This one’s rugged looks don’t lie. This case is built from sturdy aluminum and is completely waterproof and dust-proof. The stereo sound also has impressive bass for something this cheap. Compatible with any Bluetooth device and also equipped with an auxiliary input.
Another waterproof and wireless speaker with auxiliary input from TDK. This one has much more powerful sound and also rich bass. Compatible with any Bluetooth device.
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini (B5,990)
Masked in an elegant shell, this ultra-thin, lightweight portable speaker has dual, high-performance drivers that give clear sound and distinctive bass. Use Bluetooth to connect with smartphones, tablets and computers.
Best for: Anywhere
BeoPlay A2 (B16,900, except Black Copper [B18,500])
The high-end brand’s stylish portable speaker offers True360 omni-directional sound technology, which they say projects sound right around the room for up to 24 hours. Connect using Bluetooth 4.0 for wireless streaming and line-in for MP3 players, mobile devices and laptops.
Best for: Travel
Harman Kardon Go + Play Wireless Bluetooth (B9,900)
This adorable-looking speaker features high-quality sound noted for its crystal clear treble, and also comes with a line-in stereo input. Compatible with any Bluetooth device.
LG Sound Tower Model LHD 675 (B9,990)
This wireless version of LG’s Sound Tower offers 1,000W audio power and dual subwoofers for surround audio that’s equal to many more expensive home theater systems. Compatible with any Bluetooth device.
Best for: A budget home theater setup
BeoPlay A9 (B144,000)
BeoPlay A9 offers something very special. The Oivind Slaatto design is already something of an icon, packaging an 8-inch subwoofer, 2 x 3-inch midrange drivers and 2 x ¾-inch tweeters into a single, functional unit. Compatible with any Bluetooth device.
Best for: Looking good
BeoLab 18 (B171,000)
Another B&O classic, this one received the International CES Best of Innovations 2014 Award for “High Performance Home Audio/Video.” Connect using BeoVision 11, BeoLab Transmitter 1 and all WiSA-compliant products.
Sony. Available at Sony stores nationwide
TDK. DotLife 4/F, Glass Lift Zone, CentralWorld, Ratchadamri Rd., 02-613-1299, BTS Chidlom
Harman Kardon. Sound City by Mahajak 3/F, The Helix Quartier Building, The Emquartier, Sukhumvit Rd., 02-003-6147, BTS Phrom Phong
Bang & Olufsen. 1/F, Gaysorn Plaza, 999 Phleon Chit Rd., 02-656-1017, BTS Chidlom
LG. Available at LG dealers nationwide