A DESIGN FOR LIFE
Don’t forget you’ll need to factor-in how the speakers look with your home’s furnishings…
When it comes to cosmetic design, wireless systems run the gamut from wacky to dull. The HEOS 7’s teardrop design is more handbag than high-tech, while the HEOS 1 is rather angular.
Yamaha plays it safe with the WX-010, and entertains only a modicum of retro chic with its MusicCast micro-system.
Arguably the best-looking wireless speakers on test come from Panasonic. There’s no unjustifiable, impractical silhouette here. Both the SC-All05 and the SC-All9 feature classic lines that are lifted by subtle, clever refinements. We like how the waterproof model has a slanted top with touch-sensitive controls, while those chrome trims complement the stock grille.