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    • islandman
    • By islandman 13th Oct 18, 12:53 PM
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    Wifi speaker for novice.
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    • 13th Oct 18, 12:53 PM
    Wifi speaker for novice. 13th Oct 18 at 12:53 PM
    I've now got the free version of Spotify on my samsung a5 phone and laptop. In a short time, hopefully I will have joined my daughters premium version. She is on android like me.

    I know she bought a wifi speaker that worked without connecting cables, then because the sound wasn't brilliant, bought a more expensive one.


    I think I'd like to buy a wifi speaker that worked without cables and gave good sound quality, but don't know where to start.
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    • BigAl94
    • By BigAl94 13th Oct 18, 1:13 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 1:13 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 1:13 PM
    Don't know your budget but this one is hard to beat https://www.bose.co.uk/en_gb/products/speakers/smart_home/soundtouch-20-wireless-music-system.html#v=soundtouch_20_ii_black_eu_gb_ie
    • savemoney
    • By savemoney 13th Oct 18, 1:27 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 1:27 PM
    I recommend these on a budget


    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01DDJ59QE/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1


    May not be available at Amazon if you have more cash the JBL flip 3 speakers are awesome so surprised how good they are no distortion at high volume



    https://www.amazon.co.uk/JBL-Special-Bluetooth-Portable-Speaker-Black/dp/B06XGTYJ4X/ref=sr_1_6?s=network-media&ie=UTF8&qid=1539433507&sr=1-6&keywords=jbl+speaker+bluetooth
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 13th Oct 18, 2:32 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 2:32 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 2:32 PM
    decent speaker for around 30

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker-SoundCore-Dual-Driver-Distortion-Microphone/dp/B016MO90GW/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1539437470&sr =1-4&keywords=anker+speaker+bluetooth
    • pramsay13
    • By pramsay13 13th Oct 18, 3:12 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 3:12 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 3:12 PM
    We have Sonos speakers. There are a few different versions depending on size of room or budget or sound quality required.
    • islandman
    • By islandman 13th Oct 18, 4:27 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 4:27 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 4:27 PM
    Ouch, that's too much out of my pension, but thanks.
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    • islandman
    • By islandman 13th Oct 18, 4:29 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 4:29 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 4:29 PM
    I recommend these on a budget


    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01DDJ59QE/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1


    May not be available at Amazon if you have more cash the JBL flip 3 speakers are awesome so surprised how good they are no distortion at high volume



    https://www.amazon.co.uk/JBL-Special-Bluetooth-Portable-Speaker-Black/dp/B06XGTYJ4X/ref=sr_1_6?s=network-media&ie=UTF8&qid=1539433507&sr=1-6&keywords=jbl+speaker+bluetooth
    Originally posted by savemoney

    second one is interesting, thanks
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    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 13th Oct 18, 5:23 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 5:23 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 5:23 PM
    second one is interesting, thanks
    Originally posted by islandman
    If that's the sort of thing you're interested in I found the UE Boom better than the JBL flip speaker.

    http://amzn.eu/d/0FMybG8

    Also the latest Amazon Echo speaker might work for you.
    • flashg67
    • By flashg67 13th Oct 18, 6:18 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 6:18 PM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 6:18 PM
    Note there is a difference between bluetooth and wi-fi speakers
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 14th Oct 18, 10:26 AM
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    Note there is a difference between bluetooth and wi-fi speakers
    Originally posted by flashg67
    Good point. Islandman are you sure you need a wifi speaker or bluetooth? The cheaper speakers above that you showed interest in are bluetooth only.
    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 14th Oct 18, 10:51 AM
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    Try a Google Home speaker and use your Spotify account with that.
    This would also give you access to other sources you may find useful, including radio stations.
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    • islandman
    • By islandman 14th Oct 18, 10:57 AM
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    Good point. Islandman are you sure you need a wifi speaker or bluetooth? The cheaper speakers above that you showed interest in are bluetooth only.
    Originally posted by neilmcl
    Neil, whilst had been thinking using my laptop to speaker, it would probably make more sense and easier to use my phone, bluetooth on both and same wifi.
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    • islandman
    • By islandman 14th Oct 18, 11:02 AM
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    Try a Google Home speaker and use your Spotify account with that.
    This would also give you access to other sources you may find useful, including radio stations.
    Originally posted by RumRat
    and this suggestion would satisfy my temptation to have a google mini or google home. I'm sure someone commented recently that the sound from a "home" was better, but we are not overly fussed, I would like to think it wasn't tin'y though. Maybe someone that has tried both might comment?.

    On Wed, we are off to our family abroad, where I know they have two speakers. They replaced the first due to the sound, I can recall hearing from both, but that was before I became interested. Either way, this will go on hold till we return, but will update while we are there.
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    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 14th Oct 18, 1:47 PM
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    I have both, the Home is better than the mini. That said, the mini is fine if you are not an audiophile and just want it for general listening. It's not Tinny and you can alter the Base and treble from within the app.
    That said, If you can stretch to the Home then you, IMO, should.
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    • islandman
    • By islandman 20th Oct 18, 8:15 PM
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    Update, we have, or rather my daughter has sorted this account out and I now have premium from her account. Will be trying it out tomorrow then take the next step towards a speaker.
    Bowel screening saved my life, make sure it saves yours.
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