AirPlay Speakers or Headphones

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by bnzjamin, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I was hoping hardware manufacturers, even a couple, would have timed their release of AirPlay enabled speakers or headphones with the iOS update for the new AppleTV but I've seen no such publicity thus far. Did I miss something or are there still no speakers or headphones with AirPlay functionality built in?

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Agreed

    Me too, I'm still waiting on the Airplay equipped iHome. Wasn't it supposed to be ready for Holiday shopping? It seems like this week would be that time.
     
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    ovrlrd

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    AirPlay enabled headphones would be interesting. They would be like bluetooth headphones but instead use Wi-Fi to give you a lot more range.
     
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    And die within the hour. Wifi is a huge battery killer.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The iHome speaker runs off of a rechargeable battery so the drain can't be all that bad.
     
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    QuarterSwede

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    That response was talking about wifi headphones not the iHome dock.
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    Wifi airplay headphones would limit to you only being able to use them when around your home network. Would be a waste for me blue tooth works just fine for me
     
  8. bnzjamin, Nov 22, 2010
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    Cool. I was just saying that if the only AirPlay speaker device announced runs off of a battery than the technology itself can't be that big of a drain on battery life. At the very least, a set of cushy over the ear headphones, should be able to hold a charge for a movie or two. I definitely agree bluetooth would be the way to go for long term portable applications but for Home Theater viewing a shorter battery life may not put the nail in that coffin.

    I've been wanting to pull the trigger on a good bluetooth headset to use with my Home Theater (apartment with neighbors and all) but I figured I'd wait until AirPlay made its debut to decide. Unfortunately, Apple just didn't tie this launch together as well as I had hoped they would.
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    headphones - missed opportunity?

    What i was intuitively expecting airplay to do was to allow me to listen to a movie by having headphones plugged into my iphone 4 but watch it on the big screen but when you switch to the headphones option it just takes the movie back to the iphone. Seems it would be a v.simple enhancement to add a third option to the airplay menu...... then you wouldn't need to arse about with bluetooth headphones or special airplay compatible ones, which , lets face it , will sound crap compared to a proper pair. :)
     

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