Don't-Miss Speaker Stories

Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II

Creative's top-of-the-line 2.0 speaker system offers good sound quality, attractive appearance, and varied listening options.

Orbitsound T6

Orbitsound’s approach to stereo is refreshing and the T6 is a lovely sounding unit.

Music Library Quiz for iPhone

Think of Music Library Quiz as a version of the old built-in iPod game Music Quiz. The game is a fun way to test your knowledge of your music library, and a recent update has things humming along.

Altec Lansing Expressionist Bass (FX3022)

Like its smaller sibling, Altec Lansing's Expressionist Bass speaker system offers a unique design; but it also gives you noticeably better sound quality and much more bass output -- at times too much.

Altec Lansing Expressionist Classic (FX2020)

Altec Lansing's Expressionist Classic speaker system offers a unique design and better audio than your Mac's stock speakers, although you can find better sound for the money.

Philips Docking Entertainment System DCP851/37

While the DCP851 can serve as a decent external speaker system for your iPod, its video functions and design don't match those of its predecessor.

Mini iPod speakers roundup

There are times when you don’t want to don your headphones, and you want your music (or audiobook, podcast, recorded lecture, etc.) fill the air in your general vicinity. For that, you need a mini speaker.

DLO iBoom and Ewoo eFizz

DLO's iBoom and Ewoo's eFizz are iPod speaker systems that aim to stand out from the pack by providing large LCD-equipped remote controls that let you browse your iPod's menus and content from across the room.

Review: DLO iBoom Home

DLO's iBoom Home is a compact alarm clock that offers solid audio and connectivity options, but falls down a bit on the alarm clock end of the deal.

Review: Focal XS

Focal's XS is high-performance audio system that works with both iPods and your computer's digital-audio signal. Although it's expensive, you're paying for that flexibility as well as an attractive, iMac-matching design.

Review: Altec Lansing Moondance Glow

The Altec Lansing Moondance Glow is a slick-looking iPod-compatible alarm clock with a good number of features, but its controls value style over usability.

Review: Showtimes 2.0 for iPhone

Showtimes makes it easy to find a movie playing nearby, wherever you—and your iPhone or iPod touch—happen to be.