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The stylish Altec Lansing InAir 5000The Altec Lansing InAir 5000 produces well-balanced sound in an attractive package that will blow the roof off your room...if you can afford it.
It's all your music lives on Apple devices and you're looking to invest -- high quality wireless speakers. This is your guy. I'm just new editor at CNET that's the quick review of the Altec Lansing in air 5000 -- -- speaker. So what is -- well -- Apple's wireless standard that connects all of their products using the touch of a button. And draw using airplay over other wireless audio standards like Bluetooth for example. Is that you're not gonna suffer a cut in sound quality as it sends the signal in the air to basically individually that's seen fidelity as you would through hard wired connection. In fact if you -- looking a blast music throughout your entire home. A Bluetooth speaker really isn't gonna cut it. This one is it has 22 inch drivers and two tweeters in the front and handled -- mid -- and trouble signals. While he rear firing four in some -- -- in the back at a rumblings in station to whatever sympathy with the speaker. And thankfully unlike most -- -- speakers in the home this -- not gonna take up much room at all. Its oblong -- and low profile -- at the tapered tear drop style design. That's gonna fit well into style centric homes and all the controls need to play music and connect all your IOS devices -- cleanly on either side. On the left you'll find a button to put it in sleep mode an itinerary button for playing music out of any media with that the -- afternoon -- Jack. And ports for headphones and that external audio source. Flip it around and the other side has a couple more buttons for adjusting volume and another that -- the sound entirely. The rest of the controls are on the back panel included power port. An ethernet port if your home the -- wireless signal a Wi-Fi connect button that you'll use during the setup process and a reset button. So the real beauty of airplay is -- simple pairing process. You can connect to any IOS device including iphones ipads and even iTunes powered desktop computers. Just use the USB charging cable that came with your iPad or iPhone to plug in and the speak to automatically prompted to download the in air 5000 app. From here you have to do with specify which wireless network you use and -- shake hands right away. And after you're all set up you'll never need to enter -- that network ID information again. To play music through the speaker just press the up arrow button to the right of your phone's music player -- selected to -- And retailing at 500 box it's true that the speaker costs just as much as your iPad. But it does -- high points -- sound quality and performance so with its -- design simple installation and booming sound. I definitely recommended speaker for audio lovers without the constraint by. You can read all the details with more pictures and my full review on cnet.com. But that's gonna do it for me I'm Justin knew this is the Altec Lansing in the -- 5000 and that's.