Best Smart Speakers You Can Buy Right Now

Google Home? Apple HomePod? Amazon Echo? Which smart speakers sounds the best and which is worth your money?

The top-rated smart speakers you can buy now.

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Echo Dot
4.00

1. Amazon Echo Dot review: A bite-sized gateway drug for smart speaker skeptics

The Echo Dot offers up a strong - and arguably stronger - alternative to the Google Home Mini.
Review Date: 14th March, 2018
RRP: $ 79.00
Home Mini
4.00

2. Google Home Mini smart speaker review

As long as you don't care about music quality, the Mini is a welcome addition to the Google Home smart speaker family.
Review Date: 30th Oct., 2017
RRP: $ 79.00
Echo Plus
4.00

3. Amazon Echo Plus review: Zigbee connectivity doesn't quite seal the deal

Despite its shortcomings, if you’re looking to buy the best of the three Amazon Echo speakers, the Echo Plus is still probably the one to get.
Review Date: 7th March, 2018
RRP: $ 229.00
Echo
4.00

4. Amazon Echo review: The original smart speaker makes an overdue debut

If you’re more smart-home savvy, invested in Amazon’s video and music streaming ecosystem or turned-off by the look of the Google Home, this might well be the smart speaker for you.
Review Date: 2nd March, 2018
RRP: $ 149.00
Link 10
4.00

5. JBL Link 10 review: Portability is nice, the bass is better

With the Link 10 and 20 JBL leverage their strength in the portable speaker space to deliver a product that sounds great and pushes the smart speaker category forward as a whole - even if it trips up on some ...
Review Date: 22nd Jan., 2018
RRP: $ 229.00
LS-S50G Smart Speaker
3.00

6. Sony LF-S50G review: Google Assistant and then some

If the built-in clock interface, the IPX3-rating and the gesture commands strike a chord, this might be a smart speaker worth a serious look. However, if you want the best possible sound for your smart speaker setup, it may well ...
Review Date: 6th Nov., 2017
RRP: $ 249.00
GA-10
4.00

7. Panasonic GA-10 review: The best (Assistant-powered) smart sound around

This might just be the best sounding Google Assistant you can buy right now.
Review Date: 27th April, 2018
RRP: $ 379.00
HomePod
3.75

8. Apple HomePod review: The iPhone of smart speakers packs a punch but shirks on the smarts

The HomePod is a phenomenal sounding speaker let down by the limitations of the Apple ecosystem.
Review Date: 5th March, 2018
RRP: $ 499.00
One
4.00

9. Sonos One review: Seriously great-sound with a serious caveat

Sonos' promise to deliver the service-agnostic smart speaker hasn't quite been fulfilled here but things are off to a strong start.
Review Date: 1st Nov., 2017
RRP: $ 299.00
Link 300
4.00

10. JBL Link 300 review: A worthy alternative to the Sonos One for Google fans

The JBL 300 abandons the experimentalism found in the rest of the Link range, and delivers predictably solid results in lieu of it.
Review Date: 12th June, 2018
RRP: $ 349.00
Megablast
4.00

11. Ultimate Ears Megablast review: Bigger. Louder. Smarter.

If you’re looking for that on-the-go Alexa speaker and like it loud, you’ll probably like the sound of this one.
Review Date: 9th May, 2018
RRP: $ 379.00
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