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.
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.
Summary: I bought this so I could listen to online streaming audio sources such as Pandora and online radio stations. I connected this to my WiFi and Windows 7 PC. Then I found out it would stream NOTHING. Customer Service told me I could stream from two specific music sites (that I'd never heard of) - but only if I bought an additional Sony product with broadband capability (like a blu ray disc player).
Summary: I'm going to have to concur with the majority and say that it's hard to recommend this item for any but a certain few. Sound quality is great and up to Sony standards, but it falls way short in ease of operation and features. It usually takes multiple attempts for my Win7/WMP11 PC to find the device and the worst thing is, there doesn't seem to be a way to play files on the laptop AND to the speaker simultaneously.