The Addon T10 Generation 2 from Audio Pro is a rather striking wireless speaker - designed in either matte Black, White or Grey (we received the Grey version) and sporting a genuine leather handle with aluminium detailing. This simple yet attractive piece comes in at 166 x 320 x 180 mm, has a digital class D amplifier, 2x20W + 40W, 2 x ¾” textile dome tweeter and a 5.25” woofer. You can connect devices via the 3.5mm Aux or over Bluetooth standard V4.0.
Being a natural night-owl, I struggle to get to sleep. I often go to bed wide awake and try to relax by either reading, or listening to audio books or music. The problem is trying to get comfortable with either over-the-ear headphones or in-ear earbuds: the Pillow Speaker from Soft Tones aims to help combat this issue.
The Edifier M1380 is a 2.1 speaker system that features two full-range satellites, in other words, a subwoofer with two wire attached speakers which are calibrated to match the subwoofer to form a balanced sound. Straight out of the box the Subwoofer looks good, with a glossy clean finish and nicely compact at 280mm X 164mm X 220. The two satellite speakers are equally compact (151mm X 125mm X 120mm) the whole setup doesn’t take up too much room.
These bookshelf speakers have built-in amplification with a choice of connectivity and a sleek, stylish design that will compliment your home. This compact kit provides you a good quality sound without the need for an amplifier or loads of cables cluttering up your space. The Parallax kicks out 60 watts of power and the custom crafted DSP (Digital Signal Processing) delivers a clean, even and layered sound that is more than satisfactory for this price range.
The Pulse V4 features Bluetooth V4.0 (hence the name). It comes with aptX and NFC pairing with a range of 20 meters, and you can also use the included braided AUX cable for another connection option. The V4 features 25 core Kevlar drivers and a 7.4 Volt 3000mah battery that will give you up to 20 hours’ playtime per charge (with a four-six hour full charge time).
It isn’t often the beauty and functionality come together in such a sweet package, but the Stanmore Bluetooth Speaker by Marshall manages to combine the two beautifully. This is most definitely a speaker you will want to display with pride of place in your home. Available in the classic amp design, there is a choice of Black, Brown or a cool Cream. It features the iconic gold script logo, gold piping, vinyl casing and vintage-inspired fret grille cloth. It has all the charm of the original 60’s design with all the functions of a modern product.
The REMIX is a small but mighty Bluetooth speaker, measuring in at just over 8", powered with a newly designed glass-fibre diaphragm and long coil drivers, the REMIX also features a rear-mounted bass reflex port. The REMIX is the world’s first speaker to use a built-in headphone amplifier to drive your headphones with a power boost, it also comes with a daisy chain cable that lets you wire REMIX onto REMIX to an unlimited degree (well… as far as your bank account lets you) which lets you play with a larger sound and surround sound experience.
The Cayman speaker is a wireless connecting speaker with large drivers that is powered off of the mains. This British-engineered speaker has fifty watts of power, a dedicated subwoofer and two dedicated sound modes, and two 2.5inch high frequency drivers that work with a 4inch mid/bass driver. It connects wirelessly over NFC or Bluetooth, which is easily done without digging through the instruction manual.
The Hive 2+ is a beefy little speaker with a unique beehive style design. This portable wireless speaker, new for 2017, has Siri and Google Assistant integration, which means you can interact with your device directly from the speaker. KitSound has increased the power and clarity of sound on their second generation of the Hive; the 40mm active drivers and digital amplifier, combined with a passive bass radiator, creates 12 Watts of sound.