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Hi-Fi 2018

Amazon Echo Plus 2.1

Awards Winner
In the Echo Plus 2.1 stereo system, Amazon’s delivered a pair of updated Echo Plus speakers (called Generation 2) along with a brand new subwoofer (called, entirely sensibly, Echo Sub) which form a very affordable, very discreet stereo system. Turning a couple of Echo Pluses into a true left/right stereo pair means taking a little more care about how you position them, of course. But give them a chance and they’ll deliver a truly impressive soundstage, demonstrating good focus and a decent impression of depth and height. No doubt the Echo Plus 2.1 has all that admirable Alexa versatility and convenience. This is a stellar streaming setup that you gotta give a go.

The runners-up

Mass Fidelity Core

Big sound in small speaker has always been a unicorn but DSP has come to the rescue more often than not. Mass Fidelity’s take on DSP is unique, giving it an ‘out of the box’ sound!

B&O Edge

Expecting anything normal from Danish brand B&O would be like asking Ranveer Singh to dress decent. They just can’t. The Edge is inspired by the British Pound coin and can be motion controlled by rolling it around!

KEF LSX

A modern design icon, the smaller version of the LS monitors takes the Uni-Q driver technology and brings it to even more affordable and compact desk spaces. Audiophile sound for everyone now.

Studio Nineteen E-500X

It may be a bit steep for a BT speaker with no app control or smarts, but the E-500X manages to sound like a proper loudspeaker at the fraction of the size and adds an amazing 8hr battery life!