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Apple’s AirPlay is one of the best technologies out there for media lovers. AirPlay allows you to control/play your favorite media to devices like the Apple TV and AirPort Express with your iOS device. This means you can stream Pandora to your stereo while controlling it from your iPhone, or push your favorite YouTube video to the big-screen for everyone to view.

For many people, Apple TV is their go-to AirPlay device, delivering things like Hulu+ and Netflix to the your TV. But for those music lovers out there, nothing beats hooking up an AirPort Express to your favorite pair of speakers, new or old. That’s right — you don’t have to buy a fancy AirPlay speaker; you can still use any speakers/receivers that use either 1/8th inch auxiliary input, RCA, or optical/tos-link. Then, add the Express to create your own AirPlay speaker system.

I use a pair of Audioengine A5s with an AirPort Express to create my AirPlay speakers and the sound couldn’t be better. Audioengine has been praised for creating some of the best computer speakers out there; they look great, are extremely well-constructed and sound amazing!

With AirPlay, I can stream Spotify from my iPhone, or with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, I can use them as wireless speakers for my computer. The best part is being able to control playback and volume from my device, so I don’t have to go old school and turn that knob.

To show you how great this setup is, we’re going to give you the AirPort Express for FREE, with the purchase of a pair of Audioengine A5+ White speakers. Checkout the special here, and enjoy the tunes!

Questions about AirPlay? Email me!

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