Saturday, April 28, 2018

Rachmaninoff

9:15am:
This morning I listened to Rachmaninoff's Piano Concertos Numbers 2 and 3. This is such beautiful music. But on my MacAir, the music sounds low quality. Tinny.

I've been considering the purchase of an Apple HomePod speaker. The reviews for HomePod are wonderful. But the price of $329 is not so wonderful.

For $100 I am able to purchase a Bose SoundLink Micro speaker which has terrific reviews. I am kinda leaning toward the Bose.

Click [Here] to listen to Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto Number 2.






1:43pm:
Bought speakers
At Best Buy I purchased a Bose SoundLink Speaker II. The Bose was easy to set up and operate. But, for me, the sound quality was not much of an improvement over my MacAir's internal speakers.

I returned the Bose and exchanged it for Apple's HomePod. However, the HomePod requires an internet connection. And my internet connection comes thru my iPhone7's hot spot.

When I was not able to get the HomePod to work using an iPhone hotspot workaround that I found online, I took the HomePod to Best Buy service [Geek Squad] to get help.

Geek Squad worked on the Home Pod for a half hour and was unable to get the Home Pod to work. So, I returned the Home Pod.

Oh well!


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10 comments:

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    1. Hi Marilyn,

      Thank you for your suggestion.

      I have three headphone sets. Not good enough for me!

      George

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  2. I got a set of creative sound blasters for my mac work great not too expensive, but I don't think they're available anymore. Here's a link for you. https://www.imore.com/best-computer-speakers-mac

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  3. You might also consider a pair of the state-of-the-art Widex 440 hearing aids. They communicate wirelessly with the iPhone to listen to music and to conduct phone calls. Their iPhone app allows many adjustments. Alas, they cost about twenty times more than the Apple HomePod.

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  4. I still like the depth of sound from good old vinyl and a record player. Old school.

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    1. Hi Suz,

      Old school was great in the good-old-days!

      George

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  5. Are you looking for only a Bluetooth speaker or do you also want the "Google Assistant\Siri" capabilities built in?

    Also, how portable do you want the speaker to be? The smaller the speaker is, the more tinny the sound will be. There are some very nice sounding speakers in the "larger but still portable" category.

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  6. I love my little Fuguoo Bluetooth speaker. I have the original Style speaker that had 40 hrs of battery life. The newer Style S ($99 on Amazon) has a smaller battery (15 hrs), but now allows you to pair 2 of them for wire-free stereo. No internet connection required. Very hight quality sound (better than Bose), and very well-made/waterproof.

    https://amzn.to/2r5t8dM

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  7. I got my wife a JBL Flip 4 bluetooth speaker for christmas. I think it sounds pretty decent for what it is. Its waterproof so she takes it in the shower.

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  8. George I have Sony B-20 bluetooth speaker that sounds nice for the money (around $90), I wish that I dad got the Sony XB-40 instead, it is more pricey but gets great reviews. it is around $180 on Amazon right now ($100 Refurbished) I will include the link. Good Luck. https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=sony+xb+40&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=198193414458&hvpos=1t1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7319897389255783131&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=e&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9026030&hvtargid=kwd-299865022513&ref=pd_sl_9evyb3wcli_e

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