THE BEST Speakers

Making a Soundwave Boombox

Making a Soundwave Boombox

Soundwave toy inferior, DIY Soundwave boombox superior. I Like to Make Stuff made a boombox-sized Bluetooth speaker that looks like his favorite Transformer, the Decepticon’s Soundwave. As he said, you can choose to tackle the project in a simpler way than he did.

2018 Vizio Home Theater Sound System

2018 Vizio Home Theater Sound System

Vizio’s 8-channel home theater sound system supports Dolby Atmos at a competitive price. Its 36″ sound bar has upward-firing drivers for immersive sound. It also has Chromecast built-in and works with Google Assistant. A 46″, 10-channel version is coming soon for $999.

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Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge

Bang & Olufsen’s typically stylish Besound Edge is a disc-shaped dual sided speaker that has a 10″ woofer as well as a 4″ driver and a 0.75″ tweeter on either side. Its volume can be adjusted by a remote control or by rocking the speaker. Drops 11/2018 for $3500.

Sodapop Speaker

Sodapop Speaker

This compact Bluetooth speaker screws onto the top of an empty plastic soda bottle, turning it into an acoustic enclosure, and increasing its bass response and volume up to three times. Permafrost’s speaker recently had a successful run on Kickstarter and should be available soon.

Bose Home Speaker 500

Bose Home Speaker 500

Part of Bose’s new line of smart speakers, the Bose Home Speaker 500 supports Amazon’s Alexa, so you can fire up your favorite music or podcasts using your voice. It can stream music over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, and it also has a 3.5mm aux input.

DIY Glass Speaker & Edison Light

DIY Glass Speaker & Edison Light

DIY Perks shows us how to make a beautiful, vintage-looking Bluetooth speaker and LED lamp using cheap parts and electronics. There is a bit of 3D printing and soldering involved though. If you’re up to the task, check out the video’s description for the relevant links.

HAL 9000 Bluetooth Speaker

HAL 9000 Bluetooth Speaker

Master Replicas Group is making an officially licensed 1:1 scale prop replica of the face of 2001: A Space Odyssey‘s HAL 9000. The replica also doubles as a Bluetooth speaker. If you’re willing to pay extra, there’s a variant that comes with a voice-interactive wall-mounted console.

iXOOST Pirelli P Zero Sound

iXOOST Pirelli P Zero Sound

Pirelli makes half-scale replicas of its P Zero F1 tires for car builders to use in wind tunnel tests. Luxury audio maker iXOOST worked with Pirelli to make Bluetooth speakers that use the replica tires as their case. It has a 25mm silk tweeter, a 100mm woofer… and rides on an aluminum rim.

Boss Katana-Air Wireless Guitar Amp

Boss Katana-Air Wireless Guitar Amp

Boss‘ new Katana-Air is a compact wireless guitar amplifier. Its transmitter lasts for up to 12h per charge and has a power saving mode. The amp itself can also be powered with AA batteries for portable playing. It can also be used as a Bluetooth speaker.

Seal Tire Bluetooth Speaker

Seal Tire Bluetooth Speaker

Seal makes Bluetooth speakers with the electronics housed inside used or scrapped B-class tires. Each one is handmade in Japan and no two speakers will look the same. It comes with an A-frame stand for display. It also has a 3.5mm input.

Yamaha YAS-108 Soundbar

Yamaha YAS-108 Soundbar

If you’re looking for a feature-packed soundbar that won’t break the bank, check out the new Yamaha YAS-108. It has Dolby Virtual:X virtual surround sound, a mode that boosts voices for clear dialogue and two built-in subwoofers. Has analog, optical, HDMI and Bluetooth inputs.

Sonos Beam Sound Bar

Sonos Beam Sound Bar

Sonos‘ new Sound Beam is a smart sound bar that supports Alexa’s voice command system. It connects to your TV via HDMI ARC or optical audio. It provides great audio separation and clear bass. It can also be controlled via its app, AirPlay and Spotify.

Coleman 360º Sound & Light Lantern

Coleman 360º Sound & Light Lantern

Coleman’s new lantern is a great backyard accessory or camping centerpiece. Aside from providing 360º of dimmable light, the lantern also serves as a Bluetooth speaker. It lasts up to 20h while playing music, 40h while providing light, and up to 5h with both functions on.

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Modern Record Player

Modern Record Player

Symbol Audio’s slick turntable has a built-in amplifier and speakers, which you can also use with wired and wireless sources. It also has an audio out and a concealed compartment for wireless adapters such as Sonos Connect. The optional base makes it an elegant centerpiece.

Native Union PR/01 Speaker

Native Union PR/01 Speaker

Native Union worked with audio specialist La Boite to create a speaker that’s timeless and futureproof. The PR/01 hides a patent-pending multi-amplified setup as well as audio inputs and charging ports inside its elegant cabinet. It has Bluetooth, optical, and two auxiliary inputs.

IKEA Eneby Bluetooth Speaker

IKEA Eneby Bluetooth Speaker

Now you don’t have to pay through the nose for beautiful and versatile Bluetooth speakers. Available in two sizes, the Eneby can be displayed freestanding, mounted on a wall or elevated with the optional stand. The small version also has a built-in handle.

Urbanears Lotsen Connected Speaker

Urbanears Lotsen Connected Speaker

Lotsen is the newest, smallest and most affordable member of Urbanears’ connected speakers. It has an output of 20W, a 4″ woofer and a 1″ tweeter. Like its bigger siblings, it supports all popular wireless streaming solutions and also has a 3.5mm input.

iXOOST Radial6 Speaker

iXOOST Radial6 Speaker

iXOOST specializes in speakers inspired by car exhausts, but the Radial6 was designed to look like an airplane engine. It has two 28mm tweeters, four 57mm mid cones, a 165mm extended range cone and a 200mm subwoofer. It has a Lightning dock and 3.5mm input.

Logitech G560 Lightsync Speakers

Logitech G560 Lightsync Speakers

Logitech’s G560 is a 2.1 sound system with Lightsync technology. Its two satellite speakers have RGB LEDs that can provide ambient lighting based on what’s on screen when the G560 is connected to your PC via USB. It also has 3.5mm and Bluetooth inputs.

SoundBoks 2 Bluetooth Speaker

SoundBoks 2 Bluetooth Speaker

The world’s loudest portable Bluetooth speakers are now 40% louder. The Soundboks 2 is powered by three 72W amplifiers, and pushes out up to 122dB of volume. It also has a new all-black durable case. Its battery is still removable and lasts up to 40h per charge.

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Raven R Reactive Robot Speaker

Raven R Reactive Robot Speaker

Teenage Engineering – the folks behind the awesome Pocket Operator synths are collaborating with Chinese tech giant Baidu to create a robotic speaker reminiscent of Pixar’s Luxo, Jr. The R moves and grooves to music, while displaying patterns on its LED head.

Boomcase Pelican Speaker

Boomcase Pelican Speaker

A powerful sound system built into a durable Pelican gear case. It packs two 6.5″ woofers, a 4″ mid-range, two tweeters, a 100 watt amplifier, and a lithium ion battery that provides 18 hours per charge. The case is waterproof and drop-proof, protecting the components inside.

Nebula Capsule Portable Projector

Nebula Capsule Portable Projector

The Nebula Mars’ little brother. Anker’s Nebula Capsule is a pico projector and speaker that’s the size and shape of a soda can. It can project an 854×480 display at up to 100″. It has a microUSB port and an HDMI port, and can also mirror the screen of mobile devices.

Razer Nommo Pro Speakers

Razer Nommo Pro Speakers

Razer’s funky looking new THX-certified gaming speaker system is designed to push out big sound thanks to its Kevlar fiber midrange and silk woven tweeters, and powerful companion subwoofer. They support Dolby virtual surround, and have Razer Chroma lighting built in.

LG SK10Y Soundbar

LG SK10Y Soundbar

New for 2018, the SK10Y soundbar is a 550-watt, 5.1.2 sound system with Chromecast built-in, so you can use your voice to search and play songs. It supports Dolby Atmos and Meridian Height Elevation tech to make it seem like dialogue is coming from the screen.

Samsung Sound Ray Concept

Samsung Sound Ray Concept

The Sound Ray or S-Ray concepts are Samsung’s small and affordable takes on directional speakers, which send sound in a narrow path so that only its target can hear it, even from a distance. There’s a neckband, a handheld and a smartphone cover.

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