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 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.
Good, but could be great! Squeezebox Boom and Logitech Internet Radio
Amazon Customer, Amazon
6 December 2010
Summary: Hello folks interested in the Squeezebox Boom. I've had mine now for a week or so and wanted to offer up a current review. I own both the Squeezebox Boom and the Logitech Internet Radio so I am offering a bit of a comparison, if you will, of both products. I received the Internet Radio first and had about a month to use it and play around with it while waiting on the price of the Squeezebox Boom to come down to $169 when I ordered it.
Summary: UPDATED: 10/07/2010, and again 03/28/2011 WOW, I didn't realize how popular my original review was. I have been living with the BOOM in my bedroom for the past few years, and still enjoy it EVERY day. My wife uses it to stream Hungarian radio stations set as an alarm in the morning. We listen to Pandora or Last.FM when we fall asleep (on timer). And we use it as external speakers for a 26" bedroom TV.
Summary: In today's digital music age, many people are storing massive collections of songs and albums on their computers or network share drives. The portable MP3 players we all know and love give you the ability to take your music with you, but with certain limitations. Using a portable MP3 player to play music through speakers requires connecting it to a stereo system or at least to a portable amplified speaker system.
Summary: Whether you've ammassed a large or small music library on your PC, the Squeezebox family let you play it in different rooms around the house using wireless or wired LAN. I already owned a Squeezebox "Classic" to link my main hi-fi to my PC music library, and I wanted to get synchronised sound in another room. The Squeezebox "Boom" does just that, and performs very well considering its size.
Summary: Squeezebox boom is a wifi enabled internet radio that also links to your PC/Laptop through your wifi router and can access files and folders on your computer to play music through the squeezebox where ever it is located in the house. The types of Squeezebox available do vary, I chose the squeezebox boom because of the twin speakers to give a better sound than the single speaker version which is slightly cheaper.
Summary: I've been looking at getting something like this for months now, and finally took the plunge and bought one. For the most part it's great, but it does have a few little niggles. Firstly the network connectivity is quite hit-and-miss. It flatly refused to connect to a Netgear DG834G v5 regardless of settings - I even turned off wireless security completely and still it refused to connect. Luckily I had a DG834GT on hand which worked perfectly.
Summary: As a very satisfied user of a Slim Devices Squeezebox 3, now rebranded as a Logitech Squeezebox Classic, I did not need much persuasion to buy the 'Boom'. The Classic is ideal as an input device for a main home system amp, whereas the Boom is standalone device, the only connection required being that of a mains supply, and being within range of a wireless network. My only gripe is that the tiny remote has such a small selection of buttons compared to that of the Classic.
Summary: Having not really used media streamers before (other than Popcorn Hour) I was pleasently suprised with this item, the quality is excellent. Only issues i would be wary about are the following . . . You need to be quite adept with using computers and understand networking to a reasonable level, think about where you will be streaming the media from as you will need two devices on ( I am using a Synology NAS for this which works very well) I would say having a PC on 24/7...