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8.3 out of 10

Libratone Live AirPlay Speaker

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Libratone Live review

Technoodling
17 July 2012
  • Excerpt: Minimalist design, easy to set up, untethered and hi-fi sound quality. These are the points that Libratone puts forward with their latest pr
  • Pros: Easy to use and setup, Simple yet beautiful design, Solid build quality, Clear and robust sound even when volume is pushed to the max. No distortion, Uses Apple Airplay technology and controlled solely via an iOS app, perfect for Apple centric users
  • Cons: Too Apple centric which leaves Windows user in a bit of a disadvantage
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Overall 8
7.7
Design 8
8.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Connectivity 7
7.0

The dongle is gone as Libratone fully embraces AirPlay in its speakers

theverge.com
21 July 2011
  • Summary: So, will I be swapping out my Sonos for these Libratone speakers? No, but I’m a home owner with multiple listeners, music collections, and streaming audio services to manage. While the Libratone Live speaker ($699 or $799 for the cashmere finish) does best the audio reproduction of my relatively diminutive $399 Sonos Play:5 all-in-one, it can’t compare to the quality of sound and features offered by two Play:5 speakers ($798) joined together in a stereo pair.
  • Pros: Excellent sound reproduction for the price, Wireless AirPlay convenience, Ribbon tweeters
  • Cons: Pricey: $100 extra for colored cashmere, Limited features compared to Zeppelin Air
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Overall 6
6.0

Libratone Live

What Hi-Fi?
11 July 2013
  • Conclusion: Good with voices, but needs to perform to a much higher standard to be seen as a serious contender
  • Pros: Cashmere finish, Striking looks, Expressive midrange, PlayDirect works with some phones and tablets
  • Cons: Splashy, unrefined treble, Ill-defined, woolly bass, Relatively pricey
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

techguide.com.au
22 July 2012
  • Summary: Libratone offers attractive features in its Live AirPlay speaker system – style, sound quality, ease of use and a handle to carry it from room to room. Designed to blend into your home’s décor thanks to its minimalist design, the Libratone Live comes in your choice of a number of coloured cloth coverings. And being an Airplay speaker means you can forget the cables. The only cable required is for power.
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Overall 8
8.0

Libratone Live AirPlay speaker

MacWorld
19 June 2012
  • Conclusion: At $799.95 the Libratone Live is one of the most expensive speakers in its class, and despite its beautiful design and powerful audio, this will disenchant many potential buyers. However, with its quality full room sound, AirPlay connectivity and dynamic audio range, this speaker is definitely worth a look, and listen.
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Overall 8
8.0

Libratone’s soundbar combines high quality sound and high quality design

Good Gear Guide.au
24 May 2012
  • Summary: Libratone's Lounge speaker system is designed to hide away on your sideboard or take pride of place under your plasma TV - wherever it sits, it'll look great and be incredibly easy to use (if you've got an iDevice). The sound that the Libratone Lounge produces is crisp and detailed, although it's slightly lacking in the bass power we expected from a large cabinet.
  • Pros: Clear, clean sound at all volumes, Simple, versatile (for iOS users), Sturdy design and build
  • Cons: Sound lacks some bass and expansiveness, No physical volume control
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Overall 8
8.0

This $899 hi-fi speaker is wrapped in wool, hiding some excellent sound quality

Good Gear Guide.au
23 May 2012
  • Summary: Libratone's Live AirPlay wireless speaker is an exceedingly simple, exceptionally good-looking product. It's well suited to Apple's idiot-proof wireless music streaming system, too, being controlled entirely remotely.
  • Pros: Excellent sound quality, Somewhat portable
  • Cons: No internal battery, Minor EQ adjustment, No external volume control
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Overall 10
10

Review: Libratone Live Airplay speaker

geekstech.co.uk
2 April 2012
  • Excerpt: The @Libratone Live Airplay speaker allows users to stream songs from their iTunes music libraries on Mac or PC, as well as music stored on their iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, through their Wi-Fi networks using Apple’s Airp...
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Overall 8
8.3

Test: Libratone Live - Dyr, men deilig lyd

idg.no
16 October 2012
  • Excerpt: – Libratone er begynnelsen på slutten på høyttalerkabler på verdensbasis. Produsenten av høyttalersystemet Libratone Live slår på stortromma i teksten på emballasjen. Høyttalerkabler er bare så gammeldags, ifølge den danske høyttalerprodusenten Libratone A/S. Forutsetningen for at du får være med på Libratones antikabel-kampanje er at du er en lykkelig eier av en iPad, iPhone eller iPod touch av AirPlay-kompatibel årgang – eller rett og slett har en Mac eller Windows-pc...
  • Pros: Elegant høyttalersystem med god lyd.
  • Cons: Noe høy pris.
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Libratone Live draadloze Airport

hifi.nl
23 May 2012
  • Summary: Wil je een simpel werkend AirPlay speaker systeem met een opvallend design, dan is de Libratone Live zonder twijfel te overwegen. De Libratone Live weet een mooie wall-of-sound neer te zetten, voor een prijs van €699,- euro. Dat is een hoop geld voor een draadloze speaker, maar dan heb je wel een stijvol vormgegeven apparaat met redelijk wat vermogen onder de motorkap.
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