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Cam­bridge Au­dio Go £120

Awards 2014 Few wire­less speak­ers of­fer such a great com­bi­na­tion of build qual­ity, bat­tery life and en­joy­able per­for­mance as this former Award-win­ner. Size (hwd) 24 x 12 x 6cm Bat­tery Yes, up to 18 hrs play­back

JBL Flip 3 £100

May 2016 Cor­rect­ing the mis­steps of the Flip 2, the Flip 3 boasts a smooth, warm sound as well as im­proved bat­tery life and con­nec­tiv­ity. Size (hwd) 6 x 17 x 6cm Bat­tery Yes, up to 10 hrs play­back

Ul­ti­mate Ears Boom 2 £120

Fe­bru­ary 2016 UE has built on the success of the orig­i­nal Boom and pro­duced a speaker that bet­ters its pre­de­ces­sor in us­abil­ity and per­for­mance. Size (hw) 18 x 7 x 7cm Bat­tery Yes, up to 15 hrs play­back

Ul­ti­mate Ears Roll 2 £80

July 2016 The Roll 2 has a sound that’s more open, more dy­namic and goes louder than its pre­de­ces­sor. The drop in price makes this a bar­gain. Size (hw) 4 x 14cm Bat­tery Yes, up to 9 hrs play­back

Au­dio Pro Ad­don T3 £165

Best por­ta­ble wire­less speaker £100-£200, 2015 This classy boom­box from Au­dio Pro ig­nores gim­micks and fo­cuses on de­liv­er­ing the best sound possible for an ex­tremely tempt­ing price. Size (hwd) 12 x 22 x 14cm Bat­tery Yes, up to 30 hrs (at half vol­ume)

JBL Xtreme £250

Novem­ber 2015 The Xtreme de­liv­ers all the power sug­gested by its brutish physique, but is also ca­pable of great sub­tlety and in­sight. Pow­er­ful and por­ta­ble. Size (hwd) 13 x 28 x 12cm Bat­tery Yes, up to 15 hrs play­back

Mon­i­tor Au­dio Airstream S150 £150

Best mains-pow­ered wire­less speaker un­der £200, Awards 2015 The Airstream S150 boasts im­pres­sive clar­ity and de­tail with solid, weighty bass and an ag­ile and dy­namic de­liv­ery. Size (hwd) 27 x 12 x 14cm Bat­tery No

Sonos Play:1 £170

Jan­uary 2014 Well built, with solid bass re­sponse and great de­tail and clar­ity, the Play:1 of­fers much more than its price tag might sug­gest. Size (hwd) 16 x 12 x 12cm Bat­tery: No

Ul­ti­mate Ears Me­ga­boom £250

April 2015 Ar­guably the most pol­ished per­former in the UE range. Bat­tery life and build qual­ity are ex­cel­lent: you’re in for a mu­si­cal treat. Size (hw) 23 x 8cm Bat­tery Yes, up to 20 hrs play­back

Au­dio Pro All­room Air One £400

Au­gust 2014 Win­ner of an Award in 2013, the Air One put the cat among the pi­geons. It’s still tough to ar­gue with its rounded, en­ter­tain­ing sound. Size (hwd) 20 x 31 x 19cm Bat­tery No

Blue­sound Pulse Mini £420

Fe­bru­ary 2016 A great ad­di­tion to Blue­sound’s fam­ily of wire­less speak­ers, it packs the Pulse’s im­pres­sive sound into a smaller, more af­ford­able pack­age. Size (hwd) 17 x 16 x 34cm Bat­tery No

Geneva Model S Wire­less DAB+ £330

Best mains-pow­ered wire­less speaker £200-£600, Awards 2015 A classy speaker with ad­di­tional ra­dio fea­tures, the Model S Wire­less DAB+ of­fers clear, de­tailed, punchy sound with agility and pre­ci­sion. Size (hwd) 15 x 14 x 18cm Bat­tery No

KEF Muo £300

Best por­ta­ble wire­less speaker £200, Awards 2015 The Muo brings a touch of lux­ury with its de­tailed mu­si­cal per­for­mance and great looks. You won’t get bet­ter with­out go­ing mains-pow­ered. Size (hwd) 8 x 21 x 6cm Bat­tery Yes, up to 12 hrs play­back

Q Acous­tics Q-BT3 £350

June 2014 Few prod­ucts are as ver­sa­tile as these for the price: wire­less speak­ers, sound­bar re­place­ment, ipod dock or pow­ered stereo speak­ers. Size (hwd) 31 x 19 x 24cm Bat­tery No

Ruark Au­dio MR1 £300

Oc­to­ber 2015 The £50 wire­less bat­tery pack for the R1 ra­dio will turn these Award­win­ning desk­top speak­ers into a tidy lit­tle wire­less pack­age. Size (hwd) 17 x 13 x 14cm Bat­tery No

Sonos Play:5 £350

De­cem­ber 2015 Its rich bass re­sponse, great de­tail and crys­tal-clear mid-range make the Play:5 a class leader as a wire­less speaker or part of a multi-room set-up. Size (hwd) 20 x 36 x 15cm Bat­tery No

Blue­sound Pulse 2 £600

July 2016 A speaker with a big and bold char­ac­ter, this has a rich and en­gag­ing sound that will fill the big­gest rooms. A big step in the right di­rec­tion. Size (hwd) 20 x 42 x 19cm Bat­tery No

B&O Beo­play A6 £800

Fe­bru­ary 2016 Ooz­ing style and sub­stance, the A6 ef­fort­lessly com­bines the sim­plic­ity and con­ve­nience of a one-box sys­tem. It’s a job fully well done. Size (hwd) 30 x 54 x 16cm Bat­tery No

B&W Zep­pellin Wire­less £500

De­cem­ber 2015 Eight years on, the Zep­pelin speaker is still a must-have for the au­dio­phile who wants fine sound in a con­ve­nient pack­age. Size (hwd) 18 x 66 x 18cm Bat­tery No

Geneva Aerosphère Large £650

Best mains-pow­ered wire­less speaker £600-£800, Awards 2015 Not only is this bul­bous beauty among the best-look­ing wire­less speak­ers we’ve seen, it’s high on the list of the best we’ve heard too. Size (hwd) 41 x 41 x 32cm Bat­tery No

Naim Mu-so £895

Best mains-pow­ered wire­less speaker £800+, Awards 2015 The Mu-so has a rich, pow­er­ful sound, a huge sense of scale and soar­ing dy­nam­ics – and it’s now been up­dated to ac­com­mo­date Tidal. Size (hwd) 12 x 63 x 26cm Bat­tery No

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