The Audioengine 5+ powered speakers deliver excellent sound quality and provide a clutter-free way to listen to smartphones, iPods, or any other audio source.
The Sony SRS-BTV25 may be small, but it packs a mighty punch for a Bluetooth speaker. It's ideal for music in your kitchen or bedroom.
If you're willing to pay a premium, the Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile speaker is the best portable Bluetooth speaker on the market.
The Monster Beats by Dr Dre Beatbox speaker dock for the iPhone and iPod sings from the same hymn sheet as its bass-heavy headphone cousins. But it's no choirboy -- expect skull-rattling bass, and a bold, brash sound. The Beatbox is sure to get the party started.
The B&W Zeppelin Air looks like a blimp but, unlike the Hindenberg, it's not a disaster. This iPod speaker dock's good looks, impressive sound quality and useful AirPlay features make it well worth checking out.
The Philips Fidelio Primo DS9000 offers great sound quality and a pleasing design, even if it does have a few sonic quirks. It's no better than the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin iPod speaker, but it's worthy competition.
The Shure SRH840 is an excellent pair of headphones that should outlast and outperform any equivalently-priced consumer model.
The Soundmatters FoxL v2 Bluetooth portable speaker offers excellent sound in a compact candy-bar design and has the added benefit of phone conferencing using the built-in speakerphone. Despite its lofty price tag, the FoxL v2 is a simple, worthwhile device that lets you ditch wires and bring your music anywhere.
The X-Mini Happy is a great little speaker that offers a creative all-in-one solution with an integrated MP3 player and a cable for attaching external audio sources. If you want to share music on the go, this is a great option.
PURE Digital has won the match with this rugby ball-shaped radio. Its large screen lets you to quickly navigate FM, DAB and online stations and, while listening, view broadcaster slideshows, check the weather or post to Twitter. The interface is a little slow at times, but that should improve with software updates
PURE Digital's growing line-up of Internet-connected radios has another star, in the form of the slimline Siesta Flow. Allowing you to wake up to news from right around the world, or to the sound of African pygmies playing the nasal flute, or whatever else floats your musical boat, the Siesta Flow makes early mornings less painful
The Creative GigaWorks T20 Series II is expensive, but looks great and produces a pleasing sonic racket. We wholeheartedly recommend the T20s to those seeking a set of stereo speakers that do their digital music collection justice
The Motorokr sports a superb set of features beyond that of a simple speakerphone, also integrating Bluetooth music devices with car stereos.
The Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 raises the bar for soundbar speakers' design and sound quality.
Managing to combine DAB, FM and Internet radio in an attractive, compact and above all affordable package is no mean feat, but Revo has pulled it off with the Blik RadioStation. While the sound quality might not match the finest systems DAB has to offer, we feel most people will be more than happy with it
A superb iPod sound system with generally terrific sound quality. Despite issues with songs that feature extremely heavy bass, it's almost certainly one of the finest iPod setups you'll find on the market today
The desktop speakers for the audio purist, but an expensive option. The inability to retain audio quality at very high volumes may anger anyone looking to invest in a powerful all-rounder, but audiophiles, home recordists and purists after sonic accuracy will consider this a good investment
KEF's KHT-5005.2 is one of the few surround speaker packages to coax audiophile sound from lifestyle-friendly speakers and a subwoofer.