There are literally thousands of different models of wireless speakers available on the market these days. When deciding to purchase a pair, you naturally will be faced with a difficult decision. In this blog post, I will offer some tips for picking a decent speaker that not only is wireless but also has good performance.
Audio quality of wireless speakers depends on two basic factors. The most important factor is the speaker construction. A poorly designed speaker will never deliver quality audio. Bass-reflex boxes are very common these days in terms of speaker design. Such speakers have fairly good low-frequency performance without being very bulky. It is often smart to give the speakers that listen at your local retailer. That way you can judge the sound quality yourself by using the music which you typically listen to. Also, the looks of the speaker will often influence your buying decision.
Another important factor to consider when purchasing wireless speakers is the type of wireless technology used. There are several technologies which are commonly used when designing cordless models. The most commonly used technology is Bluetooth. Bluetooth offers the advantage of being compatible with many mobile devices. Cell phones typically are able to stream audio via Bluetooth and thus using this type of speaker is quite convenient. There are thousands of models of Bluetooth wireless speakers on the market these days.
Another type of wireless technology is FM transmission. This type of transmission is usually being utilized in entry-level wireless speaker models. The main drawback of FM transmission is the static that is usually audible. However, the speakers are quite inexpensive. Nonetheless, latest advances in technology have led to a decline in prices of Bluetooth models. Therefore, picking a Bluetooth wireless speaker might actually be less expensive than purchasing the speaker that uses FM transmission.
There are some other models of wireless speakers on the market which transmit the audio in a digital format. Those types of wireless technologies usually perform better than Bluetooth offering large wireless range. Also, technologies which do not compress the audio signal excel at reproducing music at extremely high fidelity. There also some repeated devices on the market which can extend the widest range further than the original transmitting device is offering. Those repeating units are usually proprietary to the brand of wireless speakers.
To summarize, choosing a good pair of speakers is often a difficult decision. I recommend researching your product in newspapers, magazines and also listening to some models at your local retailer.