Best Wireless Speakers
While some of us might still reach for our vinyl or CD collection from time to time, the majority of us stream music through our smartphones, laptops, tablets or even our iPods.
As a result of the switch to digital music, there isn’t a need for a dedicated Hi-Fi setup like there once was, giving us a lot more space in our homes.
As well as being space efficient, wireless speakers can provide us with multi-room systems and portable speakers that don’t compromise on the sound quality.
If streaming is the main way you listen to music, peruse this list of the best wireless speakers to find the perfect one for you:
Naim Mu-so Qb
Naim isn’t one of the most well-known audio companies, but it creates some of the most stylish connected speakers. And they sound great too.
In addition to having superb sound, it has wide-ranging connectivity, and an Ethernet port in case you need one, and a whole host of connectivity options, including Spotify Connect, aptx Bluetooth and AirPlay.
It also allows multi-room, if you have other Mu-sos or other AirPlay-compatible speakers.
As one of the first companies to work on connected speakers, its perhaps not surprising that Sonos remains one of the best on the market.
As well as providing powerful sound and being easy to setup, Sonos has its own app which supports numerous streaming services, including Tidal, Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer.
While the system might not support High-Res audio, it can be used for multi-room setup, and the Sonos Play:5 makes it incredibly easy to add additional speakers.
If you’re looking for a portable wireless speaker that still provides fantastic sound, look no further than the Dali Katch.
Don’t be fooled by the size of the Dali Katch; its size might make it easy to transport around but it packs impressive sound.
It provides users with a 3.5mm aux connection if they don’t want to connect via Bluetooth, and it the company claims that two hours of charging can provide you with 24 hours of wireless music playback.
It might not be the newest option on the list but the Naim Mu-so won What Hi-Fi’s best wireless speaker award in 2015 and 2016. And for good reason.
Not only is it a seamless and stylish design, this premium, sizeable speaker provides listeners with a rich, powerful sound. It has numerous connections as well as thousands of internet radio stations. And can be used for multi-room setup.
It might come with a premium price tag, but you definitely get what you’re paying for with the Naim Mu-so.
JBL Charge 2+
The JBL Charge 2+ is great, robust, portable speaker that is all about the bass. It provides listeners with a bold sound and has a track-sharing Social Mode that lets up to three Bluetooth-equipped devices connect via Bluetooth.
What’s more, it is splash-resistant and has a built-in rechargeable battery good for up to 12 hours so you can plug your phone in if you run out of battery.