At the start of 2011, anyone who wanted an AirPlay speaker had one choice: the Zeppelin Air. Over the year we’ve seen the list of AirPlay options grow steadily, and today we have 15 unique models to choose from. Although these aren’t the most affordable speakers out there, the promise of untethered sound and ease of use helps justify the cost.

While some of these may seem insanely expensive, they aim to make up for it in superior design and performance (who knew cashmere was for speakers!). Others seem rushed to market with their odd design and sub-par audio. Basically, anyone shopping for an AirPlay speaker needs to choose carefully. To help make your decision easier, we’ve listed every available* AirPlay speaker to date, presented by cost. Find your favorite, and let your budget decide!

High End ($500-$1299)

Model Price Buy
Libratone Lounge $1299.95 Apple
Philips Fidelio DS9800W/37 SoundSphere Philips DS9800W SoundSphere $799.00 Amazon
Libratone Live Libratone Live $699.95 Apple
Zeppelin Air B&W Zeppelin Air $599.95 Amazon
Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air $549.99 Amazon


Mid Grade ($300-$499)

Model Price Buy
Philips Fidelio SoundSphere DS6800W/37 Philips DS6800W SoundSphere $499.00
Altec Lansing inAir 5000 AirPlay Speaker Altec Lansing inAir 5000
Philips SoundCurve AirPlay Speaker Philips SoundCurve $399.99 Amazon
Sony SA-NS500 AirPlay Speaker Sony SA-NS500 $399.95 Sony Amazon
JBL On Air AirPlay Speaker Dock JBL On Air Wireless $349.95 Amazon
Audyssey LES AirPlay Speaker Audyssey LES $349.99 Amazon


Low End ($179-$299)

Model Price Buy
Philips SoundRing AirPlay Speaker Philips SoundRing $299.95 Apple
iHome iW1 AirPlay Speaker iHome iW1 $299.95 Amazon
Best Buy
iHome iW2 AirPlay Speaker iHome iW2 $200.00 Amazon
Philips Fidelio AD7000W/37 Philips AD7000W/37 $179.99 Amazon


Budget ($99)

While these are not speakers on their own, they are one of the cheapest options available. Hook up one of the devices below to an existing set of speakers, stereo system or TV and you have AirPlay audio streaming.
Model Price Buy
Apple AirPort Express for AirPlay Apple AirPort Express $99.95 Apple
Apple TV with AirPlay Apple TV $99.95 Apple

*Sorry, not available in all countries.