- BOSE – B&O – B&W, Sonos Wireless sound systens? Which one?
- Ho humMember
HiFi experts – given digital music is compressed is it really worth having a great hifi with digital input. I have a NAD amp (25+ years old) to which I have an emotional attachment, one of these days I will connect it up again but I’m not expecting hifi quality (not that he NAD is cutting edge even at the time)
Some digital music is compressed, but some isn’t.
Look into lossless formats like flac or alac.
I ripped all of my CDs to flac earlier this year and listen to them through my Sonos and hifi and they sound wonderful.Posted 4 years ago
I’ve run an Airport Express for about the last 5 years from my iMac with iTunes through my amp and good speakers – it’s not quite CD sound obviously, but pretty good. I’ve also got an Apple TV, currently just hooked up to my, er, TV.
Amp is near the TV so it can be hard wired to that, but also to the A.E., therefore I can have TV sound or tunes from my iMac both running through the good hi fi set up. (But not at the same time). It’s cheap but not a particularly ‘tidy’ system.
One question though – I haven’t tried playing Spotify through Airport express, only iTunes. Likewise internet radio doesn’t seem to play through AE. Is there a way round this?Posted 4 years ago
Does it? I’ll admit I haven’t had the system set up since a house move about 6 months ago, but it never used to. Could it be because the AE is 5 or 6 years old, or do I need to update it somehow? It seems that only iTunes lets you select the AE to send data to, but not an option in iPlayer etc….tell me how!
Sorry for the hijack…Posted 4 years agoallthegearMember
No worries. On your iDevice of choice, start the radio player app and then choose the airport express as the output device. That’s it.
On your favourite Mac, option-click on the volume icon in the menu bar and choose the AE as an output device for sound. (This may require OSX of a reasonably recent vintage)
RachelPosted 4 years ago
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