THE BEST Speakers

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.

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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.

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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Q Acoustics M2 Soundbase

Q Acoustics M2 Soundbase

Amp up your living room audio with this affordable system that sits underneath TVs weighing up to 55 lb, and provides room-filling sound that blows away built-in TV speakers. It also doubles as a Bluetooth speaker for music. Full review on Technabob.

How to Make Simple Speaker Stands

How to Make Simple Speaker Stands

I Like to Make Stuff points out different ways to make a pair of simple speaker stands that raise your monitors to ear level. He used a handful of power tools, but you can still make the stands with a hand saw and some sandpaper. Get the template here.

Samsung NW700 Soundbar Sound+

Samsung NW700 Soundbar Sound+

The Samsung NW700 Soundbar Sound+ is an upcoming wall-mountable soundbar. Its slim, narrow and monochrome style makes it a perfect match for today’s slim HDTVs. It also has a built-in woofer and has active distortion-cancelling.

Bluetooth Lantern Speaker

Bluetooth Lantern Speaker

The perfect accessory for camping, nights on the beach, or a power outage, Hompie’s 3-in-1 gadget combines a bluetooth speaker, a multi-mode lantern, and a 10400 mAh charging pack for your mobile devices. Wrapped in a silicone coat to keep the elements out.

DemerBox Portable Speaker

DemerBox Portable Speaker

A powerful and durable portable Bluetooth speaker, the DemerBox may be your best bet. Its electronics are installed inside a Pelican case, so it’s tough as nails, pushes powerful bass, and doubles as storage. It lasts up to 50h per charge and has a USB charging port inside.

Circa Smart Alarm Clock & Radio

Circa Smart Alarm Clock & Radio

The Circa alarm clock has an optional sleep sensor that will tell it to wake you up only when you’re in light sleep. It also comes with several soothing ambient noise tracks and a gentle pulsing light mode. You can also use it as a Bluetooth speaker and Internet radio.

Como Musica Audio System

Como Musica Audio System

An elegant sound system which can fill a room with music streamed from Spotify, Tidal, Napster, and Deezer, as well as FM and Internet radio, Bluetooth or optical sources, and even plays CDs. It also works in a whole-home audio system with Como’s other audio gear.

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VETR PANL1 Carbon Fiber Speakers

VETR PANL1 Carbon Fiber Speakers

VETR’s flat desktop speakers use 1.3mm thick panels of real carbon fiber to produce an open and airy soundstage. Combined with the bundled compact subwoofer with dual 48-watt amps, they push out great volume too. Read our review of the prototypes over on Technabob.

How to Make a Portable Speaker

How to Make a Portable Speaker

VanTourist shows us an easy way of making a portable Bluetooth speaker – no soldering or woodworking required. It even has two USB charging ports and an LED flashlight. All in all it cost him about $100. Photo guide here.

Sony SRS-WS1 Neck Speaker

Sony SRS-WS1 Neck Speaker

Sony’s quirky personal speakers give you surround sound without taking up space or completely cutting off ambient noise. The SRS WS-1 has 2W drivers and vibration motors with three levels of strength. It comes with a wireless transmitter that can pair with two units at once.

JLA M.1 End Table Speakers

JLA M.1 End Table Speakers

JLA’s made-to-order end table is also a 100W 2-way speaker. The M.1’s 8″ woofer and 1 1/8″ tweeter fire downwards at an angle. It can stream music via iTunes, Airplay, Spotify, Pandora, iHeart Radio and Tuneln. Available in black or natural finish.

Surface Bluetooth Speaker

Surface Bluetooth Speaker

If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind Bluetooth speakers, check out Room One’s Surface. It’s a wall-mounted Bluetooth speaker that transmits sound through its minimalist oval disk, which is crafted from layers of oak veneer. Available in natural, indigo or red.

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