Wireless speakers promise to cut the cord. However, even though these types of speakers offer more flexibility than regular speakers because they don’t require a long speaker cable, they still need proper care when being set up and operated. In this article, I’m going to give you some common-sense pointers for properly installing and using cordless speakers.
First of all, it is always best to set up speakers that work any frequency which is not crowded by other wireless devices in your home. That is in order to avoid wireless interference. Wireless interference can cause degradation of the sound is well as dropouts. In some cases, severe interference can even render your speakers totally useless. Most wireless models have a channel setting which allows you to avoid channels occupied by wireless networks and other devices. Some more modern speakers incorporate even more sophisticated methods for combating wireless interference. These methods usually are able to avoid interference to some extent.
In order to mitigate interference, I suggest not placing a wireless router or other cordless devices near the speaker itself or the transmitter unit. If you’re using Bluetooth speakers then you won’t use a transmitter unit. Because Bluetooth wireless speakers have a fairly low wireless range, you will have to make sure that the speakers are located fairly close to the area where you will be holding your cell phone while streaming. Otherwise the transmission will not be reliable. Keep in mind that the stronger the signal being received by the speakers the better the reception. That is also true for Bluetooth speakers because wireless interference can easily cause problems if the signal gets too weak.
If you are using regular wireless speakers then make sure the transmitter unit is located in an area where signal radiation is optimum. You will want to place it high enough so that the wireless signal is not going to be blocked by people. However, make sure that there are no metal objects surrounding the transmitter. These options can totally block the wireless signal. Also, when setting up the speakers, position them on a solid surface or place them in his speaker mount which is attached to the wall. In any event, ensure that rain cannot reach the speakers because water can cause irreparable damage to any electronic device. Finally, protect your investment by using a surge protector which will filter out any voltage spikes which could also cause damage to the speakers.