Summary: Very good device for it's price. It's not a Bose, but it sounds very good, and it's wireless. I know that Sony has discontinued this item, but when people see and hear mine, they want one, so this is the third one I've bought.I wish you could use both the speakers and the RCA outputs but it's one or the other. The first one I bought direct from Sony and the price was much higher, so if you come across this item on Amazon for $130 buy it before they are all gone.
Great idea and excellent sound, but use a different UPnP server
TubaTim "a husband and father", Amazon
26 April 2008
Summary: I bought this a little over 4 months ago. The WA1 was very simple to set up with the configuratiobn tool Sony provided. It was a breeze to get it to work with my wireless LAN and security settings. Getting your music library in shape is the more daunting task. The player is easy and the streamlined, buttonless control panel is cool. The music that comes out of this box is amazing, but that will depend heavily on the quality of the particular music file it is playing.
Overall very good, two big misses : CLICK-WHEEL and Internet Radios // The next version should be perfect ??
Andre Levisse "Andre", Amazon
8 March 2008
Summary: A) Three great features that make it worth it - I'm satisfied - The setup is very easy with the USB Cable. Found the networks without any problem - Good design overall : battery, look and feel, ease of use - GREAT sound B) Two big misses ( disappointed , but forgiving given A!): - NO CLICK-WHEEL nor ANY way of picking music in a long list ( unless you call pushing the "down arrow" 499 timesa way of selecting a track, which seemingly Sony does).
Summary: Good quality music streamer out of the box, but with limitations. Excellent device when updated to firmware version 1.2 that allows connection to networks with no SSID broadcast (with the original firmware I had to change my access point settings to SSID broadcast each time I wanted to use the WA1, even with the SSID entered manually in the device settings), and also allows to create your own list of web radios using the companion software WA1 Enhanced Settings...
Summary: One week in, I'm satisfied with my Vaio digital music streamer. I was intrigued by the product when it first came out but scared away by the cost; recent price reductions made me snap it up as the perfect sound system for the bedroom and this summer's outdoor entertaining. Setup was simple enough; had it up and running within a half hour through my 2Wire router/Windows XP SP2 setup playing nothing but MP3s that I've ripped or downloaded myself.
Summary: I was a little wary about purchasing since it is expensive and my wife tends to be techologically adverse. The interface set up was easier than I expected and the sound quality is excellent. My wife is moving the player from room to room without any serious difficulties. I did encounter some problems with file formats and DRM's associated with music downloaded by SonicStage that required a lenghty process to convert files to MP3 formats but once our musics files were in...
Summary: I have the WA1 and find it a pleasure to use this unit daily. The setup is fairly straight forward but expect to spend 30- 60 min's to set up depending on your existing system. The WA1 comes in a nicely configured black or white package that has a backlit touch panel on the top of the unit which goes into a sleep mode after one minute but wakes up when you approach the WA1. This is to save power when it is operated in the battery mode.