Like to sing in the shower? Let this shower speaker provide the backing track to your vocals. It’s waterproof and has a 3-watt amp built in for plentiful volume, and Bluetooth 4.0 ensures a clear connection while your phone sits at a safe distance away from the wet stuff.
THE BEST Speakers
These high-end speakers handcrafted in Spain are designed not only to look amazing, but for audiophile sound. We love the undulating, organic forms, and rich wood construction. The Chrysalis measure 38″ tall, while the Chrysalis Magna are 59″ tall, and rock a 15″ woofer.
These bespectacled bulldogs not only look cool, but they sound awesome too. The 12″ tall Aerobull XS1 a pair of 1.2″ mids and a 2.5″ subwoofer, while his big dog brother the 26″ tall AeroBull HD rocks two 2″ full-range drivers, a 5.25″ sub, and a bone-shaped remote.
Fresh from the UK, Q Acoustics‘ value-priced soundbar offers big sound and clean looks for your living room. It sits neatly in front of your TV, inside a cabinet, or mounts on the wall. It also works as a Bluetooth speaker with NFC support. Read our full review on Technabob.
Master & Dynamic’s first speaker has a body made of concrete composite, which dampens sound 5x better than wood and 10x better than plastic. It has two 4″ woofers, a 1.5″ tweeter, a 100W amp, optical and 3.5mm inputs, and Chromecast, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.
Like all things from Bang & Olufsen, their BeoSound Shape is about seamlessly blending form and function. These fabric-covered hexagons come in speaker, amplifier, or acoustic damper modules, turning any blank wall into both a visual and auditory work of art.
Streaming speakers with minimal monochrome color schemes and physical controls. Available in two sizes, they can play audio via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, AirPlay, Chromecast and 3.5mm aux. They also have built-in support for Spotify and Internet radio. (Thanks Tomas!)
We went behind the scenes with Mark Levinson to learn about the audiophile grade sound systems they make for Lexus vehicles. There’s no way to convey how amazing they sound without listening in person, but read on to get a sense of just what goes into making these systems so good.
While there are lots of surround sound systems that claim to be “wireless,” all of the ones we’re aware of still require the speakers be plugged into power. ONEaudio’s system uses DECT tech and 2″ rechargeable soundpods to eliminate all wires. Available in 2.1, 5.0 and 5.1 configs.
The ultimate sound system for utility vehicles and boats. JBL’s weatherproof speaker packs four 4″ woofers and two 2″ dome tweeters, and a Class-D amp with 80W rms per channel. It offers versatile mounting options, an LED work light, and a GoPro mount. Drops Spring ’17.
Combining the safety and utility of a headlight with the enjoyment of a Bluetooth speaker, Photive’s 2-in-1 gadget is the perfect add-on for any bike. It’s weather-resistant, and detaches from its mount so you can take it with you, and for easy recharging.