BeoSound Shape makes Brunei debut

by Haadi Bakar
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Out of the many wall-mounted speakers currently in the market, only Bang & Olufsen can make theirs look like art deco wall panels.

Having to actually experience the BeoSound Shape last Friday at the Jerudong International School Art Centre was far more spectacular than simply looking at promotional photos supplied by B&O.

The BeoSound Shape is essentially a wireless speaker system made up of a hexagonal panels that you can rearrange in whatever design or style that fits your fancy. There are endless combinations, though depending on how far you can stretch your budget (the minimum number of tiles required for the speaker system to work is six).

There are about six colour palettes to choose from, inlcuding Parisian Night Blue, Purple Heart, Infantry Green, Brazilian Clay, Wild Dove Grey and Black.

B&O Brunei’s resident audiophile Malek Manan delivers a presentation on the BeoSound Shape at the Jerudong International School Art Centre on Friday.

Don’t take my word for it. These tiles look absolutely stunning when they’re mounted on a wall, you’d forget that these are actually speakers. B&O has a reputation of making incredibly designed speaker systems, but the Danish company has really outdone itself with the BeoSound Shape.

The sound quality of the BeoSound Shape is also as incredible as it looks.¬†Each of these tiles, when pieced together, serves a function (a speaker, amplifier or acoustic damper), and through¬†B&O’s unique algorithm, these speakers create a fixed soundstage, so no matter where you are standing in the room, the sound projected from the BeoSound Shape remains centred.

It’s as if the wall becomes a stage where you’ll hear the lead singer standing in the centre while the musical instruments are playing from the sides.


But these speakers do come with a hefty price tag. For the price of a BeoSound Shape starter package, you could probably get three iPhone X’s.

And if you’re not planning on streaming high bitrate or hi-res audio onto these speakers anytime soon, then these probably aren’t for you.

The BeoSound Shape is available at the Bang & Olufsen showroom in Kiarong. Contact Farah at 8291500 for more information.

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