Updated March 14, 2019 by Daniel Goldstein

The 10 Best Wireless Surround Sound Speakers

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This wiki has been edited 7 times since it was first published in February of 2019. If you're aiming to rid your home theater of a tangled mess of cables, you're in luck. Today's wireless surround sound speakers can reproduce audio with near-lossless quality at a modest cost. Ranging from budget-priced options for casual consumers to more elaborate sets, our top picks feature a simple installation, an intuitive operation and, most importantly, state-of-the-art performance. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best wireless surround sound speaker on Amazon.

10. Vizio 2.1

9. Yamaha YAS-207BL

8. Bose Surround

7. Bose Acoustimass 300 Module

6. Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1

5. Klipsch Black Reference

4. Enclave Audio Cinehome

3. Sony Sound Bar

2. Kef LS50

1. Sonos 5.1

Editor's Notes

March 13, 2019:

Until recently, wireless speakers and sound systems had been a fairly large disappointment. The losses in audio quality due to outdated Bluetooth codecs and the like were unforgivable. One had to decide whether they really wanted to do away with a few wires at the cost of high-definition sound. Finally, this is changing. While some are looking for an inexpensive, minimal set-up like a standalone subwoofer or a soundbar with a pair of tweeter-equipped speakers, others are aiming to transform their entertainment room into a home theater. For those who fall into the latter camp, the Sonos 5.1 is the obvious choice. Yes, you're paying extra for the name and all the marketing that has gone into building said name, but it truly is a fantastic work of engineering. Between its slew of features (speech enhancement, night mode, smooth integration with Alexa & streaming services, the cleverness of Trueplay, etc.), and its triumphant, crystalline aural reproduction, it's worth shelling out the money. On the other hand, if your relationship with sound and home entertainment is merely casual, great options exist at a fair price. Even our #10 pick, the Vizio 2.1, is pretty impressive, and can currently be had for a little over $100. For this, you get a soundbar and a fairly good subwoofer. Those upgrading from the travesty of built-in television speakers will marvel at the upgrade. Yes, most (read:all) of these options aren't completely wireless, but at the moment, such options don't exist. Most systems need, at the very least, to have a direct power source running to the receiver or central unit. Still, nearly all these subwoofers and auxiliary speakers are able to operate without cables, and because of this, you're spared the sight of having multiple speaker cables running across the middle of the floor or snaking along the sides of the room.


Daniel Goldstein
Last updated on March 14, 2019 by Daniel Goldstein

Daniel is a writer, musician, and frequent traveler with a bachelor’s in creative writing from the State University of New York. In recent years, his writing chops have developed alongside his musical skills, thanks to a rich double life. During the day, he apprenticed with “Rolling Stone” journalist and critic Will Hermes, and when the sun set, he and his NYC-based, four-piece band gigged at high-end venues across the northeastern United States. His affinity for sharing things he's passionate about has culminated in nine years of experience as a music teacher at elementary schools, where he honed his ability to simplify and elucidate concepts to the uninitiated. All considered, he feels most at home writing about instruments, audio electronics and backpacking gear.


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