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5.0 out of 5 stars
Good design, easy setup, great sound., 29 Mar 2013
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First impressions on getting this out of the box were that it looked good, with an interesting design.
I was concerned about how it would look as the one I ordered was called 'blue', but the overall colour of the case was grey with the blue being behind the mesh/holes. Overall it looks good, and did not look out of place in any room I tried it in.
Next up is the setup of the device. As it was airplay enabled I decided to set it up using the app that is available.
This proved to be very easy and straightforward, in less than five minutes I had it setup on my wifi network with a suitable device name.
The process was very clear and easy to follow.
My only criticism would be that the quick start guide does not describe the buttons and LED colours in detail, and for each meaning you have read all sections of the guide, I expected a table listing LED's and what the colours mean.
But, that's a small point as set up was so easy.
Now onto the sound quality.
I have tried this in my living room and dining room, and tried it on mains and on battery. In all cases the sound was superb.
The clarity of the sound was excellent, with lots of detail. Whether at high or low volumes the detail on the sound was excellent with no distortion.
I tried a range of music from classical, pop, rock and heavy metal and in all cases I thought the sound was just as excellent. My family agreed and the general consensus was that his speaker sounded as good as any airplay speaker we had tried, and was indeed better than many stereos/hifi's.
Considering its compact size the stereo sound was not compromised, and gave good results.
If I compare this to my Bowers & Wilkins A5 bought recently it compares very well, and has an equally good sound.
This is an airplay speaker I would easily recommend, and the 3.5mm input and battery power just make it even more useful and flexible.
The only downside would be the cost, it is expensive, but given the sound quality I will forgive this price tag.