Bang & Olufsen Beolit 15
With its unusual shape and weight for a portable speaker, Bang & Olufsen’s aluminum and leather Beolit 15 may be overlooked — that is, until it’s heard. The Beolit 15 boasts 240 watts of peak power, more than sufficient to fill a large room with booming omnidirectional sound provided by dual Class D amplifiers powering a 5.5-inch long-stroke full-range driver, two four-inch passive bass radiators — one on each side to nullify vibrations — and three 37mm mid-tweeters. The 15 also drops AirPlay in favor of Bluetooth 4.0 aptX, though it still retains a 3.5mm auxiliary jack for direct, higher resolution connections. And even though it’ll keep playing for up to 24 hours on a charge, you don’t need to worry about it running dry: a trap door on its rear conceals a charge cable, ready to go in just a moment’s notice.