The best of the best. Guide to choosing an all important speaker system on or off board.

Great speakers are an essential nowadays and there are almost too many to choose from, coming in all shapes and sizes – pocket size or floor to ceiling. Whether relaxing at home, on your charter or partying until the early hours, don’t let bad sound quality or messy wiring interrupt your listening.

Here are our best picks if you’re not in the mood to string wires…

Is it a chair? Is it a UFO? No, it’s a speaker! An amazing piece of design work from the prestigious Bang & Olufsen where furniture and speakers have been merged. The days of hiding your stereo are over. The Beoplay A9 is designed and crafted as a beautiful piece of furniture with an option to customize the speaker with exchangeable fabric covers and legs. No matter where you choose to place the A9, it’s going to look beautiful. Standing at almost a meter tall, the A9 pumps out a very sufficient 480 Watts of extremely high-quality sound.

Next up is the latest and greatest home cinema system from Bose. The Lifestyle 650 home entertainment system brings exceptional acoustics, aesthetics, craftsmanship and simplicity, all at the same time. For your movies and music, it’s the most uncompromising five-speaker home cinema system they’ve ever made.

To highlight just a couple of it’s features, the Sound Touch system lets you stream your favourite music from services like Pandora, Amazon Music and Spotify and you can connect the system to your Wi-Fi network for instant in-home listening without a device or play music directly from a phone or tablet using Bluetooth with NFC pairing. Bose are ever evolving and perfecting their products and the 650 is yet another shining example of Amar Bose’s work.

Now this won’t be for everyone however Bang & Olufsen have created something of audible brilliance in their new innovative breed of speakers. Interior design is more popular than ever, so Bang & Olufsen have jumped at the chance of producing a module speaker system to fit any interior design. ‘BeoSound Shape’ is a wall-mounted wireless speaker system for the design conscious music lovers – delivering immersive sound staging, a customisable design and integrated noise dampers for improved room acoustics. If you want sound integrated into your interior design whilst still keeping it looking fresh and sounding blissful then look no further.

Another quirky yet classy option from Bang & Olufsen – three years in the making, BeoLab 90 is the culmination of the company’s wildest dreams. With no less than 8200 watts per loudspeaker, this architecturally brilliant speaker blurs the lines between industrial standard and consumer use, designed and manufactured to perfection with the sound created by the gods of audio.

A well-known producer of high quality speaker systems especially for their partnership with Bentley, Naim is a British audio manufacturer that deliver a market leading solution for the car industry. Naim’s mission is to bring you a deeper, more immersive audio experience, taking you inside the music as though you are with the artist as they perform. The all new special edition Naim for Bentley Mu-so range of wireless music systems is another example of how serious they are about bringing the best of sound out to your hearing pleasure.

‘Hands free. Ears free’ – the slogan from Bose for the all new SoundWear Companion speaker! The newest invention and a compromise between speakers and headphones, this wearable speaker offers the best of both worlds in a way that you can be present with your music, as well as your surroundings.

There is very little out there at the moment to compete with this Bose wearable speaker so to be sure you have the newest tech, get your mitts on it.