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Master Geek
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  Reply # 1615985 22-Aug-2016 19:24
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Does singing count?  I broke the arial on my all-in-one old cd/radio/cassette player and now it's all fuzzy when I turn the lights on (the leds really upsets it) - so this would be great.

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  Reply # 1615995 22-Aug-2016 19:34
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Pumping sounds whilst working in the garage/man shed

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 1616000 22-Aug-2016 19:39
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I've recently connected an Airport Express to my NAD receiver. In the bedroom I recently put a Bowers and Wilkins Z2. Such an improvement over the DAB+/wi-fi radio/iphone dock we had in the bedroom before. Its speaker would rattle right at the point you'd got it loud enough to actually hear. Which made it alright for radio as long as they didn't actually play any music. Defeats the point a bit, doesn't it?


I don't really watch movies (just occasionally). My partner is quite a film buff though. We have a Panasonic DVR that I picked up for a steal after seeing a post on here in 2011. I've tried to talk to him about streaming but like his books his likes to physically own and see his movies. One day I'll convert him.


In the meantime a flash wee bluetooth speaker like that would be fantastic for the summer. I mean, seriously, how good is wireless? I love the flexibility it gives. I never thought the sound would live up to CD quality but it turns out I'm one of those that can't tell the difference for all my music listening snobbery.

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  Reply # 1616004 22-Aug-2016 19:50
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I'm using a trusty Logitech Squeezebox boom for music streaming, which these days is mostly radio. A decent sounding bluetooth speaker would be great for workouts in the garage or tinkering sessions.




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  Reply # 1616009 22-Aug-2016 20:12
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Movie playing is partly old school with a contraption called a TV and my PC for when I'm banished from the lounge.

Music is either PC or Phone based Spotify.

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  Reply # 1616011 22-Aug-2016 20:14
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INTJ answer

Sounds for music and movies.

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  Reply # 1616013 22-Aug-2016 20:15
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Most of my listening takes place in the spot from which this photo was taken. The iPhone cable represents the other location, i.e. my phone when out walking. The homebuilt PC on the right has a Xonar Essence audiophile soundcard which delivers excellent sound to the sennheiser headphones (which are a bit worse for wear and probably due for replacement). If I want to disturb the whole house there is a Logitech sound system, a couple of whose components are visible in the background.


Some movie watching takes place here too, but I can also stream from a mediacenter (not the NAS in the photo but a newer one out of camera shot) to a Bravia TV in the lounge, which is wired into the same network.


A detached sound source would be useful for working in the garage or garden - when currently my phone is prone to falling out of whichever pocket it has been tucked into.



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  Reply # 1616038 22-Aug-2016 20:48
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So here is an image of my system



It used to be my daughters.


It sucks!


If you touch the volume knob it goes dead.


The stations wander of frequency.


One channel of the stereo doesn't work so I have to wire it for mono.


And it doesn't get RNZ National!!!


So I really need this device to bluetooth connect my tablet and stream RNZ National and my music.



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  Reply # 1616040 22-Aug-2016 20:50
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I use my HTC M8 so having blue tooth speakers would be an ideal solution at home

that would be an ecumenical matter

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Reply # 1616045 22-Aug-2016 21:03
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Currently have parts of a SONOS system.


Here's a terribly dark moody shot of the beautifully balanced and crafted SUB... can balance a coin on that at full noise if you felt like it




Bloody great around the house, the kids grab a Play 1 and take to their room for their noise.


But not being waterproof they are no good to take out on the deck of a lovely evening, get completely sloshed and forget to bring in before the morning dew or other moist Wellington weather system hits.


This charming little Fugoo Bluetooth speaker boasts quite a bit of boom and is waterproof :-) ... Noice!









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  Reply # 1616052 22-Aug-2016 21:18
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Self designed and built tower base reflex speakers which I based on Fibonacci rules each containing 20kg of sand in the base powered by a pair of renovated 1952 Quad II monoblocks. Source is a Logitech Squeezebox linked to a RAID NAS containing my FLAC music collection.

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  Reply # 1616056 22-Aug-2016 21:25
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Don't have anything for portable music sharing only headphones


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  Reply # 1616094 22-Aug-2016 23:31
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In our house we use the Amazon Echo or the stereo to listen to music. 


For streaming to the stereo we have an Apple TV 3, for movie streaming (and streaming of various TV channels) we have the Apple TV 4.


There is also a Freeview box, but we never use it.


The stereo is a Denon AVR-1911 with KEF-C25 as the main speakers, a Dali center speaker, a Dali subwoofer and a couple of small Denon speakers as the back speakers for the surround.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 1616114 23-Aug-2016 06:32
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I use headphones, but my they tend to irritate them. A speaker would solve my issue

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  Reply # 1616116 23-Aug-2016 06:50
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Ear buds, down to right ear only atm.

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