Wireless speakers have become less and less expensive over the last few years. There are several reasons for that. The primary reason is competition. The number of wireless speakers in particular the number of Bluetooth wireless speakers has exploded. So manufacturers are looking for ways to increase the volume that they can distribute. Lowering the price tag of their products is one way that many manufacturers are looking to accomplish that goal. Obviously, by lowering the price tag of their products, manufacturers are also taking a hit in their profit margin.
Bluetooth speakers are nowadays dominating the market of wireless speakers. The growth of Bluetooth speakers has come along with the growth of the cell phones which supports streaming of audio via Bluetooth and tablets. Many people like the portability of wireless Bluetooth speakers. However, the price of the speakers has fallen so much that manufacturers have to take shortcuts when building their products. By lowering their manufacturing costs, manufacturers can still make a profit margin even with speakers selling for less than $20. As a result from the fall in prices, many manufacturers have turned to other areas to make more revenue. In particular, turning to niches has proven lucrative.
One of these niches are outdoor wireless speakers. The speakers are different from Bluetooth the speakers even though many manufacturers of Bluetooth speakers touted their products as being usable outdoors. The fact, however, is that while you can use Bluetooth speakers outdoors, in most cases you cannot leave them outdoors. If they are hit by rain then most likely the inside of the speakers which includes circuit boards would get damaged. So manufacturers who specialize in outdoor speakers have come up with ways to weatherproof their products. In particular, switches and connecting elements are covered by special protecting that prevents water from creeping inside the speakers. Because there aren’t that many products in that market segment, these types of wireless out the speakers can be sold for more than your regular Bluetooth speaker.
If you’re looking to purchase one of these types of wireless speakers, you can do online research on Amazon or similar websites. Also, lately retailers have started to distribute wireless speakers even though traditionally they have stayed away from them. The profit margins have simply deteriorated too much for retailer to want to push a wireless product. However, there are exceptions. Multi-room audio systems still boast a healthy profit margin for retailer. So if you are equipping your home with speakers and you want to stay away from running long speaker wires, just visit your retailer and get some tips. They might be able to come up with a solution that fits your bill and also works wonderfully in your home.