Hi there; new to the site and looking for some advice: I've been looking at various potnetial wireless streaming solutions for the home. Primarilythe requirement is to will allow us to listen to music in the dining room (currently stored in iMac), and talk radio or different music in the kitchen, as well as potentially using with the Bose lifestyle system in the living room for the TV. As well as the iMac in the dining room, we have a macbook air, and one of us has an iPhone. Options: 1) Considered a Sonos set up, but not been that impressed with the sound or aesthetics of the speakers, and it would mean buying an iPod touch as a controller if we didn't want to use the PC/laptops all the time. At least this would give us a seperate network, different "zones", and easy extendability; alternatives would be to buy active speakers with dongles like Audio Pro or Blueaura which seem to be better acoustically, but aren't widely available. 2) Sony NS510 wireless speakers; some of the reviews seem pretty good, but others seem concerned about how intuitive and easy to set up the system would be. Not been able to find anywhere to listen to these, but had good experience of Sony products in the past. 3)AQ Smart speakers; "truly" wireless, no need to even plug them in as they have decent battery power. Good reviews, but only sell direct so can't listen to them before you buy. Helpful staff online assured me we could listen to different things in different rooms, and they look kinda sexy too, lol. 4) Settle for decent bookshelf type speakers for the iMac (Edifier Spinnakers? NOCS NS2 air monitors coming in September?) and something else for the kitchen? There seem to be a lot of "new" products coming out, and I'm not averse to waiting for a bit. Prepared to spend a reasonable amount but not ridiculous money; audio phile quality not required, and would prefer something that looks half decent. Thoughts anyone?
Mon, 2012-08-20 15:22#1
Wireless speaker dilemma!