The 10 Best Rock Speakers

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in February of 2019. If you want to add music to an outdoor setting without calling attention to your speakers, check out these models, which look like rocks, yet have high-fidelity audio components inside. We've found some of the best-sounding as well the most reliable, capable of standing up to the elements, including heat, cold, and rain, so they'll last for more than just a season or two. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. OSD Audio Outdoor

2. Sound Appeal Kid Rok

3. TIC TFS Series

Editor's Notes

March 19, 2019:

Despite their name, these rock speakers are great for playing a wide variety of genres: classical, hip-hop, blues, pop, gospel, and even bird or dinosaur noises. You may notice there aren't a ton made by traditional speaker companies, Alpine and Klipsch being two of the few familiar names on the list. Incidentally, those are both some of the better-sounding to choose from. In fact, Alpine offers one of the rare standalone options, which, thanks to solar power and Bluetooth technology, doesn't need even a single wire to get working. There are still plenty of good choices that audiophiles may not be familiar with, though; anything by Niles is bound to satisfy, as well as last a while, although they are among the more costly. On the less expensive side, the Kid Rok pair perform great for the price, as do the Theater Solutions, though they aren't meant to produce booming sound. The Sound Appeal is also a great choice, and while they will need to be plugged in for power, they also have Bluetooth, making for easy music streaming. And if you're looking to outfit your entire yard with a seriously excellent sound system, there are two families of units in various configurations: The TIC TFS series, and the OSD Audio R series. The former is a bit more affordable, and offers a slightly more diverse lineup, while the latter appears to have some of the best audio fidelity out of all possible options.

4. Niles RS6

5. Niles RS5

6. Klipsch AWR-650-SM

7. Alpine QLP542SLR

8. Niles RS8Si

9. Theater Solutions 4R4G

10. Sound Appeal Bluetooth

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Last updated on March 22, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

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