This is a list of all the top wireless speaker systems according to “Consumer Reports” We pulled this list from the internet and there are plenty of other systems out there these are the Top40 best. We have included a picture some test results and the average price for each (to be used for comparison purposes only) We ask you to vote for your favorite wireless speaker system, voting will move it to the top of the list or upload your favorite “wireless Speaker System” if its not on our list. All of our lists are “Open Ranked” lists. Please read all the info you can find before making any final purchases. However these days Amazon and most other online retailers offer excellent “Return Policies” please consult your online retailers purchase return policies and enjoy!
A Sonos compatible WiFi wireless home speaker system and analog audio inputs.
Detailed Test Results
Sound quality: Sonos's Play:5 (2015) has very good sound quality as a single-speaker. Bass has good impact and goes deep, but is slightly prominent, and lacks a bit of detail. Midrange is fairly even but a bit etched and a touch grainy. Treble has good extension and detail but is a bit prominant and sounds slightly dry. When two Play:5s are used as a stereo pair the sound quality improves to excellent. Bass character is very similar to the single-speaker but the midrange becomes a little more relaxed and the treble is a bit less dry and prominent. As a single-speaker system and as a stereo pair it does a decent job of recovering room ambience but lacks a bit of fine detail. As a single-speaker system or as a stereo pair it can provide enough volume to fill a medium- to large sized room. No significant difference between WiFi and wired sound quality. When compared to the original Play:5 as a single-speaker the bass is deeper and midrange is smoother and fuller and looses the boxiness, constriction, and slight congestion of the former version. As a stereo pair the bass is deeper and the midrange is smoother and less congested and the treble is smoother and more extended.
Ease of use: We found the system's ease of use to be good overall. Connecting to a WiFi network was fairly easy: Download the free Sonos program on your computer or the free Sonos app on your Apple or Android mobile device and follow the step-by-step directions. Volume controls are ambiguous: There are four dots in a square pattern. But it does have good contrast, and has a max./min. audible indicator. The smart-phone app shows the volume index that tracks with the unit control. The home unit will not always be in reach, so a remote is useful with this model. Good overall; the Sonos software program provided a full-featured, easy-to-use control panel on your computer, and the Sonos mobile app for Apple or Android smartphone or tablet or iPod Touch functions has a full-featured remote control that was easy to use. But it does lack a source selector on the console. So, you must use the remote app to switch between line input and any other source. At first, the navigation of the updated app (version 6) is relatively intuitive, but makes more sense once features are discovered.
A Bluetooth wireless home speaker system from Edifier with an optical and analog audio input.
Detailed Test Results
Sound quality: Edifier's R2000DB had very good overall sound quality. Bass has good impact, decent detail and goes somewhat deep, but is very slightly soft. Midrange is somewhat even, but is a bit echoey and grainy. Treble is extended and fairly detailed but lacks a bit of treble air. Does a decent job of recovering room ambience, is fairly detailed but sounds slightly constricted and congested. No significant difference between Bluetooth, wired and optical sound quality, except that the bass is a bit prominent with optical input. Provides a decent volume level in a large-sized room. Because there are two separate speakers, they can be placed to provide better stereo separation than many other models.
Ease of use: We found the Edifier R2000DB ease of use to be very good overall. Bluetooth pairing was very easy, as it is always in pairing mode when not paired. Connecting the two speakers with the included wire is also very easy and requires no tools. There are controls on one of the speakers at the rear for power, volume, bass and treble, which are clearly labeled; the controls on the remote are well marked with clear indication for which source is selected except for some ambiguity on the unit for the selection made. Due to the inconvenient location of the controls, the remote is easier to access most controls, except for bass and treble.
A Heos-compatible WiFi and Bluetooth wireless home speaker system with analog audio input.
Detailed Test Results
Sound quality: The Heos 5 HS2 had very good sound quality overall. Bass has good impact, but is slightly boomy, and the deepest bass is lacking. Midrange is fairly even, but lower midrange is a bit recessed and upper midrange is a bit edgy. Treble is extended but a bit thin. It does a decent job of recovering room ambience, but lacks a bit of midrange complexity and treble air. There is no significant difference between WiFi, Bluetooth, USB and wired sound quality except that treble is a bit subdued in Bluetooth. It provides a decent volume level for a medium- to large-sized room. As a stereo pair, they can be placed to provide better stereo separation than many other models and sound quality improves and remains very good. Bass also goes fairly deep, but remains prominent and boomy, and midrange is somewhat echoey, changing the natural room ambience of the original recording.
Ease of use: We found the system's ease of use to be good overall. The Denon Heos 5 HS2 WiFi setup is very easy, which involves downloading the Heos app, connecting the iOS or Android mobile device to the speaker via the provided AUX cable and following the app directions, which include selecting a network and entering its password. Volume and mute controls are not prominent (on right side of speaker) but are clearly labeled. Bluetooth: Bluetooth pairing requires a press of a well-marked button on rear of unit and then the selection of unit from Bluetooth selection list on source device; unit provides an obvious indication that the unit is in pairing mode as well as when pairing has actually occurred. Bluetooth is also an unmarked multifunction control to reset unit. The remote control app is generally very good and mostly intuitive. Switching between sources is easy accomplished with the Heos app. The app remote is fairly easy to use and somewhat intuitive with transport controls, which were limited to Play/Pause and Skip.
A WiFi-based wireless home speaker system that uses a proprietary Sonos mesh network.
Detailed Test Results
Sound quality: Sonos' Play:3 (S3) had very good overall sound quality when used as a single stereo unit. Bass has good impact, but lacks the very lowest bass. Midrange is smooth and even, but a little soft and can sound over-rich with some program material. Treble doesn't sound extended in single-speaker mode. The speaker generally recovers room ambience well, but lacks some fine detail. The treble lacks a sense of air and treble sounds that should be off to the side in a stereo mix get pulled to the center. When two of these units are used as a stereo (left/right) pair, the sound quality improves to excellent: Though it still lacks the very lowest bass, midrange is smooth and even and becomes very neutral--though a hint of constriction becomes evident--and treble becomes very even and extended. The stereo pair has very good room ambience recovery and treble air, fine detail improves, and treble sounds that are off to the side stay in their proper position. The system can provide satisfying volume in a medium sized room when used as a single unit or as a stereo pair.
Ease of use: We found the system's ease of use to be very good overall. Connecting to a WiFi network was fairly straight forward - download the free Sonos program on your computer, or free Sonos app on your Apple or Android mobile device and follow the step by step directions. The Sonos software provides a comprehensive, easy-to-use control panel on the computer; the volume and mute controls located on the speaker are well marked and easy to use, and the Sonos app for Apple or Android smartphones, or tablets, or the iPod Touch allows these devices to function as full featured remote controls that are easy to use.