• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far... very pleased and impressed.

    • Written by from Omaha

    I bought two iW3s before the holidays without reading any reviews, and I'm really glad I didn't because the negs would probably have discouraged me from buying them. I have a new TimeCapsule a/c and stream iTunes to 3 AP Express base stations one with Bose Companion 3. iW3 setup went ok, had a bit of a hassle with one but it may have been because I'm in a really crowded wifi space. Head bangers, know this - you're not going to blow the walls down with these speakers. Its simple as that. But anyone who wants great sound in a good looking enclosure these speakers deliver. They're larger and heftier than I expected. Sound reproduction is quite balanced, beautiful mid-range with totally acceptable high & low frequencies to please the ear. If you need to tweak it you can do EQ in iTunes. Despite my area having a ton of wifi base stations I have no more problems with the iW3s dropping out than Express base stations... in fact, a few times I've been amazed to observe that when the Express have all dropped out (will Apple ever get that problem solved - its the single most annoying flaw of AirTunes/AirPlay and has followed three Extreme base stations) the iW3s were the only ones playing. "Keep Calm and Play on." ? Anyway, I really like these speakers, so far. And... barring anything stupid happening... plan to buy one for my chick as a gift so she can enjoy Pandora around the house. BTW, they fill a bathroom with great sound when placed in a reflective corner like a mirrored space. I haven't had occasion to determine how long their Li-Ion battery will last while playing, but discovered that when left on "Standby", instead of OFF, they rundown over night. Anyway I'm over the word limit... so will conclude with a suggestion that you try them to see for yourself. Chances are, you may love them.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well for me

    • Written by from Quebec

    Was a bit worried after reading others reviews but bought it anyway.
    Been using it for about 6 weeks and it's flawless. I don't have the wifi issues reported by other users and can stream music to the IW3 for hours (from either iPhone 5, iPad Mini or 2011 MacBook air) without any hiccup.
    FYI, I'm using a Linksys EA3500 router.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Option

    • Written by from Mesa

    I purchased this speaker because we just wanted something in the kitchen, stream some music, and not disrupt the rest of the house. So far, everything is working great.

    The speaker is rather heavy, probably because of the built in battery. We probably won't use the battery much, as we just have it on the charging base (which fits inside a small cut-out under the base). The chrome band around the bottom gives it a nice look as well. The buttons on top seem to be a good quality, they don't feel cheap or fragile.

    Setting up the speaker was a breeze. I just connected my iPad and it prompted me to download the small free set-up app. A minute later, I punched in my WiFi password and the speaker connected without a hitch. Streaming iTunes via Airplay was no problem. One bonus was being able to stream Pandora internet radio.

    I mostly chose this speaker because the more highly rated alternative was twice the price. The sound seems good to me, I'm no audiophile, but can appreciate good music and good sound. This speaker delivers.

    51 of 55 people found this useful