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Naim Mu-so (2nd Gen, 2019)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 reviews of Naim Mu-so (2nd Gen, 2019). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the bass quality and size. The design and usability also get good opinions, but many are less positive about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Naim Mu-so (2nd Gen, 2019) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Michael Brown (techhive.com)

Naim Mu-so 2nd Generation review: Naim didn’t need to make this wireless speaker better, but I’m glad it did

 

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Chromecast, AirPlay 2: The Naim Audio Mu-so 2nd Generation supports them all, along with every music codec and streaming service you can think of.

Brilliant audio performance ; Supports AirPlay 2, Chromecast, Bluetooth, UPnP, Spotify Connect, Tidal, and more ; Supports every important audio codec at up to 32-bit resolution and sampling rates as high as 384kHz ; Certified Roon Ready

Plain Jane app that’s ploddingly slow when used with UPnP servers ; Plasticky remote control feels like an afterthought

The Naim Audio Mu-so 2 Generation is not an inexpensive bit of kit at $1,599. But its build quality, feature set, and performance are all top notch. If you were to buy separate components—loudspeakers, amplifier, streaming device, server client, and so...

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by : Bob Ankosko (soundandvision.com)

Naim Mu-so QB 2nd Generation Wireless Music System

 

U.K.'s Naim Audio has made the awesome Mu-so QB even better with expanded streaming options and streamlined operation.

Compact; Built like a tank; Elegant fit and finish; Excellent sound quality

Sound can be a little bright; App isn’t always intuitive; Pricey

Dec, 2019

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by : Rob Sabin (soundandvision.com)

Naim Audio Mu-so 2 Wireless Music System Review

 

Though it doesn't come cheap, Naim's newly revised Mu-so brings true audiophile sensibilities and surprising wallop to a well thought-out and full-featured wireless speaker.

Stupendous build quality; Dead-waking dynamics from a single box; Balanced, audiophile-quality sound

Limited bass extension; Narrow soundstage; Pricey

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Naim Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation review

 

What Hi-Fi? Awards 2019. Just a few tweaks make for a superb second version

Open, detailed and expressive ; Loads of streaming options ; Multi-room ready

Nothing at this price

The Mu-so Qb retains an inherently likeable presentation, but has matured over the three years since its first generation.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Naim Mu-so 2 review

 

Classic wireless speaker gets a boost in performance and price

All-inclusive feature list ; Neat all-in-one design ; Rich, rhythmic, insightful sound ; Agreeable app

Costs much more than the last generation model

A superb-sounding, fully-featured wireless speaker that justifies its considerable expense

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Duncan Bell (t3.com)

Naim Mu-so 2 review: forget Sonos, Mu-so 2nd gen is the best wireless speaker you can buy

 

Naim takes everything that was great about the Mu-so and makes it even better

Great sound ; Stable, easy to use app ; Supports all the streaming services 99% of people use

Sheer girth might pose positioning issues in some rooms

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Naim Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation review: One sensational home speaker

 

The second-gen hard-wired home speaker brings updated control wheel, new drivers and an included control. And a larger price. Is it worth it?

Beautiful industrial-esque design ; Updated Command Dial is great to use ; Sensational sound quality that's clean and prominent across the frequency range ; Now includes a remote control

Not massively different from original model ; Price hike over original ; Full-size Mu-so (first gen) might be worth paying a little extra to own ; Bass not sub-sonic levels and can't compare to full-size Mu-so

Far classier than the glut of current smart speakers, more audio adept than the Sonos line-up, the second-gen Qb might have a silly name, but its silly-good sound quality sells it. The deft Command Dial control and heaps of connectivity options form...

Sep, 2019

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Naim Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation review

 

Naim corners the cube-shaped speaker market

Gorgeous design ; Great for compact spaces ; Slick, revamped interface ; Powerful, room-filling sound

Pricier than the (already steep) original Qb ; Additional speaker grilles cost extra

The best compact wireless speaker around just got better

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Naim Mu-so 2 review: Sensational sonic sequel

 

The Mu-so sequel is here, upgrading (and up-pricing) one of the best all-in-one systems we've ever heard. So what's new and why should you buy one?

Immense sound output - with more bass and dynamic volume than first-gen model ; Supports to 32-bit 384kHz for audiophile quality ; Eye-catching and distinctive design ; Lots of connectivity (incl. Spotify Connect / Tidal / Google Cast / AirPlay 2) ;...

It's very expensive (far more than original model) ; No on-screen menu system for HDMI use ; Included remote control is basic ; Big and heavy so won't suit all ; Lacks sound presets for soundbar scenarios

Although pricey, we think the Mu-so 2 is worth every penny. The sound quality from this industrial box is second to none, although if you already own the original then the second-gen's addition of an HDMI port isn't a huge attraction. Really and truly...

Jun, 2019

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Naim Mu-so 2 review

 

“Bigger, louder, more expensive - it just doesn't look it”

Sounds the full 450 watts-worth ; Beautifully engineered, built and finished ; Decent control app ; Loads of functionality

Same-again design seems a missed opportunity ; Big price hike over Mu-so

Meet the new boss - not as similar to the old boss as it might look

Jun, 2019

Price comparison for Naim Mu-so (2nd Gen, 2019)

  Store     Price
Naim Mu-so Qb V2 Multi-Room Wireless Music System...
high-resolution playback up to 24-bit/384kHz resolution (48kHz over wireless network)
$990.00 TO SHOP
Naim Mu-so V1 450-Watt Wireless Reference Music...
Stream Music From Virtually Any Source in Stunning Sound with Naim Mu-so Wireless Music System: Apple...
$999.00 TO SHOP
Naim Mu-so 2nd Generation Wireless Speaker
Stereo 3-way; DSP-optimised vented box acoustic system
$1,690.00 TO SHOP
Naim Mu-so Qb V1 Wireless Music System - 2 Rooms...
This Multi-Room wireless audio package contains 2 Naim Mu-so Qb Wireless Speakers
$1,498.00 TO SHOP
Naim - Mu-So Reference Wireless Music System (Renewed)
Stream Music From Virtually Any Source in Stunning Sound with Naim Mu-so Wireless Music System: Apple...
$799.00 TO SHOP
Naim Mu-so & Mu-so Qb 4- Room Wireless Music System...
This Multi-Room wireless audio package contains 1 Naim Mu-so and 3 Mu-so Qb Wireless Speakers
$3,246.00 TO SHOP
Naim Mu-so Qb V1 Wireless Music System - 3 Rooms...
This Multi-Room wireless audio package contains 3 Naim Mu-so Qb Wireless Speakers
$2,247.00 TO SHOP
Naim Mu-so Qb Multi-Room Wireless Music System - 4...
This Multi-Room wireless audio package contains 4 Naim Mu-so Qb Wireless Speakers
$2,996.00 TO SHOP
Mytek Brooklyn Bridge Wireless Streamer/DAC/Preamp...
Streams music over WiFi or Ethernet
$2,995.00 TO SHOP
Naim Mu-so & Mu-so Qb 3- Room Wireless Music System...
This Multi-Room wireless audio package contains 1 Naim Mu-so and 2 Mu-so Qb Wireless Speakers
$2,497.00 TO SHOP

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