Latest 4 Reviews Here is what people are saying about the Logitech Squeezebox Touch Wi-Fi Music Player (930-000074)
"Extremely unreliable with stand-alone USB drives"
- Reviewed By An Amazon User
Do not buy this if you plan to use it standalone with a USB drive. It simply does not work most of the time in that configuration. Most of the time when we go to play one of the 400 CDs I have ripped onto my drive, the library on the squeezebox touch only contains the last one or two albums played with no amount of wiping the cache and rescanning will find the other albums.
Since we bought it months ago it needs to be reset to its factory settings every couple of days and even then the chances of seeing all of the albums after reboot is about 20%. There is nothing wrong with the drive since songs play fine when attached to a computer and it was set up according to the squeezebox instructions.
Frankly this device has been a frustrating waste of money for the purpose we bought it for which was to access our music library without running a server on a computer.
"Another Happy Audiophile"
- Reviewed By An Amazon User from Ithaca, NY USA
Say goodbye to cd players and tuners. They are now history; no matter how much you've spent for them. I've just eliminated mine from my equipment rack. Now I'm sure there's some small improvements to be had here and there with some multi-thousand dollar gear, but for us common folk this is truly the only way to go. I've been a rabid though frugal audiophile for 40 years and this is the best.
Even without adding an outboard DAC this little unit surpasses my highly regarded $600 cd player. Not only does it get the frequency balance and microdetails right, but the sound stage is focused and spacious. AND even with the best cd player there's no way to put together playlists or play uninterupted music. If you've got a home theater receiver, compare both the digital and analog outputs because you will likely find the DAC in the Touch superior to your receiver. But before you do, break in the Touch for a couple of days to get the best sound quality from it.
And unless you've got an outdoor antenna and mega buck FM tuner the Touch will also far surpass anything you've ever heard from your FM tuner or receiver; plus you've got an absurd amount of stations to choose from.
Ok, now for some advice. Rip your collection to an uncompressed format or you'll never get really good sound. All the advice I've seen suggests using FLAC encoding. Its bit perfect and takes about half the space of using WAV files and is easily tagged - and its easily decoded by the Touch. Ripping your collection is a time consuming process. I highly recommend using dbpoweramp ripping software. It will rip to FLAC and it works to get the best copy of the cd that it can. Most important though is that you get a subscription to perfect meta which has had proper tagging info and album art for even my most obscure disks. Believe me doing a good job ripping your collection can eat up your time without the right software. Dbpoweramp is really valuable for this job and worth every dime!!
The easiest way to go is just to put your music on an external CD drive and use this with the squeezebox server built right into the Touch. If you've got a thousand cd's, 500gb of drive should more than take care of you. The Touch has a few limitation in terms of playlist size and how many other squeezeboxes it will support - but its got none of the difficulties or drawbacks of using an NAS server or your PC. But you MUST use a usb cd drive that provides its own power. If you have one that draws it power from the usb cable then get a powered hub and hook your drive into that and then hook the hub into the Touch. It takes maybe an hour to index the drive at first but then its done. Leave the drive on all the time and be sure to get one that goes into standby mode when its not used.
"Best WiFi Music system, designed for humans not techies!"
- Reviewed By An Amazon User
I now have 4 Squeezeboxes. They simply use my WiFi to connect any room to the music on my PC or to Internet Radio. So now I listen to any combination free of charge.
Best of all I use my existing HiFi systems and speakers, you can even use many TVs just for their speakers. No wires, easy to install and setup. And Logitech Customer Service is really great.
And for Party animals you can use Synchronize to play the same music upstairs, downstairs and in the yard! And you can use almost any programmable Remote so you don't have too many to use.
Just awesome - can't be beaten at this price. Yes - I am a fan!!
Just remember - the Classic, Touch and Duet use your existing speakers, the Boom and Radio have their own.
"Excellent, within its limits"
- Reviewed By An Amazon User
If you're planning to purchase this device, it's important that you realize that it has some limitations, mostly related to its use as a stand-alone unit through its USB or SD inputs. When used with these inputs (via an external USB drive, USB memory stick, or SD memory card), the device uses its own so-called Tiny Squeezebox Server, a "lite" version of the more robust Squeezebox Server that you download from the Logitech site and resides on your computer. The TinySBS is not very stable. It works fine with the occasional USB memory stick or SD card -- and reportedly with a few select USB external drives -- but is not reliable enough for everyday use. A second limitation has to do with the sound quality of its internal DAC (Digital to Audio Converter) which is OK, but not of audiophile quality.
However, when used as a wireless music file player that passes through music files of up to 24bit/96kHz resolution (and will play, though with some loss of quality, files of up to 24bit/192kHz) through its digital output to a high-quality DAC connected to your stereo system, the Touch delivers excellent sound from files ripped to or downloaded onto your hard drive or external NAS (Network Attached Server). That it does it for $300 is truly remarkable.
If you prefer, or your wireless connection is no good, you can hard wire it to your router via Ethernet cable.
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