• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Sound!

    • Written by from San Diego

    I am actually very thrilled about the sound this speaker produces but i'll start with the setup.
    Speaker setup was flawless - you connect to your speaker by wi-fi with phone or mac and you set it up to connect to your home network and it's ready to be used! No volume controls, no buttons and thank goodness no remotes or dock connectors - i don't want another remote in my house! you can control it by iPhone/iPad/Mac, etc - easy!
    Sound quality is impressive! It is very meaty and crisp - it produces more bass than i expected! i suggest you download libratone app for your iPhone so you can setup sound - it makes huge difference, you can go from natural to customized sound setups which NOTICEABLY will be heard. This speaker is louder than i thought - i actually haven't tried to turn it all the way up because i am afraid my neighbors will go nuts, about 3/4 of the volume is plenty in my living room.

    now i am thinking of getting another one or two to put them all around my house so i can have even sound all around the house.

    Black/Blueberry color is ok while it probably will fit with most rooms/designs i think i will wait for the gray or natural colors before ordering another one, personally i am not a big fan of this particular color since most speakers are black i am simply tired of same black color.

    96 of 102 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best wireless speaker

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I have tested and tried multiple wireless speakers, and the speakers (I bought both the small and the large one) from Libratone are simply amazing - not only in design - but in sound! I was sick and tired of remote controls, and my wife of clumsy amplifiers and cables. This is why we went wireless. This sleek design matches our home perfectly (the cover is actually cashmere!!), and the fact that we can control the music with our iDevices is just.. need and _very_ simple! :)

    My only issue is that I cant get the speakers in red. I really wanted that. I can see on the libratone website that they have speakers in other colors in other stores. Would have liked that.

    73 of 80 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Speaker!

    • Written by from PHILADELPHIA

    I'm the kind of person that almost always feels a bit of buyer's remorse. However, I don't feel any with this speaker. It's small form factor takes up very little space next to the TV. We find it's cloth exterior is pleasantly non techy, which makes it's wireless features that much more surprising. AirPlay set up was very simple. The sound quality is great to my ear; which is something we've struggled with in this large, high ceilinged, and brick walled room. We've had totally stable playback with no dropped signal. It's breathed new life into our old music collection. Thanks apple for AirPlay and thanks Libratone for giving it life. What an amazing world we live in!

    70 of 75 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very pleased overall

    • Written by from tampere

    Sound is perfect, clear, good bass and etc. Very portable and so easy to use. One of the best of high end airplay speakers out there.

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lovin' it

    • Written by from Glen Ridge

    I was looking for a satellite speaker for the living room for music. I went to the Apple Store thinking I was going to shell out $1300 for the Libratone Lounge (which was not in stock) and instead found the Live. Very pleasantly surprised at only 50% of the cost! Had music playing in about a minute after plugging it in. The setup is simple. The sound is great. Much better than the low end iPod dock-type equipment that's all around. The look is unobtrusive. You need a solid WiFi signal. Only one or two dropped signals, usually when I start heavy downloading on a computer on the same network.

    Overall, a great solution.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what i've been waiting for

    • Written by from Calgary

    These integrate perfectly to Airplay: We have 2 setup, and will get a few more.

    Sounds great, but need to be boosted a bit on the low end (using iTunes EQ)

    Now running sound throughout the main floor, and controlling all using "remote" for the iPhone. Timing is perfect (No Lag between locations)

    Libratone/Apple have finally entered the living room with a Phenomenal Solution

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound...easy setup

    • Written by from Ladson

    This product delivers as advertised. It sounds great and adequately filled our 2 story great room. I agree that this is not the same as a high-end audio setup but it is fantastic for a one speaker setup. The setup was incredibly easy and made easier with the setup videos on Libratone's website. Speaker was connected to my network and all of my iOS devices and Mac systems were able to utilize it in under 3 minutes from the time I plugged it in. Not regretting this purchase one bit. Only wish you could get the red one from Apple.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Waited for months for this speaker to be available

    • Written by from Montchanin

    This speaker sounds as great as it looks. Plenty of sound even for outdoor use. I took this to a party last week with a Sprint Overdrive mifi device and my iPad2, that was all that was needed for music for the party and no fooling around with someone else's wifi network. One outlet was all I needed.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing else out there quite like it.

    • Written by from Berwyn

    Having a couple Airport Express units for connecting powered speakers I kept looking toward a neater solution in a small package and this Libratone got my attention. I absolutely dislike extra cords running between things, especially external power supplies lying about the floor. This unit has the simple power cord and nothing more. Adding to the simplicity is one multifunction logo-button on front and a recessed power switch on back.

    Since I use a long password containing special characters for my Airport wireless I had to temporarily simplify it for the initial connection. One other speed bump is having to discover the MAC Address of the unit as it's not provided in labels nor in the internal setup page. That's due to my using Airport's managed access and I did not want to disable it even for a few minutes. I hope they add that to their setup.

    After connecting, I immediately checked for the firmware update with the iPhone app which installed quickly and that allowed me to continue using the special characters for the wireless network. Connections from my iMac, Macbook Air, iPhones and iPads have been working fine, no disconnects.

    I was surprised at the sound from this compact unit, better depth and definition than the separate power speakers I have, and stronger, healthier bass which is much less muddy. Very nice indeed.

    Liking the overall esthetics (both design and technical) I intend on getting a couple more for the house, nothing else out there quite like it. Pricey - maybe, but when I forked out a small fortune for my first computer many decades ago a friend pointed out I had the best reason in the world to buy it: "It's because I wanted it." Haven't had buyers remorse then or now!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!!!!

    • Written by from Incline Village

    Just received my new Libratone speaker as a Father's Day gift and what an amazing treat. The setup was incredibly simple and the sound that comes out of this little bad boy is incredible! Took me no more than 5 minutes from opening the box to enjoying my iTunes library on the deck of my home. Being able to play DJ from my iPhone is probably one of the things Steve Jobs envisioned and this technology makes it happen simply and quickly. I downloaded the Libratone app too and that makes any updates a breeze too. Love my Libratone!!! Keep bringing "insanely great" products like this to market, Apple!!!!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound and Design

    • Written by from PARIS

    Not only great song and great design.
    What makes the difference is the efficiency and the reactivity of there online support.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bright, clear and surrounding sound experience.

    • Written by from WIndsor

    This is great speaker overall.
    1, Excellent midrange and treble, resolution is high, sound is clear.
    2, Modern design is very easy to blend in your room, the cashmere wool cover brings out some warmth. But the fit and finish is not good at all.
    3, Just need one power cord, no extra remote or cables, setup is minimum and easy.
    4, I personally love the little nightingale logo glowing white in the dark.
    5, The bass of this speaker is not strong, but enough.
    6, The fullroom feature is one of a kind, it really helps the speaker to reach its full potential regardless of the layout of the room or the location you place it.
    It all depends on personal preferences, different people prefer different sound setups, it's hard to tell which speaker is better, so your body will tell which one is the best for you!

    5 of 8 people found this useful