Choosing the Best Sounding Apple Airplay Speaker

Choosing the Best Sounding Apple Airplay Speaker

Apple AirPlay is a wireless audio and video streaming technology that allows you to play music, videos, and other audio content on multiple devices in your home, including speakers. When it comes to sound quality, Apple AirPlay offers some of the best fidelity on the market for wireless transmission, as long as the speakers are capable of handling the highest level of audio playback resolution.

One of the main benefits of the AirPlay-enabled speakers is their ability to stream high-quality audio with minimal latency. This is due to the technology's use of lossless audio codecs, which allow for the transmission of audio data with minimal loss of quality. This means that the music you hear through your AirPlay speakers will be CD-quality, and virtually identical to the original recording, with minimal loss of detail, dynamics or clarity.

Another benefit of the AirPlay speakers is their ability to be integrated into a multi-room audio setup. With AirPlay, you can stream music to multiple speakers throughout your home and control the volume and playback of each speaker individually. This allows for a truly immersive audio experience, with the ability to create different soundscapes in different rooms of your home.

What speakers sound best with Apple Airplay?

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When it comes to the best sound quality, there are a few AirPlay speakers on the market that stand out. For a basic solution, the HomePod from Apple is known for its compactness and advanced features such as spatial awareness, which adjusts the audio to suit the size and shape of the room it's in. Being that it’s so compact, it can distort at high volumes and also lacks in low frequency sound reproduction (bass), both in depth and output.

Other options from manufacturers like Sonos and Bose have sleek designs with features more suited for lifestyle applications, like built-in microphones, but they lack the necessary design elements to really produce audiophile-caliber sound for those who really want to hear music the way an artist intended.

We’re a bit biased of course, but the SVS Prime Wireless Pro Powered Speakers have been lauded by reviewers and owners as the best sounding Apple Airplay 2 speakers available. This is due to a combination of effortless power from the 200-watt amplifier, advanced tweeter, mid-woofer, and cabinet design, and a sophisticated 24-bit/192kHz DAC. The wireless stereo speaker system fills a space with pristine sound while delivering crisp dynamics, deep bass, and a massive soundstage that belies the relatively compact cabinet size.

What other features are important when choosing Airplay Speakers?

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If you don’t want to be beholden to Airplay, it’s important to look for other connectivity options such as Chromecast, Bluetooth, WiFi, HDMI ARC/eARC, Optical, line level analog, and more. This gives the speakers more versatility and value in day-to-day listening with music, TV, movies, and gaming. And for those who want to really energize their room with deep and visceral bass, a subwoofer output is critical.

Control options are also important so being able to manage playback via the front panel, an external remote, or a smartphone app adds convenience. Voice control via Alexa, Siri, and Hey Google is also a nice feature to have.

Overall, Apple AirPlay speakers offer some of the best wireless sound quality available on the market, thanks to their use of lossless audio codecs and the ability to integrate into multi-room audio setups. With a range of options from top manufacturers and advanced features, it's easy to find an AirPlay speaker that will meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

Why Choose SVS Prime Wireless Pro as your Airplay Speakers?

SVS Prime Wireless Pro is versatile enough to go from serving as an audiophile-grade HiFi system streaming music via Apple Airplay (or other options) at the highest resolution available, to being an immersive home theater audio solution connected directly to your TV via HDMI, all without having to purchase any additional components. Simply put, it offers the best combination of sound quality, connectivity, and control options available on the market today.

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