Which is more efficient? Playing a CD or live streaming audio via the Airport?

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    Eniregnat

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    Remove the MP3/harddrive stored audio thoughts from your head.

    Which is more efficient on battery life, using the CD player or live streaming audio via the Airport?

    I’m going to run some test later on this week, but I was wondering what others thought.
     
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    mrjamin

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    Re: Which is more efficient? Playing a CD or live streaming audio via the Airport?

    i'd definately say CD. Airport is only battery intensive when its on and not joined a network as its permenantly searching. moving parts and lights are the things that use most battery.
     
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    benixau

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    Re: Re: Which is more efficient? Playing a CD or live streaming audio via the Airport?

    i think you mean that the audio via airport is better on battery life. it only uses solid state components and if you have an AP-X machine, running in AP mode will help even more.
     
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    rainman::|:|

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    yes airport would be much less draining on your battery than optical drive usage... magnetic motors can be very draining on any type of battery, and a typical optical drive might include 3 or more motors, two being used constantly...

    pnw
     

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