Reviews and Problems with Logitech Squeezebox Boom
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Logitech Squeezebox Boom
11 October 2009
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.
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. $299 for a table radio may seem a bit steep but, as they say, you get what you pay for.
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???
Excerpt: Logitech Squeezebox Boom - Review Manufacturer: Logitech UK Price (as reviewed): £176.12 (inc. VAT) US Price (as reviewed): $253.80 (ex. Tax) Tin cans were first used to preserve food in 1813. The first can opener was patented in 1858.
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: Give us enough time and equipment and we’ll put a speaker on anything. Seriously, a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g. Cars, televisions, wrist watches — just about every gadget is made better with extraneous sound.
Pros: Fantastically clear audio quality given its size. Supports a host of alarm and snooze functions. Magnetic remote sticks to the top of unit. Dual antennas ensure buttery smooth audio streams. Offers two-week backup battery for alarm functions. Supports a bevy of audio formats: MP3, FLAC, WAV, AIFF...
Cons: Unexciting (yet functional) design. A veritable desert for audio outputs. Occasional slow response from the remote. No DRM support can mean trouble for protected iTunes/Zune libraries. Stick to the remote — the glossy black chassis is a fingerprint magnet. Reliance on AC power limits mobility.