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wireless music recommendations

ian

TRIBE Member
I want to pick up one of these new wireless receivers that play Mp3s and other audio files from your computer through your wireless network. I already have a wireless network set up in my house (encrypted - so donna even start). I also have a nice small powered amp and some good speakers I would like to put in my living room.

I was checking out the Creative Soundblaster Wireless Music device and it seems pretty cool and damn close to what I want (and it has a cool handset to do everything from your living room).

http://us.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=119&subcategory=121&product=9192

Anyone know the answers to the following:

1) Can these devices handle my encryption without trouble?
2) Who sells these in Toronto.
3) I don't think the Creative device can also play CDs from my laptop. Anyone know of anything that can handle both CD audio *and* MP3 audio from my laptop over my wireless connection?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts folks!
 
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Soundstream

TRIBE Member
I was looing into one of those, but the one that I saw also did video. But I think you had to have the unit connected to a TV to play the MP3s. I'll do some more research and report back here with my findings.

Cheers ... Ian :)
 

ian

TRIBE Member
UPDATE> Picked up the Creative Music wireless MP3 player unit. It butchered my wireless network during the setup, but after I rebuilt everything it appears to work great! I'm planning on tucking an MP3 server in my closet along with the rest of the gear and just having the remote control out in the open and it looks like it will work great. The remote has a cool function where you can scroll through the tracks on your hard drive to select.

So far, so good. I am pretty happy. Sound quality seems the same as when I had it plugged in to my PC directly.

I bought it on the net from Creative directly and it was shipped to my house in a few days. Only snag was some unexpected customs charges (I thought it was being shipped from a Creative location in Canada as I clicked on "Canada" and a brief hold up at the border because of that which I wasn't informed of, but found when clicking on the "tracking" selection.

Listening to a 80s mix by fellow listee Marquis Dee right now.

-ian g.
 

ian

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by ian
UPDATE> Picked up the Creative Music wireless MP3 player unit. It butchered my wireless network during the setup, but after I rebuilt everything it appears to work great! I'm planning on tucking an MP3 server in my closet along with the rest of the gear and just having the remote control out in the open and it looks like it will work great. The remote has a cool function where you can scroll through the tracks on your hard drive to select.

So far, so good. I am pretty happy. Sound quality seems the same as when I had it plugged in to my PC directly.

I bought it on the net from Creative directly and it was shipped to my house in a few days. Only snag was some unexpected customs charges (I thought it was being shipped from a Creative location in Canada as I clicked on "Canada" and a brief hold up at the border because of that which I wasn't informed of, but found when clicking on the "tracking" selection.

Listening to a 80s mix by fellow listee Marquis Dee right now.

-ian g.
FYI, It handles my encrypted network with no trouble.
 
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