Wireless speaker reviews

The DXOMARK Speaker test protocol evaluates performance across a range of representative use cases, such as Relaxing, Party, Bedtime, and Movies, and assigns scores to each relevant audio quality attribute based on the speaker’s impact on the consumer experience.

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Belkin Soundform Elite Speaker review: Good low end for size

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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 review: Aiming for a balance in design and sound

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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 review: A fierce competitor in the wireless speaker arena

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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 review: In elite company

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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 review: Excellence in attack

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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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Naim Mu-so 2nd Generation Speaker review: Spectacular wideness for movies

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The British manufacturer Naim took its first step into the wireless speaker market in 2014 with the Mu-so, an “all-in-one” multi-room streaming powerhouse that would go on to receive much praise (and many awards) from ...

Devialet Phantom II 98 dB Opéra de Paris Speaker review: Nearly artifact-free

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The Devialet Phantom II 98 dB Opéra de Paris speaker has a name that speaks of grand ambitions, and the brand isn’t shy about boasting that it will live up tothe standards of the Opéra ...

Sonos Five Wireless Speaker review: Powerful and clean

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Last June, Sonos gave its largest and first all-in-one wireless smart speaker an update. The Five thus replaced the popular Play:5 model with a refreshed design, increased memory and processing power, Bluetooth Low Energy compatibility, ...

Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3 Speaker review: 360 degrees of sound

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The Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3 is the freshest iteration of the Megaboom line, with an emphasis on bringing the music — and the party — outside. It can be paired with multiple other Megabooms or ...

Sonos Roam Speaker review: Music on the go

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The Sonos Roam, released in April, is the newest, smallest, and least expensive device in the Sonos line. It is truly small, weighing less than a pound and only 6.61 inches high and 2.44 inches ...

Denon Home 250 Speaker review: Great for a night at the movies

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The Denon Home 250 is the middle of three in the Home series of wireless speakers made by the Japanese brand (the others are the 150 and the 350). It’s an elegantly minimalistic and monochrome ...

Marshall Stanmore II Speaker review: Classic in form, versatile in function

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The styling of the Marshall Stanmore II speaker, like other Marshall offerings, retains the timeless design of the brand’s famous amps used by guitar legends like Jimi Hendrix back in the analog days and by ...

Bose SoundLink Revolve II Speaker review: Built for mobility

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The Bose SoundLink Revolve II doesn’t look different than its predecessor, and indeed it seems the main differences are improvements meant to make this 360-degree wireless speaker more versatile and practical. The brand improved the ...

Amazon Echo (4th Gen) Speaker review: Wider than meets the eye

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A mere 13 months after the Echo’s third edition was unveiled, Amazon launched the fourth generation. Last October, the pioneering smart speaker got a complete makeover, with a brand-new spherical design made with recycled materials. ...

Sony SRS-XB43 Speaker review: A good performer at soft volumes

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Last August, Sony renewed its popular EXTRA-BASS portable speaker lineup with three brand new IP67-rated (waterproof, dust-proof, and washable) devices. The largest speaker, which we’re reviewing today, answers to the name of SRS-XB43. In addition ...

JBL Xtreme 3 Speaker review: Impactful dynamics for outdoor partying

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As happens every fall, IFA 2020 provided JBL with the occasion to unveil a myriad of brand-new sound toys, among which was the latest member of the Xtreme portable speaker family, the JBL Xtreme 3. ...

LG XBoom Go PL7 Speaker review: Inconsistent sound rendering

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With its latest XBoom speaker, the South Korean brand takes quite a turn in design, going from a robust and almost industrial-like architecture to a more stylish and lifestyle look. The Go PL7 is a ...

Apple HomePod mini Speaker review: Good for its tiny size

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Introduced in October of this year, the Apple HomePod mini promises to deliver big sound in a very small package. As Apple puts it, “At just under 8.5 centimeters tall, it takes up almost no ...

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