Best AirPlay speakers for iOS devices [Gift Guide 2012]

Best AirPlay speakers for iOS devices [Gift Guide 2012]

Summary: One of the coolest accessories for audiophile iDevice owners are AirPlay speakers which allow you to stream music to the speaker anywhere in your home or office, so long as it is on the same Wi-Fi network as your iDevice.

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TOPICS: Apple, Hardware, iOS, iPhone, iPad
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Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air

Without a doubt the strangest-looking speaker in this line up, but the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air is also one of the best in terms of build and audio quality.

The Zeppelin Air is a 13.5-pound monster of engineering, packing two tweeters, two mid-range drivers, and an internal subwoofer into a single package. It also comes with its own USB post -- that can be used to sync docked iDevices, an Ethernet port, a 3.5-mm auxiliary input port, and a component video output for sending video to a television.

Logitech UE Air Speaker

If the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air is a little out of your league, then perhaps the Logitech UE Air Speaker is more in your price range.

While the audio quality of the Logitech UE Air Speaker is not going to offer the same audio experience that a more expensive speaker will give you, for most people it is more than good enough. It also comes with a neat app that allows users to control the treble and bass remotely.

The speaker comes with a 3.5 mm auxiliary input to allow you to hook up non-iDevice media players to it.

JBL OnBeat Air

The cheapest AirPlay speaker in the list. It is also the most compact, which means that you don't have to devote whole shelf to your speaker.

The speaker comes with a 3.5 mm auxiliary input to allow you to connect non-iDevice media players to it, and a component video output for sending video to a television.

For those looking for an AirPlay speaker that doesn't require a second mortgage, the JBL OnBeat Air is the speaker for you.

  • Source: JBL.
  • CNET: Review.
  • Price: $249.95.

Topics: Apple, Hardware, iOS, iPhone, iPad

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