The latest hi-fi systems offer wireless streaming technology and great sound - and are even designed to look good in your home
1 Best for… Size-defying sound
Libratone Zipp Mini, £179
It might be cute, but this tabletop speaker (H24 x dia10cm) is loaded with features and projects sound in all directions to fill even big spaces. Stream either using Bluetooth or connect via your home’s Wi-Fi, usinga smartphone app, and you can link up to six speakers together to create a great-value multi-room system. Available in four colours and has a 10-hour battery.
2 Best for… Multi-room sound
Sonos Play:5, £429
Sonos started the multi-room audio revolution with its stylish and easily expandable Wi-Fi connected speakers. Choose from the compact Play:1 (£169), office sized Play:3 (£259), larger Play:5, shown (H20.3 xW36.4 x D15.4cm), or the Connect (£259) which transforms most existing hi-fis into steaming speakers. Each speaker sounds great on its own, but linked together you can fill your home with music using the intuitive app. Available in black or white.
3 Best for… Music on the move
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A2, £299
With a battery that can last 24hrs and six superb quality size-defying speakers this portable Bluetooth design (W25.6 x H14.2 x D4.4cm),made from premium leather and aluminium, will happily entertainwhichever room you are in. It can even top up your smartphone batteryif you’re not near the mains and comes in a choice of six colours.
4 Best for… Classic country style
Roberts R100, £250
The perfect compromise between traditional radio and wireless streaming, the R100 (H16cm x W24cm x D11.5cm) has a built-in FM/DAB radio and can play music via Bluetooth or create a multi-room network with other products in the R-Line range. What’s more, unlike many speakers everything can be controlled using the touch screen, not just an app.
5 Best for… Scandi simplicity
Vifa Oslo, £387
Simply beautiful and so easy to use, this Danish designed Bluetooth speaker (H26.8 x W18.1 x D9cm) is finished in your choice of five tactile wool covers, anthracite grey, pebble grey, sand yellow, ocean blue and ice blue. The understated design hides three fantastic quality speakers that sound every inch as good as the Oslo looks.
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