wireless battery powered music system for bathroom

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  1. stevenn21

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    i want to listen to music in the bathroom, in the uk there are no mains in the bathroom and i dont want to run an extension cord in as this is in violation of my tenancy agreement not to mention dangerous.

    must be battery operated!



    so ideally im after a battery powered wireless speaker that can be controled by a server (like jriver for example) and play the music on my pc via the server



    so i am left with a few options

    option 1



    a boom box geto blaster with a usb slot

    pros: battery powered, not too expensive



    cons: cannot connect to my network can only connect my digital music using the usb slot, would have to take it in and take it out everytime i used it, would have to load the music i wanted to listen to on to a usb stick. SQ unkown



    option 2:



    jongo s3 wireless battery powered network speaker (any other suggestions? )



    pros: battery powered, connects to my network using wireless technology, cam leave it in the bathroom permanently, no need to load music on to it manually as it connects to my home network,



    cons: no dlna so i dont think i can use a server like jriver to create playlists i dont know if cost is a downside as SQ is unknown(wireless sound isn't as good as wired in general),



    option 3:





    AS-TXRM Stationary Transmitter



    im not sure if this is appropriate or not?



    would have to buy Traveler® Series Speakers



    do any of you have other suggestions or advice or had any experience with these systems



    my system comprises of ca azur 551r receiver, azur 752bd player and the ca np30 network streamer the speakers are bx2's front matching centre with ca minx min21 as rears.
     
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    would a smart phone and Bluetooth speaker do the trick? Or even a speaker that physically plugs into the phone. When I was a kid we always had "the wireless" on bath nights.
     
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    Ditto LRV & suggest an Android tablet or phone with battery powered speaker. With the BubbleUPnP app you can turn the Android device into a full blown UPnP/DLNA streamer/renderer, that can play your music files from a UPnP/DLNA server such as the one that comes with JRiver.
     
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    i like the idea of the the phone and speaker combo

    1.



    an Android tablet or phone with battery powered speaker. With the BubbleUPnP app you can turn the Android device into a full blown UPnP/DLNA streamer/renderer, that can play your music files from a UPnP/DLNA server such as the one that comes with JRiver.



    pros: can select a speaker of my choice to ensure better SQ,
    cons: would have to take phone in and out of bathroom when in use



    2





    Oasis Flow: Rechargeable Music Streaming and Radio System

    pros: can stay in bathroom

    cons: cannot chose speaker so cannot guarantee SQ



    option 1 could be cheaper depending on how much i spend on the speaker i own an android phone option two appears to do the same thing albeit an all in one solution.



    there are still some unknown variables



    1: SQ and connectivity

    2: wired or wireless speaker

    it needs to be wall mountable or fit on a 10cm shelf(i didnt realise these speakers got so big and expensive!)
     
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    You can have mains power in your bathroom, just not a 3 pin socket. I just cut the plug off a power cable and hard wired it to a flat plate with the box hidden in the plaster board wall behind. So now I have a Sonos Play3 in there, but you could use anything you like.
     
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    Pure now support DLNA !
     
  8. stevenn21

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    how good are the speakers?
     
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    Depends which one but had no complaints, can get you a good deal on them next week as just signed up as reseller
     
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    but they do not support flac according to the specs - bit of an ommission
     
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    Logitech Squeezbox Radio/UE with the battery pack.
     
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    Like the BT/phone suggestions it depends on his bathroom usage. If he's a clouds of steam type then he'll need something designed for the job like the Pure Oasis. Although a Radio has done my bathroom duties for a good few years now
     
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    I use a Logitech UE boom for my bathroom, and it's actually not bad. It's about the size if a beer can with impressive bt range. Iphone doesn't have to be in the bathroom. The speaker is water resistant and I actually hang mine up in the shower cubicle. It's deffo worth a look and handy for outdoors stuff too.
    I use Ipeng to access my permanent library and playback.

    Also use napster and various radio apps.
     
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    it must play flac
     
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    yes its steamy
     
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    My set up does IIRC, Logitech Media Server>Iphone with playback enabled Ipeng via wifi> bluetooth speaker.
    Not that I can hear the benefit of FLAC in the shower, on a mono speaker, connected via bluetooth.... its more of a convenience thing.
     
  17. stevenn21

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    yes a lot of my files are flac
     
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    SolarDAB 2 SOLARDAB2 I use that radio , comes complete with a re chargeable pack included !!

    Then I use a 35 pence, 3.5 mm to 3.5 mm jack plug which goes into my iPhone headphone socket.

    I use an app called mediaconnect to stream music of my NAS hard drive to iPhone.

    My advice is to load your iPhone up with your favourite music and go into currys and check out the sound quality.

    If you have FLAC , then it has a capability of converting a CD to FLAC & MP3 at the same time in 2 different folders.
    You have to weigh up if the drop in sound quality is something you can put up with, and its only for the bathroom...................
     

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