November 16, 2020
It wasn’t all that long ago when wired speakers were the only option to choose from. But, the emergence of innovative technologies like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi made it possible to convert wired speakers to wireless. As more and more electronics broke free from their wired limitations, the more common wireless speakers became.
Although wireless sound systems have grown drastically in popularity, wired speakers still dominate the landscape. Both options provide unique benefits, so how do you choose between the two? Ultimately, the audio equipment that works best for your home theater depends on what benefits you deem to be the most important, so we can’t make that decision for you. However, we can explain what each option brings to the table.
The lingering question in this ever-lasting fight is wired vs wireless speaker sound quality. When wireless speakers first became available, the biggest knock against this type of stereo was that the sound quality paled in comparison to wired systems. The reason is actually quite simple, it’s easier to transmit electrical data through a physical audio cable than it is through a wireless signal. The more data there is, the higher the audio fidelity is.
While there was a clear compromise in quality initially, it didn’t stay that way for long. Eventually, the technology caught up, closing the gap through technology transformation and the establishment of worldwide standards by the WiSA Association. Today’s wireless auditory technology is on par with its tethered counterpart, making wireless stereos a much more attractive option for home entertainment.
Traditionally, wireless speakers are marketed as the stylish, sleek, no hassle option for home audio. While this is true, this type of sound system offers many other benefits including:
By contrast, wired speakers are normally marketed as the higher performance option. However, since advancements in wireless technology have greatly improved performance over the years, the margin of difference is negligible. Yet, there are a few notable benefits a wired solution holds over its counterpart.
The WiSA Association is a group that works with over 60 brands to define and implement worldwide standards for high-resolution, multi-channel, low latency audio for TV, movies, gaming, and music. The WiSA-certified devices our brand members make are designed to work perfectly together to create an amazing home entertainment experience with no wires and no hassle.
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