1 | ADVENTURER
The bowl's shape amplifies sound by about 10 decibels, freeing you from outlets and batteries. Mount any pocket-size media device on the sticky pad and you're good to go.
Clingo Parabolic Sound Sphere, $35; clingo.com


2 | MINIMALIST
This mesh-covered sound bar is an exercise in efficiency; it integrates a bass port within its sleek frame and connects wirelessly to any Bluetooth-enabled audio player.
ZiiSound D5 Wireless Bluetooth Speakers, $300; us.store.creative.com


3 | CUBICLE KING
Shaped like a PC's sound icon, these beauties connect to any audio device via auxiliary jack, plus the subwoofer (included) ensures that office happy hours play out at your desk.
Sonicum Speaker Set, $100; artlebedev.com


4 | COMMUTER
Designed for 15 hours of hands-free chatter, this single-button wireless wonder works either from your car's sun visor or on your desk—for Charlie's Angels-style conference calls.
Novero TheTalkyOne Universal Bluetooth Speakerphone, $140; novero.com


5 | HOME ENTERTAINER
Mixing surround-sound technology with space-age stylings, this modular package includes a subwoofer and six baseball-shaped steel satellites, all handmade in California.
Mod1 Plus Home Theater Speaker System, $999; orbaudio.com


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