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 [m_geocountry locations=”US”] $1299.95 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA”] $1299.95 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”UK”] £1199.99 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA,US,GB” display=”0″]
1199.99 [/m_geocountry]
Apple
Philips Fidelio DS9800W/37 SoundSphere Philips DS9800W SoundSphere [m_geocountry locations=”US”] $799.00 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA”] $799.00 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”GB”] £699.00 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”US”] Amazon [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”UK”] Amazon [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA”] Apple [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA,US,GB” display=”0″]Amazon [/m_geocountry]
Libratone Live Libratone Live [m_geocountry locations=”US”] $699.95 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA”] $699.95 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”UK”] £599.99 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA,US,GB” display=”0″]
699.99 [/m_geocountry]
[m_geocountry locations=”US”] Apple [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA”] Apple [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”UK”] Apple [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA,US,GB” display=”0″]
Apple [/m_geocountry]
Zeppelin Air B&W Zeppelin Air [m_geocountry locations=”US”] $599.95 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA”] $599.95 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”UK”] £669.60 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA,US,GB” display=”0″] 598.90 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”US”] Amazon
Apple [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”UK”] Amazon [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA”] Apple [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA,US,GB” display=”0″]Apple [/m_geocountry]
Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air $549.99 Amazon
Klipsch

 

Mid Grade ($300-$499)

Model Price Buy
Philips Fidelio SoundSphere DS6800W/37 Philips DS6800W SoundSphere [m_geocountry locations=”US”] $499.00 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA”] $499.00 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA,US,GB” display=”0″] $499.00 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA”] Amazon [/m_geocountry]
Altec Lansing inAir 5000 AirPlay Speaker Altec Lansing inAir 5000 [m_geocountry locations=”US”] [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA”] [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”GB”] £429.00 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”GB”] HMV UK [/m_geocountry]
Philips SoundCurve AirPlay Speaker Philips SoundCurve [m_geocountry locations=”US”] $399.99 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA”] $399.95 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”GB”] $478.99 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”US”] Amazon [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA”] Apple [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”GB”] Amazon [/m_geocountry]
Sony SA-NS500 AirPlay Speaker Sony SA-NS500 [m_geocountry locations=”US”] $399.95 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA”] $399.95 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”UK”] [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA,US,GB” display=”0″]
$399.95 [/m_geocountry]
[m_geocountry locations=”US”] Sony Amazon [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”UK”] [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA”] Sony [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA,US,GB” display=”0″] Sony Amazon [/m_geocountry]
JBL On Air AirPlay Speaker Dock JBL On Air Wireless [m_geocountry locations=”US”] $349.95 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA”] $379.95 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”US”] Amazon
Apple [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA”] Apple [/m_geocountry]
Audyssey LES AirPlay Speaker Audyssey LES [m_geocountry locations=”US”] $349.99 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA”] [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”US”] Amazon [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA”] [/m_geocountry]

 

Low End ($179-$299)

Model Price Buy
Philips SoundRing AirPlay Speaker Philips SoundRing [m_geocountry locations=”US”] $299.95 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA”] $299.95 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”US”] Apple [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA”] Apple [/m_geocountry]
iHome iW1 AirPlay Speaker iHome iW1 [m_geocountry locations=”US”] $299.95 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA”] $299.95 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”US”] Amazon
Apple
Best Buy
Crutchfield [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA”] Apple [/m_geocountry]
iHome iW2 AirPlay Speaker iHome iW2 [m_geocountry locations=”US”] $200.00 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA”] $219.99 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”US”] Amazon [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA”] Future Shop [/m_geocountry]
Philips Fidelio AD7000W/37 Philips AD7000W/37 [m_geocountry locations=”US”] $179.99 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA”] $199.99 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”GB”] £180.00 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA,US,GB” display=”0″]
$179.99 [/m_geocountry]
[m_geocountry locations=”US”] Amazon [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”UK”] Amazon [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA”] Amazon [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA,US,GB” display=”0″]Amazon [/m_geocountry]

 

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 [m_geocountry locations=”US”] $99.95 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA”] $99.95 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”US”] Apple [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA”] Apple [/m_geocountry]
Apple TV with AirPlay Apple TV [m_geocountry locations=”US”] $99.95 [/m_geocountry] [m_geocountry locations=”CA”] $99.95 [/m_geocountry] Apple
Amazon

*Sorry, not available in all countries.