Klipsch G-17 Air

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  • Klipsch G-17 Air

Specs / Features


Airplay enabled speaker connects wirelessly over an existing Wi-Fi network | Allows control of your iTunes library from your Apple smart device | Employs horn-loaded technology in an extremely thin speaker | Sleek, minimalist cabinet in high-gloss piano black finish | AirPlay is compatible with iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch (2nd, 3rd, 4th generation), iPad, and iPad 2. AirPlay isn't compatible with iPhones other than those listed as compatible, ipod Nano (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th generation), and iPod Classic (120gb 160gb).

Airplay enabled speaker connects wirelessly over an existing Wi-Fi network | Allows control of your iTunes library from your Apple smart device | Employs horn-loaded technology in an extremely thin speaker | Sleek, minimalist cabinet in high-gloss piano black finish | AirPlay is compatible with iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch (2nd, 3rd, 4th generation), iPad, and iPad 2. AirPlay isn't compatible with iPhones other than those listed as compatible, ipod Nano (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th generation), and iPod Classic (120gb 160gb).

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Specification

Brand Klipsch
Model G-17 Air
Warranty 12 months
Size 10 x 42 cm (3.9 x 16.5 in)

Reviews (7.8/10 Avg. rating)


TrustedReviews

It is well built, reasonably portable and its output belies its size

from TrustedReviews

The Klipsch G-17 Air is a product condemned by its price tag. It is well built, reasonably portable (despite being mains powered) and its output belies its size. Unfortunately this counts for little when a £429 RRP places it against (and even above) competition of indisputably superior audi...More

The Klipsch G-17 Air is a product condemned by its price tag. It is well built, reasonably portable (despite being mains powered) and its output belies its size. Unfortunately this counts for little when a £429 RRP places it against (and even above) competition of indisputably superior audio quality. When combined with other flaws like its laboured AirPlay connection, a bargain bucket remote control and near mono sound reproduction it means Klipsch must go back to the drawing board… or at the very least slash the price dramatically.

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Engadget

The current AirPlay-enabled sound system to beat

from Engadget

To say the Klipsch G-17 Air exceeded our usual expectations of an Airplay-enabled speaker would simply be an understatement -- it's clear that the folks at the company put a great deal of work into what was merely a concept on the CES floor nearly eight month's ago. The speaker itself is built li...More

To say the Klipsch G-17 Air exceeded our usual expectations of an Airplay-enabled speaker would simply be an understatement -- it's clear that the folks at the company put a great deal of work into what was merely a concept on the CES floor nearly eight month's ago. The speaker itself is built like a (glossy) rock, and the sound that comes through is as solid as the foundation. If we had to nitpick, the rig could benefit from a quicker bootup time, clearer volume indicators, an improved remote and possibly an app-enabled EQ (a lá Libratone) to raise the mids. AirPlay itself still has some minor quirks as usual, but overall the implementation for setup is a breeze here, and the performance generally pleasing.

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PC Magazine

A wonderful-sounding wireless speaker dock

from PC Magazine

The Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air $399.99 at Crutchfield.com remains at the top of the list of AirPlay docks, in terms of audio performance, with the Klipsch Gallery G-17 close to the top with the most recent version of iOS. The streaming issues have been resolved, and it's now about as funct...More

The Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air $399.99 at Crutchfield.com remains at the top of the list of AirPlay docks, in terms of audio performance, with the Klipsch Gallery G-17 close to the top with the most recent version of iOS. The streaming issues have been resolved, and it's now about as functional as a Bluetooth speaker, with excellent audio quality.

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Tech Advisor

Stylish, powerful AirPlay speaker system that’s easy to recommend

from Tech Advisor

The G-17 ain’t cheap, but based on our experience with other AirPlay-capable systems, this is one case where you’re getting what you pay for. With the G-17, Klipsch has built a stylish, powerful AirPlay speaker system that’s easy to recommend.

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The G-17 ain’t cheap, but based on our experience with other AirPlay-capable systems, this is one case where you’re getting what you pay for. With the G-17, Klipsch has built a stylish, powerful AirPlay speaker system that’s easy to recommend.

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Cnet

Packs an impressive punch in terms of sound performance and feature set

from Cnet

It's no secret, I'm very much in love with the G-17's fantastic sound and ability to stay sharp and crystal-clear at high volumes. The fact that I was able to get it up and running in under 15 minutes adds more bonus points as well. That said, Klipsch's G-17 price tag is asking way too much. Its retail of $550 is enough for anyone of any income level to balk at....

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It's no secret, I'm very much in love with the G-17's fantastic sound and ability to stay sharp and crystal-clear at high volumes. The fact that I was able to get it up and running in under 15 minutes adds more bonus points as well. That said, Klipsch's G-17 price tag is asking way too much. Its retail of $550 is enough for anyone of any income level to balk at.

If you're a lucky-enough soul where cost is of no importance and your only concern is whether or not a device works and sounds great, go buy the G-17. If you're among the masses and consider price to be a major factor in purchasing an AirPlay accessory, I'm afraid the G-17 is not worth it.

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Digital Trends

Slim, wall-mountable design with excellent audio performance

from Digital Trends

The idea of a speaker that blends slim, wall-mountable design with excellent audio performance and the convenience of wireless audio streaming is an understandably popular one. It’s a really tough proposition, but Klipsch has nailed it with the G-17 Air. We loved the full, meaty sound and high-class detail the G-17 pulled off, especially considering its compact size....

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The idea of a speaker that blends slim, wall-mountable design with excellent audio performance and the convenience of wireless audio streaming is an understandably popular one. It’s a really tough proposition, but Klipsch has nailed it with the G-17 Air. We loved the full, meaty sound and high-class detail the G-17 pulled off, especially considering its compact size.

The G-17 Air is the best-sounding AirPlay speaker dock we’ve tested so far and, therefore, wins our Editor’s Choice award.

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Macworld

Offers impressive AirPlay sound

from Macworld

The Gallery G-17 ain’t cheap, but based on my experience with other AirPlay-capable systems, this is one case where you’re getting what you pay for. With the G-17, Klipsch has built a stylish, powerful AirPlay speaker system that’s easy to recommend. AirPlay enthusiasts with an audiophile streak won’t be disappointed.

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The Gallery G-17 ain’t cheap, but based on my experience with other AirPlay-capable systems, this is one case where you’re getting what you pay for. With the G-17, Klipsch has built a stylish, powerful AirPlay speaker system that’s easy to recommend. AirPlay enthusiasts with an audiophile streak won’t be disappointed.

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Amazon.com Reviews Summary

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327 Amazon.com shoppers shared a review for the Klipsch G-17 Air. Ratings are middle of the road, averaging 3.1 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.com customer reviews.

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