When it comes to choosing between speakers we have two choices of Bluetooth, wireless or wired. So in this post of Bluetooth vs wired speakers, I will explain every pro and con of Bluetooth and wired speaker.
This will help you choose between the two for your next speaker.
Bluetooth and wired both are best. But when it comes to sound quality wired speakers outperforms Bluetooth. Bluetooth speakers offer you portability but you can’t travel wired speakers. Bluetooth speakers are best for the personal use while wired speakers can be used anywhere in home theaters, outdoor parties etc.
Above I mentioned the summary of wired and Bluetooth speakers.
Bluetooth vs wired Speakers?
When it comes to choosing between the two there is a number of factors that you should consider. This includes cost, portability, sound quality etc. All of these factors must be considered because if don’t give a damn care to these things then you can buy a speaker that will not fulfill your requirements.
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Here are some of them you should consider before buying Bluetooth or wired speaker.
- Sound Quality.
- Control over sound
I will cover each and everything in this post.
So let’s start.
When it comes to portability, Bluetooth speakers are ahead of wired. You can easily move any Bluetooth speaker anywhere and wherever you want. Most of the Bluetooth speakers are small and not quite expensive you can hold them with one hand. So you can easily move them.
But for the wired speakers, they are placed and kept in one single place. They are designed not to be moved. Of course, they are heavy and there are wires running around them so it will be hard to move them. They also need a continuous power source to operate if you are not giving them they will not work.
But for Bluetooth speakers, most of them have a rechargeable battery. You can easily charge them and also the battery timing of Bluetooth speakers is great. A single full charge can make your Bluetooth speakers work for 4-5 hours.
So if you are a person that moves a lot like an adventurer then you should use Bluetooth speaker. You can take it anywhere you want.
Sound quality is the most important thing when buying a speaker. There is a big debate that wired speakers have good sound and other the other hand wireless speakers have good sound quality.
But let me break you this debate in a few simple words. Wired speakers have good sound quality than Bluetooth or wireless speakers. Not this but wired speakers give you more control over the sound.
I am not saying that wireless speakers have bad or low sound quality I am saying they don’t have good sound quality like wired speakers. The wires travel more data to the speaker without any loss but when it comes to Bluetooth all the data is transferred wirelessly. Bluetooth signals depend on a number of a condition like surroundings, device receiver. If all things are perfect then you will hear good sound from your speaker. But things don’t remain ideal every time.
The next that Bluetooth speakers have a problem with is that Bluetooth signals can’t pass through walls. If you are using a speaker and there is a wall between your speaker and cell phone then surely some of the signals will not reach the speaker and you will hear a distorting sound.
Control over sound
Sound quality and portability is not everything you want from your speakers but also you want to have complete control over the sound.
Most of the people don’t care about the sound control but if you are an audio enthusiast then this factor must be concerned.
For wired speakers, you need a DAC (Digital To Analog Converter) that converts the ones and zeros(the computer language) to analog. The analog signal is fed to the amplifier and the amplifier amplifies the signal then this signal is fed to the speaker and speakers plays the signal.
But for Bluetooth speakers, you don’t need anything. Just turn on the Bluetooth connect it to your speakers and start listening. This is okay when you just want to listen to the music but when you want to change the bass then this can’t be done in Bluetooth speakers. But in the case of wired speakers, you will have to buy separate DAC and amplifier. With this, you change the setting s to whatever you like you will have a complete control over the sound.
This is why wireless speakers are not recommended when you are building a hi-fi sound system or home theater.
So if you want complete control over the sound you should probably use wired speakers. It is okay to lie some wires around. But with wires, you will hear the best sound from your speakers.
Speakers must be easy to use. Right.
That is the reason why Bluetooth and wireless speakers were made. To help people use speakers easily. When Bluetooth speakers first came in the late 1990s it was the jump in the market. There were no wires small speakers that can connect to your mobile easily. That is the reason why Bluetooth speakers became famous in a short time.
Convenience and portability are the best advantages of Bluetooth speakers and these are the two things that separate them from wired speakers. You just need a Bluetooth device that you can connect to the speakers and you are all done. Just sit and listen to the music.
But things are opposite in case of wired speakers you need wires and amplifier if you have a passive speaker. But wires are compulsory for wired speakers. If you have passive speaker then you will definitely need a separate amplifier and believe me matching an amplifier can get tough and if you don’t buy right amplifier there is a chance of blowing out of speakers. But Bluetooth speakers removes all the fuss of amplifier.
So if you are a lazy person and don’t any wire running around the room than Bluetooth speaker is the way to go.
Technology is improving day by day and there will be a time when all things will be wireless. Bluetooth is just a part of wireless technology, and its use is increasing day by day. There was a time when you have to put your phone close to the speakers to listen to music but now Bluetooth works even 20 meters(66 Feet) away. That is a long distance and it is increasing day by day.
Bluetooth Is the technology of the present and the future surely after some years Bluetooth speakers will pass the wired speaker. All the shortcomings that Bluetooth speakers have they will be covered and believe me Bluetooth speakers will be used everywhere.
Here is the image from google trends.
See how the searches on google of Bluetooth speakers are increasing while there are little searches of wired speakers.
So if you are in technology and love the technology then Bluetooth speakers are the one to be considered.
There you have it. So what do you think wired vs Bluetooth speakers?
Which one should you choose?
If you have anything and any questions you can just ask me in the comments.
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