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The Yamaha MusicCast system has very good quality sound from its five speakers, including the NX-N500 which has excellent sound. The YSP-2700 soundbar offers a massive 16 speaker drivers and 7 channels. It's not a cheap system however, and doesn't have a few features like dual-band WiFi. The speakers can be used as network extenders though, which is very useful.
Sound is based on our panel of 3 music listening experts’ appraisal of different pieces of music (classical and rock/pop). The speaker is positioned about 2 metres away from the listeners, with the panel assessing overall sound quality.
For networked speakers this is done individually and as a system.
Ease of use considers both the Apple and Android versions of the apps and the ease of connecting and setting up the speaker, as well as sending music to the speaker.