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Top Outdoor Speakers: Which to Choose for 2021?

Qobuz Testing Ground On September 18, 2021
There's nothing like a small, portable speaker to enjoy music outdoors in company. Despite their small size, they can provide good quality sound for a terrace, a garden or a secluded green corner. You also have to have respect for your neighbours. Today's outdoor loudspeakers have the ability to play music in a high-quality way without the need to turn up the volume excessively. Here is our top ten pick of the best speakers for listening to Qobuz in the open air.

Top 10 Connected Speakers: Which One to Choose in 2021? August 24, 2021

The connected speaker has become a genuine music world phenomenon in recent years. Like the sound bar in front of your home cinema system, the...

Top DAPs & Portable Music Players: which one to choose in 2021? August 11, 2021

Do we still need digital music players? The question has to be asked, but the answer is a resounding yes. A smartphone can already act as a music...

Cambridge Audio Evo 150: an all-in-one Amplifier Elegantly Connecting Aesthetics to Musicality July 23, 2021

Cambridge Audio is a leader in the field of digital music access. Each range of the brand includes a connected amplifier and independent streamer....

Sonos One: Testing out the Queen of Small-sized Connected Speakers in Mono, Stereo and with Subwoofer July 8, 2021

We’d never before gotten our hands on the famed little Sonos One wireless speaker. We therefore decided to set up more than just a single test:...

Kef LS50 Meta: a Must-have Benchmark for Small Bookshelf Speakers June 4, 2021

The LS50 bookshelf speakers are a unique part of the Kef catalogue in that they don’t come in any smaller or larger versions. That being said,...

How to Choose your Speakers May 22, 2021

Speakers form the heart of any HiFi system. They represent the last link in the chain, and the one that produces the sound waves that reach your...

NuPrime Omnia A300: a Connected Mini Amplifier with an Excellent Music-to-Footprint Ratio May 14, 2021

With the Omnia A300, NuPrime is offering an integrated, connected amplifier which is both compact and powerful. The brand specialises in products...

Sonos Five: the Ideal Wireless Speaker for Everyday Use April 12, 2021

The Sonos Five was released a few months ago but we hadn’t had a chance to get our hands on it yet. We’ve finally had the opportunity to discover...

Bluesound Pulse Sub+: a Subwoofer Connected via WiFi – Rediscover your Music! April 2, 2021

Bluesound is a major player in wireless HiFi with a complete range of speakers in various sizes. The devices are based on the BluOS protocol...

Sonus Faber Lumina III: tower speakers with solid and luminous sound reproduction March 20, 2021

In creating the Lumina series, Sonus Faber wanted to make the brand's know-how accessible to an even wider audience. The Italian house has...

Roon upgrades its Hi-Res audio playback interface to an elegant version 1.8 February 24, 2021

Roon is the American company behind an audio playback application that has become an industry benchmark. It offers a number of distinctive...

Bowers & Wilkins 606 S2 Anniversary Edition: accessible bookshelf speakers at audiophile quality February 17, 2021

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of its 600 speaker series, Bowers & Wilkins are releasing them in a new generation called the S2 Anniversary...

Focal Celestee: closed-back headphones with an open mind February 9, 2021

Every bit as substantial as the Stellia, Clear or Elegia, the new Focal Celestee is a luxury mobile headset. It is closed off to isolate the...

CES 2021: Virtual exhibition, but real developments January 26, 2021

An unusual situation, and an unusual exhibition. Because of the public health situation of which we are all aware, the traditional Consumer...

Audeze LCD-GX: a multi-function high-fidelity headset for casual listening January 20, 2021

Audeze is the specialist in planar magnetic transducer headphones. This technology is different from that found in normal headsets and aims for...

Mytek Brooklyn Bridge: connecting digital and analog music with affordable ease January 12, 2021

Just as the real Brooklyn Bridge brought together two great cities, the Mytek Brooklyn Bridge (USD 2,995.00 MSRP) connects streaming and analog...

Cambridge Edge NQ: testing a pre-amplifier with an integrated, decidedly high-end Hi-Res streamer January 7, 2021

A few months ago, Cambridge created the Edge range: an exclusive series of high-level electronics. Clean aesthetics, audiophile design and maximum...

Beyerdynamic’s Amiron Home: affordable, audiophile open-back headphones December 29, 2020

Amiron Home is hardly a new addition to the sound scene. These headphones have become a benchmark in recent years. While we haven’t previously...

The Best Audio Products of 2020 December 18, 2020

Here's a look back at the best products to make the most of your high quality Qobuz Subscription. Each of the major categories of audio equipment...