Pioneer SMA

Pioneer SMA

Pioneer's entered the wireless speaker fray with a trio of units that range in price from $299 to $399 and support Apple's AirPlay wireless streaming technology along with DLNA 1.5 and Pioneer's own Wireless Direct.

Three wireless music speaker systems are officially called the XW-SMA1, XW-SMA3, and XW-SMA4, though they also go by their shortened names of the A1, A3, and A4 (we're not sure why the A2 was skipped). The $399 A3 model is essentially the same as the A1 but features a built-in rechargeable battery, making it a portable unit.

Pioneer has also joined up with HTC to provide HTC One smartphone users with an easy setup and connect option. Like Apple's AirPlay features, HTC Connect-compatible smartphones will stream music directly to the speakers over Wi-Fi and will provide complete control of both music content and the volume transmitted to the speakers.

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