Originally Posted by imusorka
Aren't these overkill for the kitchen? Also, for what they cost, I'd consider Bluetooth 4.2 and aptX HD a must. Do you own these? Do they suffer from connection issues that plague so many other Bluetooth speakers?
Update: it seems that the BT3s have been discontinued and replaced by new 3000 series, none of which are wireless.
Why no love for the Play 1? Is it too mainstream?
Generally, having a stereo pair beats the bejesus out of a one piece speaker even if it claims to be a "stereo" single.
But if BT4.2 and aptX are your top priorities not sound quality and if there aren't any standalone devices that could be used with a stereo pair (I haven't researched that), then Play 1 it is.
~ Are you a "geek hobbyist" obsessed with squeezing out that last 5-10% improvement? The economy will thank you...especially the Chinese one. Or are you more of a get-set-and-forget "casual user" who simply wants to increase your enjoyment of movies, TV and gaming? Relax, HT isn't rocket science, nor does it have to cost an arm and a leg---especially if you ignore the aforementioned vocal minority. And remember to smile...it's just a silly hobby, after all. :)