Even though it is disappointing that the Airplay is currently an Apple-only affair, millions of people consider it among the best technologies introduced in the musical industry of late. The better sound quality that it offers (compared to Bluetooth), for instance, has made it sought-after among music lovers all over the world. With it, streaming music from iOS-based devices such as iPhone and iPad and iPods is no longer a challenge as in the past. It connects reliably. It is also power efficient and streams media well without the lags and distortions witnessed when using comparable technologies. If you appreciate its value and want the best experience at home or in your office, this article has sifted through your available options and reviewed the 10 best in 2016. Here are their benefits and pros:
- 1 10. LG Electronics NP6630
- 2 9. LG Electronics ND5630
- 3 8. iDeaUSA Wifi Speakers
- 4 7. iHome iW1 AirPlay
- 5 6. Pioneer XW-SMA1-K A1
- 6 5. Philips DS3881W/37 Fidelio Sound Ring
- 7 4. iHome iW3 AirPlay
- 8 3. Philips AD7000W/37 Fidelio SoundAvia
- 9 2. Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200
- 10 1. LG Electronics ND8630
10. LG Electronics NP6630
Do you enjoy listening to music during your free time? Are you looking for a durable airplay-ready speaker that you can use at home or your office? LG Electronics NP6630 is a high-powered 30-watt model with a light and portable design that transport easily during your numerous adventures. Manufactured using a heavy-duty plastic, this impact-resistant AirPlay speaker is durable. Its speaker system produces loud and clear sound while its advanced Bluetooth and Airplay technologies allow you to stream music from both your Android and iOS device. LG Electronics NP6630 is battery-powered (10-hour capacity rechargeable). The two-channel 20-watt amplifier that comes built in improves sound projection significantly is cost effectiveness is impressive considering its high value. Purchase an original to enjoy loud and immersive sound wherever you are and whenever you feel like.
9. LG Electronics ND5630
Combining both style and superior performance in a portable and affordable package, LG Electronics ND5630 remains sought-after among airplay enthusiasts because of its versatility and the impressive sound output that buyers get. Fitted with an advanced dual speaker system, it is sweet sounding. For those that enjoy loud music, its sturdy silver-themed enclosure generates thumping bass without rattling while the sturdy dock that it comes with boosts its stability further. You, for instance, can place it on your office table without it stumbling and falling. You can also use it on your coffee table and dorm room to listen to music and charge your Apple phone at the same time. LG Electronics ND5630 has a power efficient 30-watt system. The NFC and Bluetooth Airplay technology that it comes with works well with Android devices while the powerful 30-watt amplifier (2 channel) that comes built in has an advanced Bass Blast system that generates full and rich sound that users like.
8. iDeaUSA Wifi Speakers
Considered among the most versatile speakers in this niche, this Wi-Fi speaker by iDeaUSA is a quality USA-made model with Bluetooth, Airplay, and DLNA technologies. Compact and fitted with a durable aluminum case, this multi-room speaker is durable and portable. The six customized preset buttons that it comes with allow you to customize sound output as needed while the built-in battery pack that it comes with plays music continuously for up to 10-hours devoid of mode. It also has a built-in battery indicator that tells you when to charge, a Hi-Fi stereo speaker system (consisting of two 3-watt drivers and two subwoofers) that improves sound output significantly, and a very powerful 150Mbps Wi-Fi technology that never breaks phone connections once established.
7. iHome iW1 AirPlay
A worthwhile airplay speaker for individuals that enjoy listening to music at their free time, iW1 AirPlay by iHome generates the premium sound craved by millions of individuals all over the world. Portable, rechargeable, and with a well-constructed speaker system and circuitry, it is also versatile and one of the most recommended for streaming music wirelessly from devices such as iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone via a Wi-Fi connection. iHome iW1 AirPlay also has a high-speed plug and charge USB ports for smart devices, has a pre-configured network (via iHome Connect up) that comes ready to use out of the box, and has four DPS sound speaker drivers and a touch-sensitive capacitive touch panel that eases operation. Purchase one from Amazon to get a discounted rate.
6. Pioneer XW-SMA1-K A1
A dominant brand in the stereo speaker and subwoofer niche, Pioneer has also made inroads in the airplay niche with this XW-SMA1-K A1 speaker featuring in top 10 best airplay speakers in 2016 reviews. Even though it is a bit overpriced, it far outmatches most speakers in its category in terms of performance. The HTC connect, Wi-Fi, AirPlay, and wireless direct technologies that it comes with allows you connect and stream media from several devices while is sleek and portable design is not only travel-worthy but is also designed to produce clear sound in all environments. Pioneer XW-SMA1-K A1 is decently priced. As most Pioneer products, it is also Energy Star certified and generates a powerful and high fidelity bass in homes, offices, and in outdoors environments. You will like it.
5. Philips DS3881W/37 Fidelio Sound Ring
Stylish and with a functional sound ring design, Philips DS3881W/37 Fidelio is an innovative Airplay-ready speaker system with a compact and portable design that works well in space-confined areas. It is durable, features a gorgeous 360-degree speaker system that generates room-filling sound and has a sturdy base that not only eases placement but also prevents it from tipping on flat tabletops and surfaces. It also streams music well for iPhone and iPad via its built-in AirPlay wireless technology, has a dual powered design (AC and battery) that works better than most single powered models, and has a sturdy and well-finished body with an integrated central bass sound pipe that improves sound quality significantly. Buy a new model to enjoy immersive sound on demand while complementing the décor at the same time.
4. iHome iW3 AirPlay
By purchasing iHome iW3 AirPlay, you get a stylish silver themed speaker with a rechargeable speaker system and a powerful wireless technology that does not break connections once established. Setup is simple. Its built-in AirPlay technology turns on automatically once it detects a Wi-Fi connection while its supports for play/pause, previous track, and next track navigation make it an ideal accessory for entertaining in homes. It also has an adjustable volume control that you can use on demand, has a configurable WiFi system (via a free iHome Connect application), and has a USB dock cable that you can use to charge your phone whilst playing music at the same time. iHome iW3 AirPlay is affordable and readily available in Internet stores.
3. Philips AD7000W/37 Fidelio SoundAvia
Considered among the best in 2016, Fidelio SoundAvia AD7000W/37 from Philips is an Airplay-ready wireless speaker with a classic black theme and an advanced play and charge (simultaneously ) technology that works well with the iPad, iPhone, and iPod. Streaming music is straightforward via its advanced AirPlay wireless technology. Its compact design is portable and clutter-free while its premium speaker system generates the loud, well-balanced, and immersive sound that most music enthusiasts appreciate. It also has an aux-in jack for connecting compatible electronic devices, a dedicated Fidelity application that diversifies your listing options further (free 7000 internet radio stations, for instance), and a one-year return warranty. For those with a tight budget, Philips AD7000W/37 Fidelio SoundAvia is affordable and has a low maintenance all in one design that offers valuable service for years.
2. Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200
An impressive sounding AirPlay and Bluetooth enabled speaker, Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200 is a durable black-themed accessory that supports streaming media from both iTunes and iOS. It has a stylish black theme, a stable and rattle-free body with a top-of-the-line airplay speaker system that improves sound output, and a revolutionary wireless system that connects reliably with several tablets, smartphones, and computers. Designed to blend well in household environments, this speaker has a beautiful single piece housing that also improves sound reproduction. Its fantastic tech improves sound quality significantly while its support for over 20,000 Internet radios ranks it among the best of the best in this category.
1. LG Electronics ND8630
For the best music streaming and listening experience, LG Electronics ND8630 tops our list of the best Airplay speakers in 2016. Manufactured using the best quality components, this 80-watt dual speaker system is powerful, has a stable dock that works well on all surfaces, while the NFC and Bluetooth Airplay technologies that it comes with not only boost its versatility but also suitability for everyday use. If style is a concern, this speaker is aesthetic. The built-in two-channel amplifier that it comes with not only improves sound projection and quality but also has an advanced Bass Boost technology that generates deep lows and crisp highs. Set up is simple and its affordable clutter-free design impressive.