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Last updated: 02 February 2017


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Play music in a single room or have a favourite track waft through the halls of a home; that is the power of networked speakers, which make it possible to playback tracks across multiple speakers from a single device. To help you decide if networked or simple wireless speakers are best for you, we've also created a buying guide.

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Our panel of experts have reviewed 18 speakers, priced at $270 to $899, from brands such as Bose, LG, Panasonic, Samsung and more.

This review will help you identify which speakers:

  • produce the best quality audio
  • are the easiest to set up and use
  • work with Apple AirPlay or open standards
  • support the most popular music streaming services.
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List of brands we tested in this review.


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    enter value/s in increments of 1 between 270 and 899

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    Wall mountable


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      Apple AirPlay connects directly to the speaker


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        DLNA allows a connection to your home network via a DLNA server to stream audio and video.

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            • Overall score
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            • Listening score
            • Ease of use score
            • Annual standby energy cost
            • Weight (kg)
            • Good points
            • Bad points
            • Price
            • Brand
            • Model
            • Availability
            • Dimensions (cm, H x W X D)
            • Carry handle
            • Remote control
            • Stereo speaker
            • AirPlay
            • Bluetooth
            • Near field communication
            • Wi-Fi protocol
            • AAC
            • AIFF
            • ALAC
            • Audible
            • FLAC
            • iTunes Plus
            • MP2
            • MP3
            • OGG
            • WAV
            • WMA
            • 8tracks
            • Allplay radio
            • Amazon
            • iHeart
            • JB Hi-fi NOW
            • Juke
            • KK box
            • Lastfm
            • MOG
            • Murfie
            • Napster
            • Pandora
            • Spotify
            • Stitcher
            • Tunein
            • Wimp
            • Wolfgangs vault
            • DLNA
            • Made for iPhone
            • Wall mountable
            • Claimed power output (W)
            • AUX input
            • Ethernet
            • Power switch

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