Best AirPlay Speakers for 2019

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  • $179 at Amazon
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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 8 Sound qual.
    Sonos One

    Move over, Amazon Echo and Google Home. The Alexa-powered Sonos One is the first smart speaker that actually sounds good playing music. And now it works with Apple AirPlay 2.

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  • $299 at Walmart
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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 7 Features
    • 7 Performance
    • 9 Sound qual.
    Apple HomePod

    The HomePod delivers amazing audio quality, but this pricey speaker is an iOS-only device that effectively requires an Apple Music subscription.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 7 Features
    • 8 Performance
    Libratone Zipp

    The Libratone Zipp uses a Wi-Fi-based protocol called PlayDirect to make connected music playback easier than ever. It works like a dream, but the trade-off may not be one you're willing to make.

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  • $169 at Amazon
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 10 Features
    • 7 Sound
    • 6 Value
    Riva Audio Arena

    The Riva Arena is a likable Chromecast speaker that offers the option of portable use and is perfect for use in the bathroom or by the pool.

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  • $105 at Amazon
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    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 7 Sound
    • 8 Value
    Yamaha MusicCast WX-010

    The MusicCast WX-010 is a perfect second-room complement to the Yamaha receiver, with delightful sound quality in a compact package. But can it beat Sonos?

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    Devialet Phantom

    The high-end Devialet Phantom wireless speaker has a distinctive, pressurized design.

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  • $699 at Amazon
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    CNET's Rating

    • 10 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 7 Sound
    • 5 Value
    Naim mu-so Qb

    This luxurious, compact wireless speaker offers very good sound quality and amazing design -- with a high price to match.

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