• Speakers for the computer

    From Matthew Munson@VERT/IUTOPIA to All on Sun Aug 7 05:19:00 2016
    Should I do bluetooth speakers or conventional computer speakers?
    ---
    ■ wcQWK 7.0
  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Matthew Munson on Sun Aug 7 19:45:40 2016
    Re: Speakers for the computer
    By: Matthew Munson to All on Sun Aug 07 2016 05:19 am

    Should I do bluetooth speakers or conventional computer speakers?

    I don't know how effective the desktop speakers are, but I notice a lag when watching video on a phone with bluetooth speakers. I'd go for conventional speakers as long as PCs have speaker jacks. ;)

    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ realitycheckBBS -- http://realitycheckBBS.org
  • From Matthew Munson@VERT/IUTOPIA to POINDEXTER FORTRAN on Sun Aug 7 09:36:00 2016
    I don't know how effective the desktop speakers are, but I notice a lag when watching video on a phone with bluetooth speakers. I'd go for conventional speakers as long as PCs have speaker jacks. ;)
    I noticed the delay and the sometime difficulty to get synched if you
    have to turn the speaker off. I like the space saving of the bluetooth
    speaker, but thats that.

    ---
    ■ wcQWK 7.0
  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Matthew Munson on Mon Aug 8 14:39:00 2016
    Matthew Munson wrote to All <=-

    Should I do bluetooth speakers or conventional computer speakers?

    I always opt for wired, unless there is a reason that's not practical.


    ... Alert: Scanner shows Sysop in the area. Look innocent!!
    --- MultiMail/Win32 v0.49
    ■ Synchronet ■ Freeway BBS in Bendigo, Australia.
  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Matthew Munson on Tue Aug 9 11:24:20 2016
    Should I do bluetooth speakers or conventional computer speakers?

    IMO there's no good reason to use wireless peripherals for a computer if they aren't going to be moved around a lot. Bluetooth speakers probably use batteries, which need to be replaced periodically. Also, as another has
    said,
    bluetooth speakers can introduce a delay.

    Nightfox

    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ Digital Distortion: digitaldistortionbbs.com
  • From Digital Man@VERT to Nightfox on Tue Aug 9 15:34:59 2016
    Re: Speakers for the computer
    By: Nightfox to Matthew Munson on Tue Aug 09 2016 11:24 am

    Should I do bluetooth speakers or conventional computer speakers?

    IMO there's no good reason to use wireless peripherals for a computer if they aren't going to be moved around a lot. Bluetooth speakers probably use batteries, which need to be replaced periodically. Also, as another has said,
    bluetooth speakers can introduce a delay.

    Also, the fidelity of the sound suffers from the lossy compression used to send the audio over the bluetooth band.

    digital man

    Synchronet/BBS Terminology Definition #32:
    NUP = New User Password
    Norco, CA WX: 83.0°F, 49.0% humidity, 6 mph ESE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs

    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ Vertrauen ■ Home of Synchronet ■ telnet://vert.synchro.net
  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Digital Man on Tue Aug 9 17:00:55 2016
    IMO there's no good reason to use wireless peripherals for a computer
    if they aren't going to be moved around a lot. Bluetooth speakers
    probably use batteries, which need to be replaced periodically. Also,
    as another has said,
    bluetooth speakers can introduce a delay.

    Also, the fidelity of the sound suffers from the lossy compression used to send the audio over the bluetooth band.

    That's true.. I had thought of that, but I suppose that may or may not matter too much to a particular person depending on what they plan to use the computer for.

    Nightfox

    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ Digital Distortion: digitaldistortionbbs.com
  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Nightfox on Tue Aug 9 18:05:14 2016
    Re: Speakers for the computer
    By: Nightfox to Digital Man on Tue Aug 09 2016 05:00 pm

    Also, the fidelity of the sound suffers from the lossy compression
    used to send the audio over the bluetooth band.

    That's true.. I had thought of that, but I suppose that may or may not matter too much to a particular person depending on what they plan to use the computer for.

    Sadly, the music I listen to the most (and stream on the BBS radio station)_
    is a collection of ambient tracks I ripped from the Majestic ARG in 2001 at 56 kbps. I could listen to those through old earbuds and not notice a degratation.

    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ realitycheckBBS -- http://realitycheckBBS.org
  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Tue Aug 9 22:23:39 2016
    Re: Speakers for the computer
    By: Nightfox to Matthew Munson on Tue Aug 09 2016 11:24 am

    Should I do bluetooth speakers or conventional computer speakers?

    IMO there's no good reason to use wireless peripherals for a computer if they aren't going to be moved around a lot. Bluetooth speakers probably
    use batteries, which need to be replaced periodically. Also, as another
    has said,
    bluetooth speakers can introduce a delay.



    and the batteries always die at the worst time!
    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ ::: BBSES.info - free BBS services :::
  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Poindexter Fortran on Tue Aug 9 22:26:56 2016
    Re: Speakers for the computer
    By: Poindexter Fortran to Nightfox on Tue Aug 09 2016 06:05 pm

    Sadly, the music I listen to the most (and stream on the BBS radio
    station)_ is a collection of ambient tracks I ripped from the Majestic ARG in 2001 at 56 kbps. I could listen to those through old earbuds and not notice a degratation.


    is that the bad game that would call you up on the phone?

    and you seriously dont listen to any other types of music ever?
    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ ::: BBSES.info - free BBS services :::
  • From Matthew Munson@VERT/IUTOPIA to NIGHTFOX on Tue Aug 9 07:06:00 2016
    IMO there's no good reason to use wireless peripherals for a computer if they
    aren't going to be moved around a lot. Bluetooth speakers probably use batteries, which need to be replaced periodically. Also, as another has
    I made some silly purchases this year. xbox one, jbl wireless speaker
    and winserver. lol :)

    I just want some better computer speakers that are not as bulky.

    ---
    ■ wcQWK 7.0
  • From Digital Man@VERT to Matthew Munson on Wed Aug 10 21:38:05 2016
    Re: Speakers for the computer
    By: Matthew Munson to NIGHTFOX on Tue Aug 09 2016 07:06 am

    IMO there's no good reason to use wireless peripherals for a computer if they
    aren't going to be moved around a lot. Bluetooth speakers probably use batteries, which need to be replaced periodically. Also, as another has
    I made some silly purchases this year. xbox one, jbl wireless speaker
    and winserver. lol :)

    I've been pretty happy with my xbox One, but it was a gift. It is frustrating that virtually none of the old peripherals (and very few games) from the 360 work on the One, but Fallout 4 on the One has been pretty adictive for me. The graphics are noticably better on everything.

    digital man

    Synchronet "Real Fact" #70:
    Rob Swindell was interviewed for Jason Scott's BBS Documentary in July of 2002. Norco, CA WX: 67.9°F, 76.0% humidity, 5 mph SSE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs

    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ Vertrauen ■ Home of Synchronet ■ telnet://vert.synchro.net
  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Matthew Munson on Thu Aug 11 07:11:44 2016
    Re: Speakers for the computer
    By: Matthew Munson to NIGHTFOX on Tue Aug 09 2016 07:06 am

    I just want some better computer speakers that are not as bulky.

    Speaker manufacturers seem to have stabilized on the "satellite speakers on your desk with a subwoofer at your feet" and it seems to be a nice compromise on desktop speaker size without affecting performance.

    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ realitycheckBBS -- http://realitycheckBBS.org
  • From Matthew Munson@VERT/IUTOPIA to DIGITAL MAN on Wed Aug 10 10:14:00 2016
    I've been pretty happy with my xbox One, but it was a gift. It is frustrating
    that virtually none of the old peripherals (and very few games) from the 360 work on the One, but Fallout 4 on the One has been pretty adictive for me. The
    graphics are noticably better on everything.
    I would of been very happy if the Sega Collection OR Blue Dragon OR
    Tales of Vesperia were avaliable as Backwards Compatablity.

    ---
    ■ wcQWK 7.0