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Sonos seems to be the main brand that keeps popping up. Are there any good Bluetooth options? I would like to stream from my phone and would like to be able to move them from home and work.

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I came here to say Sonos as I love mine.
Bose just brought out the new soundtouch which have both bluetooth and wifi, but when I tested them side by side with the Sonos I ended up taking the Sonos home.
 

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Relatedly, does anyone make a wireless receiver or power amp that would let you use other speakers in a Sonos-like configuration?I still have an old pair of Behringer Truths I'd love to set up discretely in my kitchen or living room, and be able to stream music off my computer while I'm cooking or hanging out, and all jokes about Behringer aside they're probably better sounding that the Sonos speakers I've heard.
 

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Relatedly, does anyone make a wireless receiver or power amp that would let you use other speakers in a Sonos-like configuration?I still have an old pair of Behringer Truths I'd love to set up discretely in my kitchen or living room, and be able to stream music off my computer while I'm cooking or hanging out, and all jokes about Behringer aside they're probably better sounding that the Sonos speakers I've heard.
Buy a $50 Amazon Fire and connect the Truths through it. The audio on the Fires is more than good enough - I have my living room stereo configured like this, and I just stream from the media server on my NAS.

I also have one of the Bose SoundTouch units. They're nice, but limited - I think Sonos has more connection options. The Bose was free, however (work bonus thing), and does sound good, though I think the bass is a little hyped.
 

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Buy a $50 Amazon Fire and connect the Truths through it. The audio on the Fires is more than good enough - I have my living room stereo configured like this, and I just stream from the media server on my NAS.
The new Chromecast Audio adapter will also do this, but it is only a wifi adapter and can only connect to your device through wifi (like the Sonos) whereas the Bose has the bluetooth option.
 

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Relatedly, does anyone make a wireless receiver or power amp that would let you use other speakers in a Sonos-like configuration?I still have an old pair of Behringer Truths I'd love to set up discretely in my kitchen or living room, and be able to stream music off my computer while I'm cooking or hanging out, and all jokes about Behringer aside they're probably better sounding that the Sonos speakers I've heard.
IMO those old Truths are one of the best things Behringer ever made in that price point. I had a set for a while, as did a few buddies of mine. I think they're pretty damn solid. If the ones that you have are powered (I assume they are) then you don't need a power amp.

You could also do something with your old iPhone and a dock. :yesway:
 

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IMO those old Truths are one of the best things Behringer ever made in that price point. I had a set for a while, as did a few buddies of mine. I think they're pretty damn solid. If the ones that you have are powered (I assume they are) then you don't need a power amp.

You could also do something with your old iPhone and a dock. :yesway:
Yeah, when I upgraded to the Yamahas I have now, they clearly sounded better... But, I was surprised how well the mixes I'd been doing on the Behringers translated. It took more work to gt there, and the 5.5" drivers were less than ideal for critical work, but they really sounded pretty good, especially for the price.

Mike - thanks, I'll check that out. And Chris, you're right, they're powered, so I just need a receiver of sorts to take a wireless signal from my computer and send it off to the speakers.

The only hard part will be remembering to check to make sure they're off before watching porn. :lol:
 

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The Airport Express might be right up your alley then.

Mac - AirPort*Express - Apple

Play iTunes music on your speakers. Wirelessly.

AirPlay takes the music from the iTunes library on your computer, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and sends it wirelessly to any stereo or speakers in your home. Simply connect your speakers to AirPort Express using an audio cable (sold separately). Then, using iTunes on your computer or the Music app on your iOS device, choose which speakers you want your music to play on. If you have more than one AirPort Express connected to speakers, you can play the same music from iTunes on your Mac or PC on all your speakers at the same time. Already have a Wi‑Fi network in place? Use AirPort Express to add music streaming to its capabilities and create a whole‑house musical experience.
 

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Does it ONLY play off iTunes? That's actually not bad, though it might be nice to have the option of listening to a mix I was working on from another set of speakers without having to bounce it down first. It'd save me the trouble of having like Zwift road noise playing in my kitchen while I was on the trainer though. :lol:

EDIT - and that would replace (and upgrade) my existing wireless router, huh?
 

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Does it ONLY play off iTunes? That's actually not bad, though it might be nice to have the option of listening to a mix I was working on from another set of speakers without having to bounce it down first. It'd save me the trouble of having like Zwift road noise playing in my kitchen while I was on the trainer though. :lol:

EDIT - and that would replace (and upgrade) my existing wireless router, huh?
I assume it only plays off of iTunes, but I don't use or own one so you'll need to RTFM. :wub: It can replace your existing router or just join your existing network.
 

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I assume it only plays off of iTunes, but I don't use or own one so you'll need to RTFM. :wub: It can replace your existing router or just join your existing network.
Doesn't that defeat the point of having techie friends like you? :fawk:

That actually looks about perfect. :yesway:
 

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Doesn't that defeat the point of having techie friends like you? :fawk:

That actually looks about perfect. :yesway:
You know what your technie friends don't love doing, surprisingly enough? Googling so our lazy cuntolanchian buddies don't have to. :lol:

It does look pretty slick. It's also Prime-able for a few bucks less than it is on Apple.com:

Amazon.com: Apple AirPort Express Base Station (MC414LL/A): Computers & Accessories

And that would give you the option of an easy return if it ends up sucking.
 

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You know what your technie friends don't love doing, surprisingly enough? Googling so our lazy cuntolanchian buddies don't have to. :lol:

It does look pretty slick. It's also Prime-able for a few bucks less than it is on Apple.com:

Amazon.com: Apple AirPort Express Base Station (MC414LL/A): Computers & Accessories

And that would give you the option of an easy return if it ends up sucking.
Call it karma for all the string changes I used to do for you. :lol:

Thanks for the link, I'll grab one and let you know how it works (I just have to grab those Behringers next time I'm at my parents' place).

EDIT - actually, seems like I might need two - one where my network connection is, to send out a wireless signal, and another where I want to set up the speakers, to receive the wireless signal and then send out audio through a cable to the speakers. Let me look into this a bit - as it happens, it might not be bad because by the time Wifi gets to my bedroom, on the other side of the house from my router, it's weakened a fair amount anyway.
 
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