Libratone Zipp Wireless Speaker, These speakers are excellent!

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.

Nice design, sound could have been better.

Sound, user interface and designif i could i would give it 10 stars.

Key specs for Libratone Zipp Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Airplay 2, Spotify Connect and Internet Radio – Cloudy Grey:

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  • Fully portable with built in re-chargeable batteries giving 10+ hours of battery life – pick your Zipp up and bring it anywhere around the home
  • Connect via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplay and Spotify
  • Link your Zipp or Zipp Mini’s together to create a distinct, flexible multi-room listening experience
  • Libratone’s biggest speaker featuring award winning signature sound that delivers deep bass, full midrange and crisp highs
  • Airplay 2 (free update coming) connect multiple Airplay speakers directly from your iOS device with Airplay 2, expected released by Apple later this year

Comments from buyers

“Little bird with a big voice!
, A revealtion
, Good Speaker, Poor App

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.

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.

These speakers are so good i have now bought two of them and get beautiful stereo sound when linked.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

These speakers are excellent.

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.

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.

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.

Really amazing sound, bass, design, versatility.

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.

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.

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.

Really impressed with the sound and construction of this product. Connected to my iphone, ipad and amazon echo dot with no problems.

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.

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

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.

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

One thought on “Libratone Zipp Wireless Speaker, These speakers are excellent!

  1. 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).
    • 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).
  2. For such a simple small unit it sounds simply wonderful. Everything from peter gabriels “don’t give up” to the majesty of beethoven 9 all sound as intend with stunning dynamic range, no appreciable distortion and an incredible rounded but in control bass. And it more than fills a big room. Only three tiny observations (not criticisms) on airplay it takes time for the unit to join the network on start up and the unit needs a restart to hand control between mobile device. Finally it’s mono and the stereo option seems to have been binned in lieu of alexa – as a mac house that is a down side for us and stopped me buying two.
  3. This review is from : Libratone Zipp Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Airplay 2, Spotify Connect and Internet Radio – Cloudy Grey

    For such a simple small unit it sounds simply wonderful. Everything from peter gabriels “don’t give up” to the majesty of beethoven 9 all sound as intend with stunning dynamic range, no appreciable distortion and an incredible rounded but in control bass. And it more than fills a big room. Only three tiny observations (not criticisms) on airplay it takes time for the unit to join the network on start up and the unit needs a restart to hand control between mobile device. Finally it’s mono and the stereo option seems to have been binned in lieu of alexa – as a mac house that is a down side for us and stopped me buying two.
    • 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.
      • 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.
  4. I’ve owned 2 zipp speakers for over a year (bought in a store). They started out working well, but over time they stopped linking to each other (no more stereo sound), and then eventually one stopped connecting to any wireless devices – no connection to wifi, bluetooth, spotify, other speakers at all. So despite doing all updates and troubleshooting, 1 zipp is essentially a brick now, and their customer service has stopped replying entirely. Unfortunately my experience went from good to awful and can’t recommend them anymore due to the defective product and service.
    • I’ve owned 2 zipp speakers for over a year (bought in a store). They started out working well, but over time they stopped linking to each other (no more stereo sound), and then eventually one stopped connecting to any wireless devices – no connection to wifi, bluetooth, spotify, other speakers at all. So despite doing all updates and troubleshooting, 1 zipp is essentially a brick now, and their customer service has stopped replying entirely. Unfortunately my experience went from good to awful and can’t recommend them anymore due to the defective product and service.
  5. This review is from : Libratone Zipp Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Airplay 2, Spotify Connect and Internet Radio – Cloudy Grey

    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.
    • 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.
      • 1.0 out of 5 stars Stereo wifi streaming no longer possible after software "update". Speakers returned. on said:
        I bought two of these speakers in february 2018, because they offered stereo streaming over wifi. This means two separate streams going to two separate speakers – true stereo, not “special effects” mock-stereo created electronically from within one speaker unit. There were a few niggles with connectivity, especially if the speakers were left for a few days, but once connected they worked well. In october 2018 libratone sent a firmware update. This update removed the functionality to stream stereo over wifi. Their customer service people tell me they weren’t able to implement stereo streaming with air play 2, so they gave up on stereo. What a ludicrous thing to do – it’s not an update, it’s a downgrade. If i wanted mono or “pretend-stereo” from one speaker i would have used my old jambox, not bought two zipp minis. I am sending these speakers back for a refund and will not be buying another libratone product.
  6. This review is from : Libratone Zipp Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Airplay 2, Spotify Connect and Internet Radio – Cloudy Grey

    I bought two of these speakers in february 2018, because they offered stereo streaming over wifi. This means two separate streams going to two separate speakers – true stereo, not “special effects” mock-stereo created electronically from within one speaker unit. There were a few niggles with connectivity, especially if the speakers were left for a few days, but once connected they worked well. In october 2018 libratone sent a firmware update. This update removed the functionality to stream stereo over wifi. Their customer service people tell me they weren’t able to implement stereo streaming with air play 2, so they gave up on stereo. What a ludicrous thing to do – it’s not an update, it’s a downgrade. If i wanted mono or “pretend-stereo” from one speaker i would have used my old jambox, not bought two zipp minis. I am sending these speakers back for a refund and will not be buying another libratone product.
    • 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.
      • 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.
  7. It didn’t work it would not go into setup modenever worked not what you expect of a £200 plus speaker.
  8. This review is from : Libratone Zipp Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Airplay 2, Spotify Connect and Internet Radio – Cloudy Grey

    It didn’t work it would not go into setup modenever worked not what you expect of a £200 plus speaker.
    • 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.
  9. This review is from : Libratone Zipp Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Airplay 2, Spotify Connect and Internet Radio – Cloudy Grey

    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.
    • Bought this to play music from my laptop. Shame the app only works from a mobile phone but this was only a minor irritation.
  10. This review is from : Libratone Zipp Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Airplay 2, Spotify Connect and Internet Radio – Cloudy Grey

    Bought this to play music from my laptop. Shame the app only works from a mobile phone but this was only a minor irritation.
  11. This review is from : Libratone Zipp Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Airplay 2, Spotify Connect and Internet Radio – Cloudy Grey

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

    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.
  13. 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 – Cloudy Grey

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

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

    Have just wasted 2 hours of my life trying to set this up using iphone. Am sending it back because it’s impossible.
    • 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.
  16. This review is from : Libratone Zipp Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Airplay 2, Spotify Connect and Internet Radio – Cloudy Grey

    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.

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