SoundLink Air Digital Music System

by Bose

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F5 Active Nearfield Monitor

by Adam Audio

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Eclipse TD-M1 Wireless Speaker System

by Fujitsu

Eclipse TD-M1 speakers
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Jongo S3

by Pure Digital

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Price Best Price: $404.00
Pros
  • Easy setup
  • Good audio quality
  • Great sound
  • Compact size
  • Good for both music making and music listening
  • Versatile connectivity options
  • Excellent near-field performance
  • Supports sampling rates up to 24-bit/192kHz
  • Offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and wired connectivity.
  • Battery allows you to take it with you.
  • Can create stereo pairs with two units.
Cons
  • Rechargeable battery not included
  • Bass distortion at top volume
  • Power-saving mode slow to power speakers up
  • Lacking in bass response
  • Underpowered amplifier for larger rooms
  • Very expensive
  • No support for common music services over Wi-Fi.
  • Wi-Fi setup is a bit clumsy.
  • Unimpressive sound.
At A Glance

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

There's a lot to like here, but the TD-M1 needs a more powerful amp and better bass repsonse to fully justify its lofty price tag.

The Pure Jongo S3 offers portability and flexibility in the form of Wi-Fi, wired, and Bluetooth connectivity, but its multi-room and Wi-Fi capabilities are limited as is its fidelity.