Got a "Home Theater" question

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by fireshot91, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. fireshot91 macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2008
    Northern VA
    Lets say I have a room with a Desktop PC, and another room with a Laptop.

    I want my laptop (preferably) to stream music wirelessly to my living room. I don't have anything in my living room right now that is electronicy, and just want to buy wireless speakers. I'm not going to have a T.V in there or anything.

    How would I go about doing this?
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    Wireless speakers? I can only assume you mean you'll have a stereo receiver in this room and you want to wirelessly stream music. If that's the case then get an Airport Express. Plug it in the stereo room, plug the stereo into it and voila. Streamed music (via iTunes).

    EDIT: Although a squeeze box is a bit easier to use but boy are they expensive.
  3. fireshot91 thread starter macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2008
    Northern VA
    Well, I was kind of thinking of a wireless reciever in the computer(s) room, and have the computer wired into it, and the speakers actually being wireless.
  4. samiwas macrumors 68000

    Aug 26, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    You don't say where you are, but there are wireless speakers. We have them for our deck. There's just a little transmitter which plugs into our stereo (or laptop if you so wish) and transmits to the speakers which are outside.

    We got these at Best Buy for about $100. I don't think they have them any more, but they have some other ones.
  5. khollister macrumors 6502a


    Feb 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5G77 Safari/525.20)

    Airport Expess & powered speakers are the simplest approach.
  6. phairphan macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2005
    Reject Beach
    With something like the Evolve speakers you can leave the base in the room where you have laptop and put the speakers in your living room. I can't vouch for the quality or wireless range of these. There are a number of options out there, with and without iPod docks. Just google wireless speakers or wireless iPod speakers. Make sure it has an auxiliary input in which to connect your laptop.

    The other option, as mentioned, is an Airport Express and powered (probably computer) speakers. The current Express is 802.11n, so the older 802.11g models can often be had on the cheap. Both would work equally well. You'd then just plug the Express and the speakers into outlets and connect the speakers to the Express.
  7. BEEFc58 macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2007
    Try the Griffin Evolve with an airport express. That is what I have been shooting for. You can then place the speaker base station in one room, but bring the speakers with you where ever you want. That is what I do, and it works awesome! You can bring your laptop with you to another room and a speaker or two, or I can even use my iphone to control my mini in the living room to play to the speakers. Also, with iTunes, you can have it transmit to multiple speakers, so your living room and the wireless speakers can play the same thing, bringing music to anywhere/all over your home.

    Also, the quality of the Griffin Evolve is pretty good. Now they are not Bose or B&W, but they are pretty astonishing!
  8. Tilpots macrumors 601


    Apr 19, 2006
    Carolina Beach, NC
    Don't own these myself and have never heard them, but I haven't found a bad review yet... Price is just a little outta my reach right now.:(

  9. LeeTom macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    I second the audioengines. they do sound great for the price, and coupled with an airport express (and optionally a great DAC like the Cambridge Audio DACMagic), it would be a seamless, clean, and excellent-sounding.

    Lee Tom

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