I don’t know about everyone else but I listen to most of my music from streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music and even Amazon Music (I like to try a lot of services out there), the main problem with this is that it means that there’s some optimisation available for your system, no longer is a Bluetooth speaker sufficient for delivering audio from your mechanism, cut out that extra device and grab a connected speaker.

To help you find one, I created this lineup to let you know about what we think are the best-connected speakers of 2017, capable of pumping out your tunes right from the music streaming service of your choice.

Check them out below.

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Shape

Recently Bang & Olufsen revealed a brand new connected speaker system that truely changes the game. Called the BeoSound Shape, it is a wall-mount speaker system that consists of various wirelessly-connecting hexagonal elements to provide modular sound with full connectivity.
BUY FROM AMAZON – AROUND £3,416

Sonos Play:5

Sonos was one of the first connected speakers on the market and they still provide one of the best options available, particularly with their flagship product, the Sonos Play:5, which is a full featured speaker that has 3 x mid-woofers, 3 x tweeters, comes with Sonos’ multi-room tech and connected compatibility.
BUY FROM AMAZON – FROM £399

Sonos Play:1

The Sonos Play:1 is Play:5’s little brother that can be used a separate speaker, or connected to other Sonos speakers for multi-room audio or even a 5.1 channel setup.
BUY FROM AMAZON – FROM £399

Sonos Sub

If you are doing that 5.1 setup or just want some more base that the Sonos Sub is the connected sub for you, which connects to all of Sonos’ products and brings the base to your system.
BUY FROM AMAZON – FROM £399

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless

Bowers & Wilkins has a pretty unique connected speaker with the Zeppelin Wireless, which features a modern design with everything you need inside, including 2 x Tweeter , 2 x Mid-range, and 1 x Subwoofer, it also supports AirPlay, Spotify Connect, and Bluetooth aptX.
BUY FROM AMAZON – FROM £499

Mu-So Qb

The Mu-So Qb is another unique a fully-featured connected speaker, with a 1 x Woofer, 2 x Mid-range, 2 x Tweeter, and 2 x Passive Radiator, as well as UPnP, AirPlay, Spotify Connect, and Bluetooth aptX tech.
BUY FROM AMAZON – FROM £499

Denon Heos 5 HS2

The Denon Heos 5 HS2 is a new player in the game, but still with the connected speaker features that you need, including 2x Tweeters, and 2x Woofers, as well as DLNA, Spotify Connect, Bluetooth, and USB, 3.5mm connectivity. It also has a pretty sleek design.
BUY FROM AMAZON – FROM £349

Ruark Audio R2 Mk3

Recently, Ruark Audio brought their classic design into the connected speaker market with the R2 Mk3, which features that unique design along with DAB(+), DLNA, Spotify Connect, and Bluetooth aptX connectivity.
BUY FROM AMAZON – FROM £419

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