Don't-Miss Speaker Stories
Featuring iPod dock-connector connectivity, two analog audio inputs, and support for USB audio, Samson's small StudioDock 3i Active USB Monitors are both versatile and listenable.
With the Eos Wireless iPod Speaker System, you can wirelessly transmit audio from your iPod to a remote speaker.
If you want to listen to your iPod's audio in multiple locations, Creative's Xdock Wireless Music System is one option, although it doesn't come cheap.
The portable version of Bose's iconic iPod speaker system improves on the original but sports an even-higher price tag.
If you've ever wanted to buy a song you heard on the radio, Polk's I-Sonic ES2, when combined with a recent iPod, makes doing so easy thanks to iTunes Tagging.
Altec Lansing’s $30 Orbit-MP3 is a portable speaker that’s small enough to carry with you in a bag or backpack, and its sound quality is surprisingly good for such a small device.
The Zeppelin is among the most expensive iPod speaker systems we’ve seen, and if sound quality is your only consideration, there are less-expensive alternatives. But, like Apple’s own hardware, few systems can match the Zeppelin’s combination of design, performance, and overall quality.
The iStation Traveller is a good combination of small size, decent sound quality, and a reasonable price, although its video-viewing design isn't perfect.
For its price, the TunePro offers pretty good sound quality and solid radio reception. But there are some tradeoffs, including the amount of room the unit takes up on your nightstand, as well as the unintuitive controls.
Whether or not Vers Audio's Vers 2x will appeal to you depends largely on the relative values you place on design, environmentally-focused production, sound quality, and features.