Looking for an all-in-one just-add-speakers streamer for my son to take to college

Cambridge Audio Evo 75 is probably the top of the range, but maybe a BlueSound Powernode is good enough? Maybe there is something cheaper that fits the bill?

My son is not (yet) an audiophile, so sufficient volume may be the most important, but interested in any thoughts folks have on this topic.


How about dusting off that pair of speakers collecting dust in the attic or garage and getting a pair of Vera-Links for $200 https://www.verafiaudiollc.com/products/best-audio-products/vera-link-53126868, your kid can use their phone to send music via Bluetooth and be happy! The Vera-Links are a pair of amplifiers small enough to be affixed to the back of speakers and with 50 watts each are powerful enough for almost any speakers, send them a Bluetooth signal from a phone or tablet and you have a simple affordable stereo system.

If you can find a good deal on a Yamaha WXA-50, it is a great little unit if a little dated. The Yamaha MusicCast app is very user friendly.