Best wireless speakers

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...these are the best around. All shapes and sizes, even multi-room options for getting some wireless action throughout your home.

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Portable under £60

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom

The ideal travel companion: fantastic sound, long battery life and Bear Grylls levels of durability.

SPECIFICATIONS

Waterproof | Shockproof | Bluetooth

Reasons to Buy
Clear midrange
Good timing
Solid bass
Weatherproof
Reasons to Avoid
Low frequencies are a little overstated

Portable under £100

Ultimate Ears Roll 2

The Roll 2 is a budget superstar. It's colourful, has bags of sonic flair and is very affordable to boot.

SPECIFICATIONS

Bluetooth | 9-hour battery life | Waterproof

Reasons to Buy
Enthusiastic, full-bodied performance
Clear and detailed
Fluid dynamics and open sound
Great design and easy to use
Price
Reasons to Avoid
Pricier rivals offer greater bass weight

Portable under £200

Audio Pro Addon T3

No gimmicks here. This classy boombox dispenses with such frippery in favour of the best sound possible at an attractive price.

SPECIFICATIONS

Bluetooth | 12-hour battery life | USB charging port

Reasons to Buy
Full sound
Good balance
Expressive and dynamic
Faultless build
Reasons to Avoid
Size won't suit everyone

Portable under £300

Dali Katch

It's a sign of just how good the Award-winning Katch is that its price has dropped hardly at all since the day we first heard it.

SPECIFICATIONS

aptX Bluetooth | 24-hour battery life | USB charging port

Reasons to Buy
Powerful, full-bodied sound
Great sense of timing and dynamics
Long battery life
Reasons to Avoid
Nothing at this price

Mains under £200

Sonos One

Now with added Alexa action, Sonos' littlest speaker is its best.

Reasons to Buy
Stylish and unobtrusive
Solid, sophisticated sound
Expandable Sonos range
Alexa well integrated
Reasons to Avoid
Lacks full Alexa control
Still no hi-res audio
Buggy beta software

Mains under £300

Audio Pro Addon C10

At some point Audio Pro's incredible run of form must come to an end. Doesn't seem likely any time soon, mind you.

SPECIFICATIONS

80W amplifier | Bluetooth 4.0 | Spotify Connect

Reasons to Buy
Rich, powerful performance
Expert sense of timing and dynamics
More spacious presentation than any rival
Multi-room functionality and host of connections
Reasons to Avoid
Nothing at this price

Mains under £400

Apple HomePod

Not the smartest smart speaker we've ever interacted with, but nevertheless a great-sounding option. Strictly iOS only, mind you.

SPECIFICATIONS

Siri | Apple Music | HomeKit

Reasons to Buy
Compact, solid and stylish
Automatically gets the best out of its position and your music
Siri and Apple Music works well
Weighty, authoritative sound
Reasons to Avoid
Over-reliance on voice control
Mid-range a little muddled
Too Apple-centric

Mains under £600

B&W Zeppelin Wireless

Well on the way to becoming a classic, this is a fine option for those with the space to accomodate it. 

Reasons to Buy
Large spread of sound
Precise soundstage
Expressive mids
Stays composed at higher volumes
Seamless control and design
Good functionality
Reasons to Avoid
No Android app
Midrange could be more authoritative

Mains under £1000

Naim Mu-so

The Mu-so is a multiple What Hi-Fi? Award-winner, and it's easy to see why. Its rich, powerful sound couples with a titanic sense of scale and soaring dynamics to make the best in-house wireless speaker around. Worth every penny.

SPECIFICATIONS

AptX Bluetooth | USB, optical inputs | AirPlay, UPnP, Spotify Connect

Reasons to Buy
Rich, powerful sound
Huge sense of scale and soaring dynamics
Finish and design
Excellent features list
Intuitive operation
Reasons to Avoid
Sounds a touch thick at high volumes