Abstract: The nested speaker system includes a speaker unit selectively mounted inside a mounting nest. The mounting nest can be installed in various items such as coolers, bags, appliances, and furniture. The speaker unit can be interchangeably seated into various mounting nests. The speaker unit is provided with a mounting rib around opposite ends of a housing, and the mounting nest includes a corresponding mounting groove for the respective mounting rib along an interior periphery to securely seat the speaker unit when assembled. The speaker unit utilizes wireless transmissions from media players to stream audio files. Auxiliary inputs can be provided to facilitate playback of audio from other sources.