The best iPhone 5 speaker docks

best iphone 5 speaker docks headerWith the release of the new iPhone 5 comes the new Lightning connector. On the positive side, it is smaller, faster, reversible and has a much cooler name than “30-pin dock connector.” But it also presents some temporary problems; one of which is there are no speaker docks on the market that will work with it. Or are there?

The fact is, you don’t have to wait for speaker makers to issue new speaker docks with the Lightning connector to enjoy audio from your iPhone 5 — there are plenty of solid speaker docks you can use right now. Thanks to Apple AirPlay and Bluetooth, you can start streaming you tunes wirelessly to a sweet-sounding speaker dock as quick as…well…lightning.

Check out our list of the best iPhone 5 speaker docks and the reviews that go with them. They all offer built-in AirPlay and or Bluetooth and sound spectacular. Now go get your jam on.

Also check out our rundown of the overall best iPhone and iPod speaker docks.

Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air, $500

The Klipsch G-17 Air doesn’t even have a dock to worry about! We were wowed by its potent performance from a small, wall-mountable package. It offers a USB connection for device charging and direct digital audio playback, plus an aux-in port for other audio devices. Its sleek, gloss-black finish and unassuming design lends itself well to a variety of décors. Read our full Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air review.

Klipsch Gallery G 17 Air iphone 5 speaker

Bowers and Wilkins Zeppelin Air, $600

We’ve given the Zeppelin Air a fair amount of heat for its blimp-like design, but the fact is it sounds great and has a way of becoming a fun conversation piece. If you’re looking to impress your friends as well as enjoy superior sound, the Zeppelin Air is the ticket. Read our full B&W Zeppelin Air review.

Bowers and Wilkins Zeppelin Air iphone 5 dock

JBL OnBeat Xtreme, $500

If you’re looking for stellar performance with a dash of portability, the JBL OnBeat Xtreme is a great pick. Plus, as a bonus, it will dock your iPad as well (for now, anyway). Check out everything this dock has to offer in our full JBL OnBeat Xtreme review.

JBL OnBeat Xtreme iphone 5 dock

Samsung DA-E750, $630

The Samsung DA-E750 is one of the best performing speaker docks we’ve ever hear, and it is gorgeous, to boot. It also happens to be the most versatile speaker dock we’ve come across, with a connector for Android devices and support for both AirPlay and Bluetooth wireless streaming. Plus, it’s got tubes, man! Dig our Samsung DA-E750 review.

Samsung DA E750 iphone 5 speaker dock

Bang and Olufsen Beolit 12, $800

The Bang and Olufsen Beolit 12 trumps the JBL OnBeat Xtreme for portability thanks to a built-in rechargeable battery. It also gives the JBL a run for its money in the sound department. You’ll pay a little more for this Danish dynamo, but it does deliver deep bass while occupying minimum space. Be sure to read our Bang and Olufsen Beolit 12 review for the full scoop.

Bang and Olufsen Beolit 12 iphone 5 speaker dock

Etón Ruckus Solar, $150

While the Etón Rukus Solar doesn’t offer sound quality at quite the level of our previous entries, it is quite the solar-powered sensation and the most affordably priced. Take it with you anywhere and let the sun supe up your sounds. Everything else you need to know is in Eton Rukus Solar review.

Etón Ruckus Solar iphone 5 speaker dock
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