What are they saying
ok there is bose and sonos - but the libratone just looks so much better and it sounds just perfect. yes you can have more of a bass experience with an additional sub but do you really need it? in my opinion the lounge fills my room with the frequencies i need :-)
PS ...... oh almost forgot: you can stream music tooo ;-)
Criticisms? Only one. all Airplay speakers, including Libratone Lounge, currently support only 802.11g on the 2,4 GHz radio wavelength. I would prefer 5 GHz to ensure against clutter from other 2.4 GHz devices but, having said that, I have never experienced any connection or stability problems with my Lounge.
It is my 66th birthday in a few days time, but, as you may have realised, I really do not need any presents. Musically, I have everything I need, (thanks Libratone .... seriously). The price of the 'Lounge' is reasonably high but I think it is worth every penny. However, if you are waivering and would like to discuss the detail of my experiences of Airplay generally or the Libratone Lounge specifically, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The sound is really full and crisp. By far the best audio device / speaker i have owned so far!
The price may be a bit steep, but the money is well spent!
You cannot fault the ease of use and design on the Lounge.
I use it both for playing music directly off my iThings, and also an Internet radio receiver which i have connected to the Lounge with an optical cable. Perfect! Who says you need a full rack and huge speakers for good sound?
If You are considering one, GO FOR IT! :)
Build Quality: 5/5
Go ahead and grab a Libratone Lounge, and prepare to be blown away.
I have both Lounge and Live. Speakers simply don't come better!
AirPlay - cutting the strings
AirPlay connection gives you the freedom to move about as you please with your entire music library in the palm of your hand - stream audio wirelessly and effortlessly from iOS devices and Mac/PC.
DLNA wireless sound for Android & Windows devices
DLNA is a widely supported streaming standard that makes Libratone speakers compatible with most Android and Windows devices, enabling them to stream music to Libratone's speakers anywhere, anytime.
Optimized for tv
Optimized to breathe new life into your TV set. A combined 3,5 mini jack/digital mini plug connection ensures perfect audio transfer making Libratone Lounge the perfect companion for your flatscreen TV.
Stream simultaneously to multiple Libratone speakers to fill your house with sound. Control everything in iTunes on your Mac/PC and stream music to up to 6 speakers at a time.
Enhance your sound experience
Download our Libratone app and optimize your sound experience. Feed the app with information and it automatically adjusts the sound to fit the room it's in.
PlayDirect™ wireless sound made easy
PlayDirect is wireless sound straight out of the box. Just press Play on your iOS device or computer to start streaming your music. PlayDirect needs no Wi-Fi network or prior setup. Setting your music free has never been easier.
Ease Of Use
Once AirPlay is set up, all you need to do is make sure Libratone Lounge is turned on. It starts playing, when you press play. Remember: In our world wireless always trumps wires, so the audio you stream overrules the mini-jack connection.
No remotes necessary
With Libratone Lounge you won't have any extra remotes lying around. Everything is controlled from your iDevice, Mac/PC, or even your TV remote (if you connect AUX style through the 'headphone out' on your TV set).
Wireless active speaker with built-in Digital Signal Processing and Digital Amplification. Implements Libratone patent-pending FullRoom™ acoustic technology for exceptional sound performance
It works with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 4.3.3 or later, Mac with OS X Mountain Lion, and Mac/ PC with iTunes 10.2.2 or later.
Stream music from your DLNA ready music app on your DLNA ready Android / WP8 / Windows computer directly to your Libratone speaker.
AirPlay, PlayDirect, DLNA (Windows and Android devices) and 3.5-mm audio minijack for analog or optical digital sound.
150W total. 1x50W bass, 2x25W tweeter & 2x25W midrange.
1 x 8" inverted woofer, 2 x 4" ceramic midrange and 2 x 1" ribbon based tweeters.
Frequency range: 38-20.000 Hz. Max output: 103 dB SPL/ 1m.
Libratone Lounge is made of exclusive materials including a body of wood, high-end piano finish and Italian cashmere wool.
Height: 23.7 cm / 9.3" Width: 100,0 cm / 39.4" Depth: 12,0 cm / 4.7" Weight: 12 kg / 26,5 lbs.
110-230 Volt AC, 50/60Hz. Power consumption 80/6 W. Energy saving standby power consumption of only 1 W. Libratone Lounge is not rechargeable and needs to be connected to mains (110 - 230V AC) to play.