Which? reveals eight new Best Buy speakersBose, JBL, Sonos and Sony models tested

11 December 2014

Our latest wireless speaker and speaker docks test has put 18 new models from top brands - including Bose and Sonos - through their paces. This means we can tell you which models deliver crystal-clear audio - and which could ruin your favourite tracks.

Wireless speakers and speaker docks are great for playing all the music you have stored on tablets, phones and PCs with minimum hassle. We were very impressed with a number of models in our latest test, and eight performed well enough to win our Best Buy accolade.

Which? members can head straight to our speaker reviews to find out which models really stand out. If you're not a member yet, try a £1 Which? trial and get instant access to all our expert speaker reviews, as well as test results for hundreds of other products and services.

Cheap speakers reviewed

It's easy to fall into the trap of believing that the more you spend on a new speaker, the better it will be. While this may be true in some cases, some of the sub-£100 speakers we've tested are Best Buys. In comparison, some models that cost twice as much are Don't Buys.

Our tests don't take price into account but do assess three crucial areas - sound quality, ease of use and additional features - to ensure that you find the best speaker for your needs.

Wireless speakers and speaker docks on test

You can see the speakers from our latest test below. To see reviews of all of these models - plus more than 50 others we've previously tested - go straight to our wireless speaker and speaker dock reviews.

Bose Soundlink Colour
Bose SoundDock XT
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
JBL Flip 2
JBL Charge 2
Kitsound Boom Evolution
LG Music Flow H3
LG Music Flow H5
Pure Jongo S3X
Pure Jongo T2X
Pure Jongo T4X
Samsung M3
Sony SRS-X2
Sony SRS-X3
Sonos Play:5
Ted Baker Fastnet
Ultimate Ears Boom
Ultimate Ears Mini Boom

More on this...

  • Take a look at all our Best Buy speakers
  • See reviews of 70 wireless speakers and speaker docks
  • Read more about how we test speakers