Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 11
Rated 2 out of 5 by Storming Not what I expected from Sony
I am not sure why I kept this unit. It is big and heavy. The sound is fair , not much base response.
May 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ScubaCoz Darn near perfect
These Wi-Fi speakers have been discontinued. I really like them, especially since I purchased 3 of them at closeout prices. Great sound, great design, I only wish they were more dependable. Ofter when they refused to be recognized you will need to reset them. This happens once or perhaps weekly.
May 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mikhal Great for outdoor parties
Cutting out was a real issue until I upgraded the speed of my internet, which helped a great deal, but they still cut out from time to time. I bought 2 for outside, primarily because they had an internal battery and they sync with my home theater speakers inside, or I plug my iphone in and the theater joins the "party" mode. Support was great with all the problems I initially had. Overall, I'm very happy. I bought them through Amazon after Sony discontinued them.
June 18, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by SolidState Working right after a year
I've had two of these for almost a year to replace the SA-NS300s I had. When I first got them, I had them setup for WIFI and one would always cut out. I fixed the problem by using Ethernet. I have Ethernet jacks through out the house. Since firmware 2.01.2.04 the WIFI problem seems to be fixed. It only took Sony a year to fix the problem.
The device has a battery for use without AC but it seems kinda pointless because you still need an access point to use it. It not very mobile with the battery because there is no bluetooth or direct connect to use it on a picnik or tailgate party. Bluetooth or direct connect would have made since if is has a battery. The could made it withour a battery to keep cost down, only reason I got this was because it had airplay. The SA-NS300 did not have airplay and I did not think I would need airplay until I discovered the iphone app is almost useless. You can not access music on the stored on iphone or even on android devices to send to the device.
The new firmware did add internet radio support but still has a horrible iphone app to navigation stations. I do not think the people who designed the Iphone or adroind app ever had to use it or have a lot of music. The app is very slow and tedious to use.
Maybe sony will wifi direct connect with a firmware release, but knowing sony they will probably just make a new version to buy instead of adding the feature to the current version.
September 20, 2012