Summary: I was looking to set up full house audio, and I chose to go with AirPlay speakers instead of hard wiring a multi-zone stereo. I chose these speakers for their price compared to others that are AirPlay enabled. I am an audio snob, but when it came to getting music to fill my home, these did the job fine.
Summary: UPDATE: I recently bought a new Mac Mini. Previously I had a late 2010 iMac, but the new machine is the current release mini. On both machines, I am running the current and most up to date release of the operating system. But although I had very unstable and unreliable connections with the older iMac, with the new Mac Mini the connections to these Airplay speakers have become rock solid.
Summary: My first Airplay product, so I don't know if this is Apple's issue or Philips, but it will probably be yours. In an area with a moderate number of wifi signals, audio drop-outs and stutters are very common (from every 30 secs to every 5 mins) if the speaker and source are some distance from the router--even if the signal strength on both devices shows up as very strong. Not so bad if either device is closer to the router.
Wireless setup is a breeze, easy to use, but sound is just ok
M. Boone, Amazon
19 January 2012
Summary: I picked up this speaker even though we already have an Apple Airport Express MB321LL/A [NEWEST VERSION ] router and use Airplay with our Bose Companion 2 Series II multimedia speaker system . I liked the idea of having a second wireless speaker for streaming music in a different room and thought it might be more useful than the Altec Lansing M650 Speaker System which does not have wireless capability.
Summary: This speaker is a handsome "wireless" speaker with good sound and support for Apple's AirPlay technology. The reason that I refer to it as "wireless" is that it does have a power cable so you'll still have one wire no matter what! SETUP While AirPlay couldn't be easier to configure, before you can have AirPlay, you'll need to get this speaker configured onto your wireless network.