Using the speakers, users can stream music from mobile Apple devices or from iTunes over their home Wi-Fi network. It’s the best of both worlds – the mobility that a Bluetooth connection would otherwise allow combined with the superior sound quality of a hard connection. Granted, Apple’s AAC files aren’t necessarily known for being audiophile friendly, but for the mainstream user the improvement in sound quality from a Bluetooth connection should be appreciable.
Is that improvement worth the $400 asking price? Probably not by itself, but the Logitech UE Air Speaker isn’t your average iPod/iPhone external speaker. This rig comes with dual tweeters and subwoofers in addition to AirPlay compatibility. $400 is still a little pricey, but all told, that’s not a bad haul if you can afford it.