Bang & Olufsen Beosound Stage Review & Comments

50W

Active Member
@Steve Withers - It's good to see you were able to review the B&O Stage after all.
I went ahead and purchased the Stage back in November, after making the decision to just go for it. I was not dissappointed and am pleased with my decision, so much so I am thinking about buying another to replace my existing beolab 6000's!

Thanks for the review.
 

keithwiggins

Active Member
@Steve Withers - It's good to see you were able to review the B&O Stage after all.
I went ahead and purchased the Stage back in November, after making the decision to just go for it. I was not dissappointed and am pleased with my decision, so much so I am thinking about buying another to replace my existing beolab 6000's!

Thanks for the review.
Did exactly the same late October, figured if I didn't like it I would return it. I have been though ,delighted with my purchase on every level. SQ and flexibility are both first rate. Its good to finally see reviewers catching up , with the product and awarding it appropriate accolades.
 

@[email protected]

Standard Member
For stereo music listening and concert blu-ray watching, should I go for this or the Sennheiser Ambeo? Stereo sound quality is more important to me than surround.
 

keithwiggins

Active Member
Not practical at the mo but you should listen to both. I have a stage and love it but would expect the Ambeo to sound better for the extra cost it should.
I guess you could always order both online and send the one you like least back if that's an option? At least that way you will have listened to both in your environment.
 

@[email protected]

Standard Member
For whizbang surround effects, choose the ambeo. For sheer musicality, choose the stage.
I'm not into surround effects. I have a stereo system with separate amps, speakers etc. Just need to downsize to something simple and easy to use for the family. Did you have a chance to audition both before you got the Stage?
Not practical at the mo but you should listen to both. I have a stage and love it but would expect the Ambeo to sound better for the extra cost it should.
I guess you could always order both online and send the one you like least back if that's an option? At least that way you will have listened to both in your environment.
I won't be able to listen to either unfortunately so can only go by reviews or owner feedbacks. The Ambeo seems to have lots of issues according to several forums I frequent. If I go for the Stage, it'll be the Wood version so price is similar to that of Ambeo.
 

keithwiggins

Active Member
I'm not into surround effects. I have a stereo system with separate amps, speakers etc. Just need to downsize to something simple and easy to use for the family. Did you have a chance to audition both before you got the Stage?

I won't be able to listen to either unfortunately so can only go by reviews or owner feedbacks. The Ambeo seems to have lots of issues according to several forums I frequent. If I go for the Stage, it'll be the Wood version so price is similar to that of Ambeo.
The software on the stage seems in my setup very robust so I have have not had any issues. I note as do you Ambeo owners have had a large number of faults and issues.
if you cannot try either/both and really just want great audio from a soundbar, then I can only recommend the Stage.
 

@[email protected]

Standard Member
The software on the stage seems in my setup very robust so I have have not had any issues. I note as do you Ambeo owners have had a large number of faults and issues.
if you cannot try either/both and really just want great audio from a soundbar, then I can only recommend the Stage.
Thanks for he input!
 

Clark1983

Active Member
Does this soundbar definitely have Dolby Vision Pass through on HDMI input? I know the the review says it does but it doesn’t on the website. Just checking...
 

Clark1983

Active Member
I'm not into surround effects. I have a stereo system with separate amps, speakers etc. Just need to downsize to something simple and easy to use for the family. Did you have a chance to audition both before you got the Stage?

I won't be able to listen to either unfortunately so can only go by reviews or owner feedbacks. The Ambeo seems to have lots of issues according to several forums I frequent. If I go for the Stage, it'll be the Wood version so price is similar to that of Ambeo.
The Ambeo does have alot of issues! ive had two (new and replacement...) and it creaks, gets too hot the plastic rattles when bass hits, creaking after its switched off and dialogue gets lost. I am awaiting a refund finally... Does the Beostage soundbar definitely have Dolby Vision Pass through on HDMI input? I know the the review says it does but it doesn’t on the website. Just checking...
 

Steve Withers

Reviewer
Does this soundbar definitely have Dolby Vision Pass through on HDMI input? I know the the review says it does but it doesn’t on the website. Just checking...
Yes it definitely passes Dolby Vision.
 

Sandyb01

Active Member
The Ambeo does have alot of issues! ive had two (new and replacement...) and it creaks, gets too hot the plastic rattles when bass hits, creaking after its switched off and dialogue gets lost. I am awaiting a refund finally... Does the Beostage soundbar definitely have Dolby Vision Pass through on HDMI input? I know the the review says it does but it doesn’t on the website. Just checking...
Yes it does, though I dont have one.

But many people on the Beoworld forum have a Stage, and none report a problem.

Generally they've all been a happy bunch with the Stage.

There are those (like myself) who will wait for B&O to make a sound bar which can act as a centre and utilise the other BeoLab speakers in a fuller theatre setup, but that aside, those who have a Stage seem pretty impressed by it.
 

keithwiggins

Active Member
Yes it does, though I dont have one.

But many people on the Beoworld forum have a Stage, and none report a problem.

Generally they've all been a happy bunch with the Stage.

There are those (like myself) who will wait for B&O to make a sound bar which can act as a centre and utilise the other BeoLab speakers in a fuller theatre setup, but that aside, those who have a Stage seem pretty impressed by it.
Delighted with mine, no probs to report its very well sorted.
 

MichaelV

Active Member
Yes it does, though I dont have one.

But many people on the Beoworld forum have a Stage, and none report a problem.

Generally they've all been a happy bunch with the Stage.

There are those (like myself) who will wait for B&O to make a sound bar which can act as a centre and utilise the other BeoLab speakers in a fuller theatre setup, but that aside, those who have a Stage seem pretty impressed by it.
I thought that the gentleman at Sounds Heavenly had ideas for that but I can’t find them right now. Maybe drop him a line?

 

Sandyb01

Active Member
I thought that the gentleman at Sounds Heavenly had ideas for that but I can’t find them right now. Maybe drop him a line?

he did try it out, but the sound lags were very suboptimal lets say.

It was a failed test, as he said.

The Stage is intended as a stand alone product, and to that extent seems to do the job very well I guess.
 

Novarossi

Standard Member
Hello
If It can help you find my review after 1 month on the other b&o stage topic of the forum.

I think that 1st people should deeply think about what is their real need and what they want and what is the design of their living room.
Looks like more and more people are interested in a soundbar and then request for external sub, rear speaker, if I can use the soundbar as the center channel ?!!!!! What are they looking for ? A soundbar will never replace a real 7.1 or a pair of stereo speaker. Even ambeo will not replace a 7.1 system even if it does a great job to create a surround environment. When people say that they want rear speakers or a sub and that the soundbar is in a corner of living room and/or the living room is widely open and they did not understand why there is no rear effect or top effect with a coach stick to the tv....

But let's go back to the Stage.
I choose it because I listen to music more than watching movie and for music it's really good. But I did not expected better experience than my previous 5.1 system with B&W speakers.
For movie it's great as well with deep bass (it's not visceral) but it's really deep. I was looking for a soundbar without a sub and the Stage do it and I know that with my real 5.1 system with a sub it was better. But my choice was to remove all 5.1 system. With the Satage you are not going to be in the center of a bubble sound created by 7.1 system with plane above your head, bullet behind your head,... But in my living room Stage creat a sound bubble between the Tv and the coach and sound object moving in that bubble (horizontal and vertical). The sound is really larger than the Stage and or my TV 55'. The Stage for me do the job I was expected as a soundbar very well. My living room now is free of speakers, cable, ...

It's only my opinion and do respect for sure what other people looking for or dreams :)
 

keithwiggins

Active Member
Hello
If It can help you find my review after 1 month on the other b&o stage topic of the forum.

I think that 1st people should deeply think about what is their real need and what they want and what is the design of their living room.
Looks like more and more people are interested in a soundbar and then request for external sub, rear speaker, if I can use the soundbar as the center channel ?!!!!! What are they looking for ? A soundbar will never replace a real 7.1 or a pair of stereo speaker. Even ambeo will not replace a 7.1 system even if it does a great job to create a surround environment. When people say that they want rear speakers or a sub and that the soundbar is in a corner of living room and/or the living room is widely open and they did not understand why there is no rear effect or top effect with a coach stick to the tv....

But let's go back to the Stage.
I choose it because I listen to music more than watching movie and for music it's really good. But I did not expected better experience than my previous 5.1 system with B&W speakers.
For movie it's great as well with deep bass (it's not visceral) but it's really deep. I was looking for a soundbar without a sub and the Stage do it and I know that with my real 5.1 system with a sub it was better. But my choice was to remove all 5.1 system. With the Satage you are not going to be in the center of a bubble sound created by 7.1 system with plane above your head, bullet behind your head,... But in my living room Stage creat a sound bubble between the Tv and the coach and sound object moving in that bubble (horizontal and vertical). The sound is really larger than the Stage and or my TV 55'. The Stage for me do the job I was expected as a soundbar very well. My living room now is free of speakers, cable, ...

It's only my opinion and do respect for sure what other people looking for or dreams :)
I agree, with the sentiment. I think though a lot of people want increased options/flexibility and if I were B&O when looking to replace and or enhance there soundbar range , I would give series thought to this aspect of my product range, for me happy as Larry at the moment with my Stage, but aware it is ultimately a cul de sac product, but I am prepared to live with that compromise, a great many others will not be and they will miss a great many sales which is a shame.
 

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