Updated 1 Mar 2018

B&O

Beolit 17

Snapshot: The B&O Beolit 17 has a battery with below-average runtime. It weighs more than 500g and can be used as a hands-free device for your phone.

Beolit 17
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$749

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Test results

Overall score
59
Sound
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Sound signal
?/10

Good points

  • Very good ease of use.
  • OK sound signal.
  • Can be paired for stereo quality sound.
  • Good battery.
  • Has a 3.5mm line input.
  • Is battery powered.

But

  • Poor sound.
  • Doesn't have a remote control.

How we test

Overall score is based on:

Sound (45%): Scored by our panel of expert listeners judging a variety of music, spoken word, and sounds on each device and scoring them out of 10. These scores are collated to get our overall sound score.

Ease of use (45%): Considers the clarity and accuracy of the manuals supplied and the ease of setting up the speaker, as well as connecting it to a device and sending music to the speaker.

Signal (10%): Tested by looking at several factors, including having the audio source in different positions, using various audio sources, interference, obstruction and degradation.

Price is based on a January 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$749

Audio adjustments

Bass on device
×
Treble on device
×
Tone presets on device
×
Bass on app
×
Treble on app
×
Tone presets on app

Specifications

Weight (g)
2569
Mainspowered
Apple Airplay
×
Lightning cable port
×
Bluetooth
Handsfree phone over Bluetooth
Micro USB port
×
Line in (3.5mm)
Built-in FM radio
×
Battery powered
Claimed battery life (hours)
24
Battery runtime (mins)
1785
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
188x131x228

Features

Controls

Power/Bluetooth Power/Input Mode/Volume Up/Volume Down

Microphone
×
Travel case
×
WiFi capable
×
Ethernet capable
×
Headphone jack
Charge external devices via USB
×
Remote control
×
Audio cable included
×
Streaming services supported
n/a
Audio formats supported
n/a
Multi-room capable
No
Can be paired for stereo
Yes