- Minimum RAM: 256 MB
Logitech Squeezebox Boom All-in-One Network Music Player / Wi-Fi Internet Radio (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Integrated, all-digital amplifier and breakthrough acoustics for a big, crystal-clear sound that fills a room
- SqueezeNetwork online music service for easy access to your favorite musicon Virtually Any Surface
- Compact, all-in-one design with wireless connectivity for clean, clutter-free installation
- True 802.11g wireless networking for optimal network speeds and more secure connection
- A seven-day alarm that wakes you with your favorite playlist or Internet radio station
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Review from Wired.com: Logitech Media Streaming Device Fills a Room With BoomRead the full Logitech Squeezebox Boom review at Wired.com.
Top Customer Reviews
For wireless streaming of your music collection from a PC or Mac, the Boom is best. It can handle more formats (nearly anything except DRM protected iTunes files) and works well without crashes or delays. In this the Roku is #2, and the Sangean ranks 3rd(crashes and stutters a lot).
For internet radio, they all work well. The Sangean is the only one that natively handles RealAudio Streams (like BBC) but has problems with clear channel stations. All of them pick up the stations I want without problems, so I rate this a tie.
If you want to interface with online music services like Rhapsody/Pandora/ MP3Locker etc, the Boom works great, with far more capacity than the other two. The Slimdevices/Squeezebox folks also update and improve their software far more frequently than the other two, so I expect it to remain in the lead in features and available services.
In sound quality, the Roku and Boom are both outstanding, with the Sangean good, but clearly a step lower. The Roku's subwoofer seems to go a bit deeper in my room, but the Boom is perhaps a bit more smooth and musical. The Boom uses the same woofers and tweeters as the highly rated Logitech Z-10, but with better bass (because of a larger cabinet and new amp/equalizer circuitry). They both sound absolutely great and play quite loud.Read more ›
During my research I ended up coming across the Squeezebox Boom Whitepaper ([...]) and read through that. It went into a lot of detail regarding the amount of time that Logitech/Slim put into the audio output portion of the box. I also found reviews that in double blind testing the Boom was besting a lot of similar sized boxes that are more expensive and lacked network connectivity. I decided it was worth a shot.
Once I got home and go my Boom all opened up I plugged it in and was up and running in 2-3 minutes (I already have a wifi network setup with a Duet and receivers, so software etc.... had been pre-installed). I started with the Boom in our master bathroom. It was EXCEPTIONAL at filling a pretty large room (about 20x9 with 15' vaulted ceilings) I then played with it in spare bedrooms and the master bedroom. All sounded great.
Even though I usually don't need it I decided to set up some alarms to wake to. I don't leave my squeezecenter on, so I set the boom to wake up to Pandora over squeezenetwork. This took a little bit of fiddling, but once I figured out that you need to add a channel as a favorite it worked perfectly. That night I was a little bothered by the brightness of the screen, so I turned it away from the bed.Read more ›
WOW, I didn't realize how popular my original review was. I have been living with the BOOM in my bedroom for the past few years, and still enjoy it EVERY day. My wife uses it to stream Hungarian radio stations set as an alarm in the morning. We listen to Pandora or Last.FM when we fall asleep (on timer). And we use it as external speakers for a 26" bedroom TV. We almost NEVER stream our vast MP3 library off our RAID5 NAS running Squeezebox Server, instead opting to connect to the new mysqueezebox.com management site which is much easier to use. The Boom is a pretty darned good internet radio device, and recommended.
I stand behind MOST of what I originally wrote. I was trying to be unbiased about the feature set as provided TWO years ago and SHORTLY after release. This was right after Logitech bought Squeezebox and started major firmware improvements on the product line. Many of the issues had have since been addressed in firmware. Some were admittedly nits, but I was trying to give a broad perspective to anyone that hasn't actually touched one.
The problems I was having with the BOOM connecting are mostly gone. They resurface briefly on the occasion that I unplug/lose power, but I don't have nearly the headaches I did when I bought it new. Moral of the story... The MSRP hasn't dropped to my "magic" point yet, but the firmware and thus the product, is MUCH, MUCH better now. I would call it a 4 star device in 2011, and thus recommended. I still believe you need a decent technical aptitude to wring every last function out of this device, but if you're looking for a good, easy to operate, self-contained internet radio, and direct ipod connectivity is not a feature you require, you would be hard pressed to beat the Boom.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I can't believe this product was discontinued by the manufacturer. I don't want to have to be attached to my phone to stream Pandora through a system; there is a huge hole in the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I've had mine for 5 years now and am listening to as I'm typing this review. Like others have mentioned, the build quality is very solid. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Dominik Azam
Great for setting up a genre of music at parties. Discontinued. I guess iPhone/Android - based products like Sonos have superseded it.Published 8 months ago by archer
Happy with this boom box, brings my living room to life with my favorite tunes. Good value for the price.Published 17 months ago by RB
I picked one of these up cheap when they were being remaindered and it's been a great piece of equipment. Read morePublished 17 months ago by paul bolger
Best internet radio player so far. Very good. Unfortunately it was dicontinued. Very bad. I own two of them and will probably buy a third one should I ever have too much cash lying... Read morePublished 18 months ago by German in Ohio
Opens a whole new world to music. Everyone should have this stand alone internet/wireless radio. Takes time to learn how to use. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Katie Knight-Perry