There's no doubt about it — whatever your thoughts on the virtues of the various wireless protocols, the Aris is a fine performer as a desktop speaker, with impressive sound in a compact package.Read the full review →
As one of the first speakers to support Play To -- Microsoft's Windows-based competitor for Apple's AirPlay -- the Aris might be considered a niche product. However, as Sound and Vision says, the Aris is a "fine performer as a desktop speaker, with impressive sound in a compact package." Wired concurs, saying that "the Aris made every genre — from country to chiptune — sound great in my testing." And according to the manufacturer, swappable cards will soon enable it to work with Bluetooth and AirPlay, providing much more flexibility. That could make it worth considering, even if you're not using Play To -- though at $500, it remains one of the most expensive wireless speakers on the market.
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Design and form factor
With 100 watts of total power, this wireless speaker truly rocks. Stylish, unique design with an adjustable base. Wireless card slot protocol aids flexibility — Aperion says AirPlay and Bluetooth cards will be added before summer. No remote. Superfluous EQ presets, particularly “Bass Boost.”Read the full review →
The Aperion Aris is a high-performance streaming speaker with an intimate sound, but its reliance on Windows streaming is a low note.Read the full review →
You can expect the Aris will fill all but the most cavernous of rooms with gorgeous sound. That it has a way of looking good in just about any environment is another big plus. We gladly recommend this speaker and honor it with our Editor’s Choice award.Read the full review →
We were able to put our hands and ears on the Aperion Aris during our visit and, generally speaking, we were quite impressed. From an aesthetic standpoint, we like that the piece looks like classy speaker as opposed to a lunch box or blimp.Read the full preview →
I love this device, and use it every day. (In fact, I am listening as I write!) This absolutely transcends my expectations of mobile sound. My office is 2,000 square feet, and it can fill this space with clear, rich sound. With two separate chambers for each speaker, it creates a true...Read the full review →