UPDATED MARCH 2018

Bluetooth & Wireless Speaker Reviews

Want to find the best Bluetooth Speaker? We read the reviews so you don't have to.
Compare wireless speakers curated by our editor's & community to find the one that's best for you.


UE Megaboom

  • 8.6/10

What's good  

  • IPX7 rated – waterproof
  • Excellent battery life
  • Good sound fidelity on low and high range at moderate volumes
  • 360 degree sound thanks to cylindrical shape
  • Excellent Bluetooth range

What's bad  

  • Some flattening of sounds at higher volumes
  • High price tag

Amazon Echo

  • FROM: £149
  • 7.8/10

What's good  

  • Voice assistant can play music, make lists and answer questions
  • Small – can fit almost anywhere in the house
  • Doubles as Bluetooth speaker and voice assistant

What's bad  

  • No access to email or calendar services
  • Doesn't always understand commands
  • No onboard battery – less portable


Marshall Acton

  • FROM: £149
  • 9.2/10

Marshall Stanmore

  • FROM: £289
  • 8.7/10

What's good  

  • Numerous connection options
  • Room-filling sound
  • Classic Marshall styling
  • High-quality design
  • AptX support

What's bad  

  • Heavy
  • No NFC or AirPlay support
  • Slightly shallow high spectrum audio

What's good  

  • Clean and friendly design
  • Great voice recognition
  • Decent sound quality for its size

What's bad  

  • No connection to Bluetooth speakers
  • Overly sensitive touch controls
  • No internal battery
  • Fabric cover attracts dust

What's good  

  • Excellent sound quality even at higher volumes
  • Great voice recognition
  • Contextual searches provide for better smart assistant
  • Can pair with multiple devices

What's bad  

  • Expensive
  • Heavy and large
  • Slides off surfaces that aren’t 100% flat

Vifa Helsinki

  • 8.0/10

TicHome Mini

  • 7.3/10

JBL Link 20

  • 8.3/10