Field Test: Sonos Move Portable Speaker

We take the new device outside to find out how capable it really is

Sonos pretty much rules the networked home audio sector. From a systems approach—where you can start with one speaker that streams over WiFi and then add to the network with more speakers for more rooms—they’ve nailed affordability, usability and scaleability. What the brand lacked was portability. Now with the new Move speaker, Sonos lets your bring music wherever you roam. Portable speakers are nothing new and, like …

Ultimate Ears’ Petite, Powerful Wonderboom

An inexpensive, waterproof Bluetooth speaker that holds up in all conditions

Some of us are approaching picnic and pool party weather, and for the fourth year in a row, we at CH will turn to Ultimate Ears for portable outdoor sound. The Bluetooth speaker maker just announced their latest, the Wonderboom, but we’ve had substantial time with the product already—testing out both sound quality and durability. Fans of the UE Boom and UE Roll will find …

BeoPlay A1, the Perfect Pool Party Speaker

The new, small Bluetooth entertainer packs Bang & Olufen's tech into a round, lay-flat shape

It’s hard to top a set of loudspeakers revolutionizing the world of home audio systems. Of course, the $39,000 price tag (that’s per unit) on Bang & Olufsen’s BeoLab 90 means only a few can experience it in their personal living rooms, but the Danish company’s quality sound and design is still accessible for more casual audiophiles via the portability-focused B&O Play line. The latest …