Posts Tagged ‘music’

Sonos Play:1

November 27th, 2013 No comments

5 Stars

Sonos Play:1

Sonos is known for its high quality speakers, which when combined, make for a surreal home stereo system. The latest addition to the line is the smallest yet, the Play:1. Does this small, flour jar-like speaker live up to the name? Read on to find out.

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Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II

September 27th, 2012 1 comment

4 stars
SoundLink II Nylon

The Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile speaker II is an update to what was already a popular Bluetooth speaker. I spent quite a few hours listening to the SoundLink II and was pleasantly surprised with the overall package, including its sound quality.

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Jawbone JAMBOX

June 19th, 2012 No comments

Jawbone JAMBOX Official5 Stars

I’m always looking for a more convenient way of listening to music. It doesn’t matter if I’m in the backyard grillin’, inside dancing with my kids, sitting at my desk or taking my morning shower — I want great sounding music, and I don’t want to have to jump through hoops to get it. The Jawbone JAMBOX is a promising speaker that aims to help me get my music everywhere, conveniently. After spending the last week with it, I have to say.. I almost did it again. You’re going to have to read to find out exactly what it is I have to say.

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How to rip your CD collection to lossless FLAC files

April 29th, 2012 No comments

Lossless music files, like FLAC, sound better than MP3s and are great for archival purposes. Encoding your CD collection to FLAC is pretty painless as you only need to use Exact Audio Copy (EAC).


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How to get started with Google Music

November 27th, 2011 No comments

Google Music is out of beta and Google is offering free storage of up to 20,000 songs that you can stream to Android and iOS devices or any computer. Here’s how to get started with Google Music:

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How to tune a guitar with your Android phone

September 14th, 2011 No comments

Tune a guitar with your Android phone:

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How-To Wirelessly Sync Music On Android Phones Without Buying An App

March 3rd, 2011 No comments

Wireless Music Sync on Android
Android phones are landing in the homes of about 300,000 users per day. What are those users doing with their new smartphones? Listening to music, of course. Apps like Pandora or Slacker Music get lots of love for audio streaming. You can listen to your own music collection too, but you need to get it from your PC to your phone first. You could sync your music the old fashioned way, using a USB cable, installing drivers and connecting it to your PC– or sync it the 2011 way, wirelessly.

Winamp is the best free Android app I’ve found for wirelessly syncing music. It’s simple to set up and easy to use. Here’s how to get it to sync your tunes, sans cables.

Install Winamp for Windows

You’ll first want to go download Winamp for your Windows PC and install it. After install, either import your iTunes library or add your non-iTunes media to the Winamp library. It’s important that you grab at least version 5.6 since older versions don’t support Wi-Fi Sync. You can go get it at Once you have your Winamp library set up, it’s time to get Winamp for Android.

Install Winamp for Android

Winamp Android Market

Easy to find Winamp in the Android Market.

Launch the Android Market app and search for Winamp. Once you’ve found it, go ahead and install it to your phone. Winamp for Android only works on Android 2.1 and higher. When you launch Winamp for Android the first time, you’ll be prompted with a choice to configure Wi-Fi Sync. Select the button for Wi-Fi Sync to begin configuring it.




Configure Winamp for Android

Winamp Android Wi-Fi Sync Setup

Simple Wi-Fi Sync setup.

Once in Wi-Fi Sync Setup, you’ll want to run through each step to make sure your phone is configured. Step 1 enables Wi-Fi Sync on your phone. Step 2 verifies that your phone is connected to your Wi-Fi network. Step 3 allows you to send a link to download Winamp for Windows to your email account. Since I already told you to where to download it, you can ignore Step 3 and select “OK.”





Attach Your Android Phone to Winamp

Now that Winamp’s installed on your phone and your PC, you’ll want to “attach” your phone to your PC so they can start syncing. When you start Winamp for Windows, you should see your Android phone in the Discovered area of the Devices view.

Winamp Wi-Fi Pairing

Click "Allow" to complete Wi-Fi pairing of your phone to your PC.

Winamp Windows Discover

Your phone should show up in the Discovered area.

Double-click on your phone graphic to send a pairing request to your phone. On your phone, select “Allow”, which should move your phone from the Discovered area to the Attached area. Now you’re ready to start syncing your music to your phone.

Winamp Windows Attached

Once paired, your phone should end up in the Attached area.

Wirelessly Sync Your Music

The simplest way to transfer your music is to drag it from the Winamp library to your device icon. This can be a single song, an entire album, or everything from an artist. Once you drag the music over, Winamp will begin syncing it to your phone. Playlist synchronization is also supported.

Winamp Windows Syncing

Drag & drop music to your device to initiate synchronization.

Winamp can be further configured to your liking from your PC by right-clicking on your phone device graphic and selecting “Preferences.”

That’s it! Enjoy the freedom of wireless music syncing on your Android phone. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment.


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