Naim's excellent Mu-so 2 wireless speaker now available in 'Wood Edition'

Naim Mu-so Wood Edition
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Looking for an extremely capable and beautiful streaming wireless speaker? Naim Audio has just introduced a premium Wood Edition of its Mu-so 2nd Generation, which we awarded five stars across the board, praising its "all-inclusive feature list", "rich, rhythmic, insightful sound" and "agreeable app".

The Naim Mu-so Wood Edition is dressed in sustainable ayous hardwood, treated and lacquered to give the appearance of a light oak finish. That trademark Mu-so heatsink also has a new anodised aluminium tint, and the speaker is finished in a neutral-tone woven front grille – an ideal match for lighter-look interiors. 

Mu-so Wood Edition offers the same functionality as its grey-finished original. There's streaming from all major music services – you can enjoy direct streaming with Spotify Connect, Tidal and Qobuz baked in, while Chromecast Built-in gives access to Deezer, Google Play Music and Google Assistant voice control –  as well as UPnP streaming of hi-res music up to PCM 32-bit/384kHz. AirPlay 2 support adds Apple Music streaming and Apple Home integration, including Siri voice control potential. Oh, and it also works as a Bluetooth speaker.

Naim Mu-so Wood Edition

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Naim's Mu-so Wood Edition can upgrade your TV's sound, too – simply connect via HDMI ARC to your TV or AV receiver to pass-through high-quality Blu-ray formats, such as Dolby TrueHD, and also use a single remote to control all connected components. Whether you sit it under your TV or anywhere else in your home, room compensation promises to optimise the audio to suit.

Mu-so’s multi-room capability also lets you stream the same song in "beat-perfect sync" or play different music in different rooms. Group with other Naim players and systems at the touch of a button, any AirPlay 2-compatible wireless speaker or with Chromecast built-in devices.

And the price? Well, it'll set you back a few hundred more than the standard finish. The Mu-so Wood Edition (Light Oak) is available now, at a suggested retail price of £1599 (€1799, $2290, AU$3250).

Fine with the colour of the regular edition? See our best Naim Mu-so 2 deals 2021.


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Becky has been a full-time staff writer at What Hi-Fi? since March 2019. Prior to gaining her MA in Journalism in 2018, she freelanced as an arts critic alongside a 20-year career as a professional dancer and aerialist – any love of dance is of course tethered to a love of music. Becky has previously contributed to Stuff, FourFourTwo, This is Cabaret and The Stage. When not writing, she dances, spins in the air, drinks coffee, watches football or surfs in Cornwall with her other half – a football writer whose talent knows no bounds.