AirPlay is a protocol developed by Apple, Inc. allowing the streaming of audio, video, or photos, “wirelessly” between devices. Take note that AirPlay is built only within Apple’s devices and software.

Ever since Apple introduced AirPlay as a new feature for their line of devices, from iPod, iPhone, iPad, to Mac, many other companies has started to create new things that will go well with it. One here are AirPlay speakers.

One benefit of AirPlay when it comes to audio streaming is its ability to offer better sound quality. Compared from Bluetooth and wired connections, AirPlay has the advantage to create higher fidelity sound. And that was proven and recommended by many.

Although compared to Bluetooth which has been usually used to connect iOS or Android devices to portable speakers, AirPlay is only exclusive to Apple devices. Indeed, AirPlay offers better sound quality than Bluetooth, most AirPlay speakers today prove premium prices.

That’s why in order to help you decide on choosing the best AirPlay speakers available in the market, we have intensively reviewed five different AirPlay speakers that stood out among the many. Below are the best AirPlay speakers of 2015 that we have tried, tested, and reviewed so check them out.

 

So we have got the chance to make a review of the re-certified version of Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air. This version has been tested and updated to meet the standards set by Bowers & Wilkins.Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air produces powerful, clean, and crisp sound. Even at higher volumes, this speaker does not get to produce distortions. It has big sounds that match the size of this amazing speaker. The Zeppelin Air is by far, one of our favorite high-end speakers out there which sounds perfect! The sound is big, loud, and rich that can fill a living room. It also has a bass that is actually pretty impressive. Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air has a built in subwoofer bass that is very powerful and deep.

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Logitech UE Air

2. Libratone Zipp Portable Speaker

The Logitech UE (Ultimate Ears) Air is Logitech’s first AirPlay speakers. We all know that Logitech is one giant in the audio electronics industry and that reflects to its line of great portable speakers out there.

In terms of sound quality, the Logitech UE Air does not falter at all. It is actually powerful and rich. This AirPlay speaker produces the sound that dominates one filled room. It also produces loud yet clear and clean sound, without distortions. The bass quality does not disappoint also. Playing it with bass intensive tracks, the Logitech UE Air can keep up.

 

There are numerous portable speakers out there that you can consider, but still, the Libratone Zipp stands out! The Danish company behind the Libratone Zipp exerted a great effort in coming up with a portable speaker that wishes to change the name of the game.The Libratone Zipp is powered by one 4-inch bass driver, two 1-inch ribbon based tweeters, and full Digital Amplification 2.1 Stereo System (with FullRoom DSP optimization) which helps in producing extremely satisfying quality sound. In terms of its bass quality, the Libratone Zipp actually stands on the average.

Libratone Zipp

 

Philips Fidelio SoundRing Wireless Speaker

4. Philips Fidelio SoundRing Wireless Speaker

The Philips Fidelio SoundRing is one speaker that belongs to the widening line of AirPlay speakers from Philips. Although it didn’t get much attention from the market compared from its other AirPlay speakers like the Philips Fidelio SoundSphere and Philips Fidelio SoundAvia, we think that the Philips Fidelio SoundRing has that little bit of “magic” to it. It has some features that stands out, one of which is the unique design.

In terms of delivery, this AirPlay speaker produces a decent 360-degree sound. Remember though that you need to adjust the volume to moderate levels only in order to get the best sound you’d like to hear from it. To proceed, we tried the Philips Fidelio SoundRing with simple tracks and we found the sound clear and crisp. It also has some deep bass. But if you’re someone who expects a powerful bass from speakers, then don’t expect too much from the Philips Fidelio SoundRing because at some point, its bass gets distorted like it is about to explode.

 

5. Klipsch G-17 Air Wireless Sound System Product Review

One speaker that supports AirPlay includes the Klipsch Gallery G-17. With the Klipsch Gallery G-17, we can make audio streaming wirelessly via AirPlay with of course some added features.

We really appreciate listening to this AirPlay speaker. Testing the Klipsch Gallery G-17 with different tracks was enjoyable. Why? Because the sound it produces is really great. The sound was clear, it was crisp, and it doesn’t produce any distortions at all.

Klipsch G-17 Air Wireless Speaker

 

Conclusion:

When you decide on buying an AirPlay speaker for your iPhone, iPod, iPad, or Mac, it is really hard to choose between many given choices. Add to that the fear of buying an unworthy premium priced AirPlay speaker. That is why we gave you five best AirPlay speakers of 2015 to choose from. These AirPlay speakers have proven a lot, from its design to its sound quality, all of these are really worthy contenders to choose and buy.