MBP + Wi-Fi speakers...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ZballZ, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. ZballZ macrumors regular

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    I've been looking for some wireless speakers for some time. I started wondering why there doesnt seem to be an easy way just to stream my audio-jack output to some wireless speakers.

    I want to the speakers to be of good quality, not some AA-battery bluetooth speakers, and simply just play whatever sound comes out of my mac.

    So, I found these from Sony:

    http://www.ow.com.au/shop/Computer-Audio/Sony-Wi-Fi-Audio-Streamer-WA1

    Basically, they have built-in wifi and if you set up a local network, you can have your notebook anywhere in the room, and play the music on your nicely-placed speakers.

    Only thing is - Windoze only!!

    Anyone know how to do something similar on mac?
     
  2. mds macrumors 6502

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    The coolest solution I've seen is just to get the Airport Express (I think, the little one that plugs in the wall) with the Audio I/O. You plug the audio outs into your home stereo, or any other set of amplified speakers, and then you can stream iTunes from any machine on the network to the stereo...I set this up in a high end recording studio and it rules...haha

    Mike
     
  3. maxap macrumors 6502

    maxap

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    I am also very interested in that. I'd like to know whether you can use some wireless speakers with your MBP and not only for listening music, but also for watching movies etc... just like normal speakers but then through wi-fi connection...

    Can you use the AirPort Express also for general stuff in MacOs X like watching movies, making music etc? Or can you only stream music to your speakers via iTunes???????

    I found a way to do that: check this program http://www.rogueamoeba.com/airfoil/mac/features.php
    yeahhh!!!
     
  4. UMHurricanes34 macrumors 65816

    UMHurricanes34

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    Airport Express is definitely the way to go. It's relatively inexpensive and can be used with speakers you already own.
     

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