It’s time to upgrade your home listening experience with a high-end sound system. That portable bluetooth speaker you’ve been using might have done you well up to this point but your home (and your ears) deserves premium audio and aesthetics.
With smart connectivity galore and units that look more like pieces of art than your average subwoofer, there’s never been a better time to invest. With an array of options on the market, we’ve narrowed down our favourites to bring you the most stylish speakers on the market.
B&O Beosound Edge
A speaker like this is to be expected from Bang & Olufsen. Striking aesthetics come as standard but what’s always satisfying about their range of speakers and sound systems is they never skimp on audio. If it looks good you know full well they’ve matched the visual heights with what’s inside.
The Beosound Edge boasts the world’s first active bass port, meaning accurate bass at both high and low volumes, as well as innovative touch controls that respond to your presence and a rich, captivating sound that defies its shape. A real head turner visually with sound to match.
Devialet Gold Phantom
Another speaker that’s likely to stir conversation at a dinner party with its modernist design, the Devialet Gold Phantom will change the way you listen to songs you’ve heard a thousand times before with its immense output, void of distortion, saturation and background noise.
Made from a sleek glass fibre polycarbonate, the speaker’s peak power of 4500 watts and 108 decibels is akin to a rock concert, ideal for a solo, socially-distanced reproduction at home.
We couldn’t do this list without Sonos – and the Five is their market-leading high-fidelity home speaker that offers vivid room-filling sound whether you’re streaming music, vinyl or connecting to your TV.
The brand have revamped the look for minimalist style and the impressive Trueplay app connectivity puts the speaker-tuning capability of the pros in the palm of your hands.
Ruark R7 Mk3 High Fidelity Radiogram
Innovative British audio experts Ruark have blurred the line between homeware and speakers since their inception in 1930 with founder Brian O’Ruark’s early woodworking skills and furniture apprenticeship laying the blueprint for the brand’s designs.
The 2010s saw new products arise, inspiring the reinvention of the Radiogram R7 which matches contemporary vintage visuals with revolutionary sound. A true labour of love, the speaker is not only a welcome aesthetic addition to any home but a real audio triumph, perfect for placing underneath your TV.
Naim Mu-so x Bentley Wireless Speaker System
What do you do when you already have a frankly remarkable speaker on your hands? Get British luxury carmaker Bentley involved to add those extra style credentials, of course.
Inspired in part by the Bentley Mulliner Bacalar, the cabinet is made of Ayous (an African hardwood) with a striking copper grille. Inside it’s the same Naim speaker that we know and love, with expansive room-filling sound and plenty of connectivity – whether you’re beaming wirelessly or hooking up to the TV with HDMI.
If you can’t decide between a speaker and soundbar, look no further. Get yourself something that does both.
MartinLogan Crescendo X
Billed as the ultimate table-top speaker, design-led audio brand MartinLogan have packed a lot into this dramatic semi-circle shape. The results are certainly striking in both visual and audio senses.
Signature Folded Motion tweeters utilise extremely low mass diaphragms for drastically minimised distortion, whilst an increased surface area provides a wide, yet controlled sound dispersion to create a realistic and carefully etched sound stage.
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