Christmas means music. Whether you’ll be listening to Jingle Bell Rock on repeat from now until December 25, or swapping the seasonal songs for some Swedish House Mafia, you’ll need some quality speakers to blast out your festive tunes. Here’s our pick of the best…
(5) Monitor Audio i-deck 100
One of the smartest iPod/iPhone docks out there, the i-deck 100 uses science wizardry to compensate for its positioning within a room, adjusting its sound accordingly. For such a small device, it packs a big hi-fi-standard sound.
(4) Pioneer SMA-4
Instead of jumping on the Bluetoothbandwagon, Pioneer have, well, pioneered Wireless Direct technology, meaning that your Wi-Fi-enabled MP3 player will pick up the speaker’s internal router and connect to it wirelessly. Think Bluetooth, but with a steadier connection and better sound quality.
(3) Dali Fazon F5
Don’t be fooled by their sleek design and clean lines – these Fazon F5s are as much about function as they are about form. High Definition sound in a sexy-as-heck die-cast aluminium case, and uniquely designed woofers that cancel out distortion even at high volumes? Yes please.
(2) SuperTooth Disco 2
From the market leaders in Bluetooth technology, the Disco 2 is a properly portable, properly powerful little gizmo. Pumping out over 10 hours of tuneage off a 2-hour charge, its Bluetooth 4.0technology will maintain optimum audio quality at a range of up to 10 metres.
(1) Bose SoundLink Mobile Speaker II
Lightweight and small enough to carry around in the palm of your hand, but with all the premium quality you’d expect from masters of sound Bose, this pocket-sized Bluetooth speaker has a cable-free 10-metre range and a nylon cover to keep it looking as good as it sounds.