We are a Apple-centric household with many ipads, ipods and iphones. My young children and wife love these and like to listen to music with them. When I built my house I had two runs of cat 5e to every room and speaker wire run to three specific locations (kitchen, en-suite and kids bath). the original plan was to use single two-channel speakers in these specific locations so i do have the ceilings already prepped for this but have not purchased the speakers yet. I would like to have a multi-zone setup where my kids could simply use airplay to stream music to the zone they are in with little to no alternate hands-on needed other than using there apple device. I would like to set this up but the research I have done has my head spinning. What might be a reasonable solution to this problem? I have seen solutions that suggest individual inexpensive amps + airport express' for each zone (kind of cheap) , speakercraft/russound distribution + airport express (mid range cost) or multizone receivers/amps that are airplay compatible (expensive). any good insight would be greatly appreciated. I like to DIY and am fairly techie but just not in this area, so even a point in the right direction would be great and I should be able to hack my way through from there.
Thanks in advance