I have put off purchasing a battery powered speaker for several years. Every summer i research what’s available and think on. I had almost decided on the b&o ‘battery box’, even thought it only had bluetooth and aux in. Thankfully, i looked again and stumbled across the libratone zipp. All i can say is if i hadn’t i don’t think i would be sitting in the garden listening to a perfectly good airplay rendition of a hires album served up by roon. In other words – a fancy music server converting a 24bit 96khz album and serving it to the zipp via airplay after having processed it down to 16bit and 44. That still annoys me – i wish libratone would deal with higher rates, but even over dlna (via qobuz) i found that it all gets down sampled to 16bit 44. Don’t know if airplay 2 will bring any change to this. But even with this i find that room plays very nicely with the libratone. Enough to say that i have found that the best tonal quality is without an of the dsp effects within libratone ie opting for the flat response. This is always a sign that the audio equipment is good quality. Forget bluetooth – it’s a pain in the rear and best left for hands free calling in the car.
Very pleased with the speaker itself, it creates a good sound with plenty of volume and decent bass. The portability of the speaker is a particularly nice feature, you can simply unplug it and move it to wherever you want to listen. The app that is required to setup / manage the speaker / settings is very poor. I had all sorts of problems getting the app on my android phone to connect and stay connected to the speaker. I eventually got it working by reference to the online help and libratone support, turns out the app is very fussy about the wifi settings. Be prepared to have to adjust settings on your router to get it to work. Once connected the app is ok and having done the setup you don’t generally need to use it much.
I bought this speaker as a replacement to our normal fm kitchen radio. It is obviously more expensive than a radio, but was recommended this speaker by a work colleague. This product was a good buy and mostly simple to use. It is best setup from an android device to get it working on your home wifi and once setup can stream internet radio opening up a wealth of stations. It can also bluetooth music and has a nice intuitive touch controller. But the biggest plus point is its sound – wow. Nice and clear with perfect bass. For a single speaker, it provides a well rounded sound, filling the space nicely in all rooms including the kitchen, bathroom, lounge and garden open spaces.
Great to carry to dance class. Good volume and clear music. I plug mine in to mains and use my ipod on bluetooth. It has lots of other uses but i haven,t tried them. Well wrapped and informed the day of delivery.
I was lucky to get this at a bargain price (only a tiny bit more than the mini) but i would not have been disappointed if i had had to pay more.
Clear sound in the round listening to radio or itunes music. Henry purcell sounds fabulous on this, baritones, tenor and soprano quite clear and full.
- Little bird with a big voice!
- A revealtion
- Good Speaker, Poor App
Impressive sound from such a small device. The 360 firing speakers help fill a fair sized living room quite easily. No distortion at high volumes. Balanced sound which is what i prefer so maybe not best option for bass heads. Easy to connect via bluetooth and wi-fi.
I’ve had this speaker for about a month now and i am completely happy with it. The sound sound quality is great – it is noticeably better if the app is used to specify where the speaker is (for e. Shelf) and also to change the voice to suit the listening mode (for e. The ability to play my favorite stations without my phone is really nice. I also love the mute function which works exactly like the video. The battery life is as advertised. I did a lot of research on speakers before buying these and i am not disappointed with any aspect of this speaker. I am planning to get a second one and pair and use them as a sound bar for my tv.
This is without doubt one of the best speakers i have heard for clarity and portability, there are louder speakers out there but how loud do you need it, this fills a large party room easily and is crystal clear.
It has a great sound, we have it attached to a tv. It can be very loud and doesn’t seem to distort the sound when turned up. Looks good and my hubby is happy with it. 4 stars only because i personally find it hard to use and sometimes my hubby can’t get it to work and it needs to be turned off and started again.
👍👍👍👍👍 superb 👍👍👍👍👍.
From the manufacturer
With 10 hours of battery and a wireless portable design, you can take the ZIPP with you to every room and location. Connect with WiFi or Bluetooth. Play anything through AirPlay 2 or Spotify Connect.
360 FullRoom sound
Everyone gets in on the music thanks to a unique design and acoustic FullRoom technology sending full, rich sound in every direction.
ZIPP is multi-room enabled. Connect up to 6 speakers via SoundSpace Link and fill your home with even bigger, bolder sound.
Your favourites are only a tap away. Simply store and play 5 playlists or radio stations. Play each of them with a single touch.
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These speakers are excellent.
These speakers are so good i have now bought two of them and get beautiful stereo sound when linked.
Wifi is the way to go – no more connectivity issues if you dare to move too far from the source. This thing is superb, puts out a high quality sound at high volume with decent bass. Far better than the ue offerings and amazing value for money given the quality and watts. You can link up to 7 together and i am planning an expansion.It is quite heavy for it’s size so not something you’d leave the house with regularly so be sure to read the dimensions / weight before deciding if this is for you. For plonking down around the house / garden/ car / friends house it is fab. Absolutely delighted with this kit. I am quite hard to please (polite version) and yet here i am taking the time for once to post a review.
I bought this item for my daughter’s party but tried to cancel it but amazon sent it anyway so i decided to trial it. The sound from that little thing is impressive. Even my wife who was negative about me buying a speaker was surprised and now wants to buy her brother one for christmas.
Great sounds indeed and it feels so much better in the hand than some of the other products available on the market. Have since bought another to pair with this in the lounge. The sound is amazing and so easy to pair as left and right speakers or to unpair and use anywhere.
Great sound, very contemporary modern looking. Get 2 different coloured covers. Easy to change and perfect tight fit. I would strongly recommend the larger unit zipp over the mini zip (i have both) as it is more of a statement, and actually not that much larger. Splash out on the leather handle for that added touch of difference. (promise i’m not a rep for them).
Fully portable with built in re-chargeable batteries giving 10+ hours of battery life –
This ticked all the boxes for my requirements, have a couple issues tho hence no 5 stars. These are not possible to turn radio to off without turning off device. Also managed to get into setup mode by mistake, should be harder to do this,.
Really impressed with the sound and construction of this product. Connected to my iphone, ipad and amazon echo dot with no problems.
I have a few wireless speakers, including a sonos play 3, but the libratone zipp really does pack a big punch for the price. The support for this speaker by libratone can’t be faulted, as over the time i have owned it quite a few firmware updates have been made available, each enhancing the unit. The biggest was in march 2017 which reduced the startup time from over 30 seconds to under 10 seconds. It also added a standby sleep function to reduce power consumption. The already long list of supported functions will be increased towards the end of 2017 or the beginning of 2018 with the addition of amazon alexa and apple airplay 2. This will really place the zipp at the top of the pile when it comes to wireless speakers. I know sonos will be adding alexa support to existing speakers but only via the alexa app or an echo dot. If they update the existing lineup to include airplay 2 then it would be a tight race, providing you did not want battery portabilityfor android and windows fans the sonos may offer a better route, as long as you accept the limitations but for apple and mac users the libratone zipp is hard to beat due to the simplicity of airplay and the fact you can stream anything. One plus point of the zipp over sonos is the fact you can preset up to 5 internet radio stations or spotify playlists that can be selected from the speaker without any need to use an app. This can be a great feature for a kitchen speaker when you don’t have a phone or tablet to hand.
Very nice piece of kit, good sound, easy to set up for both bluetooth and wifi. The recommended app is a bit fiddly but seems to resolve all issues. It is no way near as good as my naim muso, but it also no way near as expensive. I would recommend this product.
Very pleased by my purchase. If i could ask for something more, that would be a little more volume under certain circumstances, but if that was going to be in the expense of distortion, then i am satisfied with what i am getting.
Connect via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplay and Spotify
Good sound quality and excellent simple functionality. I stream spotify connect, push bluetooth/airplay sound and use the 5 presets to store internet radio stations and spotify playlists. I use it in the kitchen and bathroom mainly, no issues with condensation,no other wireless battery powered speaker has more features and better functionality that the zipp. I would have preferred a standard usb 3. I would also have preferred more sensitive volume control at lower listening levels. The speaker volume can be turned up very loud, but i don’t think many people would buy this for a lounge or house party filling capacity.
Opted for this after much research, seemed to be the best option for a cord free speaker with airplay. This speaker is of high quality and is solidly built. The sound is great including the bass with no distortion even at high volumes. The setup of the speaker and airplay via the app was fiddly initially, it sometimes forgets the speaker meaning having to go through setup a few times but is happening less now. Overall happy with this purchase.
Impressive sound and versatile aswell. Works just fine with an android phone too.
Fabulous sound, great wifi reception throughout our home, simple to set up on all phones (android or iphone). We now have access to all the music stored on our computer from every room in the house.
This has totally changed how i listen to music at home. The sound quality is great and the portability is a huge bonus. Whereas we used to just play cds or stream spotify via our crappy little phone speakers, we now have a house filled with music.
The quality is very good but above all the sound is excellent. The customer services is also very good as i needed there help. If you buy it, you will not regret.
Excellent product, not disappointed at all and will look to bye more to add to the range.
Link your Zipp or Zipp Mini’s together to create a distinct, flexible multi-room listening experience
Really amazing sound, bass, design, versatility.
Superbe enceinte acheté à un super prix . Uk très bon son et facilité d’utilisation. Le airplay est vraiment un plus.
Would have rated 5 star but with an existing n300 router performance was not great and need to uprate my router to a dual band ac1900.
So suprised not more reviews about how amazing this product is. Sooo much better the the sonos i had and you can play any music app including you tube on it. Best buy and came much quicker that stated.
Like everything about this device however the bass can be bloomy depending on location relative to walls and also solidity of what it is placed on. Works better when sitting on isolation cones.
Excellent speaker, i have also now ordered zipp mini. Just take time to set it up. If you have any questions suggest don’t use the app support but you go to libratone. Com support site, i received a quick response.
Libratone’s biggest speaker featuring award winning signature sound that delivers deep bass, full midrange and crisp highs
I have bought cheaper bluetooth speakers in the past and have always been disappointed. Not so with the libratone mini, the sound quality is good without being tinny. I used the equaliser in my smart phone to adjust tone and this worked well. Thinking about buying more units to link up when the pennies allow.
Great sound and audio quality.
As good as i had thought of. Amazing sound and brilliant ease of use.
Nice design, sound could have been better.
She loves it & it’s in constant use.
Bought this to play music from my laptop. Shame the app only works from a mobile phone but this was only a minor irritation.
Easy to set up, app works well, and works seamlessly with spotify connect. Bluetooth works great as well. Sounds really nice, i don’t imagine you’d get a much better sound for something of this price and size. When i was looking for a speaker i didn’t really care about it being portable or not, but i’m really glad i went for this as i’m always moving it round the house, and the battery life is ample. I saw some reviews before i bought it about the app not being great and the on-device controls being fiddly and unresponsive, but i have had no problems with this at all, so i think these problems have been ironed out, and clearly libratone have great customer support as i can see their replies to the bad comments on amazon.
Sound, user interface and designif i could i would give it 10 stars.