If you have some knowledge of electronics then you might be interested in learning how technology in terms of wireless audio transmission has changed lately. Just think back to the days when wireless speakers would be essentially an FM radio. They would be tuned to specific frequency and then the streaming music from a transmitter base. However, drawbacks of such methods were the static as well as a certain amount of distortion. The static is also quite common with regular FM radios.
The digital music CD has revolutionized audio and was also an inspiration in the development of modern streaming audio technologies. The main difference between modern technologies and the method which I have described above is that the audio is translated into data before any attempt of transmitting the signal wirelessly. That means that the audio is preserved fully even though the signal itself might be distorted or degraded by effects of wireless transmission and propagation.
If you take a look at some wireless speakers shown here then you notice that these products use either a proprietary protocol for sending the audio or a standard protocol such as Bluetooth or airplay. Proprietary protocols usually have the advantage that you can stream to multiple speakers at the …
One of the main problems of setting up loudspeakers is the wiring. You will need a power amplifier in order to drive speakers in addition to connecting the amplifier with the speakers by running speaker wire. This can be quite a hassle in some instances. Fortunately, lately manufacturers have designed out speakers which allow reception of a wireless music stream. The music can be streamed from dedicated transmitters which are usually bundled with the speakers alternatively by using a portable device that supports a wireless format such as Bluetooth.
Bluetooth is probably the most popular format because the majority of portable devices such as smart phones supported. Also, another advantage is that you don’t require a dedicated transmitter in order to stream audio to the speakers. Therefore, purchasing some Bluetooth speakers might be well worth it. In addition, if you are used to playing audio from a cell phone on your speakers by plugging in an audio cable then chances are that you might wear out the audio jack of your phone. That means that over time you will no longer be able to establish a connection. To avoid this wear and tear a wireless link is much safer.
If you are on a budget when purchasing for gifts then read these tips which might help you save some money. Obviously, when purchasing a product, many people will just start to shop for the lowest price by going online. However, keep in mind that oftentimes the product that you will end up purchasing might not be genuine or might not carry the original warranty.
Therefore, I would always recommend to purchase a product from a reputable retailer. That will give you peace of mind not only that the product itself is genuine but also that you will get after sales support. However, many people who are on the budget simply cannot afford the prices which are found in retail stores. The fact is that retail stores are having a hard time competing with online retailers lately because of the huge price pressure.
Some manufacturers will protect their retailers by not allowing online retailers to undercut their pricing. However, many brands don’t have that protection and as such you can often find the same product at a much lower cost when shopping online.
However, in some cases you can still get a good deal. For example, shortly before Christmas, any retailers will start slashing prices especially during …