Great sound but i had to return because of constant beeping.
Very pleased, better than i expected. So far, so good ( have speakers for a couple of months now) i wanted speakers for airplay functionality, which is quite difficult to find at a reasonable cost. These are not cheap, but nor is the cost prohibitive. This is my third big name brand, started with pure contour and also have z2 bowers. Airplay- i have been really impressed with how painless the connection works to my iphone or macbook. As anyone who has ever tried airplay probably knows there are always problems with the signal being lost and delays. These are without a doubt the best speakers so far for that purpose as there have been no problems whatsoever. Hurrahradio – a surprise bonus has been the internet radio options also. Great choice although the app is a little fiddly and you can only save 5 favourites. Sound – absolutely excellent, especially given the compact size of the speakerstyling – i got the grey speaker and really like the subtle styling rather than a big ugly black boxdownsides- if i was being picky i would like an led type display on the speaker to show what is playing, but the libratone iphone app is fairly good as an alternative.
Good – but nowhere near as good as the old original zipp. . I owned the original zipp and loved it – spectacularly bright natural sound for all kinds of music, including classical. Very loud, great bass, amazingly clear treble. I gave it away when the new model came out, under the assumption that this new model (zipp 2015) could only be better. Sadly i was wrong – almost to the point of wanting to return it. The bass is still strong and impressive, but the amazing tweeters have been downgraded from the stunning ribbon tweeters to more traditional units – and the high-end clarity is now quite mediocre – none of the lovely clarity and realism of the original model. It sounds ‘closed in’ rather than open and bright. Also it’s overall not as loud as the previous model, despite the on-paper-claimed increase in wattage. I would have recommended the old model to anyone to buy without bothering to demo – but i would not recommend this one unless you give it a good try and like it. Seems like libratone (now bought out by a larger company apparently) have lost their way and don’t give sound quality the high priority they did before.
A very loud wireless speaker in such a small form + good quality sound + some elegant design touches. I have tried a good number of wireless speakers in recent years by makers including bose, sony, loewe and others. This libratone zipp mini probably ranks amongst my top 2 wireless speakers. I think it delivers excellent quality sound in an attractive package with some nifty features that help to turn it into a luxury item that is quite fun and pleasing to own. I’ll break my review down into things i like and then things i like less. Things i like* the first thing you notice is that this speaker can get loud. In fact, i was surprised at how loud the zipp mini gets. Compared to several other wireless speakers at around the same price point, i think the zipp mini produces the highest volumes. Of course, it is important that there is no distortion at high volumes and i was pleasantly surprised to find that there was no distortion at all. On some other speakers at a similar price point (and made by very high-end brands), there can often be some distortion in the quality of sound as you get to the very loudest levels that a speaker is able to produce.