A5 Powered Speakers

by Audioengine


Boom 2

by Ultimate Ears

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Play:5 (2015 Edition)

by Sonos


Zeppelin Wireless

by Bowers & Wilkins (B&W)

  • Control playback by tapping on the top
  • IPX7 waterproof rating
  • Block Party for playback from two devices at same time
  • Wonderfully musical to listen to
  • Sonos's mesh network makes for outstanding whole-home audio
  • Terrific price/performance ratio
  • Exceptional audio reproduction
  • Bluetooth with AptX support
  • Spotify Connect support
  • Exquisite industrial design
  • Gestures require speaker to be picked up
  • No native iPhone 6 display or iPad support for iOS app
  • Not as high fidelity than the more expensive B&W Zeppelin Wireless
  • No threaded mount
  • Can no longer be used as a USB audio device
  • No longer charges or syncs iOS devices
At A Glance

Boom 2 provides big sound from a stylish, waterproof Bluetooth speaker that can be used with two devices at the same time, and controlled using gestures.

Sonos knocks one out of the park with the all-new Play:5. This is a spectacular speaker either on its own or as part of a whole-home audio system.

You'll be hard pressed to find a better AirPlay speaker than the Zeppelin Wireless.