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Best AirPlay speakers of 2016

The best sounding wireless speakers for Apple's ecosystem.

  • $599.99 at Amazon Marketplace See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 7 Features
    • 8 Performance
    Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air

    While the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air is as pricey as the earlier Zeppelin, Apple AirPlay support and improved sound quality make it a better value.

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  • Libratone Zipp

    The Libratone Zipp is one of the best-sounding and best-looking portable wireless speakers out there, but its high price and Wi-Fi limitations give us pause.

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    $164.95 at Amazon.com See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 7 Features
    • 8 Performance
  • $239.00 at Amazon Marketplace See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 7 Features
    • 8 Performance
    Logitech UE Air Speaker

    The Logitech UE Air Speaker is a worthwhile third-party AirPlay speaker for homes demanding premium sound from iOS devices, but bargain hunters can save $100 and go portable with the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker.

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  • Philips Fidelio SoundRing

    While it's a bit overpriced, Philips Fidelio SoundRing is one of the better compact AirPlay speakers we've tested -- and it has a battery-powered option to boot.

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    $299.99 MSRP Not Available

    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 7 Performance
  • $368.98 at Amazon Marketplace See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Design
    • 7 Features
    • 7 Performance
    Klipsch Gallery G-17

    While it packs an impressive punch in terms of sound performance and feature set, the G-17 is more expensive than an iPad and doesn't seem worth its $550 price tag.

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