• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, though it depends on your other equipment

    I mainly bought this for AirPlay use - it's superb. I can now box away my old CD player and CD's

    However, one other feature which I hoped would be better was to use it as a wireless bridge to an existing network. Now if you have an Airport Extreme it works (from what I've read) - but for me with a Draytek (Seems it only really likes the Airport Extreme) router it doesn't.

    It's not the end of the world to be honest - I should have read up about it first and as it's primary role is AirPlay I'm very happy with that.

    Overall a nice product, same size as the Apple TV 2/3 and the fact it's got a separate mains cable now means it doesn't fall out of the wall like the previous version of the express.

    38 of 48 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Device

    Bought this to replace the router function of my virgin super hub. Easy to setup through my iMac, took literally a few minutes. Solved the constant wifi drops from the VM Superhub. Overall great little device.

    Cons: Bit pricey and also wireless signal not extremely strong for even my 2 Bed Apartment, but enough for me to use in lounge.

    26 of 38 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport to DAC

    Great product for ease of use, easy to set up, good with music IF you just use the audio out. The sound is not bad, but not as good as an external DAC. So here is the problem Apple, try to use the optical out to a DAC and yes the sound quality is good, the signal breaks up though!

    Any help would be welcome

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but be aware of wireless printing gotcha with iOS devices

    Bought this and an Airport Extreme to set up a fast and then extended network. Setting up the wireless network was painless and adding the Express extension was equally so. Config is a breeze. Performance of new network is better and the Extreme certainly has much better range in the house vs an earlier generation 'n' class wireless AP. Plugging in a printer was straightforward too and works great with my MacBooks.

    BUT... Airport Express DOES NOT give you AIRPRINT with iOS devices. It's confusing. Airport with wireless printing is not the same as AirPrinting. Macs have printer drivers iOS don't so simply will not work. You need an Airport capable printer; which I've just ordered! My the old printer was on it's last legs so it's not so bad and I needed to fix the wifi. But if you think an Airport Express / Extreme will give you an easy route to wireless printing with your phone or iPad - it won't. Hope that tip helps.

    (One star off for the confusion this caused me and it seems, judging from the web, may others. As a wireless router - 5 stars.)

    2 of 3 people found this useful