Audio Streaming: The Group Test

Audio Streaming: The Group Test

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  • Tired of playlists? Radio offers something very different, with both greater specialisation and a much more eclectic range of sounds. All these different means of getting it also allow you to stream your PC or Mac’s music collection AND gift you yet another excuse to play with apps, as if you needed one.

    Best: For app maniacs
    Pure Sensia
    £250
    Love: Gorgeous design. Lounge app. Streams from your computer
    Hate: Touchscreen lacks sensitivity. Apps are sluggish and gimmicky
    Pure Sensia review I Link: Pure

    Best: Airplay
    Marantz MCR603 Melody Media
    £450 (Airplay upgrade +39)
    Love: Excellent sound. Plenty of music sources
    Hate: No speakers or Wi-Fi. AirPlay costs extra
    Marantz MCR603 Melody Media review I Link: Marantz

    Best: Music streamer
    Sonos Zoneplayer S5
    £350
    Love: Great sound. Easy, reliable wireless setup
    Hate: Pricey. No AirPlay
    Sonos Zoneplayer S5 review I Link: Sonos

    Best: Value
    Altec Lansing Inmotion Air IMW725
    £180
    Love: Multi-room. Bluetooth streaming
    Hate: Boxy design
    Altec Lansing Inmotion Air IMW725 review I Link: Altec Lansing

    Best: iPod dock
    Gear4 Houseparty Airwave
    £150
    Love: Wi-Fi streaming. Control via app
    Hate: Weak sound and plasticky design
    Gear4 Houseparty Airwave review I Link: Gear4

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