch sizes, all running at Full HD 1080p resolution, the BeoVision 11 throws in Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter apps, as well as streaming content from various country-specific providers, along with a full web browser.

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B&O BeoPlay A9: AirPlay gets outlandish

B&O BeoPlay A9: AirPlay gets outlandish

High-end home entertainment kit provider and style trend-setter Bang & Olufsen has outed its latest music system, but though the BeoPlay A9 goes wireless, it's certainly not discrete. The vast, round speaker system - which reminds us of an archery target, albeit one with touch-sensitive volume controls and a companion smartphone and tablet app - can be wall-mounted or stood on three wooden legs, streaming music around your home via DLNA and AirPlay.

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B&O offers free iPhone 5 Lighting upgrade for pricy BeoPlay A8 dock

B&O offers free iPhone 5 Lighting upgrade for pricy BeoPlay A8 dock

Ever wondered whether it's worth shelling out the extra cash for a Bang & Olufsen system rather than cheaper rivals? B&O's free Lightning upgrade deal for the BeoPlay A8 might convince you; the company has confirmed that all existing and new owners of the eye-catching iPhone and iPod speaker-dock will get a free Lighting adapter that seamlessly switches over with the legacy 30-pin Dock Connector.

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ASUS Audio Dock hands-on with Transformer Prime

ASUS Audio Dock hands-on with Transformer Prime

This week the folks at ASUS have brought on a new addition to the ASUS Transformer family with the ASUS Audio Dock, and we got our hands on it at Computex this morning! This device is an extremely slick-looking speaker dock for the ASUS TF201 (Transformer Prime), TF700T (Transformer Prime 700 Series), and TF300T (Transformer Pad), two out of three of which we've done full reviews on already. What you'll get is 4 x 3W speakers with ASUS SonicMaster Audio tied with Audio by Bang & Olufsen ICEpower.

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Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay V1 TV pic leaks

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay V1 TV pic leaks

Anytime I hear the name Bang & Olufsen; I know the device will be something that costs a lot of money. There are other things you can count on when you hear the B&O name as well, like style and quality sound. Back during CES Bang & Olufsen announced a new series called B&O Play that would be less expensive consumer devices.

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B&O unveils the Beolit 12 AirPlay portable audio system

B&O unveils the Beolit 12 AirPlay portable audio system

Bang & Olufsen has launched a portable audio system called the Beolit 12 that supports Apple's AirPlay technology for wireless streaming. Unlike the company's other luxury audio solutions, the Beolit 12 is launched through the company's new brand, B&O PLAY, which puts cutting-edge sound quality into more playful and portable products.

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B&O PLAY launches: “Affordable” audio-video brand

B&O PLAY launches: “Affordable” audio-video brand

Bang & Olufsen has launched B&O PLAY, a new brand of more affordable audio-video products that promise the Danish company's customary style and build quality but at a price that won't shatter your wallet. Exactly how affordable the new range will be hasn't been detailed - B&O only says "more accessible levels" - but as well as showing up in the company's own stores the products will be featured in select Apple stores together with online.

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B&O BeoVision 12-65 plasma TV and BeoLab 12 speakers debut

B&O BeoVision 12-65 plasma TV and BeoLab 12 speakers debut

Bang & Olufsen has launched a new 65-inch plasma TV, the B&O BeoVision 12-65, along with a set of minimalist wall-mounted speakers, the B&O BeoLab 12. The BeoVision 12-65 uses an ultra slim NeoPDP panel and some clever optical trickery consisting of flexed metal strips to make the set look even narrower; it runs at Full HD, and has an integrated center-channel speaker for use with surround sound setups.

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Bang & Olufsen Debut BeoSound 5 Encore Luxury Media Hub

Bang & Olufsen Debut BeoSound 5 Encore Luxury Media Hub

Bang & Olufsen, known for their upscale electronics, has today debuted a new media hub called the BeoSound 5 Encore. The device works like a networked media hub and is a more affordable follow-up to their BeoSound 5 introduced in 2009, which was known for its internet radio and an included hard drive. The new Encore edition eschews the hard drive opting for connectivity with a variety of external devices.

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Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 4-85: 85-inches of wallet-busting 3D

Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 4-85: 85-inches of wallet-busting 3D

Bang & Olufsen has dipped a well-designed toe into the world of 3D, with the company's latest TV offering well-heeled buyers the third dimension. The Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 4-85 is a whopping 85-inch plasma HDTV, complete with a dedicated BeoLab 10 center speaker and a motorized stand that automatically lifts the set to the optimal viewing position (as well as rotate it to suit your sofa).

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