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Bose’s SoundTouch 10 may be the smallest and most affordable Wi-Fi speaker in the business’s type of DIY wireless multiroom music systems, which added Bluetooth with their features list in late 2015.
At $200, £160 or AU$299, the SoundTouch 10 competes with Sonos’ Play:1 speaker. It’s similar in proportions, although Bose is taller and thinner, measuring 8.34 by 5.56 by 3.43 inches (21.2 cm by 14.1 by 8.7 cm). It’s lighter, too, weighing 2.9 pounds (1.3 kg) when compared to Play:1’s 4.3 pounds (2 kg). Despite being compact, however, neither speaker comes with an integrated battery for on-the-go use; they need to be connected to an outlet. (Remember that you can intensify to SoundTouch 20 and SoundTouch 30 models — they’re bigger and pricier, but with identical features.)
Like Sonos, you hook up SoundTouch speakers to your Wi-Fi network and control procedure via a free software that can be found for iPhone, iPad, ipod itouch and Android devices. While your phone or tablet acts as remote Bose also contains a little handy remote control that mimics the six preset buttons along with the speaker. Those presets could be mapped to playlists from various music sources, including Spotify, Pandora and Deezer, and Internet r / c, though currently not the Apple Music service.
Early in 2016, Bose integrated the Spotify music streaming service into its SoundTouch iphone app (also you can use Spotify Hook up to stream music to a SoundTouch system directly from the Spotify app). Like Sonos, Bose keeps updating its app, adding new features, and increasing the interface. It’s come quite a distance since its launch a couple of years ago and establishing the system is currently substantially easier than it was previously.
While Sonos remains a step ahead — we still prefer its app, and it includes a wider collection of integrated streaming services — Bose has closed the gap and is currently Sonos’ most serious competitor, with a variety of speakers and home-theater systems that bear the SoundTouch name, which will be able to interconnect within a whole-home multiroom audio tracks system.
You can wirelessly link speakers to play the same music in separate rooms or have different music playing in several rooms. However, unlike Sonos, you currently can’t link two speakers and turn them right into a true stereo pair, designating one speaker as left, the other as right. That may change in the foreseeable future.
In conditions of file compatibility, the speaker will stream music from your own network and supports playback of MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless and FLAC. Audiophiles must be aware that like Sonos and Denon’s HEOS system it’ll only support CD-quality files rather than 24-bit high-res files.
Overall, the Sonos Play:1 is a bit more forgiving and slightly warmer speaker, and is arguably the more nice to hear over longer listening sessions. But both are great Wi-Fi speakers because of their size, as may be the Raumfeld One S ($250). CNET Editor Ty Pendlebury liked the Raumfeld, but both of us agreed that the SoundTouch sounded a bit more open (the Bose includes a wider sound stage) and offered slightly better clarity with slightly punchier bass.
In the ultimate analysis, the Sonos Play:1 scores slightly higher inside our ratings, however the SoundTouch 10 certainly provides Sonos a run because of its money and adds another remote and Bluetooth for many who want the capability of a primary Bluetooth connection. It is not a lightweight speaker just like the SoundLink Mini II, but it’s relatively modestly priced for a Wi-Fi speaker and sounds much better than the Mini II for the same sum of money. It’s currently among the finest sounding compact Wi-Fi speakers we’ve tested.