wireless speakers

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A2 Bluetooth Speaker: Australian Review

Bluetooth speakers are a dime a dozen these days. Some are definitely better than others, but most of the wireless hi-fi units on the market are made by electronics companies rather than heritage audio companies with a foremost interest in sound quality. There are some longtime audio brands out there that take their time and do things right, though. Bang & Olufsen’s first ever Bluetooth speaker, the BeoPlay A2, is actually one of the best you can buy.


Harman Kardon Esquire Mini Speaker: Australian Review

There are dozens of Bluetooth speakers available in Australia today that follow a standard template: internal rechargeable battery, Bluetooth, microphone for handsfree calls, and a set of mono or stereo speaker drivers to make the best use of that precious remaining chassis space. Harman Kardon’s Esquire Mini doesn’t pack the outright punch of its bigger brother, but it’s significantly more portable and makes a great hotel room companion for those short overseas trips. (OK, get your mind out of the gutter.)


Studio Proper's PA2 Bluetooth Speaker Hangs From Your Wall, Sticks To Your iPhone

Melbourne design team Studio Proper is best known for its Wallee mounts for iPad and iPhone. (They’re not terrible, either, according to you.) But they’ve branched out from cases and mounting systems, dipping their toes in the waters of technology with a novel, circular wireless speaker. It’s called the PA2 — that’s for Proper Audio, by the way — and it’s actually the second Bluetooth stereo that Studio Proper has designed and prototyped.


Samsung M3 Wireless Speaker: Australian Review

Samsung’s wireless multi-room speakers are a new addition to the market, but make for strong competition against the might of Sonos, as well as upstart competitors like LG’s Music Flow. As well as the largest M7 wireless speaker and mid-weight M5, Samsung has a new, smaller unit in the M3 — made for bedrooms, smaller apartments, and spaces where you can’t fit a big hulking music box.


LG Gets Into Multi-Room Audio With Music Flow

Sonos has been the king of multi-room audio for a decade, but Samsung is making quick inroads with its own multi-speaker range. LG wants a piece of that pie too, and has four new multi-room audio speakers, and a wireless receiver to tie it all together, out in a few days.


Bose SoundLink Colour: Australian Review

Not content with just releasing new in-ear, on-ear and over-ear headphones, both wired and wireless, Bose also has a new rechargeable speaker. The SoundLink Colour is a compact, powerful, portable Bluetooth speaker that isn’t without its compromises, but does a great job for actually playing music and other audio wirelessly from your smartphone.


Beats Pill 2.0: Australian Review

Beats has been on an absolute tear over the last couple of months, with a swathe of new headphones and audio gadgets. The Pill 2.0 is the California company’s latest attempt at a portable, battery-powered Bluetooth wireless speaker, with a few tricks learned along the way from its competitors.


Outdoor Tech Big Turtle Shell Wireless Speaker: Australian Review

If you want to buy a Bluetooth speaker for picnics and beaches and afternoons in the backyard, you have a lot of choice. Kickstarter success story Outdoor Tech has a rugged wireless boombox, the Big Turtle Shell, that wants to knock off the UE Boom and Jawbone’s Big Jambox as the outdoor speaker of record.


KEF X300A Wireless Speakers: Australian Review

Wireless speakers are nothing new, but they’re usually relatively cheap and portable and designed to pair over Bluetooth with your smartphone at a picnic or the beach. What if you wanted something a little more serious for your living room? The high-end KEF X300A bookshelf speakers, new to Australia, can stream via DLNA or AirPlay and support high resolution 96kHz/24-bit audio over USB. All of this is Good Stuff.


Sony's New Muteki Wireless Speakers Bring The House Down, Literally

Sony’s Muteki speakers have been around since 2009, and if you’ve ever seen them in person, you’d remember it — the original Muteki was a 7.2-channel surround sound system; that’s a lot of speakers. This year, the overpowered speaker line-up has diversified; there are new Micro, Mini and massive Muteki setups, all of which can knock your socks off.