Many people agree these days that Apple’s Airplay technology is one of the best things to happen to the musical industry over these past few years, which is why it’s so disappointing to only have the system available for Apple devices. It is for this reason that Airplay-like speakers have started to enter the market and let’s just say that some of these speakers are more or less of the same quality as Apple’s Airplay systems.
Over the next few minutes, we’ll delve into the world of Airplay speakers in search of the absolute best the market has to offer at this point in time. So without further ado, here are the ten best airplay speakers money can buy.
10LG Electronics NP6630 30W Portable Bluetooth Speaker
This powerful speaker comes with not only an Airplay feature but NFC as well. At the same time, its 20W, 2-channel amplifier is designed to deliver high-quality sound despite the small, lightweight construction of the speaker. Furthermore, the speaker comes with a built-in rechargeable battery that will last you up to 10 hours and with a wireless connectivity function which enables you to connect the speaker to almost any mobile device effortlessly.
9Philips AD7000W/37 Fidelio SoundAvia Wireless Speaker
One should always look for an airplay speaker that can stream music from all types of mobile devices, which is exactly what makes this particular wireless speaker stand out. You see, this speaker will play and charge your iPod, iPhone, or iPad simultaneously and without affecting playback quality one bit. Also interesting is the fact that it has a dedicated app which comes packing a variety of other unique and useful functions.
8iHome iW1 AirPlay Wireless Stereo Speaker System
We should point out that it isn’t all that common for airplay speakers to come equipped with high-end rechargeable batteries. This particular speaker, on the other hand, uses not only a quality rechargeable battery but the capacity to charge itself along with your preferred mobile device via USB in a timely fashion. At the same time, it features a Bongiovi Acoustics DPS sound processing system with finely tuned 4-speakers drivers along with a sleek backlit touch-sensitive control panel.
7iDeaUSA Wifi Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
This ingenious wireless speaker stands out from the rest thanks to its long-lasting play time capabilities. In this respect, let us point out that it can guarantee up to 10 hours of play time, which recommends it for any outdoor activity you may want to partake in. Also worth mentioning is the fact that it features not only a versatile 4-in-1 function bu an incredible WiFi capability that can support online music streaming along with a variety of presets to choose from.
6Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200 Speaker
Cambridge Audio’s Minx Air 200 is a revolutionary wireless system designed to play music from virtually any device with WiFi capabilities. As such, it will work with almost any phone, tablet, or computer with no limitations whatsoever. This elegant speaker also has the capacity to playback internet radio streams with just a push of a button, the type of user-friendly interface one should expect from any high-end airplay speaker nowadays.
5iHome iW3 AirPlay Rechargeable Wireless Audio System
The iHome iW3 AirPlay Audio System is intended to support simple and custom network setups with maximum efficiency. In terms of actual features, it has to be said that it can connect to any iDevice via USB when charging it or when you wish to use it as a standard speaker, even though its wireless functions are of the highest standards. It also has to be said that it supports play/pause, next track, previous track, and volume controls, functions which can be controlled via iPhone or iPad rather easily.
4Philips DS3881W/37 Fidelio SoundRing Wireless Speaker
This compact, lightweight wireless speaker system from Philips can be considered high-end by all standards. In fact, its 360-degree design is bound to complement any room design from an aesthetic standpoint, which is always something to be desired when talking about state of the art airplay speakers. On a related note, we should point out that it features both a battery or AC power option so as to give you more freedom in this respect.
3LG Electronics ND5630 30W iOS and Android Dual Speaker
Thanks to its 30W, 2-channel amplifier with Bass Blast, this particular airplay speaker from LG is capable of providing a tremendous acoustic experience. Interestingly enough, this speaker system has a dual dock design that allows you to listen to your favorite music on virtually any mobile device while charging another one. Not only that but it also has a state of the art Airplay & Bluetooth connectivity that enables you to connect it to almost any device out there.
2Ihome Iw4 Airplay Wireless Dock
the Ihome Iw4, like the name suggests, isn’t just an airplay speaker but an entire sound system in itself. Thanks to its high-end WiFi connectivity, it can connect to any iPad or iPhone you may have, even when they’re out of the room. At the same time, it features a very complex sound enhancement system with balance controls designed to give you absolute freedom when it comes to customizing playback.
1LG Electronics ND8630 80W iOS and Android Dual Speaker Dock
There is perhaps no better airplay speaker out there than LG’s ND8630 80W Dual Speaker Dock. Among its many features, this high-quality airplay speaker system benefits from an 80W, dual channel amplifier feature combined with a Bass Blast feature aimed at providing near-perfect sound quality.
Not only that but it also features a dual dock design that allows you to connect it with two separate mobile devices at the same time. Last but not least, this ingenious dual speaker dock has built-in Airplay and Bluetooth capabilities to ensure that you are able to sync it with almost any mobile device out there.