Wired vs. Wireless Multi-Room Audio System


With the popularity of the multi-room audio system, gone are the days of one speaker playing one song in one room and others playing different songs in other places. The multi-room audio system, also known as the whole-house audio, transfers your favorite tunes all around your house, which removes the limitations on how you used to experience music from room to room.

There are wired and wireless options for the multi-room audio solution. Which should you choose? Below, we will share some basic ideas of both.

The main benefit of the wired multi-room audio system is that you can use any speakers as a part of the audio solution. You can power in-ceiling speakers, on-wall speakers, bookshelf speakers, and outdoor speakers, which can be custom installed in the desired places all through your house and in the same wired system. And if you add a high-end speaker into your audio setup, you will have high acoustical quality. Also, you don't need to worry about interference or signal loss due to the poor wireless network in the wired system.

It is easy to run wires if you're building a new house or renovating the house. However, it will be complicated and inefficient to change places of speakers once they are installed. And if running wires isn't an option, you can consider the wireless speaker system.


Differ from the wired multi-room speaker system, the chief benefit of the wireless one is that there aren't any speaker wires. The Wireless speakers have their own amplifiers built-in, which means all you need to do is to power your speakers, then hook them up to the music source via WiFi or Bluetooth. Additionally, wireless speakers are more versatile and can be placed almost anywhere. What's more, you can play different songs in different rooms or play the same music in all rooms, simply controlled via an APP on your phone or tablet.

But there are some drawbacks to the wireless audio system you should notice. That is, the wireless speaker system is usually lesser quality than the wired one, and it depends on the wireless network quality very much.

Ultimately, when choosing for your multi-room audio solutions, it comes down to your preference and what you are seeking.

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