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Best External Speakers for iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3' started by fancyworks, Dec 20, 2010.

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    Probably, everyone enjoying with ipad? :D

    Has anyone bought for home experience? I have bought ipad speakers for home use. Its really exciting.

    Share your views here if anyone have bought for ipad.

    Here, i have also created a list of best ipad speakers:
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    I'm waiting for my B&O Beosound 8 to come in. The dealer tells me it should be in his shop on Wednesday:)

    Not cheap at £890 but quality is second to none.
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    Are you nuts? That's more than the iPad, in some cases twice as much!
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    Silly question but would there be any sort of inherent loss of audio quality / fidelity listening to the iPad via the Bluetooth link?
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    A friend has the Bose speaker and docking station. It's wonderful, if a bit pricey!
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    Yes, but very slightly depending on the speakers or headphones. If they are cheap then there will be a loss of sound quality. But no matter what speakers you use there will be a loss of sound quality.
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    I don't get it. first add the key board and now the speakers . buy the netbook and call it a day. Enjoy and use the Ipad as it meant to be, not something else.
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    I use my iPad in the car and it sounds great.
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    Thats nice. But for mostly home based users, there must be a speaker for good enhancement. Now, a days people are getting crazy for speakers
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    Right but what I am asking is that if there is anything inherent in the way that the audio is transmitted over bluetooth that would degrade its quality. I mean if we have a given set of speakers, if we plug them in to a bluetooth audio module will they sound worse listening to music from the ipad vs. if we plug that same set of speakers directly into the iPad's headphone jack?
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    Yes, I admit -I'm barking mad!
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    It is used for multiple things, including entertainment, so what is wrong with adding external speakers exactly? Not sure what you use your Ipad for, but for the price I think most of us will use it for as many things as we want, that is why we bought them!
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    I agree I stream music via apple tv then though 5.1 sound system and get excellent results wifi speakers are just becoming available here and the results are fantastic. In car systems like parrot 9200 provide excellent out put for music movies and games gps and hands free phones
    As for cost if you want the sound quality it comes with a price regardless if you have iPods iPhones or ipads
    Netbooks like most notebooks offer poor sound quality so I don't see the point paying $200 or more for something half decent is worth it if you enjoy your music regardless of what mobile device you own. It is about lifestyle
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    To answer your question:

    Sound system: Bose lifestyle 4800 for sound quality. 65" LCD TV
    2 Mac Pro for work
    Iphone 4 to talk
    Ipad: For on the go checking mail, apps and fun, not to anchor it down with key board or speakers.
    That is my application.
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    that is fine for you, but for the rest of us we like to use it for a little more then just checking mail lol if that was the case I could have just kept using my iphone ;-) but now that I had to see your reply lol how do you like the bose system?
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    The only gripe I have is with the lack of power at times. i would like a way to boost the sound a bit. I have also thought about a dock speaker system, but I have not seen too many that I like.
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    Hmm.. iPad dock ($29.99). Home theater system ($1,200). 3.5mm male/male cable ($6.99). Pandora or iPod (free).

    There you go..

    Altho if my girl got me the Sony media center (just like apple tv) then no more need for iPads tunes.

    At the office however, I'll be using my samsung sound bar with wireless subwoofer mounted to the wall. I never understood the whole ihome speaker stands..
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    For Me, I always love wireless speakes because no need to place ipad near speakers :)
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    I bought the iPod dock, logitech s715s. Now I am a bit of an audio nut. You here this all the time, people saying a speaker sounds so great, you'll never believe it and so on....but this logitech set is really quite good. Paid 99 Canadian for mine, has built in nimh rechargeable batteries good for 8 hours and remote. On sale at fs for 129 now.
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    The Jambox works well. Bluetooth. Small with a carrying case. Dipole speaker(fires sound out the front and back).

    It can be upgraded via the Internet.

    $199.99.

    Great sound.

    Google it.

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