Took my new baby out into her natural habitat and put her through her paces. She sounded oh so sweet, and put out some serious decibels with nary a hint of distortion or other sonic problems. She was the Belle of the Ball, even more so than the potato gun
(keep an eye out for that in the video. One of the little kiddos mentions it, calling it "the potato shooter" lol)
My only qualms are the interface and the local wifi hotspot functionality.
The speaker works amazing if you have a USB key hooked into one of the jacks (which I did, for the majority of my music). When used in this manner, the interface is relatively straight forward although the volume adjustment sucks heinously. There is no fine adjustment whatsoever, and I mentioned elsewhere how the volume seems to go up logarithmically vs linearly. Quiet until about "6" or "7" then goes through the roof by "8" or "9". This stuff can be worked out though by the programmers, I'm sure. The volume button on either side of the volume level bar do not function as fine adjustments. Especially on the small surface of an iPhone with man-sized fingers. At times the volume bar would become selected like it thought I was trying to copy and paste it, when I was just trying to move the volume lower or higher. Some big huge up and down buttons are needed, with much finer adjustment than presently.
What I also didn't like when playing via USB was that I wasn't able to use my phone's side volume control buttons to adjust the speaker volume. It had to be done via the interface, and the UI is very slow to load into, especially when you need to cut the volume ASAP (like when the parkies come along at midnight to tell you to turn the damned music off lol). To add even more confusion to the mix is when I delved into streaming iTunes to the speaker, the volume control is yet again in another location. A single over-reaching interface really needs to be made. Hopefully this problem can be rectified with Apple.
So this leads to my second problem. The unit's wifi. It still needs some work. I know many people don't care about the function allowing multiple people to drop songs into the music queue, but for me it's critical. Like I said right off the hop, these pictures were taken in this speaker's natural environment. I got it specifically to allow my friends to queue up their own music while we're out on the deck partying, or out camping and on the lake. We all have different music on our devices and it's important to me to be able to access it all. As it was, when streaming iTunes through my phone it would work sometimes or be a horrible mess cutting in and out constantly. Also, some people could not even connect to it. These things were both happening when standing right beside the speaker, so signal fall off was *not* the issue. Completely unacceptable.
All in all, I am extremely happy with my AxiomAir. It just sounds so good and has such significant volume. The 2 issues above can be remedied through the software, I'm sure. The hardware is seriously in the A+ department. So I leave you with this...https://youtu.be/3zSXmTPNOIE
(sorry, I can't figure out how to embed the YouTube video right into this post)