Summary: In the late 1980s, while in college, a friend and I mused about how cool it would be if we could digitize our music collections, put them into a computer, and play them on demand. No more swapping LPs, CDs, or Cassettes. Digital music players like the Squeezebox fulfill that vision. I have two Squeezeboxes, one in the living room, and one upstairs in the master bedroom. You can synchronize them and fill your home with sound.
Summary: I purchased this after buying the Logitech boombox. I have this in sunroom, connected to Bose Acoustic Wave system. I use it all the time. If you are interested in internet radio, this unit will meet your desires. Set-up easy, the squeezecenter, and squeezenetwork were somewhat confusing.
Summary: Is it worth the money? Is it for me? My answer to the first question is an emphatic yes. The hardware is top-notch and sleek. You can tell a great deal of thought went into the hardware design, and also the software. Before judging the cost of a product like this, consider having a top-flight wireless router, adding a VFD, an audiophile-grade signal processor, and a preamp with optical outputs.
The best way to stream audio to your stereo system
Mark Rehorst "former engineer, future dentist", Amazon
14 July 2009
Summary: I have been using my Squeezebox (SB) since long before Logitech bought Slimdevices, about 6 years, and have nothing but good things to say about it. It has never failed to deliver high quality audio to my sound system. It supports almost every audio format there is except DRM'd stuff - if you're thinking of buying one of these you must have a brain so you already know enough to stay away from DRM'd music. This isn't something you buy for your mom for her 80th birthday.
Good for music playback, radio is fiddly, not user friendly
Moore Paul Patrick "ppmoore", Amazon
18 April 2009
Summary: I've very little to add to the other reviews posted here. I have connected my SqueezeBox to my wired home network. The SqueezeCenter server software runs on an old laptop PC which in turn accesses my music stored on a separate networked harddisk. Since I bought the device and after many hours ripping all my CDs to the network harddisk, no more problems with scratched, lost or misplaced CDs. The device works great for music playback.
Summary: The squeezebox is a great piece if you like listening to many different types of music via online radio and it integrates well with your laptop to play your mp3s wirlessly, however the directions on getting set up are a little vague and you need an IT degree to figure out how to save your favorite online stations.
Summary: "Gotta have", October 26, 2008 By Momma Mia (Atlanta, GA) - See all my reviews Have this hooked up to my Bose radio and it is on all day. Love going around the world musically (from home in Atlanta to Australia, etc. with one click -- WOW.) Amazed that the world's music typically originated from the US. TSF - Jazz from Paris is OUTSTANDING. Where did they get the library of recordings -- it is a history lesson of JAZZ.
Summary: Originally designed and manufactured by SlimDevices, the Logitech company made a very good choice in acquiring this "InterNet Radio" device. Got WiFi ? = yes, almost bulletproof. Got wired EtherNet ? = yes and again almost bulletproof. The only initial difficulties might be during installation, but the Logitech folks are very responsive with tech support and one wonders why we had any trouble at all. Since installation, operations have been flawless.
You'd never guess all the features in such a small package...
5 October 2008
Summary: The presentation is stunning and somewhat illusive: Your favorite music appears to fit "inside" the box. This turned out to be the best option of making my entire MP3 collection available to my full power home system. The network connection was a slight challenge; since my network name is hidden from broadcast, I needed to temporarily change my network settings during initial setup. Once up and running, it's a fantastic way to bring music into your living room.
Summary: My wife and I recently purchased a new stereo system and I was looking for a way to access all the music stored on our home PC. We also just started listening to the Pandora music service about a month ago. Logitech Squeezebox is exactly what I wanted for our new stereo. Setup was a breeze. If you understand your wireless network and know how to setup a laptop then you have the skills to connect a Squeezebox client to your wireless network.