Reviews and Problems with Logitech Squeezebox Boom
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Previously unreliable, now much better.
Guy E. Cooley, Amazon
2 August 2011
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...
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.
Logitech Squeezebox Boombox, Great Sound but difficult to use
Roger James "Doc", Amazon
12 September 2010
Summary: The Squeezebox Boom is a great sounding internet radio. It looks nice but the ease of use leaves something to be desired. The squeezebox radio by comparison has a much better display and although similar in operation is much easier to use. It doesn't sound as good with it's one speaker. The control is best done remotely with the server. The remote that comes with the boom is disappointing because it controls volume, but not the favored channels. There is no mute button.
Summary: This Internet radio is sturdy and does most of the things I want it to do... However, after unplugging it and moving it to another room, it sometimes loses its 'mind' and has to be set up again. I do indeed like the box and what it can do... Only, I can only recommend it to people who are experienced with computer matters. I think a lay person would unlikely be successful setting it up and keeping it in service.
Summary: I have had my Squeezebox Boom for over a month. I have mixed feelings about the radio. It's actually a really nice internet radio. The screen size is great and I like that it features info for what song is playing. The sound quality is pretty good. I really like that it is flexible for your listening needs. For instance, if you want to just listen to internet radio stations you can do that.
Great all in one product .... but it's still just a boom box
27 August 2009
Summary: OK on the positive side This is a great little product. Great packaging, easy to use, easy to setup, very cute nice touch with the little remote that is magnetized to stick to the top of the unit etc... all very nice. That is a perfect unit to put in the kitchen or as alarm clock in your bedroom. The downsides: + It does sound good.... for a boom box. For me, that was the breaking point. What did I expect? Maybe I was thinking some Bose soundwave magic or something.
The Logitech Squeezebox Boom - Good Streaming Radio, But Requires Other Squeezebox Add-Ons To Shine
Mark "Technology, Music and Movies", Amazon
20 November 2008
Summary: Logitech's Squeezebox Boom adds an all-in-one streaming radio to the Squeezebox product family. This radio includes a simple monochrome screen, basic controls, a basic remote and good integrated speakers. Combined with the integrated amplifier, it produced better sound than expected. But limited interfaces, software complexity and some missing features keep this from being a slam dunk. To really shine you need the master remote that comes with the Squeezebox Duet.
Summary: I've had this almost two years now and the sound quality and most things on it are great when it's all working OK. For me though it has proven to be a major hassle getting it to work OK. Even though I have it connected network wise by a homeplug it constantly drops its signal to internet radio. Additonally, some times it won't connect at all or even switch on and it has just developed major faults rendering it almost unusable.
Summary: Auf der Suche nach einem Gerät, welches sowohl als Internetradio-Wecker fungieren kann, als auch als auch eigene Musik über WLANabspielen kann, bin ich auf die Sqeezebox Boom gestoßen. Da ich mich ein wenig mit Netzwerken und WLAN auskenne war die Installation und Einstellung der Box kein Problem, sodass ziemlich schnell Internetradio zu hören war. Aber dann kam der große Schock!
Summary: Das Gerät habe ich zu Weihnachten verschenkt. Daher war ich mehr als gespannt, was ich wirklich verschenkt hatte -- nachdem einige negative Rezensionen zu lesen sind. Der Reihe nach waren wir vom Gesamtdesign sehr angetan, nach der relativ einfachen Eingabe der diversen WLAN-Parameter erleichtert, dass ein Empfang doch zustande kam, und dem Klang überzeugt.