On the other hand, wired speakers will still perform better in most cases than wireless ones. It's simply due to the wireless protocols used, and it will take time before wireless speakers perform on par with wired ones. Just like a wired Ethernet connection is still faster than Wi-Fi, a wired speaker can easily outperform wireless ones in audio fidelity.
It makes sense to have a certain flexibility when it comes to speakers. Having a larger speaker that is compatible with AirPlay is beneficial if you just want to queue up some songs from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac computer. The Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air and A7 are viable options, if your budget allows for such a purchase, since they can be connected to stereo components and a home theater system on top of being used as a way to play music from your mobile devices or your computer.
Here are some wireless options that will work with a variety of wired sources as well:
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