Don't-Miss Speaker Stories

Big Jambox is like the original, only bigger--and better

Jawbone's sequel to the acclaimed Jambox speaker is notably bigger, and this is a case where bigger really is better.

Logitech UE Air impresses, but audio quality is just decent

Logitech's UE Air AirPlay speaker system gets a lot right, from its simple setup to its wireless performance to its built-in iPhone/iPod dock cradle. But it's audio quality is unremarkable.

SBX-300 Music System offers good sound for any i-device

Onkyo's SBX-300 iOnly Bass Dock Music System works with iPads, iPhones, and iPods, providing good sound and looks. It's especially appealing at current street prices.

Audyssey's Lower East Side Audio Dock Air is a compact, good-sounding AirPlay speaker

The Lower East Side Audio Dock Air sounds amazing and doesn't take up much space, but it's not without some odd design choices.

Scosche BassDock is a solid speaker, stand, and charger for iPad

The BassDock is a very good iPad charging stand, and the integrated speaker is plenty powerful, too.

iMainGo XP iPad speaker case is good for watching video

The iMainGo XP is an iPad case that doubles as a speaker. It's a clever idea, and it works well for video-watchng, but it's bulky and it doesn't sound great for music.

Logitech's Bluetooth-enabled Wireless Boombox is slim and portable

The Wireless Boombox from Logitech is slim and portable, but you may be better served by its sibling, the S715i.

Bang & Olufsen Beolit 12 is impressive and expensive

The Beolit 12 is lovely, portable, and sounds great. But boy, is it expensive.

Pioneer's X-SMC4-K Elite Music Tap AirPlay Music System is feature-rich but fares poorly

Pioneer's X-SMC4-K supports Bluetooth, AirPlay, iPhone and iPod docking, Internet radio, FM radio, and more. But it's clunky to use and exhibits numerous flaws.

PadDock 10 is a quality iPad stand, an adequate speaker

The Mac-matching PadDock 10, a combination iPad stand and speaker system, holds your iPad snugly. The speaker won't impress, but the stand does a great job of angling your iPad well.

Logitech's Bluetooth Mini Boombox offers small size, low price, and underwhelming sound quality

Logitech's Mini Boombox is impressively small. But in this case, such portability comes at the expense of audio quality.

Review: Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air offers impressive AirPlay sound

The AirPlay-ready G-17 Air from Klipsch isn't cheap, but it doesn't sound cheap, either.

iHome iW1 AirPlay audio system looks, but doesn't sound, great

The iHome iW1 looks great and offers solid AirPlay wireless-audio support. The audio quality, however, is merely good.