The whole world is going wireless, and that even includes wireless surround sound speakers. These speakers will bring with them many advantages and disadvantages. Today, let’s look at two of the biggest pros and cons for using wireless surround sound speakers in your home instead of buying a classic system filled with wires.
Pros for Using Wireless Surround Sound Speakers
As most of you already know, I like to start with the good rather than the bad. First, let’s look at some of the pros for using wireless surround sound speakers.
No More Wires
The most obvious benefit of using wireless surround sound speakers are the lack of wires. Before, you would have to figure out how to run your speakers across your room. In some cases, that meant going under your house or running them under your floor just so you aren’t tripping over them every time you walk through your room. With wireless speakers, you can pretty much place them anywhere without having to worry about tripping over any wires. This makes setup much simpler and gives you many more options for setting up your home theater room in your home.
Science Fiction a Reality
Maybe this is a benefit only for those of you tech heads out there that love using the latest gadgets and technology. But since I’m one of them, I’m listing it here, and it’s my article, after all. With wireless surround sound speakers, the sound is essentially beamed to the speakers. Pretty cool, eh? That’s right. Science fiction is now a reality as we use these speakers to watch and enjoy our favorite movies with the sound they deserve.
Cons for using Wireless Surround Sound Speakers
Now let’s take a look at a couple of cons to using wireless surround sound speakers. After all, it’s important to know both the good and the bad about these speakers before you consider buying them.
Not Completely Wireless
First, most wireless surround sound systems aren’t completely wireless. In many cases the front speakers will be powered by wires. While that’s not a big deal, where it can be a problem is with your rear speakers. In many cases, you have a control box that you place behind you and then the wireless speakers are actually connected with a wire to this wireless box. Then the signal is beamed to the box and output through the speakers. While this works pretty well, it does still mean you may have to hide a few cables that you didn’t think you would have in the first place.
One of the biggest drawbacks to these types of speakers is the price. High quality surround sound speakers aren’t cheap to begin with, but if you convert these to a wireless option, then you can bet the price will go up. Really good ones can set you back as much as $1000 or more. If price isn’t a worry, then these are a great option, but for those of us that operate on a budget, that could mean that they are out of our reach.
There you have it. As you can see there are both good and bad reasons for using wireless surround sound speakers. In many cases, they may be a great fit for you, but for some, a traditional set of speakers may be the best option. It’s important to know both the good and the bad of these speakers before you buy. Will you be investing in a high quality set of wireless surround sound speaker? Tell me what you think in the comments below.