Best AirPlay speakers(Updated January 20, 2014 10:08 PM PST)
While AirPlay can offer better sound quality than Bluetooth, it's still hard to recommend many of these speakers due to their high price. Also note that AirPlay is an Apple-only affair: only iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches, and PCs and Macs running iTunes will be able to stream audio to AirPlay speakers. By comparison, Bluetooth speakers work with both iOS devices and the vast majority of smartphones and tablets, and typically offer a better value.
Below are the best AirPlay speakers we've reviewed, but be sure to check out our list of best Bluetooth speakers as well.
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.