How should we listen to music at home?
February 2, 2013 2:18 PM Subscribe
The last time I bought a stereo, Reagan was president. I don't know if they're even called stereos any more. Please help me figure out what I want and how to set it up.
posted by The corpse in the library to technology (6 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Right now we have music on a MacBook Air and on CDs. We have an AirPort Extreme (not Express). We have an original iPad and assorted iPods and iPhones of various ages and capabilities.
We don't have any stereo equipment other a crappy portable CD player, a Samsung "sound bar" hooked up to the TV, and a dying iHome dock/radio/speaker thing.
I want to be able to play CDs without copying them to the computer first.
I want an FM radio (broadcast, not over the Internet).
I listen to a lot of podcasts, using iTunes and on my iPhone.
Some of our MP3 are from Apple, some from Amazon, some from who-knows-where. They're all on the MacBook.
I want people to be able to play music without involving the MacBook, so I can read Metafilter uninterrupted.
We want speakers in at least two rooms. It needs to be possible to turn them on and off in each room.
I want it to be simple to use.