Gone are the days when installing a multi-room music system meant trailing wires all over the house. Now, with these plug 'n' play systems, you can stream music seamlessly from one room to another.

Sonos led the way in this category for many years and is still the one to beat at the more affordable end of the market, but the Bluesound system brings high-res support and superior sound to steal a march at the premium end of the market.

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Budget system
Our Rating 
83%

Sonos System

Reviewed on 14th October 2014 at
£340

Sonos is still hard to beat if you want to build an affordable, multi-room system from scratch. Start with a £170 Play:1 and you can add more speakers as you go along, including the Play:3 and the brand new Play:5. If you're not fussed about high-res audio and would rather save a few quid, then it's hard to argue with Sonos.

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Premium system
Our Rating 
73%

Bluesound Generation 2

Reviewed on 16th October 2015 at
£1,298

If you want to stream high-res music to multiple rooms in your home, Bluesound (now in its 2nd generation) is just the system you need. It sounds fantastic, looks good and is simple to use.

The choice of products is complete, thanks to the Powernode 2, an amplified streamer, the Node 2, unamplified for hooking up to an existing system, and the Pulse, Puse 2, Pulse Mini and Pulse Flex wireless speakers. There is also the Vault 2, an all-in-one music streamer and CD ripper with 1TB of storage, as well as the Duo, a 2.1 speaker package, and the Pulse Soundbar.

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