• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great, sounds ok, possibly the worst setup experience ever

    • Written by from Herne Hill

    Great looking speaker with average sound (given the cost). The big let downs are the setup experience and the airplay performance. Setup is frustrating, involving jumping between the device's wifi and your home wifi. The iOS app used to set it up is unreliable at detecting the speaker. A headache from beginning to end!

    Airplay performance is poor, with enough gaps in playback to make it annoying. I resorted to buying another airport express then running the audio from that into the speaker, this gets round the playback problems, but I may as well have bought a simple speaker to achieve the same effect.

    The hardware is beautifully engineered, let down by shoddy software engineering, avoid!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sounding round furry object

    • Written by from LONDON

    The sound from this good looking dinner plate sized powered speaker is really quite impressive, particularly the base end which has amazing definition for such a small speaker. Subjectively it sounds noticably better than the first generation Libratone Live. The Loop is loud enough for even a quite large room although I suspect it would struggle with a crowded party. What lets it down is the unreliable and frustrating set up. The first of several attempts with an iPad connected direct to the device simply did not work. Using the Libratone app on the iPad took numerous attempts and manual reboots of the Loop. The overly simplified instruction manual implies that intstallation is virtually plug and play. It is not. However once you finally get it to work you're in for a nice surprise.

    9 of 11 people found this useful