Libratone Zipp Wireless Speaker : Génial !

As good as i had thought of. Amazing sound and brilliant ease of use.

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.

Nice design, sound could have been better.

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.

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Libratone Zipp Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Airplay 2, Spotify Connect and Internet Radio – Nordic Black

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 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.

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.

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.

Excellent product, not disappointed at all and will look to bye more to add to the range.

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.

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.

👍👍👍👍👍 superb 👍👍👍👍👍.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Superbe enceinte acheté à un super prix . Uk très bon son et facilité d’utilisation. Le airplay est vraiment un plus.

Great sound and audio quality.

Impressive sound and versatile aswell. Works just fine with an android phone too.

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.

These speakers are excellent.

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Libratone Zipp Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Airplay 2, Spotify Connect and Internet Radio - Nordic Black
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5.0 of 5 stars, based on 159 reviews

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  1. This review is from : Libratone Zipp Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Airplay 2, Spotify Connect and Internet Radio – Nordic Black

    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.
    • 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.
  2. This review is from : Libratone Zipp Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Airplay 2, Spotify Connect and Internet Radio – Nordic Black

    Prior to getting this i just used to listen to the radio and put up with whatever was on. With this i can wi-fi from spotify and play the music i want to hear. It’s portable and the sound quality is great so quite often it’s put into the hall and fills the house with awesome music. If you want to listen to the radio you can programme in your favourite stations as well. Quick to charge, good battery life, great sounds, easy to use, what’s not to like.
  3. This review is from : Libratone Zipp Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Airplay 2, Spotify Connect and Internet Radio – Nordic Black

    Prior to getting this i just used to listen to the radio and put up with whatever was on. With this i can wi-fi from spotify and play the music i want to hear. It’s portable and the sound quality is great so quite often it’s put into the hall and fills the house with awesome music. If you want to listen to the radio you can programme in your favourite stations as well. Quick to charge, good battery life, great sounds, easy to use, what’s not to like.
    • It didn’t work it would not go into setup modenever worked not what you expect of a £200 plus speaker.
      • It didn’t work it would not go into setup modenever worked not what you expect of a £200 plus speaker.
  4. This review is from : Libratone Zipp Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Airplay 2, Spotify Connect and Internet Radio – Nordic Black

    The speaker was called, in the title, an “airplay 2” speaker, and this is why i purchased it. However, this functionality will not be available until an unknown point in the future.
    • The speaker was called, in the title, an “airplay 2” speaker, and this is why i purchased it. However, this functionality will not be available until an unknown point in the future.
  5. This review is from : Libratone Zipp Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Airplay 2, Spotify Connect and Internet Radio – Nordic Black

    Bought this to play music from my laptop. Shame the app only works from a mobile phone but this was only a minor irritation.
    • Bought this to play music from my laptop. Shame the app only works from a mobile phone but this was only a minor irritation.
      • I’m so pleased with my zipp mini. The internet radio is brilliant – no more dropping out of dab signal when you stand in the wrong place. 5 easy to change presets so you can use it independently as a radio rather than just a speaker. I pick it up by the tab and carry it round with me all over the house. The app is really easy to use.
  6. This review is from : Libratone Zipp Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Airplay 2, Spotify Connect and Internet Radio – Nordic Black

    I’m so pleased with my zipp mini. The internet radio is brilliant – no more dropping out of dab signal when you stand in the wrong place. 5 easy to change presets so you can use it independently as a radio rather than just a speaker. I pick it up by the tab and carry it round with me all over the house. The app is really easy to use.
  7. 3.0 out of 5 stars The control software requires you create and account and send them your data. on said:

    This review is from : Libratone Zipp Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Airplay 2, Spotify Connect and Internet Radio – Nordic Black

    The associate app requires you to create an account however, or link it to facebook or google. None of which i am prepared to do for a wireless speaker. I wanted the app to see if you could turn down the volume of the notification?. When it boots up it or shuts down it lets out such a loud ping that my dog and i are terrified of it.
    • The associate app requires you to create an account however, or link it to facebook or google. None of which i am prepared to do for a wireless speaker. I wanted the app to see if you could turn down the volume of the notification?. When it boots up it or shuts down it lets out such a loud ping that my dog and i are terrified of it.
      • Have just wasted 2 hours of my life trying to set this up using iphone. Am sending it back because it’s impossible.
  8. Have just wasted 2 hours of my life trying to set this up using iphone. Am sending it back because it’s impossible.
    • 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.
      • 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.
  9. I bought 2 speakers together so that i can pair them and listen. Issues are mostly with pairing. Individually they work like a charm. App is lousy and does not recognize paired speakers at times. Bluetooth streaming has significant lag. If u have tidal membership then playing thru libratone app is not possible. Works well on single speaker.
  10. This review is from : Libratone Zipp Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Airplay 2, Spotify Connect and Internet Radio – Nordic Black

    I bought 2 speakers together so that i can pair them and listen. Issues are mostly with pairing. Individually they work like a charm. App is lousy and does not recognize paired speakers at times. Bluetooth streaming has significant lag. If u have tidal membership then playing thru libratone app is not possible. Works well on single speaker.
    • 5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product. Good sound quality and excellent simple functionality on said:
      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.
  11. This review is from : Libratone Zipp Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Airplay 2, Spotify Connect and Internet Radio – Nordic Black

    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.

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