Don't-Miss Speaker Stories

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin

Bowers & Wilkins is the trophy acquisition of a startup with high-end audio ambitions

Venerable British audio company Bowers & Wilkins has been snapped up by a startup that's flush with Silicon Valley cash. Little-known Eva Automation has no publicly announced products, but it has top-notch management and superstar backing. Better still, B&W's Joe Atkins will remain as CEO.

focal custom od108

Focal brings its high-end outdoor speaker line to the U.S.

Weatherproof, paintable enclosures house 1.0-inch tweeters and either 6.5- or 8.0-inch woofers.

heos family black life

Denon announces a major expansion of its HEOS multi-room audio system

The new products carry the same model names, with an HS2 suffix to denote they're of the new platform.

kube primary

Get the party started with Kube, a $3000 speaker that keeps your booze cold

Need a powerful outdoor stereo that's also a drink cooler? Kube is an over-the-top solution that's super cool and super expensive.

fluance fi70 lifestyle

Fluance's latest Bluetooth speaker sports a pair of ginormous woofers

The $500 Fi70 includes 8-inch woofers, 5-inch midranges, and 1-inch tweeters and is powered by a 280-watt amp.

Creative iRoar top-down look

Creative’s iRoar is a ridiculously powerful Bluetooth speaker

The Sound Blaster crew has some crazy ideas about how we should listen to music.

insteon

Insteon adds Sonos compatibility to its connected-home systems

Hubs and compoents from Insteon will soon be able to control Sonos multi-room audio systems.

Creative X-Fi Sonic Carrier

Here’s a head-snapper: Creative just announced a $5000 audiophile sound bar that streams music and video

The X-Fi Sonic Carrier packs 15 drivers, a wireless subwoofer, Dolby Atmos support, and an 800-watt amplifier.

ue boom social dj app

Ultimate Ears app now lets friends take turns playing DJ

Ultimate Ears is embracing the social aspect of listening to music with a new app feature that lets up to 3 devices connect to its line of UE Bluetooth speakers.

beats pill

Meet Beats Pill+, the first Beats speaker made under Apple

The $229 Bluetooth speaker goes on sale in November with better sound and a Lightning charger.

Sonos Play:5

Sonos redesigns its Play:5 speaker, announces Trueplay room-tuning software

Trueplay software can customize Sonos speakers to play the best they possibly can in the rooms they’re in.

JBL Splash 2

JBL’s Pulse 2 Bluetooth speaker puts on a light show every time you play a tune

The speaker gets its name from its water-resistant enclosure—you can even rinse it off under a faucet.

twist bundle

Meet Twist, the AirPlay light-bulb speaker designed for apartment renters

Home automation gets ultra simple with this smart light bulb that also streams music.

amazon echo

Amazon's voice-controlled Echo is now available for anybody that wants one

After a steady slew of improvements, Amazon removes the invite-only tag from its voice-controlled speaker.

axiomair white wood finish

Axiom Audio building a multi-room audio system that's as open as Sonos is closed

This powerful Wi-Fi speaker brings the open-source concept to audio, and it can be used indoors or out.