Libratone Zipp Copenhagen Edition tooth Wireless Speaker : good but with issues

Only used using windows 10 based systemsetting this up at the begining was a tiny nightmare. It is really geared towards apple products. I couldnt get anything out of it for hours. Tried my wifes galaxy tablet and teh app wouldnt download saying it wasnt compatible, and teh only way i could get it to work on my windows 10 laptop was by casting one song at a time, or queing songs in a list which was a pain. Then about a week later, i changed one thing in teh setup and suddenly it starting working with media player and the internet correctly. If i had purchased this i would have probably have sent it back before i had managed to set this up how i wanted, as it was a real head scratcher and the manual was no help and teh webiste very little help. Anyway, when finaly up and running teh sound is great, clear, and balanced. And will go loud, but not overly loud, which some will like, and other not so. It doesnt break up at all and as i say for the money its a clarity i would expect however it lacked bass without an equalizer.

Decent quality speaker, portable, and loud. I like this idea of taking a speaker to any location you want, its extremely heavy so probadly not good for carting around in your backpack for long but useful for the car. I can listen to things down stairs in my living room and then take it to the bedroom and plug my phone and internet radio etc in via bluetooth or wifi though i found the blue tooth the best method as its very easy to set up but the wifi i couldn’t get working after several attempts at trying to find the speaker etc hence only 4 stars. The sound quality is pretty decent clear highs and good decent bass for a single speaker this size. It dosen’t vibrate due to the rubber base. Its also pretty loud if you want to pump up the volume a bit. The usb socket lets you charge a phone especially if your listening to a lot of music on the go. Had it on an hour so far no need to re charge the speaker yet. You can of course just leave it plugged in to the mains if your at home for instance. Because of the aux 1/8 inch socket you can plug your laptop, phone, or anything else in.

Stylish, sturdy, easy to use and excellent audio quality. Really happy i spent much more than i normally do on a portable speaker. Audio quality – really impressive. I was obviously expecting this with the price i paid for it and also the size of the speaker. The clarity is second to none. Clear and crisp high frequencies and a warm, deep mid range. If i was going to be overly critical, the bass could be a little better, but it is something that most people would be more than happy with. Build quality / design – bit different to most speakers in the market. The shape allows a 360 sound which is really important for me. It is fairly bulky and heavy, but i like this, feels valuable and doesn’t move when playing at high volumes ( which a lot of speakers do ).

Great speaker – shame about the beep.  having used countless wireless speakers i was pretty keen to find out what made this one different from the others. Firstly we used this for a party which was excellent. The sound was great because it didn’t muffle as we turned it up full, it was easy to move – although we didn’t need to move it around to house because the sound travelled well.It was quick and easy to mute with the cool hand cover feature too. The battery life was great so we decided to take it with us when we went away for the weekend. The look of the speaker is great and i love the idea of the changes covers. We got asked lots to questions about the speaker as everyone seemed interest in our new gadgetthere are a few negatives. The instructions are so minimal when my speaker started to beep at me i had no idea why.I checked the battery level and that was fine but the speaker continues to beep.

The sound quality is absolutely stunning, room filling, and crystal clear even at high volumes. . The first thing you notice about the libratone zipp mini copenhagen edition speaker is the weight; this is a high quality, solidly built product. Taking the top off of the cylindrical box reveals the circular instruction booklet. Removing that uncovers the charger, the charging cable and the neat cable holder, all sitting in a polystyrene holder, which is also the top packing for the speaker. This fits so tightly into the box, that it took some time, and a screwdriver to extract it so the speaker can be removed. The speaker has a wool cover that zips onto the base. One cover is provided, but six colours are available. Before use, the speaker must be charged. The charger plug has two adapters, 2-pin or standard uk 3-pin; attach the appropriate adapter, plug in, attach the lead into the socket at the base of the speaker and switch on. The led blinks slowly and then stays on solidly when the speaker is fully charged.

Great looking, great sounding, great build quality. . I bought this zipp mini instead of a regular bluetooth speaker due to the internet radio functionality. The long battery life and ability to save 6 preset stations make it great for taking into the garden, garage etc. Stations can be accessed without the need for s smart device. The app is free and easy to use. As well as station presets you can adjust the eq of the speaker to suit it’s positioning. The speaker looks awesome and feels like a really solid build. Every detail is considered right down to the packaging. Small things like a cable weight for the charger to prevent it falling down the back of a table was a great touch. It sounds great, clarity in the highs with rich warm bass for a speaker this size.

This speaker is absolutely superb, no doubt about it. I have been using it every single day i’ve had it and i seriously can’t think of anything wrong with it. Firstly, packaging – it comes in a very elegant black cylinder package, with a fantastic unboxing experience. You take the lid off and you have the stylish charger (if a charger could be stylish, they have done it), tips, and the manuals. Manual is very easy to follow and make sure you follow it just so you set up the zipp properly. Secondly, the speaker design – it is one of those speakers you can use for portable use (i only use in my house and garden, wouldn’t recommend using for beach outings or anything as it isn’t dust or waterproof) or as a main speaker for your lounge. This is due to it having a really compact design (for the tech inside and sound output) but also could be a really stylish centre piece to your room. If you have a certain colour scheme in your house or end up changing your room colour, the zipp (name gives it away) allows you to swap the cover to lots of different styles and colours to fit any colour scheme by un-zipping it. I have the grey one, and feel the grey is quite neutral and would suit any home, but the option of changing the colour and style is a really nice touch that a lot of people will appreciate i am sure.

Beautiful network and bluetooth speaker. . This is a beautifully presented and packaged product. This beauty and careful consideration for materials continues to the speaker itself. The speaker comes within an outer, double-fluted, brown cardboard box with foam packing top and bottom. Inside is a black and white tube, made from heavy duty box board, contains the speaker. Opening the box and tube is an exciting experience. The way you lift out the instructions, power pack layer and then the speaker have all been carefully considered and makes the opening of it reinforce that you have a high quality product. Inside the lid you are greeted by a round manual which matches the diameter of the tube. The manual is in five languages with simple icon-based instructions.

Ideal for technophobes to play amazon ‘my music’ from the desktop pc that doesn’t have bluetooth facilities. The libratone zipp copenhagen edition bluetooth wireless speaker produces an amazingly good quality, 360 degree sound. It is portable so one is able to experience great quality sound whatever room one is in at home. I shan’t go into the specs of this amazing speaker as other far more knowledgeable reviewers have already done so; my review might possibly be of use to those (like me ) of an older generation who appreciate good sound quality but do not use their mobile phone very often and do not have bluetooth facilities on their desktop pc. I purchased from amazon the’ whitelabel bluetooth 4. 0 usb dongle adapter for pc with ivt bluesoliel, bluetooth transmitter and receiver for windows 10 / 8. 1 / 8 / 7 / vista – plug and play on win 7 and above’ for £7. 99 so now i can play my lists of music i have downloaded and stored with amazon on my pc. The ‘plug-in-and-play’ process is so simple that even i was able to do it; so whether ‘zippy’ – as i have christened him – is sitting on the island in the kitchen or perched on the conservatory windowsill i can enjoy my favourite music, sounding at its best. Apart from that, zippy looks great and is the most innovative product i’ve used for a long, long time.

Not perfect, but still very special. . First off, this looks great. And as others have said, it comes packaged stylishly also. It really does feel like an event to open, and it is a real pleasure to use, with lovely tactility and some fantastic on-off sounds. Compared to similarly priced speakers from bose or sony, this is just in a different class. I find myself sometimes judging its sonic performance harshly because it feels like it ought to cost 2-3 times as much. Even saying which, it does have a really nice sound. The treble and midrange are particularly sweet, and encourage listening at quite modest volumes for the sheer musicality of the experience, rather than at screaming rock levels. It does trip up a bit with particularly dense, bass heavy, mixes, sometimes becoming muddy and confused, and losing depth. This seems to be independent of volume, and appears to be a feature of the design, rather than limitation of the power or amplification.

 this beastie of a speaker certainly chucks out some quality sound but there’s so much more to tell you about it than that. I love the portability, with an 8 hour battery life it will be joining me on holiday, on my travels, around various rooms in the house and anywhere i need to keep my tunes. You can save 5 internet radio stations using an app which can then be selected with a touch of the control panel on the top, which also offers volume control, track skip and stereo pairing of another libratone speaker. I recorded a quick video comparing this to a sonos play3. My previous favorite speaker. The sonos is still a great speaker and after numerous tests i might even say has the better bass notes but when you add together all the other benefits of the zipp mini there’s no competition. . The zipp mini supports bluetooth streaming meaning i can play audio from any device playing any source. I am a big youtube fan and it has always frustrated me that i couldn’t play the sound through sonos. :d not to mention that the zipp can be battery powered, so it can come into the shower room or into the garden easier than running extension cables for the sonos. Libratone zipp copenhagen edition bluetooth wireless speaker – pepper black.

The main benefit and attraction of the libratone zipp mini speaker is that it’s a portable wireless speaker of course, but when you’re relying on apps, wifi and bluetooth to set it up, you should be prepared for it being complicated and for things not to run terribly smoothly with your home setup. I’d also lower expectations as to how good sound you are going to get from this speaker, as it’s not as good as you might reasonably expect from a wireless speaker with a high-end price point and five-speaker driver specs. To get the libraphone up and running for a start, you’re going to need an iphone or an android device. When i tried to install the app from the playstore on my android asus tablet, it informed me that my system wasn’t compatible with the current version of the app, and offered no alternative. If you have other device options fair enough. If you don’t, you’re going to come unstuck at the first hurdle. I was able to download the app onto my android smartphone and followed the instructions, but was unable to make a connection to my home wifi. Every time it attempted to select and auto connect to the speaker, it dropped my 2g channel connection, leaving me with no internet to complete the operation. Manual connection was no better, just returning me to a loop of the ‘speaker found’ screen with choice of auto or manual connection.

Don’t think i’ve ever unboxed anything so beautiful and exciting as this libratone speaker, even more impressive than any of the apple products that i’ve got. This kind of looks like a champagne bottle when you first open it, and then when you take the ‘neck’ off the lid there are just layer after layer of goodies and accessories and leaflets. It really gave that luxury feeling. The speaker was already charged when i got it out of the box which was brilliant, and it immediately went into pairing mode. Just one tap on my phone connected them, and then i was playing my music – so easy to use, and the sound is absolutely incredible. Honestly, i’ve never had a speaker that plays in 360 degrees, and it’s such a unique feature that i really love. I first listened to tubular bells by mike oldfield, an absolute classic, which is what i always listen to when trying out new audio equipment. Every single note was crystal clear, and there were parts that i think i had never really heard properly before, all ringing out true on the zipp beautifully. The compatibility is really easy, not just because it connects with bluetooth really easily, and i love that you can use spotify and other music apps just as easily.

Now that the zipp has the new updated app software it is just about perfect. Not only does it look cool, have a great charge capacity and sound amazing, but it now operates even better than ever. Smooth, almost flawless, near 360 degree sound, with great bass, as well other sound levels and a lot of volume for such a relatively small unit. This is the best portable sound unit that i’ve ever owned by far.

Not cheap and am not too chirpy about it. . I use wireless speakers in various parts of my house (mission aero and cam audio minx 100/200). While this libratone doesn’t quite have the power and presence of those above it certainly punches above its weight as far as sound performance goes. It’s very light and portable however it seems to have a mind of its own with respect to bluetooth connection. This might be my laptop but its sitting right next to it right now with no sign of pairing even though the computer says its connected. I expect i’ll have to shut down the latter and reboot as that’s happened several times to date. Rather frustratingly there is nothing in the skimpy manual to tell you what’s going on and the limited speaker display is equally uncommunicative. When it does connect it seems to remain stable ok. There is the usual drop off in sound as compared to airplay but as soon as i connected using the latter the drop out was intolerable-probably because i’m a level up stairs from the virgin hub-your speaker will only be as good as your wireless signal strength. Its got a very prominent zip (rather than hide it they name the speaker after it) which means you can swap the ‘pepper black’’ cover for an alternative option—to my mind it looks more like washed out black sock which if you remove reveals cheapish plastic look. All in all great sound for the size—unless the website can supply a more detailed manual its rather a puzzle to figure out what the speaker is doing—e. Makes various chirpy noises and muted vibrations when you follow the instructions for pairing with nothing to tell you what that means—bizarre design then so jury is out-but i can’t give it more than 3 stars after a two week work out.

Stylish, sturdy, easy to use and excellent audio quality. Really happy i spent much more than i normally do on a portable speaker. Audio quality – really impressive. I was obviously expecting this with the price i paid for it and also the size of the speaker. The clarity is second to none. Clear and crisp high frequencies and a warm, deep mid range. If i was going to be overly critical, the bass could be a little better, but it is something that most people would be more than happy with. Build quality / design – bit different to most speakers in the market. The shape allows a 360 sound which is really important for me. It is fairly bulky and heavy, but i like this, feels valuable and doesn’t move when playing at high volumes ( which a lot of speakers do ).

Sleek and stylish with easy set up. Beautifully presented and i love the 360 sound provision. This comes in a wonderful box with the singing bird logo. Inside there are circular instructions, plus information about the different coloured sleeves, in the lid and the box also contains 2 charger leads with 3 pin or 2 pin plugs so we could take it away to enjoy music in european self catering cottages plus a heavy metal cord/cable holder. The setting up process was easy on my huawei android phone and acer laptop but not easy on a windows phone and surprisingly difficult on an older ipad. Have tried spotify, radio stations and audible books, all have sounded good,for me, but i must admit to not being an expert and the unit looks stylish with the sleek silver and soft grey.

Decent quality speaker, portable, and loud. I like this idea of taking a speaker to any location you want, its extremely heavy so probadly not good for carting around in your backpack for long but useful for the car. I can listen to things down stairs in my living room and then take it to the bedroom and plug my phone and internet radio etc in via bluetooth or wifi though i found the blue tooth the best method as its very easy to set up but the wifi i couldn’t get working after several attempts at trying to find the speaker etc hence only 4 stars. The sound quality is pretty decent clear highs and good decent bass for a single speaker this size. It dosen’t vibrate due to the rubber base. Its also pretty loud if you want to pump up the volume a bit. The usb socket lets you charge a phone especially if your listening to a lot of music on the go. Had it on an hour so far no need to re charge the speaker yet. You can of course just leave it plugged in to the mains if your at home for instance. Because of the aux 1/8 inch socket you can plug your laptop, phone, or anything else in.

A really, really very good portable bluetooth speaker, worth every penny. . The performance of the libratone zipp copenhagen edition bluetooth wireless speaker – salty grey is truly amazing. The upright cylindrical shave loudspeaker has a 360-degree outward sound output to the whole area space. With a 100w sound output and a sub woofer this shakes the floor and fills the whole area space with sound. The loudspeaker can deliver from wi-fi, airplay, dlna, bluetooth, 3. 5mm jack or usb and will play hi-res files 24 bit/96khz which is all very impressive. You can programme for the loudspeaker to store up to five internet radio stations, controlled from your app. If you required/desired you could link up to six of these loudspeaker, that would make quite a sound punch in the right area, if you could afford it or wanted to. There is a thought imagine two or three together. The build of the unit is cylindrical design with a mesh fabric that covers the speaker part.

Ideal for technophobes to play amazon ‘my music’ from the desktop pc that doesn’t have bluetooth facilities. The libratone zipp copenhagen edition bluetooth wireless speaker produces an amazingly good quality, 360 degree sound. It is portable so one is able to experience great quality sound whatever room one is in at home. I shan’t go into the specs of this amazing speaker as other far more knowledgeable reviewers have already done so; my review might possibly be of use to those (like me ) of an older generation who appreciate good sound quality but do not use their mobile phone very often and do not have bluetooth facilities on their desktop pc. I purchased from amazon the’ whitelabel bluetooth 4. 0 usb dongle adapter for pc with ivt bluesoliel, bluetooth transmitter and receiver for windows 10 / 8. 1 / 8 / 7 / vista – plug and play on win 7 and above’ for £7. 99 so now i can play my lists of music i have downloaded and stored with amazon on my pc. The ‘plug-in-and-play’ process is so simple that even i was able to do it; so whether ‘zippy’ – as i have christened him – is sitting on the island in the kitchen or perched on the conservatory windowsill i can enjoy my favourite music, sounding at its best. Apart from that, zippy looks great and is the most innovative product i’ve used for a long, long time.

Not perfect, but still very special. . First off, this looks great. And as others have said, it comes packaged stylishly also. It really does feel like an event to open, and it is a real pleasure to use, with lovely tactility and some fantastic on-off sounds. Compared to similarly priced speakers from bose or sony, this is just in a different class. I find myself sometimes judging its sonic performance harshly because it feels like it ought to cost 2-3 times as much. Even saying which, it does have a really nice sound. The treble and midrange are particularly sweet, and encourage listening at quite modest volumes for the sheer musicality of the experience, rather than at screaming rock levels. It does trip up a bit with particularly dense, bass heavy, mixes, sometimes becoming muddy and confused, and losing depth. This seems to be independent of volume, and appears to be a feature of the design, rather than limitation of the power or amplification.