Reviews and Problems with Logitech Squeezebox Boom
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Outstanding alarm clock
Gord Lamb, Amazon
6 August 2011
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: 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: The short version: The Logitech Squeezebox Boom is a tremendous product: with excellent wifi/internet radio capabilities, tremendous flexibility in setup, attention to detail, intelligent layout, best lighting scheme out there, good sound as a standalone table radio, and easy to use (once you've completed the initial setup). That initial setup is the one caveat.
Summary: We installed a Logitech Squeezebox system last autumn because the combination of features, performance, and price all worked for us. We are using the Duet (a master controller, combined with a receiver attached to our home theater receiver), and an extra receiver attached to Z-2300 speakers for our living room. The system is served by Squeezebox Server running on a ReadyNAS Duo network attached storage server.
Summary: If you're reading this review, chances are you've already done a lot of research and are wringing your hands wondering which NetRadio to get. I'll solve your problem: Forget the others, just get Boom (unless you're thinking about the Classic/Duet/Transporter/Radio). Here are a few suggestions to make your life easier. Follow these as soon as you order the Boom, and when you get it you'll be glad you listened to me :-) A.
Summary: I recently hopped on the gold box deal for this product about a week ago. I've never had any type of radio of this sort before so I was unsure what to expect but the numerous positive reviews combined with a lower price on an expensive product convinced me to take a chance. My wife has been using an ihome clock radio for the past 2 years to play music at the bedside and while she does her daily routine around the house.
Wondering which reviews are correct? Here's my experience!
New Reviewer, Amazon
3 October 2009
Summary: If you're reading many reviews of the Logitech Squeezebox Boom WiFi Internet Radio, wondering if you should drop $275.00 on it, could this possibly be as good as the many glowing reviews make is sound? And what about those negative reviews? My experience? Just got it on 10/1/09. As I opened the box, I was at home on a one hour lunch break. I figured I'd be "starting the process" ..
Summary: Thoroughly researched the internet radio topic before buying this item. Coworker got me interested in internet radio through his recent purchase of the Livio Radio. I'm already a Ham radio operator and collect broadcast band radios from various eras. Loved the idea of being able to get old time radio shows as well as radio stations in distant cities in the US and around the world with the clarity of local stations.
Summary: I was intrigued by the idea of a network media player that had built in speakers etc, but I was completely put off by the size of the player. For those of you that don't know, the Boom is heavily marketed to be a bedside type unit (also kitchen wall/cabinet mounted). While shopping I thought I would prefer something with a little more heft at the cost of better sound, so I pretty well discounted the Boom and was looking at Audioengine and other options for powered...
Summary: The Good: The Logitech Squeezebox Boom gives you a portable unit for accessing your digital music library from any room in the house using your wireless network. It has above average sound quality and some nice extras such as a highly configurable alarm clock. The Bad: Nothing worthy of mention. Overall: Logitech hit this one out of the park. My detailed usage based review follows.