Portable Wireless Speakers: Bluetooth vs Wi-Fi
What is Bluetooth and How Do Portable Wireless Speakers Compare to Wi-Fi Speakers?
Portable Wireless Speakers have been widely used to provide music throughout a house by the touch of a button. These Portable Wireless Speakers can receive an audio signal utilizing Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. How does this work and how do they compare in audio quality?
The short answer is this: Both Portable Wireless Speakers and wi-fi speakers compress the data files differently to play music on the speaker. Ultimately, Wi-Fi speakers can be used anywhere within the Wi-Fi signal; stream media using the internet; use multiple speakers with one smart device; and typically sound better than the current portable wireless speakers on the market.
Range and Convenience of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
Both wi-fi and Bluetooth are standard features on most smart devices but work in different ways.
A Portable Wireless Speaker can instantly be connected to devices but needs to be within a short range, so using the device while connected to the speaker is more difficult.
Bluetooth was originally created for sending small signals short ranges, like wireless mice, phone sets, and keyboards. At most, a signal from the smart device can be up to 30 ft away, but, more realistically, only 15 feet away from the receiver.
With these portable wireless speakers, you use the media from the smart device itself, which means its use may be interrupted by the usage of the source, like phone calls, or background sounds in apps.
Wi-Fi speakers only rely on the strength of the Wi-Fi signal and can be controlled by most smart devices that are on the same network. Wi-Fi speakers connect to one main system, which allows multiple speakers to be connected to play music all over the house.
In this case, smart devices control the speakers, but the music is sent from your music collection or streamed from the internet. This means that phone calls or other applications would not interrupt your music playing