After exhaustively looking for a set of wireless speakers, Iím about to make a choice, but am scared of screwing it up, so I figured Iíd need some expert advice. These are my guidelines:
1. I wanted more than one speaker, and certainly not just a single long one (like the Jawbones Jambox). Other like the Bose Soundlink were also standalones. I prefer something modular, where you could pair separate speakers together, and get sound from different directions.
2. Wanted to avoid connectivity problems, constant drop-offs in sound, etc.
3. Mainly for use with my laptop, and if possible, paired with a 6th gen ipod nano.
The best option seems to be the Creative ZiiSound D5x. I like that the Bluetooth module is small, as opposed to some of the MASSIVE ones from other brands (e.g., Altec Lansing imw725). The Sonos 3 was the closest competitor, but itís significantly more costly, especially because you have to buy multiple expensive accessories, such as the bridge. And if I want a Sonos remote control, itís an additional $359! (I donít have an iphone or ipad I could use as a remote).
The two huge bummers about the D5x seem to be that a) it has no battery or rechargeability option, and b) no remote (I actually asked Creative if they had a remote for sale, and got back a really stupid answer saying, ďthatís not what the product needs or is designed for.Ē). Iím also very worried about the Bluetooth having an audio delay for movies, which Iíll be watching quite a bit.
Iím sure many of you are experts, but this is the best I could do after hours of research. Any recommendations? Can I do better than the D5x?