[TriLUG] OT: cheap mobile stream playing?

Carl Crider c.crider at gmail.com
Wed Oct 20 12:45:21 EDT 2010

Sony makes some nice wifi headphones (MDR-RF970R) that sit on a
recharge cradle as well.
No line of sight is required with these. You can use those with any
and all of your media
sources (stereo, TV, mp3 player, PC, etc.).

On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 4:40 PM, Tom Roche <Tom_Roche at pobox.com> wrote:
> I listen to mostly either FM or downloaded files, and I listen to them
> mostly on a cheap Sansa player and consumer-grade in-ear headphones.
> But some of my audio is streamed (e.g. last.fm) so I'd like to have a
> way to play streams (presuming I'm in wi-fi-range) that
> * doesn't involve conventional speakers. I'd like to be able to hear
>  streams when others in the house are sleeping or studying.
> * is small. The cheapest way I can see to do this would be to put my
>  netbook in a fanny pack and plug the headphones into that. I'd like
>  a smaller solution.
> * is wireless. The next cheapest way I can see to do this would use a
>  very long mini-phone-jack-to-same extension cord; I don't want that.
> * is cheap. The next cheapest way I can see to do this would be to buy
>  some decent-quality RF headphones (with transmitter, charger, etc),
>  which I've seen for $60. I'd prefer half that price or less (i.e.,
>  what I paid for my Sansa). I could also do this with a data plan for
>  my phone, but that would soon get more expensive.
> * provides reasonable audio quality. Based on the equipment above, I'm
>  obviously not a major audiophile :-) but I don't want really crappy
>  sound either.
> Suggestions for this usecase are appreciated.
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