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Going wireless. Need advice on best way to do so?

cefey

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Hello everyone!

I want to play songs from itunes/spotify from my macbook/phone wireless out of my sound system (Bose V35).

I have tried with Apple TV, but it´s complete rubbish. Songs lag all the time. Stops for some ms or ever 2-3 seconds (well, the song is playing, sound dissapears).

So I was thinking to get either Audiengine B1 (bluetooth), 200$ or Google Chomecast Audio (wifi) 40$.
Is there any difference in quality? Both got optical out, so V35 will do all the processing work. I just need a pure receiever, that will play songs steady.
 

Superaintit

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The Chromecast audio is pretty good. It never blips or stops during a song.

It's not perfect; sometimes (once every 2 weeks) there is a miscommunication between Spotify on the phone and the Chromecast.
 

cefey

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What about sound quality? Do you notice any difference between wired vs wireless?
Any experience with BT receivers?
 

Superaintit

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The chromecast is only wireless. Imo its not an issue. With a streamer I had before I *thought* I could here a minor difference, but it was so small I couldn't be bothered.
 

cefey

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Sorry for being unclear. I mean how does it compare against Audioengine B1, YBA-11, Arcam miniLink/rLink?
 

Superaintit

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cefey said:
Sorry for being unclear. I mean how does it compare against Audioengine B1, YBA-11, Arcam miniLink/rLink?
I really don't know. I've only used a B&O streamer and a chromecast.

Edit: to me all streamers sound pretty much the same. It's the dac and its analogue output that determine the sound ime.
 

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