gadgets - Wireless Speakers
Written by Oryx
Pump out maximum sound from midi-sized speakers
Bose SoundLink Mini
The sound gurus at Bose have taken the stellar SoundLink and SoundLink II Bluetooth speakers and shrunk them while sacrificing little quality. The SoundLink Mini’s size forces a minor compromise on bass, but this is more than made up for with a large-sounding soundscape across the rest of the spectrum. It also comes with a charging cradle that accepts the same power connection as the speaker itself, a neat (optional) carry case, and up to seven hours of battery life.
Marshall Stanmore Wireless Speaker
From the biggest name in guitar amps comes this Bluetooth speaker with the retro Marshall stack appearance but, more importantly, a loud, clear sound courtesy of a 51/4-inch woofer, two 3/4-inch tweeters, and an 80-watt class D digital amplifier that dramatically outpaces the smaller speakers on the market. The Marshall does, at 5kg, sacrifice portability, but it more than makes up for it in the sound quality department. Available in black or cream.
Iconic sound masters Bang & Olufsen’s sleek A8 is a one-piece stereo that works with all digital devices, either wirelessly, docked, or via cable. The slim design houses two 5-inch woofer/midrange speakers and two 3/4-inch tweeters, and can free-stand or be wall mounted.