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iPod Docking Speaker Reviews

Updated: Oct 12, 2015 23:00
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Ultimate Ears UE Roll

Logitech's Ultimate Ears brand continues to crank out stylish, rugged Bluetooth speakers, all with solid performance and affordable price tags. After the launch of the UE Boom, Ultimate Ears rolled out the UE Megaboom. This time around it's taking the...

13 expert reviews | 118 user reviews

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Bose Soundlink MINI II

It's been a couple of years since Bose released the SoundLink Mini, a portable Bluetooth speaker that seriously impressed us with its smart design, features, and big sound. The updated SoundLink Mini II is priced the same ($199.95), and looks quite...

10 expert reviews | 1277 user reviews

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JBL Charge 2 Plus / 2+

The JBL Charge 2+ is a wireless Bluetooth speaker that sounds flat-out great -- and can double as a backup battery for your phone, too.

6 expert reviews | 525 user reviews

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JBL Xtreme

If you're looking for more bass response and overall power out of a portable Bluetooth speaker, you've probably figured out that you'll need to spend more money and accept that "portable" might not necessarily mean "small." The JBL Xtreme, at $299.95,...

6 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

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Sony SRS-X33

The Sony SRS-X33 makes a strong case for being a less expensive alternative to the Bose SoundLink Mini II.

3 expert reviews | 126 user reviews

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Bose SoundLink Mini

Portable speakers are known for being portable first, and sounding great...well, almost never. Bose is aiming to change that perception with the SoundLink Mini, a diminutive 1.5-pound speaker that connects to any device via Bluetooth. With seven hours...

39 expert reviews | 12218 user reviews

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Bose SoundLink III / 3

Whatever you may think of Bose, the company makes some excellent Bluetooth speakers. Its previous two models, the SoundLink Mini and SoundLink II, both earned our Editors' Choice in their categories for putting out a surprising amount of warm, clear...

20 expert reviews | 3166 user reviews

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JBL Charge 2

The JBL Charge 2 is an attractive, sturdy portable Bluetooth speaker with strong battery life and the power to juice up your gadgets, but its decent sound is held back by uneven performance.

10 expert reviews | 2521 user reviews

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Creative Sound Blaster ROAR 2

The original Creative Sound Blaster Roar was an impressive little Bluetooth speaker. Its performance didn't wow us, but it had many unique features that set it apart from the competition, including a voice recorder, a built-in MP3 player, a full-size...

3 expert reviews | 81 user reviews

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JBL Pulse

Bluetooth speakers can look cool, but they usually don't look very engaging. Even if a speaker's chassis is aluminum, or colorful, or angular, it's still just a motionless object that puts out sound. JBL plays with that concept with the Pulse, a...

21 expert reviews | 747 user reviews

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Beats Pill XL

The combination of the Pill XL's strong sound, excellent design and feature set make it a reasonable value despite its elevated price tag.

9 expert reviews | 717 user reviews

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Philips ShoqBox Mini BT2200B

At right around $58 on Amazon, the Shoqbox Mini BT2200 offers a pretty good deal for the money. There certainly are better Bluetooth speakers out there. And there certainly are cheaper. But if you want an ultra-compact model that delivers on sound,...

4 expert reviews | 111 user reviews

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6 expert reviews

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The Braven BRV-HD is a water-resistant Bluetooth speaker that performed well in our tests, but at $300, is a bit pricey. Fortunately, you can cut its price tag (and its weight) by a third if you don't need the rugged design elements: The $199.99 Braven...

3 expert reviews | 67 user reviews

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Logitech UE Mini Boom

While it doesn't do that much to stand out from the crowded field of Bluetooth speakers in the $60-$100 range, the well-built and decent sounding (for its size) UE Mini Boom is a pretty safe choice for those looking for a very compact wireless speaker.

18 expert reviews | 2506 user reviews

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Libratone LOOP

The Libratone Loop is an attractive-looking AirPlay speaker, but at $500 it needs to do more than just look pretty, and it just doesn't sound as good as it should.

24 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

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JBL Charge

The JBL Charge is a decent portable Bluetooth speaker priced like a very good one.

24 expert reviews | 2886 user reviews

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Bose SoundLink II

Bose products may have their detractors in audiophile circles, but there are many things the company does right, and some the company does brilliantly. The original Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker is the perfect example of the latter. It's the...

14 expert reviews | 1674 user reviews

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JBL Flip 2

Although its battery life remains a weak point and its price has gone up a bit, the Flip 2 is an improvement over the original Flip and one of the best mini portable Bluetooth speakers available.

15 expert reviews | 4074 user reviews

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Harman Kardon Esquire

The Harmon Kardon Esquire delivers on style and build quality with its premium look and feel. It also provides impressive battery life and additional features like NFC pairing, controls and hands-free calls. However, sound quality isn't as good as even...

9 expert reviews | 138 user reviews

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Braven Mira

Water resistant and with the ability to operate in the shower or rain, there's something holding this speaker back, right? You might be wrong.

4 expert reviews | 41 user reviews

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Marshall’s Stanmore delivers satisfying sound in a package that is sure to turn heads.

10 expert reviews | 555 user reviews

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Jabra Solemate Mini

Jabra's Solemate line of Bluetooth speakers has been a fairly dependable group in a crowded field, and the new Solemate Mini, at $99 (list), aims to keep the streak going. The ruggedized design is easily portable, and despite its very modest (but not...

18 expert reviews | 325 user reviews

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Monitor Audio Airstream S200

It’s safe to say we’re impressed with the Airstream S200. Monitor Audio has ticked all the right boxes with this wireless speaker: great design, plenty of features, exciting sound performance, and all for just £200. Its direct rival is the Samsung M5....

3 expert reviews

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Creative Sound BlasterAxx Axx 200

Creative impressed us when it released the Sound Blaster Roar SB20. It didn't have the best audio quality available, but it packed so many features into a $200 unit when most Bluetooth speakers in that price range only offer speakerphone functionality...

3 expert reviews



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