AirPlay is the way digital music should be. If you have WiFi, you have music. But you also have a tough choice. More and more speakers come equipped with AirPlay, ready out of the box to blast music wirelessly from your preferred Apple gizmo. In a test of four speakers, the one that sounded sweetest was also among the cheapest.
These four speakers, which range in price from a few hundred dollars to nearly $1,000, include the Libratone Live, the Audyssey Audio Dock Air, the Logitech UE Air Speaker, and the Bang & Olufsen Beolit 12. Phew! Each one looks, sounds, and fits a little differently into your life and living room. But any AirPlay device serves one basic purpose: To beam music from a phone, tablet, or laptop to a room-filling speaker.