Which Wireless Speaker under £300 for streaming?

Looking to buy a wireless pseaker for my son to use in his bedroom. It will mainly be used to stream from Spotify. There is a myriad of offerings out there. Which one would be recommended please?

Uniti Nova, Anthem MRX300 avr, Rega P3, Graham Slee Era Reflex X phonostage, Focal Chorus 716v fronts, Focal Chorus CC700v centre, B&W M1 rears.

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At that price range, I'd say Sonos Play 3.
It sounds OK, does everything, easy interface, reliable.

I believe it also supports Airplay 2 so should (eventually) play nicely with your Nova if I'm not mistaken.

However, don't expect Muso-QB performance! 

blythe posted:

At that price range, I'd say Sonos Play 3.
It sounds OK, does everything, easy interface, reliable.

I believe it also supports Airplay 2 so should (eventually) play nicely with your Nova if I'm not mistaken.

However, don't expect Muso-QB performance! 

It sounds like a good option especially since it is quite a bit less than the £300 max price I'm applying. I know that Muso-QB has received some very good reviews however its price is quite prohibitive as i dont fancy spending £600+ on a wireless speaker. Also, its power is going to be wasted in the small room in which it will be used. Well, truth be told, I dont particularly fancy my son blasting some of that horrible grime and rap music stuff in the house

iliria posted:
Dungassin posted:

Not sure why 'too much power for a small room' is a problem.  I'm using my NAP300DR in my 13 x 8 foot study!  

Oh no, I didnt mean it's a problem but rather it would be wasted for what it is intended to be used.

I guessed that.  However, every upgrade I have made in my small study is easily audible.  I would get a NAP 500DR, but I don't have the room!  SWMBO claims the living room is 'hers', so my hifi was banished to my study.

Dungassin posted:

However, every upgrade I have made in my small study is easily audible.  I would get a NAP 500DR, but I don't have the room!  SWMBO claims the living room is 'hers', so my hifi was banished to my study.

To be honest the type of music that my son listens sounds like noise to me. In which case the least one can hear the better. Thankfully I am safe on the SWMBO side. Everytime she tries to give an opinion about the music side of things she has been met by a flat "Tough!" response from me and eventually she has learned not to give an opinion aymore.I'm half joking of course. I think my partner knows that I dislike multiple boxes and tons of wires and tend to prefer minimalistic so she is happy with my choices. She was a bit horrified when she heard the cost of the Nova but soon calmed down after she heard the sound coming from it (and I've got to upgrade the speakers yet)

I have limited the upgrade habit to the lounge area where most of the listening is done and even there I have limits. In other rooms I am satisfied to limit the experience to a "reasonably good for the price" piece of equipment. So, I have set the limit to £300 and am trying to find the best piece of equipment within that price.

Not directly but have heard Sonos at a friends house. It was ok but nothing great. Bluesound come from more of a hifi background being part of NAD so have a bit more pedigree but some prefer Sonos. Both are pretty much plug and play. The advantage with the Bluesound Pulse Flex is out can get a battery pack so it can be used outside, Sonos can't do this, big mistake in my eyes, ears. 

I much  prefer the sound of the Sonos Play One or whatever it's called now over the Play 3. The sound is mono but you can always add another Play One to make it stereo and that will certainly beat a Play 3 in my opinion. I personally think that the Play 3 is the weakest of all the Sonos powered speakers.

The Sonos app is second to none and the set up is a dream.

ChrisG posted:

I much  prefer the sound of the Sonos Play One or whatever it's called now over the Play 3. The sound is mono but you can always add another Play One to make it stereo and that will certainly beat a Play 3 in my opinion. I personally think that the Play 3 is the weakest of all the Sonos powered speakers.

The Sonos app is second to none and the set up is a dream.

Yes I’d agree with that, a wine bar near me has multiple play ones strung up around the ceiling and they sound pretty nice, albeit just background music but there’s nice bass coming through  all the same 

ChrisG posted:

I much  prefer the sound of the Sonos Play One or whatever it's called now over the Play 3. The sound is mono but you can always add another Play One to make it stereo and that will certainly beat a Play 3 in my opinion. I personally think that the Play 3 is the weakest of all the Sonos powered speakers.

The Sonos app is second to none and the set up is a dream.

This is a great idea and £2.00 under budget.

Sonos Play:1 without voice control gizmo are £149.00.  Two of these and jobs a good un! Like proper stereo and all that.

I would have been chuffed to bits 35 years ago if my old man had turned up one night with these.

I quite enjoy my Sonos1.. it goes quite loud and packs a punch..and it can compensate for different positions with its DSP, albeit you need to get it sounding like Dr Who’s TARDIS and wave  your iPad or iPhone around the room recording it... But to be fair it’s not at all Hi-Fi..detail, timing  and all that is very absent...

We have a few Sonos 1 speakers dotted around the house. Great little speaker for the money and pretty decent SQ to boot for background listening. Combined with a Connect running into the main Hi-Fi it's good for whole house music / radio. 

I'm sure your lad will be very happy with a Sonos 1. It really is just plug and play and the control app is nice to use too. 

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