13 April 2017
What’s New in Wireless Audio?
What to Expect for the Future of Home Audio
“Trend” can have a negative connotation as something passing. However, when it comes to wireless audio, these innovations are poised to improve the way you listen to music. Whether you have already installed your audio system or you’re in the market to purchase one, the latest developments in wireless technology can mean better sound quality throughout your whole Indianapolis, IN home. To learn more about what you can expect, continue reading.
If you’re thinking about creating a whole home audio system, the first question that you should ask yourself is if you want to go wireless. Both wired and wireless systems have their pros and cons, but, for now, let’s focus on wireless. For one thing, a wireless system is very convenient to use and easy to install. These systems typically use Wi-Fi (some use Bluetooth) to connect the various components like the speakers and the media source. You can install speakers just by plugging in to an electrical outlet and connecting them via an app.
One challenge that the wireless market has been facing is synchronizing sound across multiple channels. Adding multiple channels means that you are listening in stereo. With multiple channels, you can produce a more complicated sound structure. Wireless systems have historically struggled to create the rich sounds of stereo.
The truth is wireless systems can be as robust as a wired solution. The key is a lossless connection between the components. Advancements have been made to multi-channel and multi-room systems to develop seamless audio. Technologies like multi-hop relay are improving the ability to synchronize between rooms and pushing the limits of wireless.
Additionally, the connection can be changed dramatically by the arrangement in your house. Work with an audio professional to perfectly place all the speakers and subwoofers for optimal sound.
What to Watch in Wireless
We’ve seen the rise of wireless voice control systems like the Amazon Alexa products in the past year. In the future, expect to see more integration between these voice-enabled devices and your wireless audio system. The value is that you’ll be able to control all of your smart home automation technologies via the speakers you have already installed. You’ll also be able to access your favorite applications--like maps or weather--from anywhere in your home.
Also look out for innovations in Bluetooth technology. While it may not be the most robust solution, Bluetooth does allow you to connect to a multitude of devices simply and easily. Plus, you can readily use them outside the house making them an excellent supplement to your system and making your home audio more versatile. Bluetooth enabled headsets can even connect to TVs if you want to watch your favorite show without disturbing the rest of the family. The latest speakers are made even more portable by using less energy, so the battery lasts longer.
Working with an audio professional will ensure that you discover the best solutions for you. Find a local Bravas partner to get started.