Listen, bro. There are a few essential items you need to deck out the primo bachelor pad: high-end furniture, dope decor and oh course, a banging sound system. But speakers are more than just a means to listen to music and set the mood. They’re a stylistic statement for the lavish bachelor. And these are 10 of the loudest, sexiest and most luxurious speakers to pimp your crib with.
Bowers and Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless ($699):Combining top-notch audio performance with a stunning, ultra-modern design, the Zeppelin Wireless sets the bar for luxury wireless speakers on numerous fronts. The cone-shaped receiver delivers a balanced soundstage highlighted by crystal clear highs and deep bass to create soothing resonances. Its ability to stream music over AirPlay, Bluetooth and Spotify Connect only adds to its lavish price tag.
Polk Audio Woodbourne ($600): Polk Audio mates a sexy and sleek wood finish with gorgeous aesthetics to bring sophistication and elegance to your living room. A powerful 4-channel onboard amp provides seamless clarity. The speaker also features an array of connection options including Airplay and aptX.
Bang & Olufsen Beolit 15 ($599): The Beolift 15 is a sheer beauty with true audio power to compliment its stunning look. A full grain leather exterior with a non-slip, anti-dust treated rubber tray makes the unit a beautiful addition to your pad, though it ensures your phone doesn’t go anywhere, even when the dial is turned on high. Tactile controls let you feel the power when you’re not setting the mood from your favorite device. Bluetooth 4.0 with support for aptX codecs blesses users with high quality streaming performance and the freedom to control the party, while still being IN the party.
Sonos Play 5 ($499): Anywhere, anytime, anyway you want. Custom-designed drivers with their own dedicated amplifiers bring TruePlay tuning to fit the music and the room. The eardrum shattering Class-D amplifiers are lightweight, powerful and energy-conscious. And when coupled with the tweeters and woofers, the experience cannot be beat. Easy to set up and Wi-Fi compatibility means this amazing system can expand at your command!
Wren Sound Systems V5US ($399): Don’t let the simple appearance of the Wren Sound Systems V5US fool you. This is a feature-packed wireless speaker to rule all the devices you own, in every room. High-fidelity streaming music comes from any smartphone, tablet or computer through AirPlay, Play-Fi and Bluetooth with aptX—providing the diversity you desire from a premium sound system. This V5US can function as a single room solution or handle a multi-room setup connecting up to as many as eight speakers.
Naim Audio Mu-so Wireless Music System ($1,499): Naim’s first wireless music system, the Mu-So immediately demands your attention. The high-tech and futuristic design is not just fresh paint. 450 watts of power will melt your ears with exceptional sound you would expect from top-of-the-line audio engineering. Connectivity options don’t come more plentiful: Bluetooth aptX, Spotify, TIDAL, UPnP, Internet Radio, USB, analog and digital inputs, and even multi-room support is present.
McIntosh McAire ($3,000): It is rare to find such a perfect combination of retro design with high-end modern functionality. Though the McIntosh McAire does everything you’ve come to enjoy from the McIntosh line, all within a compact system. Designed with built-in AirPlay you can seamlessly stream music from your wireless network from your iTunes library when on the computer, as well as music on most iDevices (iPad, iPhone, etc.). The two 4” woofers, two 2” midranges and two ¾” tweeters spark new life into your digital library, filling the room with sounds of quality simply not possible on some devices.
Martin Logan Crescendo X ($899.95): Equipped with twin-molded motion tweeters and a potent 5x7-inch mid/bass woofer, the Crescendo reproduces sound with the uncompromising accuracy and resolution not present in most sound systems. The unique blend of science and art that is Martin Logan stands in full display with the Crescendo X. With a no-prisoner approach to design, the Crescendo X fits in with modern decor, and Martin Logan expertly taps into the highest of material qualities and finishes. The end result is breathtaking.
Bose SoundTouch 30 Speaker ($500): Feed your musical hunger with the SoundTouch 30, as it easily connects to your home wireless network. Plus, with the exclusive waveguide technology, you tap into the high-performance woofers. The deep sounds are ready to fill your room(s) at the press of a button. You can stream from the device of your choice by simply pressing one of the standard six presets. Connected rooms can play in sync or separately.
Monster SoundStage-S3-Medium-Wireless-Speaker ($400): The latest SoundStage revolutionizes multi-room wireless audio, allowing you to connect to the music you love via both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. No matter your musical selection, Monster’s music speaker will produce high-quality audio all without a bridge or gateway that other weaker wireless systems require. This is a room-filling solution that kicks HiFi to a whole new stratosphere with greater purity, energy, higher fidelity and bangin’ bass. Control it from your iOS or Android phone or tablet.