Best Home Speakers: Compact, Connecting Wired Speakers from Coloud

Best Home Speakers: Compact, Connecting Wired Speakers from Coloud

I've been reviewing a lot of big Bluetooth speakers lately, but sometimes you want a wired connection for your home speakers. In fact, that's where the Bang ($24.95) from Coloud excels. Not only does it connect to your phone or tablet via a built-in, tangle-free flat ribbon audio cable, but you can daisy chain multiple Bang speakers together for even better sound.

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I liked the compact size and how affordable the Coloud Bang wired speakers are, plus they are available in basic black or in distinctive bright colors. Keep in mind that this is a wired speaker and thus does not support Bluetooth, which could be an issue as the headphone jack is being phased out by Apple.

Pros

  • Compact
  • Integrated no-tangle cable
  • Affordable
  • Available in black or distinctive colors
  • Daisy chain multiple speakers

Cons

  • Not Bluetooth
  • Headphone jack being phased out by Apple

Final Verdict

If you are looking for a low-cost, colorful wired speaker, the Bang from Coloud meets the bill and can be daisy chained for better sound. 

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