I'd like to be able to play my 30+GB iTunes music library in the living room, without needing a computer, and without spending more than around $250. I don't have a receiver, speakers or an iPod without enough capacity to hold my full library, though I do use iTunes Match. What are some good options for this?
I asked a similar
question a few years ago, but my needs have changed. Primary considerations:
-I'd like to have instant access to my entire music library.
-I don't want to worry about having a computer turned on to stream music - I want to bypass the computer entirely.
-I don't want to spend more than about $250.
-I'm not an audiophile but decent sound would be nice.
-I live in an apartment and don't want to upset the neighbors with loud music or bass, but I do want other people in my apartment to be able to hear music (meaning something like wireless headphones won't work).
Since I use iTunes Match, one option would be to buy a $99 Apple TV and use it to stream my library, but that would mean buying speakers to supplement those in my TV, which aren't great for music. Two issues are that I wouldn't be able to use the TV for anything else while playing music (not a deal-breaker), and my TV doesn't currently have a free HDMI port for the Apple TV.
Another option would be to get an old iPod classic with enough storage to hold my library or an iPod Touch that supports iTunes Match along with some kind of iPod dock, and I've been leaning toward this
Any thoughts on these options or others?