Pros Supports any music or sound format (include iTunes AAC files) Sounds great Excellent range Allows simulcasting music to unlimited components around the house Say you've always wanted to have your stereo expanded into multiple rooms in your house. In the
Pros Low price, clean sound, simple set up, stable
Cons considering price, none
Summary At $34.99 this product may be the most cost effective piece of audio equipment I've ever owned. For years I've been running a digital coaxial cable out of my desktop sound card to my receiver to listen to my mp3s on my stereo but I recently purchased a laptop and wanted to make my entire setup wireless. Although I love the quality of the sound of the digital connection, running a wire through my house was just not pretty. I purchased this unit hoping the reviews that claimed "cd quality" sound were not exaggerating. The reviews were dead on. This cheap piece of hardware delivers near perfect digital quality. Obviously this cannot outshine the direct digital connection I previously used but it stands strong on its own. Other than some slightly muddied low end, the unit really does deliver near cd quality. Setup is a breeze, the units are small enough to be unobtrusive. Very satisfied.
Pros Provides wireless connection for music from computer to audio system without home computer network. It works great. Sound is good. I just turn it on and music plays through the stereo. Turn it off and music plays through computer speakers.
Cons No display for TV makes remote control more difficult to use. The instructions that came with mine were outdated compared to the software. The instructions didn't mention Rhapsody which is what I use it with. It makes set up a little confusing because t
Pros Sound is great - no static or interruptions. Simple setup - just plug the transmitter into the computer via USB and it turns into a soundcard. Then plug the stereo into your RCA receiver via A/V cords and then install software. Make an adjustment to yo
Cons Yes, being able to see your monitor on your tv screen would be nice, but no big deal. I create the playlist at my computer and walk away. The only downside is when you play music through your stereo speakers you can't play music from your computer speak
Pros Easy to set up and use. Low price. Works without installing included Music Management software.
Cons None except user is led to believe by User's Manual that downloading Music Management software is required for unit to work. It is not.
Summary Great for users like myself who are looking for an affordable alternative to the hideous state of conventional radio today. This product is simply awesone, and the price is suprisingly low. Thanks to the other Cnet reviewers before me for the accurate and glowing reviews that led me to purchase the RD900W. The unit works best for me without installing any of the software that is included in the box. This way you can use most internet radio sites, not just MusicMatch (which bombards you constantly with ads to upgrade from the free to the pay service, and limits CD-quality sound to one hour per day for free users). Just be sure to change the Default Device setting under Sound Playback on your Control Panel to "Lyra Wireless 2.0.00" for Windows XP. Your computer should pick up the device when you turn it on the first time.