Logitech Wireless DJ Music System - Poor Man’s Sonos

Tuesday 12th September, 2006
If you'd like a Sonos, but don't think you can afford one, then you could always look at the Logitech Wireless DJ Music System.

As they say on the website:

What makes the Wireless DJ Music System unique are the Wireless DJ remote and the sophisticated Logitech® StreamPoint™ software. The remote´s blue backlighted liquid-crystal display (LCD) and mechanical scroll wheel make it easy to browse through an entire digital music collection, select a song, playlist or Internet radio station of choice, and see what´s playing on the screen.

What exactly is unique about this? The Sonos system has been doing this for about TWO YEARS...but not on a crappy blue LCD display, we're talking full colour.

Does the Logitech support album art? No. Lossless audio? Doesn't say so. Zone linking? Doesn't say so. More than 4 zones? No.

So it does less than Sonos, requires you to have your PC on all the time and requires software/USB-drive installation.

Yeah, it's cheaper...but a CD Walkman is cheaper than an iPod too ;O)

  1. 1) grahame Said: (06/10/2006 06:39:46 GMT) Gravatar Image
    Logitech Wireless DJ Music System - Poor Man’s Sonos

    Does the logitech cost £1000 like the sonos? NO!

  2. 2) grahame Said: (06/10/2006 06:40:37 GMT) Gravatar Image
    Logitech Wireless DJ Music System - Poor Man’s Sonos

    By the way a cd walkman is cheaper than an ipod yes, but it will sound better too!

  3. 3) Ben Rose Said: (11/10/2006 17:57:42 GMT) Gravatar Image
    Logitech Wireless DJ Music System - Poor Man’s Sonos

    Grahame,

    Never before has anybody quite missed the point so much.

  4. 4) passing_through Said: (10/01/2007 13:13:49 GMT) Gravatar Image
    Logitech Wireless DJ Music System - Poor Man’s Sonos

    I'm a bit late reading these comments here, but I think grahame is bang on the money (pun intended). The Logitech gives similar functionality for a fraction of the cost and it's hardly surprising that the manufacturers are calling it unique - they're trying to sell the thing.

    Album art - who cares?

    Lossless - the website says 'plays anything your PC will', but in any case audiophiles who demand lossless audio are not the target audience for this gizmo.

    Zone linking - additional receivers for the remote are available so not quite, but good enough for some people.

    The Sonos still requires a PC or NAS to be running too.

    So what exactly was your point, the one that grahame missed?

    I'm guessing that you probably own a Sonos system and have a bee in your bonnet about people being able to listen to their e-music about the house for a much more modest outlay.

    Don't get me wrong, I know which one I'd rather own, but when it comes to spending my hard-earned I would definitely give the Logitech a try first.

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