All wireless speaker tests


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 ...

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


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 test: Nearly artifact-free


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 Speaker test: Powerful and clean


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 test: 360 degrees of sound


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 test: Music on the go


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 test: Great for a night at the movies


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 ...

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