The segment of wireless audio systems today is developing simply by leaps and bounds – so it’s very difficult not to get lost in the sea of proposals. Well, we have selected the best wireless speakers of 2022 – ones that do not require anything other than a smartphone or streaming to work. As they say, the future has already arrived.
The best wireless speakers 2022
10. Dali Katch G2
Power – 2 x 25 W | Interfaces – Bluetooth 5.0 aptX , aptX HD , USB
Pros – open and clean sound
Cons – no support for wireless Wi-Fi networks
Verdict – The Dali Katch G 2 sets the standard for compact speakers
Retro-style design, up to 30 hours of operation on a single charge, external battery function (powerbank), support for advanced Bluetooth 5.0 apt X HD interface – you can list the capabilities of Dali Katch G2 for a long time, but it’s better to hear the sound of the speaker once. The purest, perfectly balanced sound clearly demonstrates that even in this form factor, breakthroughs are possible today.
9. Apple HomePod Mini
Power – 20 W | Interfaces – Bluetooth 5.0, Apple Music, Apple AirPlay 2, Wi -Fi streaming
Pros – impressive sound, signature ecosystem
Cons – Siri is still not as good as the competition
Verdict – Apple HomePod Mini has become a landmark solution for the company
If the first Apple HomePod wasn’t well-received in the market, the Mini version became a real bestseller – and deservedly so. Not too high price allowed to join the beautiful wide layers of music fans, and the powerful sound made me believe in the impossible. Small, but daring, as they say!
8. Naim Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation
Power – 300 W | Interfaces – Apple AirPlay 2, Chromecast, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Roon Ready, Wi-Fi up to 24/384
Pros – Sound quality meets the highest standards
Cons – nothing major
Verdict – the second generation of Mu – so grabs a star from the sky
The second generation of Naim Mu-so Qb is, without exaggeration, a revolutionary product. The abundance of streaming options can make your head spin (there are Apple AirPlay 2, Chromecast, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Roon Ready and Wi-Fi up to 24/384), and three hundred watts of amplification can pump even a large hall. Bravo.
7. Sonos One
Power – no data | Interfaces – streaming over Wi – Fi , Apple AirPlay 2, Apple Music , Spotify , Amazon Music , SoundCloud , Deezer , Tidal
Pros – Amazon Alexa on board, great sound, great multi-room capabilities
Cons – no Hi-Res audio support
Verdict is the first step into the Sonos ecosystem
Traditional quality – Sonos One sounds confident on any musical material, seamlessly integrates into the company’s multi-room solution and demonstrates an exceptionally voluminous sound canvas. It is a pity that there is no support for high-resolution audio here – but, honestly, with this quality of playback, you don’t regret it too much.
6. Sony SRS-RA5000
Power – no data | Interfaces – Bluetooth 5.0 A 2 DP , AVRCP , Google Chromecast , Spotify Connect , Wi – Fi streaming
Pros – tight and voluminous sound
Cons – the bass is sometimes “big”
The verdict is a very interesting decision, which is hard not to fall in love with.
Mass of speakers, really surround sound, Sony SRS-RA5000 is stuffed to capacity with new technologies. It turned out just great – both in terms of the boldness of the design, and in terms of the quality of reproduction.
5. Sonus Faber Omnia
Power – 490 W | Interfaces – Tidal Connect, Spotify Connect, Bluetooth aptX HD, Apple AirPlay 2, Google Chromecast
Pros – Super detailed sound
Cons – dimensions
The verdict is the perfect choice for Sonus Faber fans
The powerful Sonus Faber Omnia audio system clearly demonstrates the fact that there are no limits for true fans of their craft. Acoustics does not give in to any genres and forms a clear, harmonious and well-detailed sound canvas.
4 Bowers & Wilkins Formation Wedge
Power – 4 x 40 + 1 x 80 W | Interfaces – own wireless Wi – Fi network for music, Bluetooth v 4.1 aptX HD , Spotify Connect , Apple AirPlay 2, Roon ready
Pros – well-coordinated and natural presentation, a lot of multi-room options
Cons – none
Verdict – Bowers & Wilkins confirms its leadership
Bowers & Wilkins has put a lot of effort into the Formation line and the development of its own Wi-Fi protocol for streaming music. Well, Wedge really surprises – both in the quality of workmanship and finish, and in a real Hi-Fi sound! Bass is especially good – dry and detailed.
3. Bang & Olufsen Beosound Level
Power – 2 x 30 + 1 x 30 + 1 x 15 W | Interfaces – Bluetooth 5.0 aptX , Google Chromecast Apple AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect , Wi – Fi streaming
Pros – Stylish appearance, surprisingly live sound
Cons – high price
Verdict – Bang & Olufsen Beosound Level will suit connoisseurs of beauty
This audio system attracts the eye and beckons – but as soon as you turn it on, visual talents fade into the background. Bang & Olufsen went all out in the Beosound Level audio system – it’s hard to make any complaints about the sound of the model.
2. Devialet Phantom I 103 dB
Power – 500 W | Interfaces – Bluetooth 5.0 aptX , Google Chromecast Apple AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect , Wi – Fi streaming , optical
Pros – sound that feels on the body, exceptional power
Cons – low frequencies could be more filigree
Verdict – Devialet Phantom may surprise even seasoned audiophiles
“Shake me” is the credo of Devialet Phantom, and even the younger Devialet Phantom I 103 dB is able to blow away with its sound. “Fluttering butterfly wings”, ADH gain, 103 dB of sound pressure – we have a speaker of the 21st century.
1. Linn Series 3
Power – 2 x 100 W | Interfaces – Wi – Fi for integration into Linn system, Exakt crossover
Pros – Completely natural sound
Cons – no support for Tidal Masters
The verdict is a small step forward for Linn – and a huge leap for this industry segment
Oh, this is a special dish! Linn’s foray into this audio category proved to be more like a storm—the Series 3 set the industry standard for years to come. A sound that is hard to believe – it’s better to hear once that 2 x 100 watts can sound so natural.