Summary: The unit produces full sound for a room and adjacent rooms (if you so wish by turning up the volume). As a former audiophile, but no longer, this is a very happy budget solution for me, and both the wife and children like it. The children like the powerful sound, and my wife likes the sleek design which accentuates our furniture. The set-up requires one to study the instructions, but better to man up the first time around and get it done and be done with it.
Summary: I have been running this speaker in my office for almost a year now and, like others who have posted here, was experiencing annoying dropouts and disconnections that would require cycling the power to the speaker in order to reestablish connection. The dropouts typically lasted for about 5 seconds before the music would resume playing and seemed to occur at random intervals averaging several times an hour.
Summary: This speaker performs very well. I use it for background music in my office. If you are not setting it using an iPhone, the setup instructions are a bit inadequate. I had to download the full instruction manual before I figure out I had to tell my computer to join the network that was the speaker all by itself in order to set it up. After that, all went smoothly.
Summary: So I heard about AirPlay and wanted to get a speaker for my home/office to try it out. I didn't want to spend lots of money for my first one but I also didn't want something that sounded awful. I searched around and came across the Philips DS8800W/37. The reviews looked good and there were a couple of merchants that were selling them refurbished. I took the chance and it arrived a couple of days later to my office.
Summary: The Philips DS8800W/37 Fidelio SoundCurve Wireless Speaker with AirPlay is simply an amazing device. The sound it produces is amazing considering the size and price (<$250) for the device. It produces great sound for a small room 10-12 ft x 10-12 ft. Larger rooms it seems to lack the ability to really fill the room with sound. This seems in line with the amp rating of 30W RMS though. I use this device an AirPlay Remote Speaker for my iTunes library on my laptop.
Summary: I purchased mine refurbished and actually ordered two more for other rooms in my house. As long as you follow the instructions, they are easy to set up and work great. The connection from wifi devices like phones can be a little less powerful so it won't work as far but I play mine off my Mac Mini media center it he center of the house and it works great. My only negative comment is that you shouldn't zip tie or secure the cord in any way.
Summary: I have a lot of Apple products - an iPhone4, iPad2, AppleTV - but I still use a WIN PC computer. The thought of having AirPlay really excited me! The setup - easy. I have a wireless router, and it recognized the Philips SoundCurve, and I was able to quickly setup AirPlay. The sound - great. I do not have high-end speakers in my apartment, so this speaker sounded great to me [can't compare to high-end]. The integration with iPad - loved it.
Summary: This SoundCurve by Phillips is truly amazing sounding! It sounds just like a $400 stereo system, but it isn't a $400 stereo system. So, for what it can do, for how it sounds, I give it a FIVE star rating. I'm not sure that I'd be willing to fork out this much money for this device when $400 could get you a pretty nice starting home theater that you could just hook your device up to. But for any con I can come up with... the PROS sound amazing for this unit!