Airport Extreme vs Airport Express

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by JoltinJoe, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. JoltinJoe macrumors member

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    I'm interested in investing in either an Extreme or an Express for my dorm room and I'm definitely bummed to find that Apple has made them completely separate. I want the functionality (USB printer, hard drive) of the Extreme and the functionality (speakers) of the Express.

    My question: Is it possible to circumvent the Extreme's inability to play AirTunes by purchasing a USB to 3.5mm headphone jack that I would be able to plug my speakers into giving me the same result as if I had the Express?

    And! If that's possible, could I buy a USB hub so that I could have one to a printer, one to a hard drive, and one for my speakers?

    Hope I was clear enough! Thanks in advance,

    Joe
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    No you can't get an adaptor to convert from USB to 3.5mm audio. No you can't add a hub to an Express to add both printer and hard drive.

    U should get an AEBS first and then save up some more dough and get an Express to do the AirTune thing.
     
  3. JoltinJoe thread starter macrumors member

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    Actually, I read that you can attach a USB hub to Extreme for multiple hard drives and printers.

    Anyone else?
     
  4. Xirian macrumors member

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    You can use a hub for multiple devices on the extreme, but it will not support a usb sound card.
     

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