What Are the Best Wireless Sound Systems?
Find the Solution that Makes the Most Sense for Your Home
Wireless sound systems are a no-brainer. They let you control of all your music from your smartphone or tablet; you can choose from the streaming services you love and play them in one room or your entire home at the press of a button. With dozens of wireless stereo systems on the market, the trickiest part will be figuring out which to buy. It'll depend on your priorities ranging from sound quality to ease-of-use. In this blog, we highlight some of our favorites so you can decide which you want to bring into your Woodbury, MN home.
Sonos continues to reign supreme in the Wi-Fi stereo market. It should come as no surprise, as it’s the only company on this list dedicated entirely to wireless sound systems. They offer the largest reach of products, exclusive deals with streaming services, and great ease-of-use. Sonos has always described itself as a software company, and it shows in its mobile app. In one of our previous blogs, we highlighted some of the best features of the Sonos app.
Denon’s wireless sound system has been Sonos’ closest competition, offering an extensive line of speakers, a Playbar and a wireless amplifier. HEOS does have the edge over Sonos when it comes to sound quality since it’s designed to support high-resolution audio. Since they’re Bluetooth-compatible, you also don’t need an internet connection to use them if you just want to stream songs from your smartphone or tablet. The HEOS app is a little harder to maneuver than the Sonos one since you have to choose a specific source or service to find the music you want. Like Sonos, you can play your music in one room or group various rooms together.
Paradigm’s premium wireless service stands out for its audio quality. By using DTS Play-Fi technology, it can play CD-quality lossless audio files. Invest in the company’s wireless speakers or use its PW Amp or PW Link to stream music to your existing loudspeakers. The system includes Anthem Room Correction to calibrate the speakers to fit the space they’re in. The Play-Fi App allows you to consolidate all your music options while making it easy to access your favorites. You can also group rooms together, so it's easy to fill your home with sound.
KEF offers a variety of wireless solutions ranging from the portable Gravity One to their high-performance 2-channel LS50 speakers. While they don’t offer a full blown system—there’s no amplifiers, subwoofers, or play bars—the speakers do deliver high-fidelity sound. With a built-in pre-amplifier and digital processor to get more out of your streaming files, the LS50 speakers are ideal for one-room applications. With Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, you can listen to your favorite music without bogging down your home network. Choosing the right system will come down to your preferences. Do you want to listen to wireless music in one room or your entire home? Is your focus on having higher-quality sound or a more intuitive app?
The experts at Lelch AV can help you find a solutions that makes the most sense for you and optimize its performance with a professional installation. To learn more, call us at (612) 353-5087 or contact us online.