by Tivoli Audio


F5 Active Nearfield Monitor

by Adam Audio


Jongo S3

by Pure Digital



by Sonos

Price Best Price: $199.00
  • Full-featured remote with good range
  • Internal power supply means no brick or "wall wart"
  • Very good sound quality
  • Large, clear LCD display
  • Excellent FM tuner with RDS
  • Mix-in port lets you listen to two sources simultaneously
  • Great sound
  • Compact size
  • Good for both music making and music listening
  • Offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and wired connectivity.
  • Battery allows you to take it with you.
  • Can create stereo pairs with two units.
  • Confusing alarm-clock functionality
  • No data connection for syncing your iPod
  • No video output
  • Audio quality not quite as good as that of several similarly-priced systems
  • Power-saving mode slow to power speakers up
  • 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.

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.