The last time we heard from Denmark-based, fancy audio purveyor Libratone, they made one of the finest AirPlay speakers we had ever heard. At $400, the Zipp wasn't cheap, but it was considerably cheaper than anything else we had ever seen/heard from the company before. Here's their latest effort, a designy,…
Changes in a speaker's audio quality might not be quite as noticeable as a big jump in a screen's pixel density, but the sound of a movie can have a much bigger effect on how you experience it. In short, good audio ain't just for audiophiles. Here's the sound technology that changed the aural universe this year.
There will be wireless speakers in the future. Whether they will use DLNA, AirPlay, or Bluetooth isn't certain—none of those technologies are quite perfect yet. But some, like Libratone's new Zipp AirPlay speaker, are very close. And it's better the previous Libratone Live in nearly every way.
Libratone's last AirPlay outing was a beautifully designed dud—it was just way, way too expensive. But their next stab, a compact cylinder wrapped in wool, has the chance to be the best take on AirPlay we've ever seen.
A months ago we marveled at the cashmere-cloaked Libratone Live AirPlay speaker. It's so pretty! So European! Well now that the Denmark-designed speaker has hit US soil we're cutting up our credit cards to avoid the splurge.
Despite having been out for quite some time now, AirPlay still isn't in as many sound systems as I'd hoped. So it's encouraging to see such a beautiful piece of audio gear. And dispiriting to see the price tag.