Wireless Speaker Reviews

The DXOMARK Speaker test protocol is designed to score the consumer experience by evaluating relevant audio quality attributes across a range of representative use cases, such as Relaxing, Party, Bedtime or Movies.

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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 ...

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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 ...

Yamaha MusicCast 50 Speaker review: Loud and clear

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Unveiled in the summer of 2015, Yamaha’s MusicCast series was one of the most prolific of all wireless multiroom ecosystems, with no fewer than 23 compatible audio devices — including traditional speakers, sound bars, subwoofers, ...

Google Nest Audio Speaker review: Focusing on the sound

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The Google Nest Audio is the Mountain View, California-based company’s latest follow-up to its first smart speaker, Google Home, which was released four years ago. With a completely different design, the Google Nest Audio’s name ...

Speaker evaluation joins DXOMARK’s testing suite

DXOMARK is proud to announce today the expansion of its sound-quality testing to speakers, in particular wireless speakers, with its newest protocol — DXOMARK Speaker. It is the audio team’s first foray into a new ...

The DXOMARK Speaker protocol

Wireless speakers are an immensely popular product allowing you to connect to and control output from smartphones, computers, TVs and other devices without requiring cables. Instead they use Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or proprietary protocols to transmit ...

Introducing DXOMARK’s new testing playlist, and the music(ians) behind it

If audio reviews are your jam, you’ve probably come across at some point during your internet surfing the famous “testing playlist” that many reviewers use to listen for specific audio cues. This particular set of songs helps to highlight ...

Harman Kardon Citation 200 Speaker review: Good for relaxing and for partying

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Unveiled two years ago, Harman Kardon’s Citation series featured wireless smart speakers only,  ranging from compact devices to floorstanding column speakers. In September 2020, the series welcomed its first portable device, the Citation 200. In ...

Amazon Echo Studio Speaker review: Good value party speaker

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The Amazon Echo Studio is the top-end model in the retail and tech giant’s line of Echo smart speakers. It comes with a total of five speakers and automatically analyzes the acoustics of your room ...

Google Home Max Speaker review: Powerful and well balanced

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One year after the launch of the Google Home, the Mountain View, California giant unveiled a Max version of its first smart speaker. Unlike the Nest Mini, designed mainly for asking questions of the assistant ...

Apple HomePod Speaker review: True 360° sound

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Released in early 2018, the HomePod is Apple’s answer to the wave of popularity generated by the Amazon Echo four years earlier. True to its tradition, Apple’s long-expected speaker enjoys a classy yet minimalist design, ...

Huawei Sound X Speaker review: Compact yet powerful

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Chinese technological powerhouse Huawei, which has become a worldwide leading smartphone brand, is now making a bold move into the speaker market. In July, it released its first wireless speaker, the Huawei Sound X. The ...

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