Summary: The Logitech UE Air Speaker is a worthwhile third-party AirPlay speaker for homes demanding premium sound from iOS devices, but bargain hunters can save $100 and go portable with the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker.
Pros: Logitech's elegant UE Air Speaker can capably fill a large room with dynamic sound, and its accompanying UE Air iOS app reduces pairing to a few easy steps.
Cons: The rotating hinge under the hardware dock feels flimsy and prone to malfunction.
Logitech UE Air impresses, but audio quality is just decent
27 April 2012
Excerpt: (1 items) Logitech’s $400 UE Air Speaker gets an awful lot right. The UE in its name stands for Ultimate Ears, the formerly independent headphones company Logitech acquired back in 2008; Air refers to Apple’s wireless AirPlay technology, which the speaker uses superbly to play streamed music. Add to that a hideaway iPhone/iPod/iPad dock cradle, brilliantly easy setup, and very nice audio, and you get an impressive, easy-to-recommend speaker.
Conclusion: Apple fans looking for a speaker dock built with their devices in mind will adore what the Logitech UE Air Speaker has to offer. The sound quality is more than satisfactory but it is the ease of use and stylish good looks that will win the first-time user over!
Pros: Like the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin, the Logitech UE Air Speaker hits you with a stunning design straight from the box. This isn’t about understated playability, this dock is all about making its presence felt. The tapered shape is appealing and the three dials on the top give it that hint of industrial design. What’s more, the dock element itself is nicely tucked away at the foot of the speaker dock, so when not in use can be slipped away. You won’t find a remote cont...
Cons: Logitech and UE have kept the tech spec of the Air AirPlay Dock in the dark so other than the basics, it’s different to judge this dock against its contemporaries. We like the large volume dial but the flanking smaller buttons seem to offer little, one being a power switch, the other a Mute function. If the fixed device solution isn’t for you then you can always connect to the Logitech UE Air AirPlay Dock using the built-in Wi-Fi connection. The instructions are fairl...
Conclusion: The Logitech UE Air Speaker is a very competent AirPlay-enabled speaker system. It’s easy to set up and delivers very good sound quality. However, we felt it wasn’t quite as good as similarly priced speaker systems from other companies.
Logitech UE Air Speaker review: The UE Air is a commendable speaker system with decent sound quality, but it will disappoint those looking for fantastic audio.
Good Gear Guide.au
4 August 2012
Summary: If you own an iOS device and you're looking for a simple and easy solution to play your music in the home, you should definitely consider the Logitech UE Air Speaker. However, given its high price tag, the UE Air Speaker's audio quality is a little disappointing. This is certainly not a bad speaker system, but merely a good one that's a little overpriced.
Pros: Attractive design, AirPlay and ease of setup, Loud volume
Cons: Overpriced, Distortion at high volumes, An overall muddy sound
Summary: Første forsøg på en dyrere højttaler fra en producent af budgethøjttalere i samarbejde med en producent af dyre hovedtelefoner – kan det blive godt? Svaret er helt enkelt ja. Det er en pæn højttaler, som er nem at installere og bruge. Og lyden er faktisk ikke bare over forventet, den er helt i klasse med de bedste højttalere i testen og desuden til en lavere pris. Det er så imponerende, at vi glædeligt giver en udmærkelse til Logitech UE Air.