XLi Music Server

by CasaTools


Multi-Room Music System 2.7

by Sonos


Orb Music Player (MP-1)

by Orb Networks


PodShave, PodShaveLady

by PodGear.net

  • iOS app allows you to control system remotely
  • Plays multiple music sources to multiple rooms
  • Great sound
  • Flexible playback options
  • Intuitive interface
  • Scads of online content
  • Seamlessly integrates local and streaming audio
  • Three controller options
  • Inexpensive
  • Good sound
  • Easy setup
  • Can play music while shaving, reasonably close shave
  • Support for online media limited
  • Setup not completely intuitive
  • Won't import lots of playlists from massive iTunes libraries
  • Won't play protected audio from iTunes Store
  • Requires an Android or iOS device for controller
  • Has some glitches and oddities
  • Chokes on thatch, shaver vibration transferred to music
At A Glance

If you're willing to put up with some confusing glitches in the interface, the MP-1 gives you an inexpensive way to stream music around your house.