Summary: The Squeezebox is OK, but lacks some things that I think are important. It would be nice if the remote came with a screen so you could see what you are playing instead of the little screen that is part of the main unit. It tended to have a few technical bugs at the onset, but Logitech has offered several software upgrades that have improved the overall service of the unit.
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: 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.
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: I have an SB3 and a Duet with two receivers and the SB3 is much more stable. The Duet has proven to be a disaster, crashing repeatedly and just too buggy for it to be useful. The SB3 in contrast has performed perfectly out of the box with no connection problems, no wireless network problems (and a greater range than the supposedly improved duet receiver)It would be nice to have the bells and whistles of the Duet Controller but I would advise anyone starting off to buy...
Summary: I had fussed with my Suezzebox for over a week. This included the installation and registration on the internet. I gave up and talked to my Dell consultant. I told him I had a wireless Logitech device just like my wireless Logitech mouse that I have not yet used. It was not coupling with my computer when I tried to use it wireless in my living room. The Dell consultant sold me a Linksys router. And that solved the problem.
Summary: I have a Squeezebox 3 that I bought a couple of years ago before SlimDevices was bought by LogiTech. Once you get the software set up and get it to detect all of your music it is easy to play it through the device. It detected my network without any trouble. I use MAC address filtering on my network and it was easy to set that up. I primarily use mine with SqueezeNetwork to listen to internet radio. It works pretty much perfectly for that.
Lossless streaming (high quality) , No wireless issues. Very good indeed.
D. Robinson, Amazon
7 December 2007
Summary: I've been running my Squeezebox on my wireless network for a month now and have had no issues whatsoever . There are many ways to stream music but not that many to do it at the highest possible quality . It reads Itunes Playlists and uses Rhapsody so will work with most peoples libraries. It has no built in amp so need to connect to one . In short this unit is excellent especially for the price (but not perfect). See the bottom of the review for pros and cons .
Summary: I have to say this little device is very impressive. The sound quality is simply amazing, and it's integration with Rhapsody and Pandora have really got me out of my ridiculous listening rut where I only listen to the same 5 songs over and over again. The install takes a little patience as there are several firmware upgrades to get the product to work with Rhapsody, but once it's up and running it's rock solid.