All wireless speaker tests


Bluesound Pulse Mini 2i Speaker test


The Bluesound Pulse Mini 2i is an updated version of the speaker that aims to be especially versatile. It can be operated by Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant or an optional remote control. It handles AirPlay ...

Astell&Kern ACRO BE100 Speaker test


The Korean firm Astell&Kern presents the ACRO BE100 with some fanfare: “It has a custom made woofer and tweeter, as well as a compact Class-D AMP that controls each frequency range independently, meaning it provides ...

LG XBoom RP4 Speaker test: Ideal for gathering with its 360° sound


The LG XBoom RP4, which also goes by LG XBoom 360 in some markets, is an omnidirectional home speaker that comes with an ambiance-creating light show as well as a “DJ Effect” setting on its ...

Bose SoundLink Flex Speaker test: A well-balanced, compact, and rugged speaker


With its rugged design, its IP67 certification, and its ability to float, the SoundLink Flex is introduced as the most robust model of all of Bose’s Bluetooth speakers to date. In terms of audio, the ...

Huawei Sound Joy Speaker test: A rugged performance


After its first foray into the speaker market with the Sound X,  the Chinese electronics maker Huawei renewed its collaboration with the trendy French audio tech company Devialet to design the Sound Joy. Huawei’s second ...

Teufel Boomster Speaker test: Powerful, impactful, and almost artifacts-free


Three years after the first Boomster, the Berliners from Teufel are back with a new and improved version. While the minimalist design doesn’t change much, it is now IPX5 certified, which means the speaker is ...

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Level Speaker test: Good for listening to music while relaxing


Earlier this year, Bang & Olufsen unveiled its latest luxurious multi-room speaker, launched at a starting price of $1549 — although some of the Danish brand’s devices reach far loftier prices. The Beosound Level is a ...

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Speaker test: Strong showing from a familiar form


Bowers & Wilkins introduced the Zeppelin about 15 years ago, and at that time it came with a state-of-the-art iPod dock. The brand has updated the device periodically since then, and while the iPod dock ...

Klipsch The Three II Speaker test: Pleasing performer at nominal volumes


The Klipsch The Three II is a bit of a throwback in many regards, starting with the old-school RCA inputs on the back. The look is definitely retro: a sturdy rectangular structure, with no fancy ...

Audio Pro C10 MKII Speaker test: Simple form, very functional


The Audio Pro C10 MKII is a relatively unadorned rectangular box with three front-facing speakers. The form matches the Swedish company’s simple statement about its philosophical preference for function: “Our products are designed to perform. ...

Harman Kardon Aura Studio 3 Speaker test: Strongest in social situations


The Harman Kardon Aura Studio 3 looks nothing like the typical home wireless speaker; in fact if it didn’t have the Harman Kardon label, it would be hard to guess what kind of appliance it ...

JBL Charge 5 Speaker test: An excellent budget companion outdoors


With the plethora of products unveiled by JBL at CES this year, it was only fitting that there would be a brand-new iteration of the successful Charge series. Besides slight aesthetic changes, the Charge 5 ...

Sony SRS-XB33 Speaker test: Party sound to go


Sony added this highly portable wireless speaker to its array of devices in autumn of 2020. Weighing just 1.1 kilos, or about 2.4 pounds, the XB33 has an IP67 rating, meaning it is waterproof, and ...

Belkin Soundform Elite Speaker test: Good low end for size


The Belkin Soundform Elite is a compact, somewhat cylindrical device weighing about 1.25 kilos, or 2.8 pounds, that touts acoustics by the top-shelf French audio company Devialet, including that brand’s “Push-Push” dual woofer configuration, which ...

Dali Katch Speaker test: Aiming for a balance in design and sound


In 2018, Dali — which stands for Danish Audiophile Loudspeaker Industries — released its first ever portable Bluetooth speaker. True to its heritage, the Katch sports elegant Scandinavian aesthetics with a super-slim, oval, extruded-aluminum body ...

Bowers & Wilkins Formation Wedge Speaker test: A fierce competitor in the wireless speaker arena


The venerable Hi-Fi brand Bowers & Wilkins was a latecomer to the wireless speaker market: its first line of multi-room devices, called Formation, was unveiled only in April 2019. Among the five speakers in the ...

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Balance Speaker test: In elite company


The Bang & Olufsen Beosound Balance is a handsome, heavy, and very expensive wireless home speaker that aims to provide room-filling sound from a discrete cylinder that is at home on a bookshelf or end ...

Cabasse The Pearl Akoya Speaker test: Excellence in attack


The Pearl Akoya wireless speaker by Cabasse is a smaller version of the original Pearl, which was about the size of a regulation basketball. The Pearl Akoya is about the size of a volleyball (22 ...

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