We’d like to test the updates to these models, as well as the new mid-class SRS-X88 next time we do a listening panel. It radiates sound in every direction, which could be cool.
Samsung has released the Radiant-360 R7, an egg-shaped wireless speaker. It’s really expensive, though, at 0, and is unlikely to usurp our pick.
It’s much louder than most of the competition and has superior sound without distortion.
If the faux-amp look isn’t for you, we have other options.
The deepblue2 is a 440-watt speaker that offers deep bass response without skimping on high and midrange sound.
After researching 22 Bluetooth speakers and checking out 11 contenders in detail with a listening panel, we think Peachtree Audio’s deepblue2 is the best home Bluetooth speaker for those looking for a convenient unit capable of filling your home with gorgeous sound.
The deepblue2 provides full, rich audio that comes close to what you’d associated with a home stereo system but without the wires and setup that come with owning a traditional home stereo (or the high cost of investing in a multi-room streaming solution).
And, according to our listening panel, it sounds almost as good as the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless, a Bluetooth speaker that costs hundreds of dollars more and takes up nearly twice as much counter space.
We recently published a piece on the capabilities of Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant and the appeal of the Echo speaker.
In light of that, we’ve updated our section on the Echo’s performance as a speaker below.
The Peachtree Audio deepblue2 replaces the Marshall Stanmore as our pick for the best home Bluetooth speaker thanks to its performance for our listening panel against 11 other pieces of hardware we selected after 20 hours of research. In it, we consider dozens of new models and go deep down the rabbit hole to explain how we decide which pieces of hardware to test, what makes the cut and what gets kicked to the curb. In the meantime, we’ve put together a brief rundown of our preliminary picks for Best Home Bluetooth Speaker so you’re not left hanging during the holiday shopping season.
Sony released three new speakers in its SRS line: the X77 (0), X88 (0), and X99 (0).
Reviews of Sony’s previous offerings in this category—the SRS-X7—were tepid.