Summary: I wish Sony didn't discontinue them! I started with a 400 model networked to the blu ray on a surround sound in the back rec room. The router is in the living room through a couple walls, so I've never had this all next to each other. There were occassional blips in holding reception, but never bad. I added 3 more of these little 300's on clearance to extend music to the whole house. For as little as they are, they sound pretty good!
Summary: Bought this as I have a Sony nac sv10i network audio player and wanted to try party streaming. This allows for syncing audio across multiple Sony devices that have party stream function. Happily I can say this works reasonably well and now have synced audio 3 zones. Setup was easy though initially it wouldn't connect to the network audio player 'party'. Seemed to sort itself out after hosting via a Sony Blu-ray player with party streaming.
Summary: I actually received this speaker as part of my Sony home theater package. Initially I had trouble with the install due to my own lack of technical prowess. Once I figured it out, I've been able to stream music from Slacker, Pandora and my PC without issue. My only complaint is that it's not as "plug and play" as it could be, considering that it is a Sony product, connected to a Sony product. The sound is great for a small speaker... it's all about placement!
Summary: After wasting at least two days, finally printing the owners manual from the Sony website, etc., I realized that two things were missing: the remote and the cd disc with files. Thus I was never able to set it up to work with my DLNA Sony Blue Ray home theater.
Summary: FYI - This Wi-Fi Network speaker is NOT WIRELESS. It has to be plugged in to work. It's a great item IF ...you have the compatable Wi-Fi Sony Blu-Ray player and have a good range with you're wireless router. I set it up and it was working fine (Pandora, through the Sony Blu-Ray) when it was right next to my wireless router. Then I brought it outside and set it up again and it wouldn't find a signal.
Summary: I really love these speakers... but you might not. Please read on to try to figure out if they are for you or not. I hate to see a good product get a bad review because of someone's false expectations. After reading the bad reviews on this speaker I was convinced that the bad reviews were by people who didn't know what they were buying, and then were disappointed with what they got, because they either couldn't figure it out, or it didn't do what they thought it did do -...
Wifi connection is horrible, trouble working with other Homeshare speakers
April Morris, Amazon
16 May 2013
Summary: This speaker is OK if it will be the only one you use, but if you are setting up multiple speakers or have more than 20ft to your router, choose something else. My router is in the next room and the speaker cuts in and out continuously. My Sony SA-NS500 is farther away and has no connection issues.