REPLACING 2 Channel Audio. ALL IN ONE HiFi System. Naim Mu-So 2 Review

REPLACING 2 Channel Audio. ALL IN ONE HiFi System. Naim Mu-So 2 Review

REPLACING 2 Channel Audio. ALL IN ONE HiFi System. Naim Mu-So 2 Review
Replacing 2 channel audio. All In One HiFi System. Naim Mu-So 2 Review. ​
Thinking about replacing 2 channel audio system that rarely gets used? While many enthusiasts will have you believe that true stereo setup is the only way to go, it’s possible to get great sound with an easy home audio system. The Naim Mu-So 2 and Mu-so Qb might be just what you are looking for in a simple home audio setup. It makes me wonder why we don’t invest more in the whole home audio system that you’ll actually use and enjoy. @naimaudio


▹▹ Naim Mu-so 2 Multi Room Wireless Music Soundbar:
▹▹ Naim Mu-so Qb 2 Multi Room Wireless Cube:


Naim Mu-so Combo Package (V1):
Naim Mu-So V1:

Naim Uniti Atom All in One Integrated Amplifier & Music Player:
Naim Uniti Star All in One Network Streamer, DAC & Amplifier:
Naim Uniti Nova All in One:



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The Naim Mu-So 2 is an easy to use music system and a great sound bar for movies. It has an HDMI port with ARC support making it perfect for your 4K smart tv. Movies and video games come alive thanks to the built in Focal speakers.


Sennheiser AMBEO Soundbar: //
LG Soundbar:


➔ Sennheiser Ambeo Review:
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Naim Uniti Atom All In One Music System:
Musical Fidelity Integrated Amp:

Q Acoustic Bookshelf Speakers:
Klipsch Heresy IV Floorstanding Speakers:
Jamo C97ii Towers:

Kanto Bookshelf Speaker Stands (budget):
SolidSteel Speaker Stands (best):

U-Turn Orbit Plus Record Player (good):
Fluance RT85 Turntable (better):
Cambridge Audio Direct Drive Turntable (best):

Ortofon 2M Blue Cartridge (better):
Ortofon 2M Black Cartridge (best):

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones:
Modern Wood Headphone Stand:


LG 8K Smart TV: //

Hisense 65-inch QLED TV:

BDI Octave Media Cabinet:

Klipsch The Fives Powered Speaker with HDMI-ARC:
Kanto YU Desktop Speakers (budget):






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  1. sandydenny lives on October 19, 2020 at 7:50 pm


  2. Gregor Watson on October 19, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    ALL IN ONE HiFi System ?
    As you stated at 6:56 it’s a loudspeaker, not a system. An all in one hi fi system would have radio, cd, phono, speakers, streaming, amp etc. This is just an advert for a speaker trying to con people into thinking that it’s actually a "system" rather than doing a bit of research and buying individual units to connect together to actually get a complete hi fi system.
    Awful video and misleading title.

  3. Fat Rat on October 19, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    No outtakes?? 😢

  4. Guitar Joe on October 19, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    The first gen Muso is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made

  5. Andrew Birt on October 19, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    Hi Andrew great review What is frustrating is that I just purchased a unity star and am having no luck in having the TV and the star to link via hdmi arc Out of frustration I reconnected an old samsung soundbar to the TV then came across the muso 2 my dilemma now is do I purchase a muso 2 for TV or a better quality stand alone soundbar. As I love the star as my dedicated music source running through a pair of jm lab cobalt floor standers at the moment keen to hear your thoughts

  6. Burton Yan on October 19, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    It’d look very nice in the bedroom if I had the dosh!

  7. Mark Honey on October 19, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    Excellent review, this is not cheap in the UK £1299 but when you think how much it would cost for seperates this is great value. Mind you for an extra £300 I could get a pair of KEF LS50 Wireless speakers, decisions, decisions.

  8. Alessandro Filippi on October 19, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    Is all well and good. But. Have this guy ever trashed a product? Not going too far is you keep kissing the ass of every single product your are sent. Reviewing is more than just advertising.

  9. Evan Levine on October 19, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    Is the key advantage to this and the unity atom over Chromecast the ability to stream MQA or 3D? Since tidal/deezer can stream FLAC, I’m not sure I fully understand the value proposition to these aside from the speaker’s sound quality.

    I do think there is a market for Hifi streaming that isn’t being filled but unfortunately I think the biggest hurdle is replicating or beating cast/airplay ease of use due to UI/Integration/ubiquity

  10. Dude Master Master on October 19, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    I listened to it in a store and I was not impressed. Imo not even close to a dedicated stereo System.

  11. Joe's Shows on October 19, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    Have you seen the como audio players? Keep up the good reviews

  12. Miguel Mount on October 19, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    Dear Andrew – Can you recommend other all in one hi fi systems (in addition to the LG and Sennheiser) so I can compare shop? I have all of my CD collection on a thumb drive which I have plugged into a 10+ year old Sony Blu Ray surround sound system. It is connected to my 10+ year old Sony 42 inch flat screen. I prefer Pandora as a streaming service. I listen mostly to classical music and have Alexa. She can turn my system on and off for me through my $20 RM Pro RF/IR blaster. Thanks!

  13. Andrey Porodko on October 19, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    What happened to your haircut?

  14. karast2000 on October 19, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    Totally agreed. Today with so much Streaming services a pair of WiFi smart speaker always on and ready to play is the absolute convinience! The best investment for value for money and enjoyment!
    Great review!

  15. D A on October 19, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    Hi Andrew, thanks for the review. I was in the market for the original Muso about 4 years ago and ended up getting a Devialet Phantom. Actually ended up getting a pair. I think that tells you everything, I’m a bass junkie. Considering getting a Muso 2 though for the rest of the house. The Phantoms reside in the basement. This review helps greatly. Was wondering what your opinion of the Phantoms were though. I will be very interested in your review of them.

  16. pennfootball on October 19, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    cool this is for non audio people to start learning about at least what audio can sound like. I might get KEF LS50 wireless II for the bedroom just becasue I don’t have as much space or want to spend 10-20k on another system. This is really like a kitchen speaker for me…maybe I might get the smaller Naim Mu-so Qb 2nd to put next to my coffee maker to have some tunes in my apartment kitchen. So for an audiophile these things are like novelties…the Main system is where we want to spend the money. For non audio people they won’t buy this and will stick to bose and crap sound bars. Ignorance will stay bliss unfortunately. They grew up with MP3’s and speakers from their TV.

  17. Jason Scott on October 19, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Looks lovely

  18. ElevatedAgenda on October 19, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    I can’t imagine settling for this when two decent speakers and an integrated amp don’t take up all that much more space.

  19. simon kilby on October 19, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    Having owned and thoroughly enjoyed the first gen Muso (kept by my ex when we split up 😔) I immediately went and bought the gen 2, which is better but personally I dont think it warrants an upgrade if you have the first gen. I test drove all of its rivals before I bought it and this was easily the best sounding all-in-one package at the money! The sound that comes out of such a small package defies belief! I agree with Andrews review, keep up the good work!👌🏽

  20. Matt H on October 19, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    Question is though which would rather live with, a all in one unit like this or a powered speakers like The Fives?

  21. Andrew Robinson on October 19, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    ★ *QOTD: Where do you see the Mu-So 2 fitting into your home? Are products like this the future of high end audio?*
    – No outside URLs or YouTube links.
    – Please be respectful to one another. Harassment and threats will not be tolerated.

  22. James Lewis on October 19, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    I’ve been a Naim devotee for a good 18 years and my A-system is a full rack Naim rig. My parents own a Muso 1 and so too a couple of friends who I suggested it to. When I went looking for a soundbar, I skipped over the Muso and went with the B&O Stage, which is actually dearer. The B&O met my decore needs being wall mountable, and it too sounds amazing. I went for the bronze/taupe model. No regrets at all.
    The reason why the cables exit under the base is so the Muso can sit on a table behind a couch for example so all you see is the lovely heatsink! 🙂
    And yes, for many people, this style of speaker is the future.

  23. Paul Martin on October 19, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    Andrew, FYI – to “beg the question” is to avoid the question, not ask it.

  24. rage on October 19, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    there’s no way this beats a pair of half decent powered speakers at around $400-800, half the magic in audio is the stereo imaging

  25. Макс Бова on October 19, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    Please, can someone who listened both generations describe sound differences between 1st and 2nd generations?
    The new one costs 30% more in my city.

  26. Allan Sh on October 19, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    does it perform well as a desktop speaker? I want it under my iMac.

  27. Joseph Chamberlain on October 19, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    I think powered speakers and systems like this definitely have a major place in hi-fi going forward. If you’re looking for what is going to be the predominant winner in a market ALWAYS bet on lazy/easy over capable or nuanced. HOWEVER there will always be folks wanting to play with all the different component pairings. It’s a more individualized experience.

  28. Brian Schlegel on October 19, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    I think speakers like this maybe not the future, but definitely have tapped a big market. I think there are all types of audiophiles out there with all sorts of preferences. And i think soundbars are a great product for people looking for big sound in more compact packages or discreet?

    Personally for me i like a traditional setup of two speaker (2.1 specifically) setup for… 2 channel listening.

  29. likeris subruknem on October 19, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    what about reactor?

  30. Giuseppe Lazzarotto on October 19, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    I’m afraid it could be too bright..

  31. Jack Finks on October 19, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    I don’t see this being in my home. And it sounds "digital". While you enjoyed it, that, to me, is gratting and harsh.

    The future.

    The future is easy and cheap (in cost) . . .

  32. Joe Pelletier on October 19, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    I enjoy all of your reviews but you were right about the "controversy" this would stir, the comments are almost as much fun to read as the review was to watch. I think also people have to come to terms with the fact that these days it’s rare to find a genuinely bad product at a several hundred dollar price point. Maybe something else is better, but that’s why we compare. It was nice of Dennon to toss you that lemon as a demonstration for these folk.

  33. Joe Murphy on October 19, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    Good review of a product I have almost zero interest in, but I stayed with you. This could make a nice bedroom rig, though. I don’t do smart speakers and almost never play background music. That might just be me, though. People don’t get that, s I liken it to television. If I turn the TV on, I sit and watch–with 2 channel sound, which is plenty. If I’m not watching, it’s not on. Same with my music. I sit and listen to it. I don’t do any of the smart speakers for that reason, either. I don’t think products like this are THE future of HiFi, but merely a segment of that future. The closest product to this that I’d buy is a high-end integrated amp.

  34. 900tks on October 19, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    This reminds me of the discussion whether an iPad can replace a Macbook. It can, possibly, but would anyone actually do it? Hell no. But would you buy one IN ADDITION to you Macbook. Yes, please.

  35. Kevin Boykin on October 19, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Great presentation as always. Interesting product, thanks for the detailed review.

  36. Giovanni Gallo on October 19, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    Purchased one over 3 months ago and have not regretted it. Sounds amazing.. Naim hit this one out of the park!

  37. Zaphyr Walker on October 19, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    I never really use my hifi gear to play background music. Just don’t really like it for some reason. But I could see why a speaker like that could have it’s use in situations like that. Very interesting review, thank you

  38. matt olsziewski on October 19, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    Would love to hear your opinions of the focal aria and or kanta towers

  39. Elsie Tetteh on October 19, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    Hello Andrew, I need help in choosing the best soundbar for music, movies and sports

  40. bryan bergman on October 19, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    Are sound bars like this eventually going to replace stereo systems for the average user?

  41. Ian Lock on October 19, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    I have a substantial investment in my main system which resides in our main living space with the TV. Having recently invested in Roon I am looking for other endpoints for our second living space and our kitchen (I already have mobile headphone options with phone as an endpoint through a Chord Mojo).  

    I was looking at this and the Naim QB as options for the second living space. My concern is if I am spending this much coin, then something like the new KEF LS 50II wireless is not much more – and as a Roon endpoint has all the functionality I need.  

    In the end I may just settle for the QB and save some $ since I have critical listening in the main room and mobile on headphone. Note my solution must be Roon Ready so I can group zones around the house when we have a party.

    It does look nice though.

    How does it sound when placed away from a wall (say + 4 foot away)? Is it bass light?

  42. Elvin Cuevas on October 19, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    I am glad to see you are not a "recovering audiophile" anymore. Cheers!

  43. MR T on October 19, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    I really like products like this, but I would never buy them. How long does it last, until gen3? I personally like to make a system that seperates all the streaming and dac from the amp preamp so its easier to upgrade without having to stand with an all inclusive box.

  44. Louis Dorato on October 19, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    Thank you for the review. As for me, I can’t see how NAIM plans to market this. If I wanted something dedicated for movies, I would for a true sound bar that would decode the audio a lot better for DOLBY ATMOS. If I wanted two channel stereo in a living room where space mattered, I would opt for Klipsh the Fives, which is abouit half the price.

  45. Steve Costello on October 19, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    Another great video review it is a beautiful product a bit pricey for a family what professional individual or couple I think it’s fantastic and and everybody’s trying to look for space saving measures

  46. AKwontheChef on October 19, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    Never thought I would subscribe to a channel that does a/v equipment reviews but the quality of your videos has gotten me interested in the topic. One question, if I don’t care about surround sound, how does the MuSo2 do vs the Ambeo for movies in terms of clear dialogue and decent punch for explosions etc. Thanks!

  47. Nate Butler on October 19, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    First of all: This review played no small part in me ordering a Muso 2 yesterday. So my thanks to Andrew and Kristi for continuing to craft helpful and informative reviews! Our main living space is a challenge to properly place speakers due to lots of windows and only having a small corner area for A/V furniture. We’ve gone from an old Bose surround system, to 2-channel tower speakers, to a passive soundbar that we are currently testing out. None of these have worked out for us. Either the speaker placement wasn’t right for our listening positions or just the sound was not satisfying. Even though music is a priority in our space, I’ve had the (narrow) mindset that I always needed a multi-channel receiver for my various sources. The Ambeo almost dismantled that mindset, but it’s physically too large for our corner space. Now that we’ve found more flexible corner A/V furniture, the Muso 2 will be the perfect all-in-one solution for us. Hopefully, this description helps clear up somewhat who would use this kind of speaker and why.

  48. ekim andersom on October 19, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    All in one?
    So where do i put the cd or record ?

  49. Mrbigfrog on October 19, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    Seriously is it that good?

  50. Barney Jones on October 19, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    You ask if a product like the Mu-So 2 is the future of high end audio – i look at it as more of a "Lifestyle" product. The high end audio enthusiast will be more interested in the Naim Unity Nova than the Mu-So 2.