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: This unit was a good purchase. Perfect for adding music to a kitchen or bedroom. Surprisingly good sound from a little box. Setup was easy. And yes the music streaming works only with itunes. This is how it is advertised.
Panasonic SC-HC57 Energy Star Micro 40-Watt Audio System with Airplay
Dayton Mike, Amazon
1 February 2013
Summary: First of all, truth in advertising, I have three of these, one in my sun room, one in my dining room, and one in my office. They sound great, and although I have an iPod, I don't use it to play music in this audio system (it's for my portable music)--however, it works great when a friend comes by...
Summary: I love the design and compact size of this item. It's great for what I was looking for - plays CDs as well as songs off of my iphone. The sound quality is mediocre, but I did expect that from a compact system at a low price.
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,...
Works great; iPhone 5 compatible version already available.
Bill Dumois, Amazon
27 August 2012
Summary: It's good, but there is a different model compatible with iPhone 5 version out, so watch out! Connecting to network first time requires you to read the instructions, which are easy to follow. It takes like 8-10 steps, about 5 minutes.
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.
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.
Would love this cheaper without CD + iPhone dock, but would still buy this one again!
D. Jackson, Amazon
27 August 2012
Summary: This was the cheapest speaker + amp + airplay combo I could find... and the sound is actually really good! Replaced a Logitech Squeezebox with this thing, and this is way better; would buy again.
Summary: Love this compact little set of Airplay speakers. Pretty much has everything you would need in a compact system except a tape deck and AM tuner. Works seamlessly with Airplay compatible programs, including iTunes, Airfoil (for any other audio content you want off your computer), and a host of apps...