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iPod Docking Speaker Reviews

Updated: Aug 29, 2014 23:33
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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...

29 expert reviews | 4936 user reviews

#2
alaScore 99

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 | 1910 user 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...

9 expert reviews | 294 user reviews

#4
alaScore 98

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...

8 expert reviews | 50 user reviews

#5
alaScore 97

MARSHALL Stanmore

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

7 expert reviews | 60 user reviews

#6
alaScore 97

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...

11 expert reviews | 123 user reviews

#7
alaScore 97

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.

5 expert reviews | 150 user reviews

#8
alaScore 96

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

#9
alaScore 96

JBL Authentics L16

The JBL Authentic L16 certainly sounds like a good idea.

5 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

#10
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.

8 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#11
alaScore 95

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

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#12
alaScore 95

Jawbone MINI Jambox

The Jawbone Jambox was one of the first really successful portable Bluetooth speakers. Jawbone made it larger with the Big Jambox, and now there's the smaller Mini Jambox ($179.99 direct). This sleeker version of the Jambox is thinner, lighter, and...

49 expert reviews | 4919 user reviews

#13
alaScore 95

JBL Authentics L8

The L8’s brilliant blend of vintage aesthetics, modern design, and well-crafted sound is a winning combination.

3 expert reviews

#14
alaScore 95

Beats PILL

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...

26 expert reviews | 911 user reviews

#15
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

#16
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

#17
alaScore 93

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.

9 expert reviews | 1476 user reviews

#18
alaScore 93

JBL Voyager

At a street price of Rs 14,990, 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...

3 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#19
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

#21
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.

10 expert reviews | 21 user reviews

#22
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

#23
alaScore 92

Jawbone Big Jambox

The Big Jambox from Jawbone builds upon the success of the company's original portable speaker, keeping the attractive no-frills design, but wrapping it around a larger box that's louder and has more battery life.

13 expert reviews | 1170 user reviews

#24
alaScore 92

Philips Fidelio P9

If you're looking for portability, sophistication and sound quality that will impress, then the Philips Fidelio P9 is well worth consideration.

7 expert reviews | 145 user reviews

#25
alaScore 92

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...

4 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

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