Group Test: AirPlay speakers

Danny Gorog
22 February, 2013
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Two years after Apple introduced AirPlay into iOS, there’s finally a broad range of speakers on the market that utilise the wireless technology. We’ve rounded up four portable models to see which one performs best.


Pioneer XW-SMA3 A3 (4.5/5)


PROS: Waterproof; Wi-Fi direct; remote control; easy setup

CONS: Expensive

PRICE: $499

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PURE Contour 200i Air (4/5)


PROS: Good sound quality for size and price; auto firmware updates; easy setup when using an iPhone

CONS: Wireless reception wasn’t as good as other units tested

PRICE: $399

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Logitech UE Air Speaker (3.5/5)


PROS: Simple configuration; customisable sound levels

CONS: Expensive; sound quality disappointing

PRICE: $499

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iHome iW1 (3.5/5)


PROS: Best looking unit in this test; convenient docking station allows for easy portability

CONS: Confusing controls; confusing setup; no Wi-Fi direct

PRICE: $399

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