The attractively designed $400 Bowers & Wilkins Z2 wireless speaker sounds pretty good and has a built-in Lightning dock, but it doesn't quite stand out enough in a crowded market.
The Monster Beatbox may not deliver the most refined sonics, but if you're looking for big, aggressive sound from a small box, this is the one you want.
The Soundfreaq Sound Step offers everything you'd want in an all-in-one speaker dock, except great sound.
If you're looking for a basic, portable iPod and iPhone speaker that is exceptionally easy to use, the Philips SBD 7500 is a solid choice for less than $100.
It's no Sonos, but the Rocki Play is an incredibly affordable and user-friendly wireless streaming device, and the most cost-effective way to add Spotify Connect to your system.
The Sony RDP-X50iP is a powerful iPod/iPhone speaker with a classic design that surprises with its deep low-end sound, but we suggest springing for the better-equipped portable model.
The Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin effectively combines substantial build quality and detailed sound--but you're still paying a hefty premium for the iPod speaker's stunning good looks.
Beyond its iPad compatibility, the iLuv iMM747 doesn't offer much in the face of similarly priced wired and wireless systems.
While we think it's overpriced, the JBL On Air Wireless speaker dock is a great-sounding device with the luxury of Apple AirPlay built right in.
The Harman/Kardon Go + Play is one of the best-sounding portable iPod speaker systems you can buy, but its high price and lack of compatibility with recent iPod models make it a limited recommendation.
Offering surprisingly decent sound for its small size, the JBL OnBeat Micro makes for a good little desktop or bedside speaker and charging station for iPhone 5 owners.
The Tailgater isn't for audiophiles, but it succeeds as a great all-purpose portable speaker system with a big sound and a rugged design.
While it's on the expensive side, JBL's OnBeat Xtreme is one of the best-sounding iPhone/iPad docks we've heard--and it has built-in Bluetooth and speakerphone capabilities.
The Logitech UE Air Speaker is a worthwhile third-party AirPlay speaker for homes demanding premium sound from iOS devices, but bargain hunters can save $100 and go portable with the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker.
The Logitech mm50 Portable Speakers for iPod are useful and affordable--and they sound good, too.
If you're short on space, or you don't want a stereo system dominating your living room, the iPod Hi-Fi makes a compelling alternative to a full-blown separates system. It's loud, and it's clean-sounding. Fixed stereo speakers like these are always a compromise, but auditioning the Hi-Fi with acoustic tracks proves its mettle
While it's expensive and isn't loaded with features, the Bose SoundDock 10 is classy looking and sounds excellent for a compact iPod/iPhone speaker.
The Bose SoundDock Portable is a really good iPod speaker, but it should cost less than $400.