If you're in the market for a new wireless speaker or two, there are a plethora of models for you to choose from.
Whether you want a portable speaker on a budget or something a little more substantial to free your digital music, it can be hard to know exactly where to start.
Are you looking to build a system in a smaller room of the house? Maybe you want a device that'll let you play your music when you're on the go? Or perhaps you're thinking about replacing an iPod or iPhone dock system?
From AirPlay to Bluetooth speakers, and multiroom solutions, this page gives you a selection of the best wireless speakers money can buy.
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Best wireless speakers under £100
For the price you pay, this Sony speaker is quite a find and is crammed with features. It's nice to use and can deliver impressive volume in a decent-sized room. So if you're on the hunt for a wireless speaker under £100, this should be near the top of your list.
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Tested at £100
"A sensational blend of portability and performance" was how we described the Flip when we first gave it a go, and now this portable Bluetooth speaker is on sale for around half its original retail price. That spells bargain to us.
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Best wireless speakers under £200
If you don't want to break the bank but have a budget that stretches to three figures then you won't be short of choice on wireless speakers. Spend this sort of money and you can even get a wireless speaker that will let you create a multiroom system.
Tested at £100
Our 2013 Wireless Speaker Product of the Year is a no-brainer: it tips similarly priced speakers into a cocked hat.
The Minx Go is a doddle to set up and you can pair up to eight devices at once – which is just as well, given that all your friends will be queuing up to use it.
Tested at £170
A hotly-contested price point, with wireless Bluetooth speakers from Beats, Bose, Creative, JBL and more, all competing for top spot.
But the Ultimate Ears Boom ticks all the right boxes for us, just pipping the five-star Bose SoundLink Mini (which is still a fine choice).
Tested at £175
Far removed from traditional hi-fi kit, the Pure Jongo S3 comes with interchangeable, multi-colour speaker grilles, an upward-firing subwoofer and four tweeters.
You can connect multiple Jongos to form a simple, Sonos-style multiroom system and what you get is a surprisingly beefy-sounding unit that's great at spreading its sound around your room. Bluetooth and WiFi streaming are a bonus.
MORE: Pure Jongo S3 review
Best wireless speakers under £300
It's at this price category that decent AirPlay speakers start to feature, offering you an alternative to Bluetooth should you want the neatness and simplicity of streaming directly from both your Apple iPhones and iPads and your iTunes library on a computer.
Tested at £250
You don't need to break the bank to get your hands on an AirPlay speaker. This Denon combines a refined and full-bodied performance with an attractive design, while it's also possible to use it with an Android device if you have a DLNA device.
Prefer a Bluetooth model? This JBL is the best of the bunch for this sort of money. There's a Lighthing dock for dealing with iPhones but wireless comes in the form of Bluetooth, making it compatible with a whole world of devices.
An enthusiastic sound, it turns out 'Rumble' is an apt name for this energetic sounding speaker. You won't be disappointed.
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Tested at £260
The current mid-point in Sonos' Play-branded Zoneplayer range is a cracking little performer and was named Best Multiroom Streaming System in our 2013 Awards.
It's an all-in-one system combining a network music client, amp and speakers and sounds much better than its prize and size may suggest. If you fancy building a multiroom streaming system, this is the best way to go.
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Best wireless speakers under £400
Spend this sort of money and you can expect to get something approaching hi-fi sound from what remain relatively compact speakers, as premium brands and specialist hi-fi companies get in on the wireless speaker act.
Tested at £350
OK, so there's more than just wireless playback going on with the Q-BT3s, but what you get is an awesome package – Bluetooth streaming, an iPod dock alternative, powered stereo speakers and more. A great small system.
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Tested at £370
Standing apart from a sea of monochrome wireless AirPlay rivals, the Libratone Zipp comes with a series of brightly-coloured felt covers.
But there's much more to this speaker than the aesthetics – its 360-degree sound and ease of use make it a nice wireless experience.
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Best wireless speakers under £700
For wireless speakers in this price range, you should expect serious sound quality not too far off what you can get from a budget home hi-fi system. Beautifully crafted and wonderfully capable, the money you'll be paying will be well worth the investment.
Tested at £625
At £700, it might seem like quite a lot to pay for an AirPlay speaker but the hi-fi sound quality and sheer ease of use makes the B&W A7 worth it. Once you've set the A7 up using tyhe B&W app, it' makes a subtle but classy addition to your surroundings, while offering excellent sound.
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The Blesound brand is a new wireless streaming system looking to take on Sonos. It's an all-in-one system that hopes to set itself apart by supporting high-res, 24-bit audio. We can't wait to hear get some of the products in for review.
Bose is another manufacturer looking to take on Sonos in the multiroom speaker game, with the launch of three wireless streaming systems – including the Soundtouch 20. It'll work with your home wireless network and give you cable free access to your music. Look out for our review coming soon.
Another Kickstarter campaign, this time to fund the UK-based Musaic. The company is looking to secure additional funding to put the MP5 and MP10 speakers in to production.
F irst spotted at CES, we'd certainly like to hear more from the company that was founded by a former Cambridge Audio engineer. Watch this space.
by Pete Hayman