wireless speakers

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Heart Break Kid, May 19, 2003.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    just wondering if they exist - sort of like wireless head phones i suppose. i guess if push came to shove i could always jsut stick the iRock into my powerbook and use some wireless headphones and tune it to the fm freq. but i was hoping for something a lil more classy.


    trying to keep with the wireless theme

    my system - 17" PB + 1 gig ram
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Yes there are such things as wireless Speakers/Headphones. More likely headphones....they are actually like 100 CAD so its 66-75 bucks for a avg. set.

    iT comes with a reciever so you plug it into the plug and then you have to use these headphones.
     
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    Gymnut

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    Yeah they do exist. Go to Apple's website(store) and click on the speakers and audio accessories link. Kinda pricey for such a small speaker made by Sony but I guess since it's wireless, so it must be so.
     
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    DakotaGuy

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    Yeah my brother-in-law got a set of RCA's at Radio Shack. They sound nice and work very well. Same concept as a cordless phone or good cordless headphones. I think they are a 900Mhz transmitter and some of the higher priced ones might be 2.4Ghz now for a better range, not sure about that.

    http://www.radioshack.com/product.a..._name=CTLG_002_006_002_000&product_id=40-5032

    If that link works it will give you an idea of what they look like. They look like pretty decent wood cased speakers, not little cheap computer ones.
     
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    FelixDerKater

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    Maybe some company will come out with some Bluetooth speakers, if they don't already exist.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    perfect

    i thought i was just dreaming up the idea and it was totaly wack


    :D

    thank god they exist - now to round off my totally portable mac setup
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    iRock

    Just a quick comment about the iRock. It suxs bad. I tried to buy one because my car has just a CD/radio and wanted to use my laptop for a long trip. But the quality is horrible. You pay for shipping and you can have the d*mn thing.
     
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    strider42

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    not really all that useful. The range of bluetooth is very limited. I don't see any way in which bluetooth speakers would be superior to the ones already in existence.
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    I don't think range is the issue. The real limiting factor is bandwidth. Under real-world conditions, you could never stream CD-quality music over a bluetooth link. That may change with the next revision to bluetooth, but still, it was never designed for that sort of thing. Streaming over 802.11a/g makes a lot more sense.

    Just think... even your speakers will have an IP address one day.
     
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    Jaykay

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    mmm, walking around the house with a pair of apple branded headphones running ona an airpot network.. mmmmm
     

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