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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. $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???
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. The Squeezebox Boom’s closest competition is Roku’s SoundBridge Radio, but it’s not much of a contest.
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. The Boom streams music from the Internet just as flawlessly--and with the same quality--as it streams tunes from your home library.
Summary: It seems curious that, after almost a decade of music streaming, adding a Wi-Fi or Ethernet port to a fairly standard mini hi-fi like the Philips Streamium seems to add a zero to its price tag. Finally, though, complete streaming systems like the Squeezebox Boom are entering the realms of affordability. At just under £200 the Squeezebox Boom isn't exactly cheap, but it is one of the best value networked players around.
Conclusion: Logitechs Squeezebox Boom ist eine ideale Erweiterung für eine umfassende Streaming-Lösung. Da dieser Streaming-Client durch seinen integrierten Verstärker und die verbauten Lautsprecherboxen eigenständig genutzt werden kann, ist er überall dort bestens aufgehoben, wo man einfach ohne großen Aufwand Musik genießen möchte.