Holiday Gift Guide 2016 – 2017: Top 10 Best Home Bluetooth Systems

Onkyo HT-S7700 5.1.2 Channel Network A/V Receiver

First up is the Onkyo HT-S7700. This is a nice little system for those looking for something to route most of their home equipment through, including the TV. The Onkyo HT-S7700 is a Bluetooth 5.1.2 channel system which offers a total output of 120-watts and a frequency range of 20 Hz-20 kHz. Along with the 7 HDMI and 2 optical ports that are included, this one also makes use of Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth. So whatever device you have at home, you should be able to connect to this system with ease.

Samsung HT-J4500 5.1 Channel Home Theater System (2015 Model)

The Samsung HT-J4500 is similar to the Onkyo system in general, although it is a little more limited which does inevitably mean it is also a little more affordable. Unlike the Onkyo system, the Samsung HT-J4500 does not connect via Wi-Fi but does include support for Bluetooth connections. The system itself is a 5.1 channel system and offers a total output of 500-watts. Likewise, the ports are a little more limited on this one with only one HDMI, one USB and one optical port included.

Harman Kardon SoundSticks Bluetooth 2.1 Speaker System

If you are looking for something a little different then the Harman Kardon SoundSticks might be worth checking out. Unlike the previous options, this one is more of a traditional 2.1 system with separate mids and top and a dedicated bass unit. The bass unit comprises of a 6-inch driver which is a down-facing driver. Likewise, the connectivity is much simpler on this one, with a 3.5 mm port for direct connecting of devices and Bluetooth support for wireless connections.

Frisby FS-5010BT 5.1 Surround Sound Home Theater Speaker System

If the budget is an issue then the Frisby FS-5010BT is a good choice as it is relatively well-priced. This is another 5.1 channel system and does allow you to connect devices over Bluetooth. However, this one also does come with USB and microSD card ports so you can always put together a playlist on a removable storage device and then just leave it plugged into the Frisby FS-5010BT - and not have to worry about connecting via Bluetooth at all.

LG DH7530TW Bluetooth 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System

Heading back up the price scale and LG has an interesting all-in-one system in the form of the LG DH7530TW. This is a 5.1 channel system that as well as offering Bluetooth support also comes with a host of ports and connections including composite, an FM Radio Tuner, an optical port, a HDMI port, and more. So there are plenty of ways to connect to this one. In fact, this one also comes with a USB port which not only allows you to play from USB sticks, but also record to them.

Sony CAS-1 High-Resolution Audio System with Headphone Amp

Moving back from a 5.1 system to a 2.1 system and up next is the Sony CAS-1. This is a high-performing but small system for the home. The output is largely made up of a two-driver design which comprises of a 0.5-inch tweeter along with a 2.5-inch driver. But make no mistake, while this is a small unit it does offer a crisp and powerful sound and an array of additional features, including Bluetooth support, NFC support, USB-B and USB-A support, and more.

Bose SoundTouch 10 Wireless Music System

Another small but powerful and feature-rich system is the Bose SoundTouch 10. This is designed to be a single unit which can pretty much provide you with an all-inclusive listening experience. As well as being able to connect over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, this one also comes with a number of preset listening options built-in. So you can literally just hit one of the six preset buttons and immediately start listening to internet radio stations or playlists that you have stored to the system via USB. These one-touch access points also include connections to the likes of Prime Music, Spotify and Pandora. So while you can connect your smartphone and tablet, you simply do not need to with this system.

Yamaha Rx-v479 5.1-channel AV Receiver

If you already have your passive speakers taken care of and are simply looking for a way to connect then to your connected devices then you can always opt for a dedicated Bluetooth-supported amplifier - like the Yamaha Rx-v479. This is a 5.1 channel amplifier and as well as being able to connect to devices via Bluetooth, this amplifier can be connected to your analogue inputs and then cast the audio to ant Bluetooth speakers that you might have dotted around the home. So this could be the ideal solution for those looking for more of a ‘separates’ system, but with a connected edge.

Sony CMTSBT100 Micro Music System with Bluetooth and NFC

For those looking for an all-in-one system though, the Sony CMTSBT100 is a well-priced and solid performing little setup. This is a system which consists of 2-way speakers and a separate amplifier/receiver. On offer is an output of 50-watts (RMS) and while this is more of a traditional setup, the Sony CMTSBT100 is able to connect wirelessly to your streaming devices either via Bluetooth or via NFC. Although the receiver does include FM and AM radios as well.

Acoustic Audio AA5170 Home Theater 5.1 Bluetooth Speaker System

Closing out the list today is a system designed with budget in mind. This is the only system on this list that you can pick up for under $100. So if price is the main driving force with your purchasing decision then the Acoustic Audio AA5170 is worth checking out. This one comes with an overall power output of 700-watts and offers a frequency response of 20Hz - 20KHz. As well as being able to connect via Bluetooth, the Acoustic Audio AA5170 also includes SD card and flash drive support, as well as built-in FM radio.

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