Don't-Miss Speaker Stories
The Zooka Bluetoth speaker sports a clever design. But it's tough to recommend regardless.
The Marley Chant is inexpensive, compact, and light, and it includes a clever, custom-fit canvas bag. But you shouldn't expect audiophile-quality sound.
Cerwin-Vega's XD3 speaker system won't earn any accolades for balanced audio, but that may not be what you're looking for.
A compact Bluetooth speaker lets you enjoy your music anywhere your legs will carry you, without the hassle of wires. We tested four comparably priced and sized models: the Beats Pill, Braven 650, CubEdge Edge.Sound, and Definitive Technology Sound Cylinder.
The Shift A2, from venerable speaker maker Paradigm, offers good sound (and just as good looks) in a desktop speaker than can be run solo or in pairs.
The Playbar is one of the best soundbars in its price range, but it can’t compete with a midrange AV receiver and a 5.1-channel speaker configuration.
Bowers & Wilkins' A7 AirPlay speaker is, put simply, acoustically incredible.
The Jabra Solemate takes many design cues from the Jawbone Jambox. And it makes a couple small improvements, too.
Westinghouse's $100 Unplug Bluetooth speaker is portable and rechargeable, and it offers sound quality that rivals that of the popular Jawbone Jambox.
Bose's SoundLink Air is an AirPlay speaker that lacks some basics and requires a separate purchase for portability. But it's easy to use and it sounds good.
JBL's Micro Wireless Bluetooth speaker fits in a (big) pocket and weighs next-to-nothing, yet it sounds good and is surprisingly inexpensive.
We’ve rounded up an impressive assortment of accessories that will blend right in with the aluminum-and-black motif of an Apple-centric home or office.
The Pioneer A3 XW-SMA3-K is a rechargeable, portable AirPlay speaker with several powerful features, hampered somewhat by a clunky interface.