I have a similar question. Is there a way to use them as passive loudspeakers, ie, hook them up to my receiver? Or do they only function as powered near-fields.
I'm sure that the 1/8 inch jack bypasses the DAC, as that's an analog input. The only question is how well it'll play with various external DACs.
Edit, oh pooey, looks like they don't play with android over wireless, that's a shame. It looks like all wireless tests will be with my super old 3GS, or girlfriends 4S...
There are ways to use AirPlay over android. Try the apps allcast or airstream. The speakers function okay so far from my experience as loudspeakers. I don't really have any personal complaints. I might not recommend them for use as such if you have something better lying around. It's an obvious step up from the tv speakers though. I didn't get the impression that the sound quality was degrading all too much compared to near field use, maybe the imaging was not as spot on, but still sound very good.
Edited by Llloyd - 5/12/14 at 10:34pm