The Best Home Speakers That Look and Sound Great

Surround sound setups at home used to be a huge pair of speakers that were placed close to the TV, wired to a central receiver for controlling the sound, and several other smaller speakers in just about every corner of the room. But nowadays, home speakers have become much smaller and can produce surround sound while occupying minimal space. 

They are available in very sleek designs and with SMART technology that has eliminated the need for those ghastly, tangled wires. Wireless Bluetooth functionality combined with their small, portable design has made it easy to carry the speaker room to room, and even in the outdoors. 

Voice command is another highly appealing feature of home speakers. The best ones have voice assistance technology that responds to thousands of commands. It could be playing music, making a call, or even asking what’s in the news and about the weather. 

A home speaker will do a lot more than just provide great sound. Here’s a list we’ve curated of the best home speakers that you should consider for your home office, studio, or living room. 

1. Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge

The Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge speaker is proof enough that the Danish company has shown no signs of slowing down despite being in business for nearly a century now (founded in 1925). 

This Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge speaker is very stylish, designed to mirror the aesthetics of the United Kingdom’s old pound coin. It’s a king-size speaker with a very opulent appearance which makes it look like no other speaker in the market. The speaker can stand in an upright position and can also be mounted on a wall. 

It’s equipped with an accelerometer and gyroscope on the inside that makes for easy volume adjustment by rolling the speaker’s touch-sensitive aluminum edges backward and forward.

Equipped with sophisticated tech and classy touch functionality, it comes as little surprise that the sound of this speaker well matches its look. It offers phenomenal 360-degree sound dispersion and supports high-resolution streaming. It works with voice assistants such as Google Assistant and Alexa, Chromecast, and Apple AirPlay 2.

2. Bowers & Wilkins Formation Wedge

This home speaker has a cohesive, balanced sound that makes it stand out from the competition in its price category. 

The Formation Wedge delivers a very dynamic sound and you can hear each melody and instrument coming through the spaces around it which emphasizes its very unique build. You would think it has a flat back by looking at it from the front. It actually has a 120-degree wedge design that allows it to sit well in a corner. 

It may be a standalone wireless speaker but it is designed for multi-room connectivity with other speaker models within the Bowers & Wilkins’ Formation series. This is because Formation products have the brand’s wireless mesh system which allows for very quick sync time between two or more speakers. 

It can also connect to Spotify Connect and Apple Airplay 2. Unfortunately, the B&W app is not well-suited to playing music. In its place, the brand recommends users use Roon which has a $119 subscription cost every year. 

3. OontZ Angle 3 PRO

In truth, Oontz is not as well known as the rest of the speakers in this list but don’t let that dissuade you. Oontz is owned by Cambridge Soundworks which has been in the business of making speakers and audio engineering for over 30 years. 

The OontZ Angle 3 PRO may weigh a mere 1.3 pounds but it still packs a serious punch. Inside the speaker is enough airspace for acoustics and a passive bass radiator that’s 30% bigger than previous models. This allows the user to safely turn the music up without the sound crackling.

This unit also has 50% more output thanks to bigger Neodymium drivers that give it a boost of up to 21 watts. It works with voice command AI and a 3.5mm audio jack you can use to connect headphones if you want to stay wired. If not, you can use its Bluetooth 5.0 feature that has an impressive 100-foot range. 

The battery strength on the OontZ Angle 3 PRO is rather expensive and can play for nearly 15 hours on a single charge. It’s also IPX7 and can stay up to a meter underwater for 30 minutes. 

4. Amazon Echo Studio

Some audiophiles argue that multiple Hi-FI speakers are so much better than having one. But the Echo Studio has five speakers concealed as one so they have no excuse when it comes to this home speaker. 

The Echo Studio has Dolby Atmos technology that enriches sound by sending audio across every direction. The speaker automatically detects the acoustics of the space it’s set and delivers the best sound dimensions to fill the room. This provides a very immersive experience to the listener.

The Amazon Echo Studio also happens to be the only smart speaker that plays music in 3D and Ultra HD. It comes with an Amazon Music subscription that has a collection of songs up to 10 times the bitrate of other music streaming platforms. 

A lot of users who are concerned about privacy will be glad to know that the Echo comes with a mutable mic and the ability to listen to and delete voice recordings. It also allows for easy connectivity with other products from Amazon such as Alexa, the Echo Sub, and Fire Stick. 

Get the Best Sound for the Best Sounds

Sound systems are the bedrock of any home entertainment system. You don’t have to be an audiophile to appreciate clear, full sound. 

If you’re looking for a stylish piece to complement your home with its sculpture-styled looks or are simply trying to get a speaker that provides the best hi-res sound, there are plenty of options for you. But if you’re looking for both, consider the home speakers listed above. 

They offer big, powerful sound, voice assistance, and multiple connectivity options. They truly are the perfect audio companions you can have in your house today. 

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