Summary: In rebuilding my environment after a recent move (that won't be my last), I'm attempting a bit of minimalism... i.e. my bookshelves all fold. After considering a few other portable speakers and soundbar systems, I impulse purchased the Beolit 12 at a brick-and-mortar store (marked down).
Tried them all and this is the best with a few caveats.
Chrome Boy, Amazon
29 January 2014
Summary: Sound docks have been a hobby and an addiction for me. I have owned and used the following: original George, Harman Kardon Go Play, B&W Zeppelin, NAD Viso One, Arcam rCube, Marantz Consolette, and probably a few I have forgotten.
Summary: I must say I'm disappointed in this product. The sound that comes out of this little box is amazing. However, the battery life of its internal battery isn't so good. It only lasts for an hour.
Summary: I went through a bunch of different small audio solutions (Bose, Jambox, B&W), and all of them failed to compare in at least one major category compared to the Beolit. - Really great sound - Perfect size (and easy to carry) - Terrific WiFi performance for uninterrupted AirPlay use (B&W's Zeppelin...
Summary: Pros: 1. Although it can never replace your high end Hi-Fi home audio system (which is not the point of this system), it has one of the best sound quality on a portable speaker in the $1000 and below price range.
Very Enjoyable, Lots of Fun, Highly Versatile and Easy to Set Up
Timothy S Winter, Amazon
27 February 2013
Summary: The Beolit 12 is an excellent item for the music lover who wants a very versatile, high quality, sound experience. The unit is easy to set up and allows the music lover to enjoy all of his/her music from any Apple Air-Play device over a local Wi-Fi network or a music device that can be plugged into...
Summary: The Beolit 12 has worked liked a charm. The set up does take a few minutes-- it's not as easy as plug and play, but it has worked well ever since. I can stream music to it more reliably than to my Apple TV-- no drop outs or freezes. The sound is incredible.
Summary: As a long time bang and olufsen fanatic, it was always a bummer that there wasnt a way to take that sound with me when I travel. I travel quite a lot and having the ability for a sturdy bang and olufsen sound equipment on the go was amazing.
Summary: Bought one at the the Apple Store yesterday and the guy I paid at the cash register said, "That thing is a monster!" (in a good way). Had done a lot of online research on this model and all kinds of other airplay dock/receivers/whatever-you-want-to-call-them and what kept me coming back to this was...