Naim Mu-so wins our Readers' Award 2015

It's no secret that we're big fans of the Naim Mu-so - last year we awarded it our ultimate accolade as Product of the Year in the wireless speakers category and it was a Best Buy winner again this year.

Now it seems owners and readers have taken it to their hearts too as the Mu-so saw off all rivals in the voting for this year's Readers' Award. We invited readers to nominate their favourite products through our Forums, and then drew up a shortlist of the four most popular for the final voting.

Naim found itself up against LG's 55EG960V 4K OLED TV, Chord Electronics' Hugo DAC/headphone amp and French music streaming service Qobuz.

It was a close fight to the finish, but in the end the Mu-so emerged victorious. It's not hard to see why. Although it marked a big departure for Naim, which is best known for its more traditional hi-fi separates, the Mu-so is a hugely desirable wireless speaker with hi-fi aspirations.

From the minute we first heard it, we were blown away. It delivers a rich, powerful sound, a huge sense of scale and soaring dynamics. What's more, it proved that if the product is good enough, customers are prepared to pay a premium for quality.

And now it has been further improved with the addition of Tidal music streaming (in addition to Spotify Connect) and multi-room capability.

The icing on the cake is that the readers of What Hi-Fi? have now voted Mu-so their favourite product of 2015. It's a decision with which we can wholeheartedly concur.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.