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SmartHouse ‘Best Of The Best’ Awards – Speakers

In the latest edition of the SmartHouse Best of the Best Awards, it lists the best technology in the market based on their innovation, usability, design, performance and value for money.

Here are the best speakers enclosed in the latest edition.

Best Floor Standing Speakers: Paradigm Persona

These speakers delvier superb upper-octave and mid-range response. It can deliver flat, detailed and room-corrected bass that normally requires a separate subwoofer. They are priced at $49,999.

Best Shelf Speakers: B&W 700 Series

The new 700 series introduces a new carbon dome tweeter- the best non-diamond tweeter B&W has ever produced. Delivering a ‘sweeter, cleaner high frequency’ sound, complimenting several high-tech bass enhancements. They are priced from $1,199 each to $6,500 per pair.

Best Value Speakers: Q Acoustics Concept 40

Wrapped around an exotic cabinet construction consisting of two layers of MDF that are separated by an elastic compound call Gelcore, which turns vibrations in the inner cabinet into heat. The idea is those vibrations do not radiate to the outside world to distort the sound produced by the drive units. What comes out of these speakers reveal why these speakers are truly five star. Priced at $1,799.

Best Multi Room 24-Bit Speakers: Denon Heos

With these speakers you’re able to group them together, all you do is download the app on your smartphone and control the speakers in every room. There are four separate speakers in the range, including the large room Heos 7 HS2, Heos 5, Heos 3 and Heos 1. Priced from $299.

Best Value Network Speakers: Sonos Play 1

This is your average sized speaker but not with your average sound. The speaker has two class-D digital amps, a tweeter, a mid-woofer and adjustable bass and treble controls. Priced at $229.

Best Sub $500 Speaker: JBL Xtreme Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Featuring two visible JBL Bass Radiators and a ten metre rabnge, this speaker creates a ‘trembling bass’ and a stereo quality sound for the ultimate party. It is priced at $399.

Best Premium Wireless Speaker: Ultimate Ears Megaboom

This Bluetooth speaker takes the cult following brand to the next level, with 360-degree sound capability to ‘dominate every corner of the party’. It packs a rich, deep bass and via its app is capable of wirelessly connecting to over 150 speakers within the UE family. It is priced at $399.

Best PC Speakers: Logitech MX Sound

MX Sound can produce a peak of 24 watts. Pairing with smart devices is also supported via Bluetooth 4.1. The two 3.5mm inputs and headphone jack are built in. It is priced at $149.

See the latest edition, ‘Best of the Best’ Awards here.

Prices correct at time of publication.

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