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  1. Dos101's Avatar
    Looking for a wireless (wifi) speaker that I could use to stream music from my Lumia 1520 to. If I can stream from Windows 8 that would be bonus. So far all I've found is this speaker, but it looks like you need to buy an add-on wireless card for it. Plus it's a little on the expensive side. NEW! Allaire™ ARIS® Wireless Speaker System - Allaire™ Wireless Speakers - Speakers By Family - Aperion Audio

    Are all wireless speakers still only bluetooth, or is there one that can connect to a wifi network for DLNA functionality?
    02-14-2014 04:24 PM
  2. air2liquid's Avatar
    This is what I'm dealing with right now. There's no good way to stream protected content from my PC/WP to any device. DLNA is fundamentally broke because it doesn't support protected content, and Miracast doesn't do audio-only (and it's point to point, no multiple rooms).

    Bluetooth is your safest bet.

    Best solution is still Airplay or Sonos.
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    02-14-2014 04:59 PM
  3. Dos101's Avatar
    That's what I was afraid of. Is there a way to play music from Windows Phone through Airplay or to a Sonos device?
    02-14-2014 05:11 PM
  4. air2liquid's Avatar
    That's what I was afraid of. Is there a way to play music from Windows Phone through Airplay or to a Sonos device?
    I don't know about Sonos, but there is no way to play music that is on your device to Airplay devices. What I've done is setup a Raspberry Pi that runs an iTunes server that has a 500GB drive attached to it loaded up with some (still ripping... hah) of my CDs in lossless (ALAC) format. I can control the iTunes server with "Remote for WP" and it will let me select the speaker I want to play the tracks to and it's volume. The only downside is I can't play Beats Music or Pandora from my phone to the Airplay devices. So I keep an iPhone 4S around for a remote control ;)
    02-17-2014 08:57 AM
  5. Dos101's Avatar
    I don't know about Sonos, but there is no way to play music that is on your device to Airplay devices. What I've done is setup a Raspberry Pi that runs an iTunes server that has a 500GB drive attached to it loaded up with some (still ripping... hah) of my CDs in lossless (ALAC) format. I can control the iTunes server with "Remote for WP" and it will let me select the speaker I want to play the tracks to and it's volume. The only downside is I can't play Beats Music or Pandora from my phone to the Airplay devices. So I keep an iPhone 4S around for a remote control ;)
    I used to have a setup like yours years ago, but I had mostly Apple devices at that time so it made things easier. Microsoft really shouldn't be making things this difficult for Windows and Windows Phone users. I sincerely hope they introduce something to the effect of Airplay in the near future. It's a little unnerving how well Apple has gotten their ecosystem together, Microsoft needs to do the same.

    More on topic, I'm probably going to go with a Beats Pill for the short term since Bluetooth is really my only option at the moment.
    Last edited by Dos101; 02-17-2014 at 03:29 PM. Reason: Fixed formatting
    02-17-2014 03:29 PM
  6. air2liquid's Avatar
    Highly recommend the Jambox line of speakers. I've got an original one (shortly after release) and it still works great and sounds great. Never used the Pill, so I can't comment on it's quality. Beats stuff is usually decent though.
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    02-17-2014 05:05 PM
  7. manicottiK's Avatar
    We have Big Jambox and Mini Jambox. Both sound great. (The small one is for travel; the larger one for outdoor use at home.)
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    02-17-2014 06:18 PM
  8. budney's Avatar
    Ultimate Ears UE MINI BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker 984-000317 - Best Buy

    My stepdad has one of these. I got to play with it when I visited my family last September. I was very surprised how well it sounded, very load and good bass.
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    02-17-2014 10:24 PM
  9. Dos101's Avatar
    Ultimate Ears UE MINI BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker 984-000317 - Best Buy

    My stepdad has one of these. I got to play with it when I visited my family last September. I was very surprised how well it sounded, very load and good bass.
    Looks pretty decent, might have to check it out. Thanks!

    We have Big Jambox and Mini Jambox. Both sound great. (The small one is for travel; the larger one for outdoor use at home.)
    Highly recommend the Jambox line of speakers. I've got an original one (shortly after release) and it still works great and sounds great. Never used the Pill, so I can't comment on it's quality. Beats stuff is usually decent though.
    Thanks for the recommendations. My local Microsoft Store has those on display, might be able to try it out before I buy. I'm interested in the big jambox but the price is a little intimidating.
    02-18-2014 11:51 AM
  10. RTGent's Avatar
    FWIW, I've used these Bluetooth wonders since last summer: Amazon.com: DBEST London Duo Bluetooth Rechargeable Mini-Speaker Set (PS4003BT-RB): Computers & Accessories
    They work beautifully and automatically with my phone, Surface, and Kindle HD. I keep a charged pair in my backpack and am ready to share my music or videos anywhere I go.
    02-18-2014 01:35 PM
  11. jayramphone's Avatar
    Yep bluetooth streaming works really well from by 950 to an Harmon Kardon speaker on my desk.
    Sound quality very good. Once paired its all very simple.
    12-17-2015 07:36 AM

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