Looking for a great-sounding, AirPlay-friendly speaker system that's a bit more understated than the intentionally attention-grabbing Zeppelin Air? Meet the Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air Music System ($530). At 17-inches wide, it's not exactly small, giving the Tractrix Horn, 2.5-inch long-throw woofers, and bass reflex design room to breathe, while the built-in Wi-Fi, 3.5mm input, and USB port make sure there's plenty to listen to.
Find yourself in music streaming nirvana with the Sonos Play:3 ($300). This pint-size powerhouse features three digital amps, two mid-range drivers, a single tweeter, and a bass radiator for exceptional sound, an Ethernet port for connecting it to your network to open a world of music streaming options — including Spotify, Pandora, iTunes, and more — and compatibility with the company's proprietary SonosNet wireless networking. Unfortunately, there's no built-in Wi-Fi, but at least you can control the thing with your phone, tablet, or iPod touch.
We've seen speakers shaped like eggs, airships, and even, well, speakers, but we've never seen anything quite like these. Taking their form from mother nature, these Oma Monarch Speakers ($TBA) use their slender legs and bodies — along with their large, wing-shaped wooden baffles — to create an unmistakable butterfly shape, while two 15-inch woofers, cast aluminum alloy horns, and compression drivers deliver sound that's as unbelievable as the aesthetic.