Choose your per­fect wire­less part­ner

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Plenty of man­u­fac­tur­ers let you spread your tunes through­out the house but, when the mu­sic stops, who stands out from the crowd?

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Think of it as mu­si­cal five-a-side. It be­gins, of course, with the play­ers. In this test we have se­lected two wire­less speak­ers from seven of the mar­ket’s lead­ing multi-room sys­tems, and tested them, as we al­ways do, on their fea­tures, func­tion­al­ity and, most im­por­tantly, sonic abil­ity.

But if multi-room is a team sport, it comes down to more than the in­di­vid­ual abil­ity of the per­son­nel; those with the best play­ers do not nec­es­sar­ily be­come the best team. Here, it comes down to how well the speak­ers work to­gether and how ef­fec­tively each unit’s sound com­ple­ments the other, whose fortes make up for their team­mate’s weak­ness, and some money-can’t-buy aspects – in this case, the free app. Is there such a thing as the per­fect hi-fi team? This test is our way of find­ing out.

SONOS

BLUE­SOUND

YAMAHA

SAM­SUNG

MIN­ISTRY OF SOUND

LI­BRA­TONE

BOSE

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