Audyssey Bluetooth Computer Speakers

It was two summers ago that we remodeled the basement to make space for my new office. My old office was upstairs, where you’ll now find my son’s room. My downstairs office is a bit smaller than my previous one, and so in the move I got rid of my old, bulky Sony stereo which was plugged into my computer. I haven’t had computer speakers for two years.

There are a few computer speakers I’ve had my eye on, but I’ve been reluctant to buy. The Audyssey Lower East Side Media Speakers are The Wirecutter’s top choice for a computer speaker. They’re about $150, which is a great price for good computer speakers, but I’ve never liked their black and red design.

Alternately, the Audioengine A5+ speakers are gorgeous, but I wasn’t ready to drop nearly $500.

Recently, however, I came across the Audyssey Bluetooth speakers which came out last fall. They sound the same as the East Side Medias, but sport a gorgeous, simple, white case with black accents.

The key difference between the Bluetooths and the Lower East Sides is their connectivity options. The Lower East Sides have two input options: optical digital and a 3.5mm jack. The Bluetooth speakers also have two input options: they can pair with a device over, wait for it, Bluetooth, and they also offering a 3.5mm input.

If you compare the sound quality of an optical digital connection to a Bluetooth connection, of course the former is going to produce a higher-quality sound. But since my MacBook Air only has a 3.5mm audio out, it’s a moot point for me.

I ordered the white, Bluetooth speakers last week and they sound absolutely fantastic. Full, boomy bass with rich mids and clear highs. And the price was right. Currently they’re just $185 on Amazon, shipping free with Prime. It was worth the wait.