Summary: Caught it on sale for under $100. I was going by the look and the Onkyo name. It IS a rather handsome piece - the design and look is along the lines of the products of B & O. So, on both fronts, neither the look nor the sound disappoints. On the other hand, I do agree with some of the reviewers that the set up of the wifi and radio stations were not quite user-friendly.
Summary: This is really a very high quality.I read the Review, and others doubted. All very easy to use. sound quality. easily clings to the home network via wi-fi. there are minor inconveniences to create their list of radio stations.
Summary: Pros Relatively cheap on a Woot deal. Sounds pretty good Looks nice Cons Klipsch sounds much, much better This one loses Airplay connection and won't easily get it back. Have to screw with it a long time, unplugging, etc. Airplay support is not complete. When it works, it works from iTunes but not from all apps. This was my first Airplay receiver and helped me learn the ropes.
Summary: The easiest way to configure this thing is by connecting a wired ethernet cable, and then point your web browser to the IP of the N300 (your wireless router that runs your DHCP will tell you this). From there you get a reasonable web configuration page. FWIW, I could not press the [MENU] button to get to configuration screens on the box itself. Now I have it on wifi using a browser.
Summary: I have been a fan of Onkyo for years and I have to say that this product has done nothing to dissuade me from that position. Let me address some of the concerns from other reviews as I have found them: 1. No 2012/2013 pin connector: I am guessing this can or will be addressed with some type of adapter or fix in the future. In the meantime, it didn't bother me because I never hook up my iPhone directly for at home listening.
Summary: Sound quality is fantastic...rich deep bass and clear highs. Not sure why other reviews ding it for not having a lightning connector (iPhone 5)...when this was released the connector wasn't even out. Only now are lightning devices starting to show up. Also, with Airplay you don't need it. The Airplay works fantastic. Used it with my iPhone 5, iPad Mini and MacBook Air running OS X Mountain Lion.
Elegant Design. Mediocre Sound Quality. Works With iPhone 5 (and Most Any iOS Device)
P. Colin McGraw "AV, Computer & EnviroTech Nut", Amazon
18 December 2012
Summary: I had high hopes for this speaker, since Onkyo A/V receivers have a rock solid reputation, but the ABX-N300 ended up being a mix of cool looking industrial design but so-so sound. The speaker looks like it's floating on its metal base, hovering is space, and it curves toward the base in a way that the pictures don't do justice. The top is one sleek piece of black plastic with touch-sensitive areas that light up with blue LED "buttons" that fade away when not in use.
Summary: The Onkyo ABX-N300 Wireless Music System is gorgeous and elegant in design. Beautifully black sleek finish with a silver sliding dock cover that turns off and hides the iPod/iPhone dock and touch screen controls. It comes with a remote control which I had to use to connect to my network. It took several tries before I could connect to my password protected network. I knew I was entering the correct password, but it just would not take.
Summary: This is an excellent speaker dock. I used it with my iPod touch and it worked great. It can get pretty loud if that's your thing. I also used an auxiliary cable (Not included) to connect it to my laptop and watch The Amazing Spider-man. The sound quality was great. One of the great things about this dock, that sets it apart from others, is how easy it is to connect to the internet.