Which is better: wifi or bluetooth speakers?

If you're looking for a way to play your favorite tunes throughout the house or even bring it outdoors, and you don't know which kind of speakers would work best for you, then you have two options: WiFi or Bluetooth. For some people, it can be challenging to decide which setup would work best for them, but it all comes down to two things — where you would want to listen to music and which connection would give a better sound quality.

To be brief, music files from your device are compressed differently depending whether you are using a Bluetooth or WiFi connection. Music played on a device over WiFi connection is less compressed, and definitely will sound better over Bluetooth connection. Although a WiFi connection can give you a better listening experience, a Bluetooth connection allows you to take your music outdoors if you’d want to.

Do you want your speakers to be portable or not?

The main differences between Bluetooth and WiFi speakers are its range and the convenience of being able to bring speakers around with you just in case you plan to listen to music or watch a movie outdoors. For speakers with WiFi connection, you will be limited to how far your WiFi can reach within your home, not unless you plugin a WiFi range repeater to increase its range. Generally, the range of WiFi can go up to 300 ft. Outdoors and 150 ft. indoors, so this is something you might want to keep in mind when you’re choosing your next wireless speaker in the Philippines.

Portability is where Bluetooth speakers have an upper hand against WiFi speakers due to the fact how portable it can be. With Bluetooth speakers, you’ll be able to bring your favorite tunes with you anywhere you go at any time as long as it is battery powered.

Which gives a better listening experience in terms of sound quality?

Doodle of Bluetooth and WiFi Symbols

You’ll probably agree with me and sound quality is probably one of the most important factors when choosing speakers. At the end of the day, you will want to be able to have the best listening experience possible. When comparing the sound quality between both the Bluetooth and WiFi speakers, without a double WiFi speakers are definitely way better than Bluetooth speakers. Why is that?

It all comes down to the compression of audio files, and how fast your device can send over files to the speakers. For Bluetooth technology, data files such as music or movies will only be able to transfer 800 KBPS - 11 GBPS on average whereas for WiFi you’ll only be able to transfer as much as 150 GPS! This is where file compression comes into play. For both WiFi and Bluetooth connections, audio files will need to be compressed when sending data from your device to the speakers depending on how fast the bandwidth is. Although there has been improvement when it comes to speakers utilizing the Bluetooth technology, speakers with WiFi connectivity are still the best when it comes to having the best audio quality.

Whether you’re looking to improve your home theater system or wanting to bring your music outdoors, we hope that we were able to help you decide which speakers would work best for you!


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