Already solid wireless options, the 2nd-gen Cambridge Audio Air speakers now sport Spotify Connect and claim sonic improvements.

The Air 100 and Air 200 have been around for a couple of years, offering Airplay and Bluetooth wireless streaming, but now they've been upgraded, with the addition of Spotify Connect and claimed improvements to the sound quality.

Having Spotify Connect inside the speaker means you don't need to use your phone or tablet to stream from Spotify. Instead the speaker does the streaming work and your device simply acts as a remote using the Spotify Connect app. 

As well as sparing your mobile device's battery and freeing up your phone for calls, Connect uses a higher-quality wi-fi connection, so should deliver a more robust connection and potentially better sound.

Elsewhere, it's as you were with the 2nd-gen Air products, which both include internet radio, an aux input, bass control and both app and remote control options.

The Air 100 V2 delivers 100W of power, while the larger Air 200 V2 delivers - you guessed it - 200W, from two slightly larger drivers.

More after the break

You can read our original reviews of the 1st-gen Air 100 and 1st-gen Air 200 online now.

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Kgi111's picture

One of the better ones

Bought this after trying many different. Generally I like this one. would love to have a bit more eq control. There are a couple of nags. It takes forever to start up. It is very fast to release airplay like when I change from one song to another it either doesn't play or loose the airplay connection. Accessing it from the web it say it has good a good wifi connection.

It seems to shut down by itself if it is not in use and you cannot wake it from the app. It has to be placed within reach so you can reach the on/off button.  All my complaints and problems could be solved with a firmware update and a better app. 

Looking forward to see Apple Music on it as well. 

A lot of work seems to have been put into the hardware now put a bit more work into the software and it willbe close to perfect.