Reviews and Problems with Logitech Squeezebox Boom
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beware of the AAC stream format
30 November 2011
Summary: i have the squeeze box boom, i really love it, great sound and great features but a problem has come the surface. some radio stations have started changing over to AAC stream broadcast, and i can no longer receive them. Call tech support there is no fix. Even their newer Internet radios are unable to receive the AAC stream format I was told. Check into this before you buy.
Summary: I've owned the Boom for 2.5 years and love it completely, but didn't have the urge to write a review because so many others loved it as well. With more than 200 5-star reviews, what's the benefit of adding another to the pile? But, as the Boom has been killed off by Logitech, my love for this Squeezebox is driving me to say a few words in memorial. Why, oh why God must you have taken one so young, so well-loved, in the height of its prime?
Summary: I bought this after two disasters with Cables Unlimited's Audio Unlimited wireless speaker. For those interested, my review of that mess is available there. This, Logitech's Squeezebox Boom is another story. Very, very nice piece. Too bad it has been discontinued. Why was it discontinued? I don't know but my guess is that the unit is too expensive to manufacture.
Summary: When my 25 year old clock radio packed it in a few weeks ago, I decided I was going to replace it an Internet radio so that I had the option of waking up to something other than the horrible terrestrial stations available in my area. The Squeezebox Boom seemed like the logical choice, though I was a little dissuaded by the negative reviews commenting on firmware stability. It's only been a week, but I can say that the latest firmware, as of Aug 2011 seems pretty solid.
Summary: Updated: June 17, 2012. Since Logitech has pushed a new bios to it - it seems to be functioning far more reliably than it had for nearly 2 years. I've not seen the unit at the "choose network" prompt in quite a while. It may be that they've resolved the issue (restoring it's outstanding functionality of 2009). I've updated my review from 1 star to 3. Perhaps later, if it continues to perform properly, I'll give it 5 stars. It appears...
"This radio is not meant to be used as an alarm clock."
Robert Steiert, Amazon
4 May 2011
Summary: The product was not as advertised on the Amazon website or as described on the Logitech website, or in the out of date quick start guide that came with the product, or the out of date and incomplete user guide on the Logitech website. The Amazon website under "special features" describes, "7-day alarm with battery backup," which is crucial for a radio used as an alarm clock in the event of a power failure.
Summary: Sound for the Boom is great. Good bass, controllable treble. Internet radio feature is very good. The MP3 input is a saving grace. Local network connection for my own music simply does not work for me. Support was slow, poor, and unsuccessful. Documentation shipped with the product is at least one generation behind the software/firmware release, with (as of this writing) no complete update in sight.
Summary: The problem I had was, when I played it, it freezes a lot. Especially, when I played pandora, it just stopped and no buttons responded. I needed to return it 3 times to have good one. But the unit itself was not wrong. The 3rd one had same problem and I called Logitech Customer Service and they gave me solution. I downgraded firmware and all the freeze thing was disappeared.
Summary: I love radio. I've always loved radio. There's been a radio in just about every room in every residence I've had for as long as I can remember. I wake up to the sound of a radio and go to sleep to it too. I've owned countless AM/FM transistor radios -- table top, portable, clip-on, you name it -- and some serious shortwave gear made by Philips, Yaesu, and Sony. But those days have ended, ladies and gentlemen, because I've bought my last radio.
Summary: I purchased the Boom to replace a bedside iPod clock radio. I've been so pleased with the Squeezebox Touch from Logitech that I thought I would try this as well. I've been completely happy with the result. The unit is compact and well-designed. I like little touches like the auto-dimming lights on the front panel. Sound is excellent for such a small unit - it easily equals my Bose SoundDock. A word about setup.