I’m a huge fan of Sonos audio gear, which lets you stream all your favorite music (playlists, Pandora, Spotify, etc.) to wireless standalone speakers.
But, ho, it’s some expensive gear, with even the most basic package starting at $300. My cheapskate nature won’t allow me to spend that kind of money on what is essentially a fancy stereo.
Especially when there are such inexpensive alternatives. For example, with my smartphone or tablet and a simple Bluetooth receiver, which can plug into any stereo or speaker I already own, I can fashion a system that’s nearly identical to a Sonos–for a fraction of the price.
The key ingredient: the Bluetooth receiver.