Don't-Miss Speaker Stories

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.

100 LEDs on JBL's water-resistant Pulse 2 Bluetooth speaker dance to the music

Link a series of Pulse 2's together, and they'll play the same music and light show.

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.

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Beats Electronics failed to help Apple Music take on home audio streaming

A new report claims that Beats Electronics was supposed to have a new Wi-Fi home speaker in time for Apple Music. Here's what went wrong.

Denon HEOS soundbar and subwoofer

Denon adds a sound-bar and subwoofer to its HEOS wireless multi-room audio lineup

New speakers from add a home-theater zone to HEOS networks.

beatspillxl

Got a Beats Pill XL speaker? Apple recall will get you $325

Due to a rare fire hazard risk, Apple is recalling all Beats Pill XL speakers, and offering $325 in exchange.

Harman Kardon Omni 20

Harman tops Sonos with an SDK that ties Omni Wireless HD speakers into smart homes

Sonos speaker systems are amazing--but proprietary. Harman's SDK lets the speakers be used as intercom systems or to route voice commands to smart appliances, among other possibilities.

Mr. Everything

Meet Mr. Everything: a power bank, Bluetooth speaker, and flashlight all rolled into one

Its builder claims this multi-faceted emergency-preparedness power center can even jumpstart your car battery.