Looking for new home stereo system

sonos

#1

Hi, I moved into a new house and have my smart things set up, however, I'd like to have a stereo system that I can sync with my iTunes and set it up with speakers around the house, garage, and outside. Does anyone have a recommendation? I don't want to spend a ridiculous amount of money on it. Any advice would be appreciated! I've looked at Sonos/Bose but I'm getting more confused than have clarity.


(Joshua Lyon) #2

You mentioned iTunes... if you have speakers hooked up to a Mac with iTunes on it, you might be able to use Obything by @Obycode.

There's also Generic Media Renderer that has been popular in the community.

There was a lot of excitement over the new Chromecast Audio, but I haven't seen much come of that with respect to SmartThings integration.


(Brian) #3

Sonos if you can afford. Echo if you want to automate. So many other options in between in this community with a search or two.


(Brice; SmartRulesApp.com) #4

If you go with iTunes and obything, you can get the old Airport Express ( http://amzn.to/1Lyvql2 ) for < $50 which has an audio out and allows you to setup wireless speakers which will all be in sync. This works really nicely, with or without SmartThings.


#5

Thanks guys! What about if I want some sort of stereo that I can also get the radio on as well? Any suggestions?


#6

Are you going to hardwire your speakers or wireless?


#7

I would be willing to do either. I'm not the most tech savvy person around, but I would like one outside and in my garage so possibly wireless.


(Brian) #8

I use TuneIn on my Sonos, but Google Play Music more than anything. Way more new music on Play. Not all stations available on TuneIn, but 95% in my area, and all the ones I listen to...

Tunein has apps for most things, so take a look.

This is always a hard decision, I have had so many different music setups over the years. Still have my old Yamaha amp even, and various old speakers lying around.


#9

I did a Yamaha receiver that has a lot of different features.
Yamaha RX-V679 - 7.2-channel home theater receiver with Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, and Apple® AirPlay®