Netgear cyber server for audio playback?

I just got a Netgear EVA9000 Music server from Pacific Valve Co. and Im not sure I like it as much as my HP laptop! It seems a little thin in the lower midrange like 200Hz to 500Hz. I was curious if anyone have had similar or better results or maybe some advice? I am at a loss right now. I feel like I just wasted my money so I hope Im just inexpirienced with music servers.
I do not see the draw to this type of device, when a htpc can do all of it cheaper and most likely easier long term. I'd try to send it back if it does not sound ALOT better than your laptop...