iPod Hi-Fi as a Speaker System for Macbook?

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  1. theMaccer macrumors 6502a

    theMaccer

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    I have an iPod Hi-Fi, and I would like to use it as a speaker for my Macbook. I just want to know whether this is feasible, and if so, what cable do I need to get the maximum out of my iPod Hi-Fi?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Sure, it's feasible. The only cost-effective options you have are either an Airport Express and a shielded mini-jack to mini-jack cable if you want some distance between you and the iPod HiFi... or just the mini-jack to mini-jack cable on its own which you plug into the headphone socket of the MacBook.

    Here's an example, not necessarily a specific product recommendation.
     
  3. descartes macrumors 6502

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    it works but i seemed to be getting a ton of feedback when I used the hifi with my imac. not sure what was causing it. I ended up getting regular computer speakers.
     
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    You shouldn't be getting any feedback at all. You didn't plug it into the mic input on the Mac, did you? :D

    Do you mean some other kind of signal? e.g. hum?
     
  5. descartes macrumors 6502

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    pretty sure it was not in the mic input but I wouldnt put it past me. :) I guess it was more of a hum. Now that I think about it, it may have been my iphone charging next to it.
     
  6. Piarco macrumors 68030

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    Or an iPod docking bluetooth receiver. It's what I use whenever I feel the need to have my tunes from my MBP on the iPod Hifi. Cheap (mine was - about £11 rather than my example!) and cableless.
     
  7. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    That's a good idea. Never seen them before. How does iTunes work with? Or is that done through Bluetooth setup?
     
  8. nineohtoo macrumors 6502

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    I hate to bump an old thread, but I'm curious about these adapters myself.

    I've been using airfoil for VLC(w/delay) and Pandora, as well as AirTunes on my MacBook and love the lack of wires dangling around. However I spend a lot of time on Hulu but it has no options to get around the audio delay like VLC. Will using a bluetooth adapter like that solve the issue, or will I still find a delay of some sort? Thanks.
     
  9. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    You are going to find the delay as long as you continue to use AirTunes. Good job though, bumping old post is a good idea. (that was not sarcasm)
     
  10. nineohtoo macrumors 6502

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    ^Yeah I understand that there's going to be lag over the wifi, thats why I use the delay with VLC. But I was wondering if the bluetooth adapter would make audio sync(particularly from hulu).
     

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