Logitech Squeezebox Duet Reviews and Price Comparison: Complete System Music Streamer

19 customer reviews

+ This wireless media streamer scores very high on compatibility. - It scores poorly on performance.

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8.1 out of 10 based on 19 reviews.
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Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Flexability in choosing music.
Easy to use
Bad points:
None yet
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Apr 2011

Tim, Hampton Technically competent user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
The Duet has a nice controller with a fairly simple and intuitive interface. I'm no audiophile but I think the sound quality is fine. And being able to flick through my music collection and select a tune without going anywhere near the hi-fi is very liberating.

Overall I am pleased with my Duet and I am thinking of buying another for upstairs.
Bad points:
Although the setup was quite simple this product is not for the technically challenged. If the unit stops working there are several points of failure that need to be investigated. Its more convenient than CDs, but not as simple. Sometimes I get a break in playback when starting to play a new tune, although I suspect the 'buffering...' message is because of the slow response from my NAS rather than the Duet.
Overall rating 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Apr 2011

John, Taunton

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
In theory this is an excellent product, allowing the user access to music stored on the network. The controller has a colour screen and is easy to use.
Bad points:
Requres quite a bit of knowledge about home networks, but even then, can be rather temperamental. It works best when everything (router, networked storage etc) is left switched on all the time, and often has to be reset if things have been switched off. This is not so bad for someone who knows about these things, but is no good for other members of the family who just want to pick up the controller and listen to music.
In the course of searching for solutions to problems in various online forums, I have found that many other users (some of whom are IT geeks) are also frustrated with this product.
Because of these shortcomings, I have contemplated returning the item under the Sale of Goods Act, as I do not consider that it is fit for purpose, and may still do so, depending on my experience during the next few months.
Incidentally, I purchased a Squeezebox Boom at the same time, which works perfectly without any problems at all.
Overall rating 5.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Oct 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
sound quality
Bad points:
Lack of battery power. Startup is slow (connecting to wireless, getting IP address,...)
Overall rating 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Dec 2009

Confirmed purchaser Music matters!

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
It does what it says on the box...
Bad points:
Maybe needs a little more info in the small manual...
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Dec 2009

guthrie, london

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Small size. Good sound quality. Excellent controller.
Bad points:
When controller goes to sleep (to save battery level), it can take several minutes to re-connect to your network.
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Nov 2010

Darren, Swindon

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to set-up (but you need to understand basics of a wi-fi network e.g. how to find yours and enter network key and password,.
Well made, small and neat, relatively easy to use.
If you buy multiple receivers you can synchronise music playing in every room - great for parties
Sound quality is excellent.
You can install the server on Linux boxes or network streaming storage servers such as QNAP NAS as well as windows pc's and laptops
Bad points:
Its quite difficult to enter text and numbers to search for music or set-up the squeezebox using the remote, and if you are used to apple user experience its not quite as slick (but you can also download apps for your iphone to act as a remote control which works quite well).
Sometimes the remote looses connection with the network for no apparent reason, especially where signal strength is low, but it usually reconnects.
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Dec 2010

Product Features

Type Music Streamer
Remote control Yes
WiFi Yes
Internet radio Yes
USB port Yes
Compatibility PC
Compatibility Mac

Also known as: Squeezebox Duet

 

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