Octobers Top 5 Wireless Speakers
October comes but once a year, bringing with it increasingly inclement weather patterns, the return of your oversized coat collection and of course, Halloween. For all those parties, you’re going to need a great set of wireless speakers to get people moving the way they should be. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of what we consider to be 5 of the finest wireless speakers on the market at the moment.
- Jambox by Jawbone – around £99
Jawbone have a long history in audio, but it’s probably not where you’d expect. They made their name making Bluetooth headsets for mobile phones, packing superior design and excellent noise cancelling tech. Back in 2010, the Jambox was launched as their first speaker product, and to put it simply, it blew people away. With a design by Yves Behar and Bluetooth support built it, it’s a fantastic choice in a small package.
- HMDX Jam by HMDX – around £30
Wireless speakers come in all shapes and sizes, but not many come shipped in a custom jam jar. That’s what you can expect from the HMDX Jam, a diminutive speaker that packs a punch well above its weight. With a low entry price and great sound even when pushing the outer limits of its volume, you can pick up the MDX from Superfi, as well as other retailers across the country.
- Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II by Bose – around £300
Bose might have a bit of a name for themselves for pricing themselves at the top of the market, but every now and then their pricing matches up with the talent of their products. The SoundLink II is one such product, weighing in at 1.4kg and measuring approximately 13cm x 24cm x 4.5cm, it’s as small and light as you’d hope it would be. Dimensions aren’t the main attraction here, it’s the sound – well rounded, punchy and with shockingly good bass response they manage to fill the air, even when outside.
- Libratone Zipp Wireless Speaker with Airplay by Libratone – around £370
In the world of wireless speakers, there can only be one champion and the Zipp from Libratone might well be able to lay claim to what. What Hi-Fi recently gave it a five star review, remaking Libratone had ‘nailed it’ and called it the best Airplay speaker for under £400. High praise indeed, but with sound that detailed and even Wi-Fi direct for a more stable, high resolution sound connection (in comparison to Bluetooth) it’s a wonderfully techy bit of kit, and one that offers a dose of high design to go along with it. Several retailers are carrying the device, but Superfi’s Libratone Zipp stock has all of the products beautiful colour choices in stock.
- Boom Bar Wireless Speaker by John Lewis – around £30
I know what you’re thinking – ‘own brand speakers, really?’, but wait, because John Lewis’ attempt to craft a budget speaker worth caring about has produced some excellent results. With a surprisingly wide sound stage and 8 hour battery life, it’s more worthy than its price tag implies, not to mention John Lewis’ fantastic 2 year guarantee which should keep you in music for a good while.