I was very impressed by Beogram A9 stand alone bluetooth amplified speaker. You can have them pair or single speaker that will play both channels.
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I agree if this is just for casual listening and exploring new music that spending $$$ isn’t necessary, and Audio Engine makes some well-reviewed wireless speakers that offer good sound quality but are not overly pricey. I’d suggest two small speakers over a single unit as the stereo separation and imaging will obviously be much better. The A2+ is $269 and may be all you need, but if you need one unit for space, aesthetics, portability, etc. the B2 is also nice at $199. Just plug’em into a wall socket and choose them in the Bluetooth area of your phone or tablet and you’re off and running. Doesn’t get any simpler. For 10 bucks per month or so (if you don’t need hi-res) you’ll have a world of music at your fingertips. As a recent streaming convert myself I use Qobuz and have discovered more new music in such a short time that I don’t have enough time to play it all — a high-quality problem to be sure. If you want hi-res it gets a little more involved and you’ll need more $ and equipment — just depends how serious you want to get with this living room application. Best of luck.
Audio engine is pretty good for the money
If your budget expands to that, around 1k, have a look at the Kef Lsx, another league.
Best thing practically would be to use your smartphone / tablet as a remore for those using some of the streaming services you mention.
I persobally use Qobuz and I am overly happy with that.
My suggestion is do not go for the hgher rates / higher subscription; you will not be able to hear any difference at this level and it is arguable whetener any meaningful difference can be heard also higher on the hifi end ladder
Just my 2 c, enjoy !
Awesome options thanks nonoise and marklings!! I now have some solid direction and options to choose from. Much appreciated to all. That iFi unit is pretty unique and the Bloomberg review of it included three or four others similar in price worth exploring. I'll likely start with an Audioengine and look towards an upgrade as I get a chance to use it and then hear some of the others. Things sure move fast in digital