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Slim Devices Squeezebox 3

Slim Devices Squeezebox 3
alaScore 79

89 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Slim Devices Squeezebox 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 89 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Slim Devices Squeezebox 3

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 71 user reviews of Slim Devices Squeezebox 3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems on Amazon.co.uk.

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Squeezebox 3 Wireless Network Music Player - BlackSqueezebox 3 White (Wireless)Squeezebox 3 Network Music Player - White (Wired)

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Squeezebox 3

 

Robust Digital-Music Streamer

Good sound. Recognizes iTunes playlists. Extensive Internet radio options.

Pricey. Requires separate software download.

The wireless Squeezebox 3 costs twice as much as the entry-level SoundBridge, so if all you want to do is stream music from iTunes, the SoundBridge is a better choice. But since our last comparison, Internet radio has grown to be a significant part of...

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Squeezebox 3

 

Stream music to anywhere in your house with a tiny box handling all the hard work.

Note: Slim Devices released a beta version of its SlimServer software on June 7, 2006 that does include support for Rhapsody. Interested Squeezebox users should download Vers. 6.3.0 or later from here.

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Squeezebox 3 Digital Music Box | silentpcreview.com

 

This unusual product by

The Benchmark Media DAC1 my Dad and I both use has become popular with hi-fi listeners because it happens to work well, particularly for the price. DACs that perform as well as this in subjective comparisons typically cost three, four even five times...

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Slim Devices Squeezebox 3 review

 

Recent firmware upgrades make the already great Squeezebox an even better deal for anyone who's serious about streaming digital audio

Supports the Rhapsody and Pandora premium services ; Includes a Wake to Internet Radio alarm function ; Has analogue and digital audio outputs ; Sports a sleek, attractive design ; Is easy to set up and use ; Has numerous free plug-ins available ;...

Pricier than competing devices ; Doesn't support the streaming of copy-protected PlaysForSure and iTunes files purchased from online stores

In the final analysis, we really like the Squeezebox, but our only hesitation is paying nearly a 50 per cent premium over the excellent Roku SoundBridge M1000, which can be found online for around £125 and offers many of the same features, plus support...

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Slim DevicesSqueezebox 3

 

The Squeezebox 3 is a lusciously curving model sporting a rather fetching black and silver outfit and operating via Ethernet or wireless, and happy with PC or Mac

Luscious design. PC and Mac friendly. Quick to load up with tunes. Decent speakers and sound.

Set-up takes longer than it should.

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Slim Devices Squeezebox 3

 

This is a great product for sending music from computer to hi-fi

Plays just about every file format ; sounds wonderful in the right system ; upgrade option via an off-board DAC ; easy to use and set up

It helps to be fairly network-savvy to set it up ; you'll need to be a bit crafty to play tracks downloaded from the iTunes store

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Slim Devices Squeezebox 3

 

Good looking and easy to use, the Squeezebox is also well featured. The only downside is the price.

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Squeezebox 3

 

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ITS JUST SO GOOD!

 

Ive only had this in my system for a few days, but im already thinking of selling my cd player! Im a bit of a clown where setting up things like this are concerned, but in minutes I was listening to it. So, how does it sound compared to my Marantz SA...

Everything about it

It doesnt make the tea!

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A GREAT IDEA - WELL IMPLEMENTED

 

A really good bit of kit and well worth the money.

Streams high bitrate music files faultlesly. Sounds impressive through quality hi-fi ; Internet capabilities and slim devices internet support are also really good

Would like it to have a digital output which sent 24bit signal to my external DAC

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Product Specifications

Squeezebox lets you easily access any song in your music collection, from any room in your home. It delivers pure digital sound without the hassle of shuffling through CDs. From its simple remote control, Squeezebox gives instant access to any music on your computer, plus hundreds of crystal-clear Internet radio stations. Squeezebox features a high fidelity 24-bit Burr-Brown DAC, legendary in the audiophile community for their clean output and ultra-low distortion characteristics. Digital optical, coax, and analog connectors can plug into any home theater, stereo or amplified speakers. With built-in support for true 802.11g and advanced lossless compression technologies, you can locate your Squeezebox up to three times further from your wireless access point. Also, Squeezebox can serve as a wireless bridge, allowing other network-ready devices to connect through its Ethernet port. It takes just a few minutes to install: simply load SlimServer, the powerful and free Open Source software, onto your computer and connect the player to your network. Squeezebox automatically configures itself and is ready to use. With support for MP3, WMA, FLAC, AAC, WAV, and Ogg Vorbis, Squeezebox handles all of today's leading and emerging formats without sacrificing audio quality. With built-in support for lossless compression technology (FLAC) and "pure software" SlimDSP architecture, your hardware investment is protected against technical obsolescence. Broadcast the same music or independent streams to 2, 10 or even 20 rooms by adding Squeezebox players to stereos in each location. Squeezebox displays animations that move to the beat of your music. The bright and easy-to-read vacuum fluorescent display lets you see your music, not just hear it. Browse and search 100, 000 song libraries in seconds to find the perfect song for the perfect moment. Squeezebox's user-friendly interface allows you to browse quickly through your whole music collection via custom remote controls or a web browser. Create instant music mixes using built-in support for third-party tools, including MusicMagic and Moodlogic.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Functions (KA):Network audio player
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KA):Audio components
Type:Network audio player

Connectors

Coaxial Digital Output: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Output: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.1in
Height:3.7in
Width:7.6in

Header

Manufacturer:Slim Devices
Model:3 Wired/3 Wireless
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Slim Devices Squeezebox

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/White

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty
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