Wireless speakers have become extremely popular during the last 10 years. Especially the last three years has seen a boom of Bluetooth speakers. This growth in Bluetooth speakers can mostly be attributed to the growth in cell phones in particular smart phones which support Bluetooth. Around 80% of Bluetooth speakers are being used with a smart phone. Some people also use Bluetooth speakers with their hi-fi system. However, Bluetooth speakers are somewhat limited in their fidelity. That is because Bluetooth uses audio compression.
This limitation fidelity is one of the reasons that people don’t really trust in the performance of wireless speakers. However, there are some other reasons as well. Wireless doesn’t seem as reliable as connecting speakers by speaker cable. This is the most pronounced reason why people still prefer regular speakers if they easy to install. Bluetooth the speakers are mostly used for their portability but almost never to replace regular speakers. Similarly, wireless speakers are used in circumstances where wiring the speakers difficult. When running speaker wire is fairly easy, however, most people still prefer purchasing regular speakers.
So why is the wireless signal not as robust as the signal traveling via speaker cable? Well, that is because they are many signals being transmitted wirelessly. Many of these signals might be at the same frequency as the signal of your speaker transmitter. If that is the case, the signal that is being received by the speaker may be corrupted. When that occurs, the audio may be disrupted. Manufacturers of wireless speakers have come up with different methods for enhancing the reliability of the speakers. These methods have become more and more advanced lately.
There are even some manufacturers which make whole-house wireless speakers. These manufacturers obviously have some mechanism that allows them to promote their products without any major issues in terms of audio dropouts. These systems are fairly advanced and thus wireless speakers are once again continuing to replace regular speakers. But let’s face it: whether you purchase a regular or wireless speakers still depends a lot on your preference. Some people say that cordless speakers don’t sound as good as regular speakers. So the choice is ultimately yours. It is mostly going to be a balance between reliability and sound quality as well as convenience.
Also, the price tech will have an effect on your selection. Wireless technology by nature is more expensive than cables. So while purchasing some quote the speakers will give you more flexibility in where you can place them in your house, you will end up spending more money than if you were to purchase regular speakers.