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Logitech Squeezebox Boom Wi-Fi Internet Radio Review
3 September 2009
Conclusion: The Squeezebox Boom will open you up to a wealth of musical choices from all over the world including your own home network. It offers excellent sound quality for its size and an easy to navigate user interface.
Pros: Great sound for the size, upgradeable using external powered subwoofer or powered speakers, Easy to navigate through a wealth of content, Simple set-up if you're at last passingly familiar with computers and networking, Built in Wi-Fi
Cons: Unexpectedly entered a lengthy firmware upgrade loop on a few occasions but always recovered, Not the least expensive internet radio on the market, 1-minute snooze???
Conclusion: The Squeezebox Boom's somewhat convoluted interface is overshadowed by slick design and excellent sound quality.
Pros: Compact and attractive. Streams tunes from your PC's music library. Robust audio codec support. Plays Internet radio and services like Slacker, Rhapsody, and Pandora. Speakers offer laudable power. Magnetic remote is easy to keep track of.
Cons: Menu navigation can be confusing. System can be slow to retrieve songs from PC libraries, music services.
Excerpt: The Squeezebox Boom is another solid entry in a long line of great audio streamers. Logitech has mastered the art of building inexpensive, good-quality powered speakers, and the ones integrated into the Boom are no exception.
Pros: Great alarm clock, great user interface, comprehensive audio-format support.
Cons: No digital outputs and limited to 802.11g networks.
Summary: At $299, the Logitech Squeezebox Boom is an expensive but versatile wireless music system. Its ease of setup and portability will make it more than attractive for those who want access to numerous music options without always having to bring a laptop into the equation.
Excerpt: The Squeezebox Boom is a well-built audio streamer with front-panel controls and a small remote. We liked the chunky rubberised dial, which made it easy to enter our wireless password and scroll through lists of content. The large mono display is big enough to read from a couple of metres away.