Originally published in HISKIND Autumn ’17, out now.
We are all aware that a set of below-par speakers will be the make-or-break for any listening experience. We listened and went through a handful of wireless speakers to present the best speakers and headphones out on the market. From waterproof to Bluetooth, there’s truly something out there for all you audiophiles.
The Sonos PLAY5 home speaker is perfect for those who like their music to be loud and pack a massive bass filled punch to the ears. The sound is dynamic, intense and intricately perfected to provide the perfect sound, along with Wi-Fi connectivity so you don’t have to worry about those pesky phone calls interfering.
£499. Available from Sonos here.
BOSE Soundtouch 20
The app-controlled Soundtouch 20 wireless speaker from BOSE delivers a clear, robust sound that’s perfect for the bedroom, the kitchen or anywhere you deem suitable to place it. This compact speaker also boasts a wifi based feature that promises instant in-home listening, without using your phone. Even better, it’s aesthetically rather wonderful.
£279.95. Available from BOSE here.
Lexon Tykho Waterproof Wireless Speaker
This Lexon Tykho speaker has it all from the sleek, monotone silicone design right through to the hard-hitting sound it can project. We had better mention that it’s also waterproof (yes, we squealed too), making for the perfect speaker to take along to the beach or to keep in the shower to make those early morning mid-wash performances of Carly Rae Jepsen’s Cut To The Feeling that little bit more believable.
£95. Available from Urban Outfitters.
This handheld double speaker from Ultimate Ears combines easy handling and mind-blowing quality. Along with its 10 hours of battery life and waterproof build, this speaker is also designed to happily float around in water without fault, meaning those pool parties or messy outings are now all accounted for.
£89.99. Available here.
Bang and Olufsen have delivered a speaker with unbelievable power in the form of the BeoSound 2. This speaker is fully 360 degrees meaning you can fill a room in seconds with the highest quality sound. Plus, it looks like it’s been plucked right out of the distant future – a futuristic look with an insane amount of sound power.
£1,475. Available from Bang & Olufsen here.
Kilburn Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Being able to take that unmistakable Marshall sound on the go with you would make all your music needs complete, which is exactly what the Kilburn speaker boasts. 20 hours of charge, a stylish retro look and easy to adjust sound features that’ll leave you with the clearest, crisp sound.
£239. Available from Marshall here.
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