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Experts recommend Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd gen) more than Tribit Stormbox Blast

As of 2 Apr 2024, experts prefer Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd gen) over Tribit Stormbox Blast, but both Bluetooth Speakers have solid expert endorsements.

As per this month's meta ranking, Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd gen) received 4 recommendations: from What Hi-Fi (18 Mar 2024), Popular Mechanics (2 Dec 2022) TechRadar (4 Mar 2024) and 1 other. By contrast, Tribit Stormbox Blast received only 2 recommendations from TechRadar (4 Mar 2024) and Tom's Guide (26 Mar 2024).

Rank Change Price Bluetooth Speaker
What Hi-Fi
SoundGuys
PCMag
Popular Mechanics
TechRadar
Rtings.com
Tom's Guide
WIRED
TechHive
Digital Trends
7
- $200
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd gen)
The Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd gen) Bluetooth speaker is a highly portable and durable speaker with exceptional battery life, clear and rich sound, and unique features such as Alexa voice control and multi-device pairing.
4
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7
4
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16
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27
-1 $200
Tribit Stormbox Blast
The Tribit Stormbox Blast is a durable and portable Bluetooth speaker with impressive bass performance, long battery life, advanced Bluetooth technology, and LED lights that sync with the music, making it perfect for outdoor activities and parties.
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5
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10
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Endorsement summary:

  • On 4 Mar 2024 TechRadar ranked Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd gen) as #4 and Tribit Stormbox Blast as #5
    Rank Bluetooth Speaker Comment
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    #4 out of 11 Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd gen)
    The best small portable speaker for audiophiles
    #5 out of 11 Tribit Stormbox Blast
    The best Bluetooth speaker for room-filling sound
    ... ... ...
  • On 18 Mar 2024 What Hi-Fi ranked Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd gen) as #4
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    #4 out of 8 Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd gen)
    One of the weightiest and most refined little speakers we’ve ever heard.
    ... ... ...
  • On 2 Dec 2022 Popular Mechanics ranked Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd gen) as #7
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    #7 out of 10 Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd gen)
    Sleek Design
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  • On 18 Feb 2024 WIRED ranked Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd gen) as #16
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    #16 out of 21 Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd gen)
    Elegant Accessory
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  • On 26 Mar 2024 Tom's Guide ranked Tribit Stormbox Blast as #10
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    #10 out of 14 Tribit Stormbox Blast
    Big boombox-style bass and bling at a great price
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After counting and adding up the 115 expert endorsements of the April rankings, Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd gen) outranks Tribit Stormbox Blast. This is not to say that Tribit Stormbox Blast is a bad option. Like Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd gen), it is recommended by experts, but less.

Customers like Tribit Stormbox Blast noticeably more

At ReviewFinder we prefer to focus on professional product reviews, because customer reviews can be disproportionately affected by unrelated factors such as delivery, specific seller listing problems, and, of course, fake reviews. With that said, below is the summary of consumer sentiment.

Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd gen)
Tribit Stormbox Blast
Consumer score (CS) is a normalized computed representation of customers' sentiment towards a product.
CS of 10 is similar to a 4.8 star review, CS of 0 is similar to a 2 star review.

Tribit Stormbox Blast, the pricier option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd gen).

As can be seen in the chart above, median best-selling bluetooth speaker receives a consumer score of 9.1 (great). Tribit Stormbox Blast ranks higher than that and Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd gen) ranks lower than that.

Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd gen)
In comparison:
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd gen) ranks #109 out of 189. Very high levels of customer satisfaction.
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8.8
Great
Tribit Stormbox Blast
In comparison:
Tribit Stormbox Blast ranks #4 out of 189. Very high levels of customer satisfaction.
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10.0
Amazing
Median best-selling Bluetooth Speaker
In comparison:
OontZ Angle 3 Ultra ranks #95 out of 189. Very high levels of customer satisfaction.
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9.1
Great





Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd gen) is more popular than Tribit Stormbox Blast

It's fairly safe to say that Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd gen) is a more popular bluetooth speaker than Tribit Stormbox Blast, based on its 2,000+ reviews. Popularity is determined based on product sales. Note that older and cheaper products tend to sell more.


To consider

Customers who view Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd gen) and Tribit Stormbox Blast often consider Sonos Era 100, a pricier option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd gen) and Tribit Stormbox Blast
Sonos Era 100 $230
We don't yet have enough review information for Sonos Era 100
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3 expert recommendations
Tribit Stormbox Blast $200
In comparison:
Tribit Stormbox Blast ranks #4 out of 189. Very high levels of customer satisfaction.
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10.0
Amazing
2 expert recommendations
JBL Charge 5 $180
In comparison:
JBL Charge 5 ranks #1 out of 189. Very high levels of customer satisfaction.
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10.0
Amazing
6 expert recommendations Cheaper More Popular
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd gen) outranks Tribit Stormbox Blast by 20 positions. This indicates that, as of 2 Apr 2024, Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd gen) is more critically acclaimed than Tribit Stormbox Blast.
Rank Change Price Bluetooth Speaker
What Hi-Fi
SoundGuys
PCMag
Popular Mechanics
TechRadar
Rtings.com
Tom's Guide
WIRED
TechHive
Digital Trends
1
- $180
JBL Charge 5
The JBL Charge 5 is a durable and high-quality portable Bluetooth speaker with a well-balanced sound, long battery life, and PartyBoost feature, making it perfect for outdoor activities and gatherings.
1
1
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7
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12
2
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15
2
- $433
Sonos Move 2
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10
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5
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5
4
3
- $176
Sonos Roam
The Sonos Roam is a highly versatile and durable portable speaker that delivers excellent sound quality, with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, voice assistant integration, and unique features such as Automatic TruePlay and wireless charging.
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1
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11
10
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3
4
- $48
Tribit StormBox Micro 2
The Tribit StormBox Micro 2 is a durable and waterproof portable Bluetooth speaker with powerful sound, long battery life, and versatile connectivity options.
3
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9
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [27]

91
Total expert reviews: 27
  • with a score: 17
  • without a score: 10
Highest score by What Hi-Fi
100
Average score based on 27 reviews
91
Lowest score by Stereo Guide
80

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20

Expert reviews [11]

84
Total expert reviews: 11
  • with a score: 5
  • without a score: 6
Highest score by TechRadar
90
Average score based on 11 reviews
84
Lowest score by Tom's Guide
80

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
From Seller:
  • Sound bigger than it looks: A peak power of 2x140 watts contained in a sleek, small speaker. Beosound A1 brings soul-stirring sound to any trip.
  • Waterproof for life's thrills and spills: Share your soundtrack on the go. A durable, wireless speaker designed for life on the road, chilled pool holidays or a hectic home life.
  • Read more
From Seller:
  • Best Wireless Boombox - CNET
  • Body-shaking XBass Tech: Providing a distortion-free, rich, and balanced sound, Tribit StormBox Blast is powerful 90w portable speaker you need; Press the XBass to pump the bass and feel the body-shaking experience of the StormBox Blast.
  • Read more
Video Reviews Most popular unboxing/review videos.
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Popular! 57K views!
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Review by oluv's gadgets
Popular! 38K views!
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Review by Jesse Chen
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No video reviews linked yet for Tribit Stormbox Blast.
From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
Model Numbers: 1734001, 1734002, 1734013
EAN Numbers: 5705260083835, 5705260083842, 5705260087949
EAN Numbers: 6972312833666
Model Numbers: BTS52
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Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd gen) is a popular option on the higher end of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling bluetooth speakers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Audio Pro Addon T3 or Amazon Echo Studio .

Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd gen) is $75.01 more expensive than the average bluetooth speaker ($124.99).

Tribit Stormbox Blast is a well-known option on the higher end of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling bluetooth speakers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Amazon Echo Studio or JBL Xtreme 2 .

Tribit Stormbox Blast is $75 more expensive than the average bluetooth speaker ($124.99).

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