Wireless streaming MP3 for the garden?


Established Member
Hello all,

I was wondering whether anyone knew of a portable stereo type device that had wireless support for streaming mp3 from a PC?

I'm well aware of the Squeezebox, Roku, Sonos etc... boxes to do this in the house; but I was after something that I could carry out into the garden to listen to !!

Any ideas?


Standard Member
You mentioned Roku, I know.

But what about the Soundbridge Radio. Has wireless support, stereo speakers and subwoofer all in one package.

Downside is mains only.



Outstanding Member
I've used my PDA coupled with some headphones for this kind of thing. I have a compact flash wireless network card for it and then you can link to a playlist on the computer in the house :)


Established Member
As yet, I don't think there are any battery powered players available, leaving you with the Soundbridge Radio, Acoustic Energy Wifi and the Sony NAS-CZ1 being the only 3 with built in speakers.

Edit: PDA option mentioned above is a good idea though


Established Member
Thanks for the info guys; looks like I may have to rig up a plug outside and go for a powered option - haven't looked into any of the others but £300 for Soundbridge made me go eekkk !


Get yourself one of these and plug it into your PC:


All you need then is a portable FM radio in the garden.

I have one and plugged into my MP3 player it has a range of well over 20m.

It's tuneable across the whole FM band so no interference from local radio stations and lasts for 3 days continuous on 3x AAA batteries (I tested it!) or plug into DC supply.

True you have no control of the PC but do you really want to pay the £££££ price to be able to do that?


Established Member
Hmm, interesting - looks like I may be better off wiring up some speakers outside or going for the FM transmitter gizmo.

Cheers anyway guys.


do it from a psp if you have one. if you dont buy one there cheap now. takes about 2 mins to do in the psp section of the forum if you search theres a link to a site that tells you how to do it.


Established Member
CaptainC said:
wiring up some speakers outside

Glad i don't live next door to you. At least I hope I don't live next door to you!

Seriously though, depends how peaceful your neighbourhood is (was) and how loud your music is. I would love to listen to my music through speakers out in the garden but I know that it would irritate the hell out of everyone else and whilst that could be fun in the short term I'll go for long term harmony - Thank goodness for headphones.


Distinguished Member
I have a pair of Bose 151 outdoor speakers mounted over my back door. They're powered via a speaker switch from my kitchen stereo (a TEAC CR250).

The sound quality is pretty good - you'd be surprised at how quickly the sound 'drops off' outside. I can listen at a decent volume <3m from them but at >5m they're really not that loud. No complaints from my many neighbours so far but I live in London and there is a lot of noise even behind thew house.

Speakers cost &#163;90 second hand from eBay (probably ex pub) and the speaker switch is a B-Tech one about &#163;15 from CPC.

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