We use iPad 2 to demonstrate Sonos equipment but not yet as a source otherwise.
Anyone use iPad and/or now consider it a main music source?
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I do when my iPhone battery is running low I mostly use it for boring work stuff and entertaining myself whilst on public transport, but when iOS5 enables wireless screen mirroring via ATV2, I'm sure I will use it more.
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It'll certainly be my main music source on holiday - both as personal player (and for those that haven't heard one, the iPad 2 sounds excellent via decent headphones) and streamed wirelessly to the Arcam rCube i'm taking as hand luggage
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Please tell me you're not going to a small Greek island in July cos (no that one) I don't think I could stand the noise from the appartment next door.
Tend not to yet, the spotify app is slightly incongruous since is only iPhone-sized. So I use my iPhone instead. If Spotify bring out a dedicated iPad app (preferably looking like the desktop version) then I will. I've watched a movie on it with the audio streaming via AirPlay...
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Nope, i'm going to an isolated French house where the only things my music may possibly disturb is the bees buzzing round the lavender bushes....
Why do isolated and French go together so well!
I'll resist a politically incorrect answer to that... and stick with saying 'it's a large country with many rural/semi-rural areas'
I use my IPad to stream my music to the Bluetooth adaptor on my LX73 as my main music source, and my iPhone for the controller via redeye and vice versa.
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Bliss. Can't understand why people spend £££££s to long haul destinations when France is on our door step.
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Sounds very relaxing... I'm now filled with images from Jean De Florette!
It's not our main source but definitely very useful when traveling. The Spotify playlist works really well off line. My partner has taken the iPad on a trip and I have loaded it with a couple of movies and music.
On holiday I will bring the Airport Express so we can stream music either to a stereo or my Logitech portable speakers.
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I have used it via Air play to my MCR603 on occasion, mainly uTube clips when I want to decent quality sound, it gets used more as a remote for the ATV or iTunes on the PC. As with all the Apple iOS products the memory is too small to be the main audio source at home.
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If it weren't for the many millions of midges in Wester Rossshire at the weekend, I'd suggest that too. Shame the weather was a bit damp...ah, that'd be the other reason!
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I'm a total francophile. The fact that we're going back to the same Lot campsite this year as last has, of course, nothing to do with the vain hope that Melinda Messenger may have the same idea...
If I'm ever on the move I use it. Works a treat with the Shure SE425's I have. Didn't seem to like my Grado SR325is' though, not enough power to drive em I don't think. My Desire HD sounds awful in comparison.
Hands down beats all the iPod's I've used (all of them). It's the best sounding 'portable' player imo, or at least it's on par with that old creative thing that was portable cd-player shaped.
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