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Finding the right speakers for your home

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Nothing quite beats the sound that comes out of a quality set of speakers.

Whether you’re an avid gamer wanting to engross yourself in your console or a film fanatic looking to create a true cinematic experience, having specialist speakers which suit your needs is key.

We’ve looked at the best home audio gadgets and speakers for you to create the ultimate entertainment factor.

Wireless winners

We couldn’t write about wireless speakers without talking about the Amazon Echo. A voice-controlled speaker fit for the entire family, its functions including playing music, turning on lights, acting as an intercom, answering facts and setting reminders.

If you’re looking for something simple with your wireless speakers, there is a whole range priced from as little as £20 to more high-end products at £1,000, including this Sony speaker. This device is ideal for tech lovers with its Bluetooth and NFC connectivity, rechargeable battery for 12 hours of listening pleasure, Sony app connectivity and a waterproof exterior.

Music must-have

You really can’t appreciate good music without hearing your favourite song through some top speakers. Described as having ‘stunningly musical sound’, the Ruark Audio MR1 Mk2 speakers are what music lovers need. Perfectly sized to sit on your desktop, no wires, TV connectivity and complete with a stylish, compact design – what more could you need to enjoy music?

Cinema setting

Families are now are opting for movie nights in and, with the right speakers, you can really get the real movie experience. Check out the SONOS Beam Compact Sound Bar – compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, this speaker puts you in the centre of the sound with a speech enhancement mode. 

Gaming go-to

If you’re already an avid gamer or have recently found you love getting lost in another world, then take your hobby one step further with the Logitech G560 speakers. Specially designed for gaming enthusiasts, not only does it offer quality sound, but it also automatically reacts to gaming content through light and colour to help any gamer immerse themselves into the environment they’re playing.

Speakers on the move

Whether you’re meeting up with friends or heading off on holiday, an efficient portable speaker can bring entertainment to any occasion. The JBL Flip 5 is an ideal Bluetooth speaker if you’re looking for some portable. With its slim-fit size, 12 hours of battery life and ability to link to multiple devices, your friends will be begging you to bring this to the next BBQ.

Listen outdoors

With the latest garden craze including building bar areas and installing a hot tub, there is even more desire to add to the atmosphere with music outdoors. However, the last thing you want to do is damage a speaker that isn’t suitable for the outdoors! So we’ve found one that you’ll be able to enjoy in garden without any worries.

The Ultimate Wonderbooms 2 is our must-have outdoor speaker. Made with sturdy material, this speaker is waterproof so it can float along with you in the hot tub. Plus, it includes an outdoor sound boost that increases the clarity when listening in the garden.