The Apple Airplay system is one of the most innovative pieces of technology to hit the music industry in recent years, taking the hassle out of hooking up to speakers.
Here are 10 of the best speakers that not only offer a sleek and sexy design but also provide compatibility with Airplay and other devices.
Naim Mu-So Wireless Speaker
Offering the capability for advanced digital sound, the Naim Mu-So Wireless Speaker ($1399) is compatible with both Bluetooth and Apple Airplay. With AUX-in and USB, it includes internet radio as well as the big sound performance that you will need. Crystal clear audio via six custom-designed speaker drivers provides unbelievable quality and clarity. A wooden unit encased in aluminum provides a thumping base with absolutely zero distortion. Files in the format of FLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless (ALAC) up to 24 bit/96 kHz, AIFF files up to 24 bit/192 kH plus WMA and OGG files up to 16 bit/48 kHz.
Bowers and Wilkins A7 Speaker with Apple Airplay
Compatible with all Airplay devices, the Bowers and Wilkins A7 Speaker with Apple Airplay ($799) is a compact speaker that still delivers a phenomenal performance. Supporting USB streaming as well as Apple Airplay, it’s now possible to enjoy your music in rich sound without any hassle or inconvenience. Stream directly to this piece of exquisite sound engineering and you’ll appreciate your music so much more than the tinny tablet or PC sound you may be used to. With a specially dedicated subwoofer internally you’ll hear every single note like never before.
Peavey WFS 3.70 Wireless AirPlay Speaker System
The Peavey WFS 3.70 Wireless AirPlay Speaker System ($80), has an impressive 20Hz-20kHz Frequency Response and 20 kOhms Impedance. This versatile speaker that is excellent value for money. With a host of features, these speakers weigh in at 6.61lbs and have 70KW peak power output. The WFS 3.70 Wireless speakers incorporate both AirPlayÆ as well as DLNAÆ technology.At home using your WiFi you can stream music around the home, zones can be programmed to play music from one or multiple sources via the speakers.
Libratone Zipp Wireless Speaker
Industrial looking, and very contemporary, the Libratone Zipp Wireless Speaker ($250) uses batteries to provide high-quality sound. Perfect for picnics or days out at the beach, your Libratone can travel with you wherever you go. Using Airplay for Apple devices and DLNA for Android, it’s compatible with a huge range of PCs, tablets and MP3 players. If you’re at home, you can stream your music via the WiFi network. If this isn’t available, or you’re out, the Bluetooth capability means you still don’t need to worry about wires. FullRoom technology guarantees that despite the Libratone being a portable device, the sound quality will be simply incredible.
Monitor Audio S300 AirStream BT Apple
A tiny curvy design that provides powerful output, the Monitor Audio S300 AirStream BT Apple ($500) uses cutting edge technology to produce audio to rival some of its much bigger competitors. With the footprint of the S300 similar to that of a DVD, its compact size means it will fit nicely into a range of locations around the home. The S300 provides exquisite sound when you need it but otherwise fades discreetly into the background. Stream music wirelessly with Apple Airplay, Airstream Direct or use Bluetooth technology to get your tunes booming around the room.
Logitech UE Airplay Speaker Dock Wireless Speaker
This award-winning design allows your music to be shared effortlessly all over your home, providing toe-tapping tunes and rumbling basses with the minimum of work. The Logitech UE Airplay Speaker Dock Wireless Speaker ($233) has an easy set-up, taking the pain out of the process and allowing multiple devices to stream music. You won’t need to go to the hassle of pairing up phones or computers; the connection is automatic once the setup is complete. With a free Apple Dock Connector to, this wireless speaker will produce high-quality sound quality.
Fidelio SoundRing Wireless Speaker
Whether you want to play and charge your phone, iPod or iPad simultaneously or just want to rock out to some top tunes in your home, the Fidelio SoundRing Wireless Speaker ($165) will do just the job. With a SoundStudio app for you to tweak the settings to your exact specifications, you can use the wireless technology from Airplay to stream your music hassle-free. Digital Signal Processing and FullSound mean that every note is rich, deep and powerful, spreading the delicious musical warmth all the way down to the tips of your fingers.
Klipsch Gallery G-16 Flat Panel Black
A full media sound system solution, the Klipsch Gallery G-16 Flat Panel Black ($214) can be used to provide all the audio you need in your home. When used with the TV it provides a cutting edge surround sound system plus it can also be used in combination with Apple’s Airplay system to pump out the music from your iTunes in their full glory. Enabled with Tractrix Horn technology the iconic Klipsch audio results are unmistakable. If this is your first Klipsch speaker system, you’ll soon be converted for life.
iHome iWS2 AirPlay Wireless Stereo Speaker System
A highly acclaimed and competitively priced speaker comes with the iHome iWS2 AirPlay Wireless Stereo Speaker System ($103). The iWS2 offers a top class home experience with the full opportunity to Embrace wireless living. Stream music anywhere in your home from iTunes or your Apple devices (Pod Touch, iPad and iPhone). Itís easy to configure your iWS2 with your wireless network via a totally free app in the app store.
Harman Kardon Aura Wireless Stereo Speaker System
A contemporary and sleek design provides the housing for one of the best Airplay speakers available. The Harman Kardon Aura Wireless Stereo Speaker System ($170) comes in ice white and offers technology such as Airplay compatibility, Bluetooth and DLNA for Android users. Filling the room with rich, powerful sounds, you will experience audio that will vibrate throughout your being, with no distortion, just clear and detailed music, the way it deserves to be heard.