With both an optical and standard input jack, the Lower East Side speakers get the best sound from any source. The optical input grabs a pure all-digital signal from an Apple TV or Boxee Box, while the standard 3.5-millimeter jack connects to any smartphone or MP3 player.
Audyssey Lower East Side Media speaker: $200; audyssey.com
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