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Orb MP-1

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5 reviews

Jul, 2014

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Orb MP-1 Music Player

 

Over the past few years, we've seen a new product category emerge for music lovers who hate the fact that their music is seemingly locked to a laptop or desktop computer. Sure, a wire can patch audio into that big sound system, but the ideal situation...

Wirelessly streams audio using home Wi-Fi network; affordable; easy to use and set up; good sound quality; Sirius and Pandora support; mobile access to media; iOS and Android, Windows and Mac OSX platforms all supported.

Source computer must remain on; Orb Controller apps occasionally sluggish; software limits playlists to 100 tracks; strains home network bandwidth; no Orb Controller app currently for Windows or Mac.

For the price of $70, we're not sure there's an easier-to-use or more practical device out there that will give you local and mobile access to your media like the Orb MP-1.

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Orb MP-1 review

 

The state of the art for digital music streamers these days is a system that can play music from your hard drive and from the Internet in multiple parts of your house, with a full colour, touchscreen remote control. If you purchase a Sonos system, a...

You can get a digital music streamer with more functionality and fewer oddities than the Orb MP-1 offers, but it'll cost you a lot more. The Orb is a good alternative for people who want a cheap and convenient way to stream music to their stereo or...

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All in one gadget

 

Like I said, it's doing pretty much everything. iTunes, Pandora, Youtube, Internet Radio etc etc

Orb's constantly fixing bugs / adding stuff, even though the MP version is pretty stable

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"dirty sound!"

 

avoid. one channel crackles badly, the other seems OK. The crackly channel varies from right to left so it's not the lead or the connections. heavily disappointed.. I'd rather spend 3 times as much and get decent sound quality. I will bring this up...

easy to set up, compact

crappy sound quality.

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"All in one gadget"

 

Like I said, it's doing pretty much everything. iTunes, Pandora, Youtube, Internet Radio etc etc.

Orb's constantly fixing bugs / adding stuff, even though the MP version is pretty stable.

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