Logitech Squeezebox Radio Review
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Published on: 2/16/2010 12:38 AM
|The Logitech Squeezebox Radio has 802.11b connectivity along with a wired Ethernet port for connecting to the Internet. The device supports MP3, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, and WMA formatted radio streams. Audio formats supported include MP3, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, and Apple Lossless. The wireless connection supports multiple types of encryption and security and the device has a 3.5mm input jack on the rear. A single 3-inch driver with a 3/4-inch tweeter produces the sound. The device measures 5.12" x 8.66" x 5.04"....read the full review|
Customer Reviews of Logitech Squeezebox Radio
I am a long time owner of Squeezebox products and was pretty excited to find out about the little table top Squeezebox Radio model
Works as advertised9/20/2012
Our third Logitech Internet Receiver9/11/2012
This is the third Logitech Internet receiver we own. We have them in different rooms of our house and use them to receive not only local stations in crystal clear clarity as well as stations around the world with the same quality. We also use them to play streaming audio and music files from the collection on our server's hard drive. Logitech offers excellent support even to the ability to get into the Linux software that runs the receivers.
Best Tabletop Radio Ever7/30/2012
Purchased to replace a kitchen countertop AM/FM/FM digital radio. Does all that and a whole lot more. Simple navigation to radio stations worldwide - just like an Internet feed on a laptop but so much easier. Local AM/FM/FM digital station come in loud and clear. Pandora, Slacker, Live365 put this radio over the top. Can use it for iPod or .mp3 connection but with its built-in features there's no real need for that. Best $$ I've ever spent on a radio.
I got my Logitech Squeezebox Internet radio today. It was a snap to get it up and running, easy. It's just what I was wanting and will replace my XM radio. No subscription and many more stations, worldwide. Cool!
Music from everywhere7/19/2012
Looks good, compact and not bad sound for a wifi radio. takes a bit to set up properly but you can also get going with just a few selections. should have a remote but iphone can do that too.
As far as sound quality goes, it is far better than expected. There is virtually no distortion even at maximum volume. I even plugged a set of Computer Speakers into the Headphone Jack and it didn't make that much of a difference. The Base levels aren't that deep, but they are there. I can put it in my livingroom and pump it up near max volume and hear it clearly throughout the house.
Nice effort, poor performance2/7/2011
I've had my Squeezebox Radio since Oct. 2010. It has a good WiFi connection. (My netbook sits right next to the radio and works every time.) However, the Squeezeboox cannot maintain a Internet connection for even a full day. That means that every use of the radio requires a re-try to connect to WiFi. I do not have to re-enter the password, just re-establish the connection. Since the all of the alarm sounds are storied on a remote server, every morning the radio wakes me to the undesirable default beat box tune. You can set any of the alternative souds or tunes and play them but they won't be there the next morning. Otherwise, it works great for web streaming radio, podcasts, and music services. It has not lost any settings or presets as some have complained and it updated the software successfully several times. Good, but doesn't quite deliver as promised.
Great Product-Poor instructions12/4/2010
I bought this to replace my clock-radio(w/cd) in my bedroom. Setup was easy, but some settings such as favorites did not work as the instructions directed. After some practise it works well, and is better than any clock radio I have owned.
I had XM in the house for years. I just got sick of the cost every year. Why did I wait so long to buy this? This box has 1000 times more stations than the XM. It is awesome to listen to stations from all over the world. Plus slacker and pandora is awesome. PS No cost for service=priceless!!
Easy Setup - Great Value11/7/2010
Unpack and install as easy as it gets. Listening to the favorite radio stations on the internet without having to fire up the computer first is the best part. The sound quality is good but not perfect, so if you really need stereo sound look for another version of the squeezebox.
Great Design, Great Product11/6/2010
Initial setup might be a little challenging for the not-too-technical user--required opening a couple ports in the wireless router's firewall, for instance--but Logitech has made it about as easy as it gets, and once it's working you just leave it alone. The Squeezebox does a lot so it's a little complex, but thoughtful menu design and user interface let you get the basic functions right away and dig in deeper as you're ready. Apps for services like Pandora and Last.fm are truly drop-in and play, and give good access to the features of these sites. Sound is just OK but reasonable for a device of this size. Makes a great alarm clock--there's a gallery of sound effects, nature sounds, and musical snippets in the Apps Gallery with some good wakeup choices. Kudos to Logitech for a really excellent product.
I read existing reviews and decided to give this unit a shot. I have had it for three days and it is absolutely fabulous! Really easy to set up and program, and a joy to listen to. I only wish it had more presets, because I love the Internet Radio. No subscription fees and hundreds (if not thousands) of stations from all over the world - and it finds and plays my entire iTunes music collection. It is perfect for a dining room or a kitchen. If I want a bigger sound I can always plug in additional inexpensive speakers. For low-key room music it is perfect. I haven't had this much fun with a piece of technology in a very long time. I love this thing!
Welcome to the future of radio entertainment.4/22/2010
I was a little hesitant to get an internet radio, since I thought just to use my computer to listen to internet stations. Then, I got the Squeezebox. It is simply amazing. It does a lot more than I thought it would. All without using your computer. You can search for stations based on keywords. Set up was no problem and intuitive. It was up and running in couple of minutes. I am very happy that I purchased this unit. It sounds good also. This is truly the future of radio.
I received the radio for Christmas (at my request) and have been enjoying it. We have it in the kitchen and it produces reasonable sound for the room. The overall use is easy enough but takes some getting used to... there are applications for Sirius, Pandora, Napster as well as thousands of Internet radio stations. We use them all and find the convenience to be quite nice at the times that we want to listen to music in the kitchen. The one complaint that I have is the sound quality. For this price, I expected a bit louder and higher fidelity. Overall, if you are in the market for this kind of Internet radio and your room is not too big and you don't expect huge sound, then this is for you.