Ikea is a Swedish company known for its affordable, stylish, and functional furniture. But what you may not know is that Ikea also produces a range of electronic products, including speakers. With the global market for speakers estimated to be worth $21.5 billion by 2020, Ikea is wisely getting in on the action. In this post, we'll take a look at Ikea's new lineup of speakers and see how they compare to other brands.
The world’s largest furniture store is getting in the speaker business in a big way.
Ikea, with its affordable, assembly-required chairs and shelving units, is the largest furniture retailer in the world. But that hasn’t meant that the growth is over. In just the past few years, the Swedish goliath has been dipping its hands into tech as well, trading in charging cables, wall adapters and wireless chargers. But one of its notable, growing sectors, is the furniture giant’s growing suite of speakers. The Ikea Symfonisk bookshelf speaker is one of the latest entries in the field and it’s quickly gaining a following for its price and sound quality. With a simple design and an MSRP of just $99.99, the Symfonisk is a tempting option for anyone in the market for a quality speaker on a budget. And with summer coming up, there’s no time like the present to start thinking about filling your backyard with sweet tunes.
Ikea is no stranger to speakers. For years, the Swedish furniture giant has been offering a range of affordable, functional, and minimalist options for home audio. But the company is taking things up a notch with its new Eneby line of speakers. Fully designed and developed by Ikea, the Eneby line includes two different sized models — 8-inch ($70) and 12-inch ($100) — both of which share a minimalist design with a simple and multi-functional volume knob. But it's the surprisingly powerful sound that really sets the Eneby speakers apart. There's also a portable option ($25), which is smaller yet just $25. If you don't have Wi-Fi or don't want to pay over the odds for a speaker, the Eneby line is for you.
Ikea's Symfonisk range of speakers are quickly becoming a popular choice for people looking for quality audio on a budget. The Symfonisk range is a collaboration between Ikea and Sonos, and the best way of looking at them is that they're the cheapest Sonos speakers you can buy. They work exactly the same, and sound very similarly, to Sonos' own One SL or older Play: 1 speakers. As of October 2021, Ikea released an updated version of the Table Lamp Speaker, which you can pair with one of two lampshades: glass or a see-through textile.
In early 2022, Ikea released the Vappeby, a portable Bluetooth speaker that also doubles as an outdoor lantern. The Vappeby has a 12-hour battery life, an IP65 water-resistance rating, and is the first speaker (as opposed to wireless earbuds or headphones) to support Spotify Tap. The Spotify Tap feature lets you quickly resume whatever you were listening to on Spotify by tapping a button on the speaker. The Vappeby is available in white or blue.
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Ikea's foray into the world of speakers is an interesting one. With their Symfonisk line, they're taking a unique approach to the market, and it'll be interesting to see how they compete against the big players. While they may not have the same name recognition as some of the more established brands, Ikea's Swedish design and affordable prices could win them some fans.
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