Here's a sad fact of life. No matter what wireless speakers you buy, there's always gonna be some amount of cabling required, be it for power or whatnot. So although JBL's On Air speakers claim to be "wireless" as the folks at CNET found out, they're anything but. Still, one thing they have over the competition is that they actually sound good. Performance-wise, the JBL's...


sounded like a standard pair of wired speakers, which is a good thing considering most wireless cans sound weak/distorted. The downside is that—you guessed it—they require cabling. In a nutshell, you have to plug the left speaker into an AC outlet and then connect the right speaker to the left speaker in order to power the right speaker. So in the long run, you end up with a pretty noticeable amount of wiring. Otherwise non-audiophiles looking for a decent pair of compact speakers can't go wrong with this $349 set.

JBL On Air Control 2.4G [CNET via CrunchGear]

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