Summary: I think it has amazing sound from a stereo of this small size. The only “gripe” I have is the long time it takes to sync up to the AirPlay function. You will have to wait around 2 minutes for the SC-HC57 to find your device. I have the same lag time using both the iPod touch 3rd gen and iTunes from the laptop. I used the “method 2” to establish a connection because my router does not have the WPS pushbutton connection.
Summary: I love this! I had an older version of this and wanted to use one of the systems for our camper up north. We love the sound quality and love that the sliding door keeps my ipod from getting damaged or little 2 and 4 year olds trying to touch it! It is a great product for a great price!
Good features, mediocre sound quality and poor WiFi
Luis A. Delgado Garcia, Amazon
8 March 2014
Summary: It has good features like Airplay and a docking for your iPhone 4, but it lacks sound quality, no deep notes, no crisp treble, a plain sound. The worse part is WiFi, I have to restart the wifi pairing at least once a month. No available updates in Software.
Summary: I use it exclusively to stream audio via AirPlay from an iPhone or iPad. The only limitation I find is that the WiFi signal has to be relatively strong in order not to experience sound interruptions when streaming via WiFi.
Summary: We bought this little guy so we could stream our iTunes collection from the kitchen where our desktop system is to our living room, where our fireplace is. Our full-bodied sound system is in a completely different part of the house and hooked up to an Apple TV, so we now have almost full-house, simultaneous play of tunes over Airplay, which is kinda nice for large parties. The sound quality is pretty decent for its size.
Summary: This speaker system sits on my kitchen counter and takes up virtually no space. The sound quality is fine and is acceptable for anyone who is not an audiophile. I use this exclusively as an Airplay device, and I am mostly happy with it. I find Airplay to be superior in sound quality to Bluetooth as there are no stutters, skips, or silences.