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Updated: Feb 8, 2016 21:52
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#1
alaScore 100

Sonos PLAY:5 (2nd Gen, 2015)

The Sonos Play:5 speaker justifies its very high price by delivering excellent wireless audio in a seamless, simple design that's expandable to serve every room of your house.

44 expert reviews | 704 user reviews

#2
alaScore 99

Cambridge Audio CXU

The CXU is a welcome addition to the select band of elite disc spinners currently available. It competes strongly against the Oppo BDP-105D, which also has Darbee onboard, and the Arcam UDP411, which doesn’t. It doesn’t dethrone the Pioneer LX88 as my...

2 expert reviews

#3
alaScore 99

Bose Soundtouch 10

Conclusions There's nothing terribly wrong with the Bose SoundTouch 10, but it feels like it's missing a few things—better bass response, stereo drivers, and the ability to expand into a stereo array, primarily. And some of the Bluetooth annoyances...

11 expert reviews | 505 user reviews

#4
alaScore 98

Ruark Audio R2 MK3

The Ruark Audio R2 Mk3 is an incredibly versatile all-in-one music system that sounds as good as it looks.

3 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

#5
alaScore 98

Bose SoundTouch 30 Series III

great product, very happy with it

4 expert reviews | 201 user reviews

#6
alaScore 97

Geneva Model S Wireless DAB+

We’re impressed with this Geneva Speaker. Some rival speakers offer more extensive connectivity, but the Geneva Model S Wireless DAB+ cuts its own niche with clock radio features accompanying the universal Bluetooth connection.

3 expert reviews | 14 user reviews

#7
alaScore 97

Geneva Aerosphere Large

This isn't merely a victory for interior-design oneupmanship, Geneva has succeeded in bridging the gap between kitchen-top mini speakers and our reigning, but expensive, king of wireless, the Naim Mu-so. The AeroSphère might be large, but we don't...

5 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#8
alaScore 97

Ministry of Sound Audio L Plus

Ministry's Audio L Plus sounds great, but setting it up and enabling a multiroom array are far from simple. The important thing is the sound though, and there it lives up to the Ministry of Sound name.

5 expert reviews

#9
alaScore 96

Samsung R5 / WAM5500

The WAM5500 (or R5 for short) is Samsung's latest wireless multiroom speaker. It's one of three new models launched at the tail end of 2015 alongside the R1 (WAM1500) and R3 (WAM3500). The R5 sits one step down from the excellent R7, which earned top...

1 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#10
alaScore 95

LG BH9540TW

LG’s phenomenal flagship system offers a mind-blowing feature list, chic design and rigorous movie sonics, although the brash tone takes the shine off an otherwise superb performance.

5 expert reviews | 107 user reviews

#11
alaScore 95

Sonos Play: 3

If there was anything holding the Sonos back, it's been the fairly steep price of admission. But the Play:3 speaker lowers the cost of entry...

74 expert reviews | 4075 user reviews

#12
alaScore 95

Bose Soundtouch 120

Bose SoundTouch 120 Home Theater System - can anything beat Bose sound surround system!!! I love it especially the bass. I'd like to buy another speaker to fill the room with even more sound. We have approximately 20 X 24 family room and I think it...

1 expert reviews | 87 user reviews

#13
alaScore 94

Denon D-M40DAB

All this micro system is lacking is Bluetooth or wireless capability, which is provided by many of its competitors at this price. Otherwise, we really can’t find a bad thing to say about the D-M40; the sound is well balanced, detailed and full of...

2 expert reviews | 16 user reviews

#14
alaScore 94

Naim Audio MU-SO

The Naim Mu-so speaker tries to be several things at once. It's an AirPlay-compatible wireless speaker you can turn into your home's main sound system, or configure as part of a multi-room setup. It's a Bluetooth speaker that lets you easily stream...

6 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#15
alaScore 94

Bose Soundtouch 130

Does not work well with Apple TV

1 expert reviews | 22 user reviews

#16
alaScore 94

Harman Kardon Omni 10

You'll love watching the built in sub at work on the back of this little unit. For a little unit it has loads of base and was better than all of the other similarly priced units I tested in branch. I honestly can't fault the sound quality. It looks and...

6 expert reviews | 65 user reviews

#17
alaScore 93

Naim UnitiQute 2

There's no point in us mentioning the UnitiQute 2's price again, because if you're serious about audio it won't matter that this is an expensive bit of kit. But, bear in mind it's cheaper than a lot of other Naim hardware, and we think it's every bit...

10 expert reviews

#18
alaScore 93

Sonos PLAY:5 / ZonePlayer S5 (1st Gen)

Several hours of critical listening left our ears feeling a bit fatigued—an issue we didn’t encounter with B&W’s Zeppelin (not entirely an apples-to-oranges comparison, since the Zeppelin is a non-networked iPod dock), but the S5 was a huge hit when we...

88 expert reviews | 3944 user reviews

#19
alaScore 93

LG LHB725

The LG LHB725 is competitively priced for a 3D-capable Blu-ray home cinema system - especially considering its raft of extra features such as multiroom audio. The

2 expert reviews | 11 user reviews

#20
alaScore 93

LG LAB550W

If you're a Blu-ray player and sound system, but want to keep clutter to an absolute minimum, then the LAB550W could be your dream ticket. The Blu-ray player built into this 200W soundbase (or SoundPlate, as LG calls it) spins your discs while the...

1 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

#21
alaScore 93

Vita Audio R4

Ruark's latest version of the R4 is one of the most user-friendly players I've tried, and the walnut cabinet, with its twin drivers and active sub, gives it some excellent acoustic properties. There are a few missing features, namely network...

11 expert reviews | 21 user reviews

#22
alaScore 93

Bose Solo 5

The Bose Solo 5 is a simple budget soundbar with a useful universal remote, but its sound quality is a little disappointing

2 expert reviews | 328 user reviews

#23
alaScore 93

Panasonic SC-ALL8

This Qualcomm AllPlay-based speaker sounds best when played at a loud volume

4 expert reviews | 34 user reviews

#24
alaScore 93

Harman-Kardon OMNI 20

First and foremost, the sound quality of these speakers is superb.. when they work.. to be fair HK customer services tried to help, suggesting I set up personal HOT spots, and connect in such a long and convoluted way, I lost the will to live. They...

6 expert reviews | 72 user reviews

#25
alaScore 92

Cyrus Lyric 09

It sits somewhere between traditional hi-fi and smart streamer, but the Lyric 09 sounds so good it hardly matters

2 expert reviews

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