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Libratone Zipp

Libratone Zipp
alaScore 96

174 reviews

Aug, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 174 reviews of Libratone Zipp. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Libratone Zipp is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Libratone Zipp

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Libratone Zipp from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk.

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Libratone Zipp Wireless Speaker - Graphite GreyLibratone Zipp Wireless Speaker - Graphite Grey

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Libratone Zipp

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 user reviews of Libratone Zipp from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com.

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Libratone LT-300-US-1001 Zipp Wireless Portable Speaker - Salty GreyLibratone LT-300-US-1001 Zipp Wireless Portable Speaker - Salty Grey

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Libratone Zipp

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Libratone Zipp from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.ca.

75% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Libratone Zipp Classic Wireless SpeakerLibratone Zipp Classic Wireless Speaker

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Michael Brown (pcworld.com)

Libratone Zipp wireless speakers review: Great looks, good sound, lots of features

 

With a few notable exceptions, Bluetooth speakers are a dime a dozen. They're commodity items with little differentiation to set one apart from the rest. Among larger Bluetooth speakers, I would count Creative's Sound Blaster Roar 2, Jawbone's Big...

Versatile (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, AirPlay, and USB host) ; Delivers 360-degree sound ; Can run on battery power ; Very attractive industrial design

Can't stream different tracks to different speakers from the same source ; Can't remotely control the volume of multiple speakers independently from the same app you're streaming music from ; Limited diversity in the Zipp lineup (just two models)

The Zipp is a very good and versatile wireless speaker, but Sonos has much better multi-room audio infrastructure.

Mar, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Libratone Zipp

 

The portable Libratone Zipp speaker delivers powerful Bluetooth audio in an attractive design with a host of useful extra features.

Powerful audio performance with robust bass and crisp highs. Alluring design projects audio in all directions. Portable, with a built-in strap for hanging from hooks. Free app allows for Wi-Fi streaming, Internet radio playback.

Digital signal processing isn't for everyone. Track fades can lose a split-second of audio.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Libratone Zipp Wireless Speaker: Portable, high-end audio with good looks

 

The Zipp (US$399.95) is the first in Scandinavian-based Libratone's range of high-end, wireless speakers, followed by the Loop, Live and Lounge. Steve Sande t...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Alexander George (wired.com)

Review: Libratone Zipp

 

You've probably seen Libratone's speakers on display in Apple's retail stores. They're the visually striking, fabric-covered things that look like little sculptures. A new addition...

Best example so far of Libratone’s design chops. Sound is great for modest parties in medium-size rooms. AirPlay setup and use is as easy as it gets on an established Wi-Fi connection. Decent battery life

The cost is a put-off. PlayDirect works, but setting up internet streaming is an annoyance. If you rely on Spotify or Pandora and plan to take the Zipp to the beach, consider carefully

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Libratone Zipp gray

 

What's the trick? Well, instead of having to connect to your Wi-Fi network and then the speaker, you can connect directly to this AirPlay speaker from your iOS device (iPhone, iPad , iPod Touch) or desktop/laptop PC (Windows or Mac ) running iTunes...

The portable Libratone Zipp AirPlay speaker has a modern, eye-catching design and excellent sound for its size, and you can connect directly to it from an iOS mobile device, PC, or Mac. It has a built-in rechargeable battery or can be powered by an...

Many source devices can't access Wi-Fi services while connected to the Libratone, or need to use pricey data plans; the Zipp only has 4 hours of battery life with wireless on; it's not compatible with Android smartphones and tablets (no Bluetooth); and...

The Libratone Zipp is one of the best-sounding and best-looking portable wireless speakers out there, but its high price and Wi-Fi limitations give us pause.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Libratone Zipp rocks the house via AirPlay and PlayDirect (review)

 

Summary: There are several wireless speaker options out there today, most use Bluetooth for the connection. AirPlay speakers use WiFi and the sound output is greatly improved IMHO. The Libratone Zipp is an affordable and powerful speaker you may want...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Libratone Zipp Review

 

Time was, if you wanted a wooly column of wireless musical pleasure, you had to train a sheep to stand upright and sing. Libratone 's new Zipp, however, changes that: a wool wrapped portable speaker delivering not only Apple's AirPlay but a tweaked...

Apple is pushing away from speaker docks and focusing on wireless audio, and the accessory industry is eager to oblige. Such systems have generally been more expensive than traditional, wired docks, but that's also encouraged manufacturers to dress...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Thomas Ricker (theverge.com)

Libratone Zipp review: PlayDirect AirPlay takes on Bluetooth speakers

 

Libratone isn't a household name yet, but the 30-person Danish company with its roots in acclaimed Steinway Lyngdorf audio is hoping to change the face of portable speakers, literally. Having grown...

Sounds terrific, easily fills a room ; PlayDirect makes AirPlay truly portable for iOS and Mac users ; Looks great, can change appearance with optional sleeves ; Leather strap is a helpful / quirky addition ; PlayDirect Wi-Fi has better range than...

Expensive speaker, expensive sleeves ; No Bluetooth so no wireless support for Windows or Android ; PlayDirect interrupts 3G data unless manually configured ; PlayDirect can be finicky, requiring reboot

The Libratone Zipp is my new favorite portable wireless speaker

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: John V. (phonearena.com)

Libratone Zipp Review

 

In making its speaker different, Libratone has opted to favor a more modern looking design with its Zipp portable speaker. Indeed, it's not a totally new design we haven't seen before, as we've come across several cylindrical shaped speakers before,...

Personalized element with its Wool covers ; Its design is modern and inviting ; Enhanced audio projection via the Libratone app

Audio quality sounds strained at the loudest setting ; Very expensive portable solution at $400 ; No Bluetooth connection

Visually, we can’t deny that the Libratone Zipp has an amusing one that manages to go outside of the norm, but the $400 price point attached to it online through places like Amazon makes it a tough call. It sure is a big investment on its own, that’s...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Michael Brown (macworld.com)

Libratone Zipp wireless speakers review: Great looks, good sound, lots of features

 

With a few notable exceptions, Bluetooth speakers are a dime a dozen. They're commodity items with little differentiation to set one apart from the rest. Among larger Bluetooth speakers, I would count Creative's Sound Blaster Roar 2, Jawbone's Big...

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications

Configuration

AirPlay: Yes
DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No
Remote Control: No
Subwoofer: No

Connectivity

Android Docking:MP3 Player / Mobile Phone / Tablet Docking / No
Apple Docking:WIRELESS IOS
Audio Line-In Interface: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Docking System:Apple Docking
Signal Input:Digital
TYPE OF DOCKING:Wireless Pairing
USB:USB 2.0

Energy Information

Battery Powered: Yes

General Features

Construction:Single Case Speaker System
Signal Connection:Wireless + Wired
Speaker Type:Active

Loudspeakers

Suitable for outdoor use: No

Ports & interfaces

Headphone Out: Yes
USB charging port: Yes
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