Test: Libratone Loop

The third speaker model from the Danish Libratone is really neat, delivers good sound in terms of size but it is sometimes set to cable rates.

“The taste is like the bat”, and so on, as the expression says. Therefore, I stress that my views on the purely aesthetic is precisely my views. I think Libratone Loop is minimalist chic, I like h. c. Andersen’s the Nightingale of the “old-school Apple”-like power button and volume slider is the ring around it. I also like how understated it is when it is hanging on my wall, although grey (possible to choose between three colors from the beginning) may not be the best color match against the yellow-orange background. However, it is nice enough that I would not put an extra bucks at 519 alternative covers.

But when it comes to design, it is also an important functionality and where it is no longer just my tastes that come into play. The little bredbenta pinstativet (looks like a divining) works just fine when the speaker is standing on the floor or shelf. And you don’t need any screws or the like, just put it in the hole on the rear speaker will take care of your body and weight the rest.
Part of the wall of good and evil

The suspension mechanism of the wall are also smartly conceived. The foundation sits in the wall with a Plug and screw (supplied), and then drag on the “hook” (looks like a truncated glassstrut in plastic) and secure it with a small hex. The speaker has a hold on the back that edge is easy use, and it’s where you Heron solid speaker on the hook. It feels a bit disconcerting the first time but the fact is that the speaker is sitting very safely.

But unfortunately, not all hunky-dory. Base, which is quite powerful at higher volumes, have the natural ability to create vibrations. When the speaker is hanging on the wall propagates these vibrations so that the speaker body and everything else that is hanging or touching the wall creates sounds. At its worst it sounds like a blown speaker, but that probably varies depending on the material the wall is made of and what is hanging on the top of the speaker. After some experimenting I came on that the best way to reduce unwanted vibration effects is to put the footrest in the speaker and thus stabilize the big picture on the wall. It doesn’t look as neat, but at higher volumes, it was a sound commercial necessity. When the vibrations are gone so the sound is actually really good.
Those who seek shall find

All ports are discretely hidden at the back of the speaker, we find a usb port, a 3.5 mm analog audio port for external sources, the power input and two buttons which you between connection methods Playdirect and Airplay. And hold them at the same time, go into the speaker setup mode. One curve slightly inward and the other curve slightly outwards so as to know which is which without having to disassemble the speaker hangs on the wall.
As usual, it is unfortunately so that wireless sometimes works better in theory than in practice. To connect via Playdirect works best but the solution is locked to the Ios and Itunes on PC and Mac. DLNA, I get to work sometimes, but often as not found device. When I received the speaker to play with my home network so having problems decreased drastically but the start-up phase is too hard. Running man with the mobile network and want to stream music (like our site) or have a working internet connection at the same time, so it requires a little extra pill with the network settings. Bluetooth is not available as an option and given the sway of technology audio and connectivity features, it’s not something I miss. Our site’s new default Connect will be supported in the future. One thing I would have liked, however, already now is a password for the speaker’s built-in networking. Without it, anyone who is within reach, connect on the via Playdirect, which means that an evil neighbor can make a really nice “practical joke” with your speakers.
Satisfy my need for control

The speaker’s associated app (both Ios and Android) is good but there is some fine tuning options. It is preset equalizer options that apply, and it is the same for placeringsintällningarna, that is where you choose where the speaker is in the room and how high it sits on the wall.
On the whole, I think the speaker’s sound is really great. The shape is suitable to spread the sound in all directions and the depth of the structure allows it to have similar acoustic properties as the body of an acoustic guitar. The sound is adjusted largely digitally and to avoid distortion, the built-in digital amplifier change frequency before the sound reaches the membrane. The treble is clear without being garish, the midrange is rich and the bass is deep. Sometimes, högtalen in the default sound a bit “tinny” but it is possible to fix by changing the sound character of the app. The only thing I really lack in this context is “pressure” at the base, not the one you hear but the feeling in the chest.