So you’re looking for a new wireless speaker for personal use maybe entertainment or whatever. Today, wireless speakers come in different types and huge price ranges. How do you know what’s right for you? Check out these three tips to help you decide to choose the right wireless speaker for you.
Tip 1: Let’s start here – Bluetooth, WiFi or both?
– Bluetooth Speaker: We see these everywhere and are probably the most popular type of wireless speakers to stream your music.
Pro: Easy to carry and you can take it anywhere with you. Bluetooth works with a wide range of devices. Example: Android, iPhone, Google smartphones, etc. THE PRICE! Bluetooth is usually cheaper than WiFi speakers.
Con: Some can be bulky, and you can only stream one device at a time. A limited range that is up to 33 feet.
– WiFi speaker: Do you have a home network? Great! You can take advantage of that by connecting a WiFi speaker to it.
Pro: Stronger and more stable connection. It can stream to multiple speakers and also has a longer range than Bluetooth. They can usually go about 200 feet, but I’d keep it less than that. You don’t want to push him too hard.
Con: Bandwidth! Yes, if you don’t have reliable bandwidth, this can affect your speakers. If you have tons of devices connected to WiFi, this can hoard a lot of bandwidth which will then reduce the quality of your audio. Some can be quite expensive.
– Bluetooth and WiFi: If you want everything, well both could be for you.
Pro: More flexibility with both. Use WiFi if you are going to walk around the house with your phone and don’t want to lose the connection or if you’re on the move and want to take it with you and then connect Bluetooth. Having people and someone want to play music? The easiest way here is to have them in touch with Bluetooth, and they’re ready to go.
Con: Reduced to price. You’ll pay more because it has more features than a Bluetooth-only or WiFi option.
Well, now that you’ve read the pros and cons of each, this brings us to the next piece of advice.
Tip 2: What are you going to use the speaker for? This is an excellent question to begin with. What is the main use of your speaker? Is it to go out on deck, inside the house, travel, etc.
If you’re out on the patio or on your way out, Bluetooth or WiFi might work here. There are WiFi speakers that are designed for out-dourse, or if you want something right next to you on the table or on the railing and you want to move it, a Bluetooth would be the best option. If you’re walking on the patio, walking or traveling, go with a Bluetooth speaker and look for something that’s water resistant or water-resistant and sturdy in case you drop it. I hate everything…
If you’re going to be listening to the audio mainly inside, I’d go with a WiFi speaker. You won’t have to worry about the signal because WiFi has a longer distance and objects won’t affect the signal. With Bluetooth, the walls will affect the Bluetooth signal. If you go three rooms from your Bluetooth speaker, the signal has to pass through those walls that will weaken the signal. This can cause it to enter and exit or disconnect from the device. With WiFi, you won’t have to worry about that just make sure to keep it below 200 feet. All you have to worry about is whether your router or WiFi can handle it.
That should have your brain moving a little more in a certain direction. Let’s go to tip number three.
Tip3 Tip: Functionality! There are certain things that we definitely or would want in our wireless speakers.
– Remote and voice control: The voice can be fun, you don’t have to leave your place, but it can also be a pain if you don’t understand. Sometimes accents can affect speech recognition. With the remote control it could be a real remote control or an app on your device can be a more efficient way to control your wireless speaker.
– Online music service: A good example here for WiFi speakers is the Amazon Echo. Here I can access my music account to play music like Spotify, Pandora and much more.
– Built-in microphone or hands-free speaker – This feature is great. This feature is only available on certain Bluetooth speakers.When you’re connected to your Bluetooth speaker and someone calls you, you don’t have to disconnect from the speaker to receive the call.
If you’ve been looking for an excellent wireless speaker, I suggest you follow these three tips. This will help you reduce to what you need and not end up buying something you don’t need and save money.