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iPod Docking Speaker Reviews

Updated: Oct 19, 2014 21:29
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#1
alaScore 100

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...

30 expert reviews | 4983 user reviews

#2
alaScore 99

Creative Sound Blaster Roar SR20

Tell iHome to go home: this is one Bluetooth speaker to beat

6 expert reviews

#3
alaScore 98

Bose SoundLink III

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...

11 expert reviews | 354 user reviews

#4
alaScore 98

Logitech UE Mobile Boombox / Mini Boombox

The aesthetics may be a bit retro, but the UE Boombox packs a punch, and offers fantastic sound quality for the money. Even Mr. Spacely would approve.

66 expert reviews | 1911 user reviews

#5
alaScore 97

Harman Kardon ONYX

Bluetooth speakers don't have to be or sound small. They can be large and full-sounding, like the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio. This $399.99 (exclusive from Sprint) Bluetooth speaker is powerful and offers plenty of bass, and users who want a good amount...

11 expert reviews | 50 user reviews

#6
alaScore 97

JBL Charge

What the Charge lacks in features, it makes up for in sheer audio performance.

15 expert reviews | 1323 user reviews

#7
alaScore 97

Sony SRS-X3

With comparably good sound for its size and the addition of speakerphone features, the Sony SRS-X3 mini Bluetooth speaker measures up well against the pricier Bose SoundLink Mini.

4 expert reviews

#8
alaScore 96

MARSHALL Stanmore

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

7 expert reviews | 60 user reviews

#9
alaScore 96

Beats Pill XL

Like all things Beats, the Pill XL is a bass-heavy affair (so purists can stop reading now). Also like most products in Dr. Dre's audio gear lineup, it's well-designed. At $299.95, the Pill XL isn't an inexpensive portable Bluetooth speaker, and is...

6 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

#10
alaScore 96

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.

13 expert reviews | 577 user reviews

#11
alaScore 96

Libratone LOOP

The Loop’s design makes it a pleasant aesthetic addition to the modern home, but its sharp upper register and flat midrange put it far from the kind of eloquent and balanced sound we expect in a hi-fi device.

9 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

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#12
alaScore 95

JBL Voyager

The JBL Voyager feels particularly expensive. It sounds great with the whole unit assembled but strip off the woofer and the sound falls a bit flat. There's also no NFC for easy pairing with smartphones and tablets. The Voyager is an interesting take...

13 expert reviews | 12 user reviews

#13
alaScore 95

JBL Pulse

At a price tag of Rs 14,990, the JBL Pulse feels quite expensive for what is essentially a pretty average sounding Bluetooth speaker with some lights. Features like a built-in microphone and the ability to pair multiple devices are also missing. It...

10 expert reviews | 125 user reviews

#14
alaScore 95

JBL Clip

Expectations for audio excellence should be checked at the door when shopping for small, inexpensive Bluetooth speakers. The $49.95 JBL Clip subverts those checked expectations with surprisingly good audio performance that rarely distorts (and even...

4 expert reviews | 61 user reviews

#15
alaScore 95

Elgato Thunderbolt Dock

Ultimately, Elgato's dock isn't much different to its rivals, except for promise of faster USB ports. It lives up to that, although to a more limited extent than you might like. It's the best-specced Thunderbolt dock to date; with add-on software that...

6 expert reviews

#16
alaScore 95

JBL Authentics L16

The JBL Authentic L16 certainly sounds like a good idea.

5 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

#17
alaScore 94

JBL Flip

Its clear dominance in sound and $100 price tag make it a serious contender for king-of-the-hill... Depending on how far you intend to travel from an outlet, the Flip could make a great choice.

26 expert reviews | 2026 user reviews

#18
alaScore 94

Sony SRS-BTM 8 Bluetooth

Sony's offering then, may not sound the best, but it allows an affordable (relatively, of course) means to own a portable Bluetooth speaker system. However, the lack of a rechargeable battery may be a deal-breaker for those who may not want to invest...

5 expert reviews | 247 user reviews

#19
alaScore 94

Libratone ZIPP

The wireless Libratone Zipp is portable, ultra-stylish, and a solid audio performer at moderate volumes, but its signal processing will be a turn-off for some.

21 expert reviews | 32 user reviews

#20
alaScore 94

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...

11 expert reviews | 1556 user reviews

#21
alaScore 94

Klipsch Gig

Klipsch's latest portable Bluetooth speaker, the Gig, is a well-designed $199.99 (direct) option that features a swiveling kick stand so you can angle the drivers to face various directions. The Gig can get quite loud for its size, and delivers a more...

5 expert reviews | 15 user reviews

#22
alaScore 93

Samsung DA-E750

From vacuum tubes to dual docks to multiple wireless streaming platforms, the Samsung Wireless Audio Dock (DA-E750) is loaded. And it's one of the best-looking speaker systems we've seen—with one of the highest price tags.

32 expert reviews | 70 user reviews

#24
alaScore 93

Braven BRV-1

If you're looking for a compact rugged, water-resistant Bluetooth speaker, the Braven BRV-1 is worth considering now that its street price has dropped to closer to $100.

9 expert reviews | 21 user reviews

#25
alaScore 93

Braven 710

Once Bluetooth speakers graduate a certain price range—say, above $150—we expect certain things of them. One of those things is that they don't distort. Braven's 710 speaker, at $169.99 (direct), is a disappointment in that respect. It only distorts on...

5 expert reviews

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