wireless speakers

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

  1. Heart Break Kid macrumors 6502a

    Feb 13, 2003
    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. Eckslusive macrumors 6502

    Dec 12, 2002
    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.
  3. Gymnut macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2003
    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.
  4. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040


    Jan 14, 2002
    South Dakota, USA
    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.


    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.
  5. FelixDerKater Contributor


    Apr 12, 2002
    Nirgendwo in Amerika
    Maybe some company will come out with some Bluetooth speakers, if they don't already exist.
  6. Heart Break Kid thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 13, 2003

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


    thank god they exist - now to round off my totally portable mac setup
  7. bellis1 macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2003

    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.
  8. strider42 macrumors 65816


    Feb 1, 2002
    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. frozenstar macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2003
    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.
  10. Jaykay macrumors 6502a


    Dec 1, 2002
    mmm, walking around the house with a pair of apple branded headphones running ona an airpot network.. mmmmm

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