finding your perfect music setup

I sold my CD collection a little over a year ago, and since then, I’ve been at a loss for how to organize my music consumption. I’ve found some streaming sites I love, and I’ve downloaded albums here and there, but I’ve decided to make it my personal mission to find the perfect music setup in this new era of music streaming and wireless audio devices before this year is over. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite music streaming services and audio equipment for today’s post over at MyLifeScoop. I’m pretty excited about the options and think that given all the ways technology allows us to discover and share songs, the future of music looks bright. Check out the full post here. — Kate

Image above from Morel Hifi

(The links and information for these products can be found in the full post here.)

  1. Katy says:

    Spotify is by far my favourite service. All that music! I would totally recommend it to anyone. Not sure how it’s working in the US at the moment though. Do you have to have an invite or has that been phased out now?

  2. Katie says:

    Thanks for sharing these options, Kate. I’d just like to say that the Squeezebox Touch (well actually, an older version of the same sort of Squeezebox product, which is usually available for a substantially lower price used) has been a great addition to my audio setup at home. I know it’s not an all-in-one like the Squeezebox radio (you need separate speakers, etc.), but it’s a good option if you want to scale up a little bit. You can stream all of your music from your computer to your home speaker system. Great for parties.

  3. Iva says:

    Another suggestion for playing music is to get an Airport Express wireless router from Apple. You can hook it up to the super-duper-nice stereo system you already own and play iTunes on it over the wireless. We have it and I LOVE it!

  4. Mirinda says:

    What timing! We are just finishing a living room remodel and I did not want to bring back the CD tower and CD player. I hadn’t had a chance to look at options yet. Thanks!


Design*Sponge reserves the right to restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the conversation at hand, contain profanity, personal attacks, hate speech or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business. Our goal is to create a safe space where everyone (commenters, subjects of posts and moderators) feels comfortable to speak. Please treat others the way you would like to be treated and be willing to take responsibility for the impact your words may have on others. Disagreement, differences of opinion and heated discussion are welcome, but comments that do not seek to have a mature and constructive dialogue will not be published. We moderate all comments with great care and do not delete any lightly. Please note that our team (writers, moderators and guests) deserve the same right to speak and respond as you do, and your comments may be responded to or disagreed with. These guidelines help us maintain a safe space and work toward our goal of connecting with and learning from each other.