Conclusion: To use the Squeezebox, the Slim Server (free to download ) must be installed. Surprisingly not included, it must be installed before you can use the product. Once installed, you will need to direct the software to the folder that houses your stash of music. More on this software later.
Pros: Professional look, Versatile Software, Compact, Digital and Analog out, Internet radio ready, iTunes ready, Easy to read screen
Cons: $300 (US) for a wireless version is steep for some, Remote could look a bit better
Excerpt: I've owned my Squeezebox for a couple of years now and I love it. Streaming music from our PC, in the study, to anywhere else in the house is just fantastic (of course, if you want different music in different rooms, then you need more than one Squeezebox, but all can be controlled via one PC). The biggest draw for me was being able to listen to my entire digital music collection, wirelessly, via a proper hi-fi system.
Excerpt: The SqueezeBox 3 is a networkable (wireless or cable) music device. Once powered speakers are connected, you can connect it to a wireless router and stream music either from your PC hard drive or from internet radio sites. It is also apparently compatible with iTunes, but I do not use that so I cannot comment. So how does it work? The Squeexebox sits in the room of your choice, e.g. living room with powered speakers connected.
Pros: Excellent solution for listening to streamed audio from your pc or the internet
Cons: Not cheap, Initial setup issues, other equipment required