Lower East Side Audio Dock Air

by Audyssey

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F5 Active Nearfield Monitor

by Adam Audio

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Shape M7 Wireless Audio Speaker

by Samsung

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Play:1

by Sonos

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Price Best Price: $200.00
Pros
  • Great sound
  • Compact size
  • Good for both music making and music listening
  • Relatively easy to set up
  • Powerful amplifier
  • Good sound
  • $50 hub required for multi-room configurations
Cons
  • Power-saving mode slow to power speakers up
  • Distorts when pushed too hard
  • Large physical footprint
  • $50 hub required for multi-room configurations
At A Glance

Adam Audio's F5 is a great compact, near-field monitor for those who take their music (and music making) seriously.

If you're looking for a big multi-room speaker, Samsung's Shape system is a viable alternative to what Sonos has on offer.