Getting the Most From Your Home Entertainment System: Bluetooth Speakers

09/21/2015

Bluetooth seems to be all the rage these days in terms of electronics. Everything from connecting your cell phone to a headset or car to speakers both big and small are connected these days via a bluetooth connection. While not having to deal with wires cluttering your home theater area is a plus, most people argue that the sound quality from a wireless, bluetooth connection cannot match its wired counterparts. Here are a few ways to get the most out of your home entertainment system byoptimizing the audio from your bluetooth speakers.

  • Know Your Specs: When shopping for your bluetooth devices, be sure to be on the lookout for newer formats, preferably Bluetooth 3.0 or higher. Devices with aptX are also recommended as the data compression from aptX is less intrusive to the audio quality when compared with SBC.
  • Optimize at the Source: Generally speaking, Bluetooth connections will not improve the audio quality from the source device. In fact, if done incorrectly, Bluetooth connections can actually lower the audio quality. You don’t want to get a set of speakers with high quality audio capabilities and pair it with a Bluetooth audio system that’s only running SBC coding.
  • Optimize at Playback: Once you’ve found a source device, you need to find an audio playback device to pair with it. This can be a more customized decision based on your situation, but generally speaking, you want to get the best speakers you can. If you’re shopping for speakers that will sit permanently as part of your home entertainment system, feel free to go for a set of large speakers with the most power supplying them.
  • Distance: Obviously, the closer your devices are to one another, the better their connection will be. Additionally, you want to have a favorable structural layout as well and try to keep any obstacles that could disrupt your devices out of the way.

These are just some of the things to keep in mind when shopping for Bluetooth audio for your home entertainment system. Our team at Premier Home Entertainment are experts in terms of audio as well as video systems and we would love to help turn your idea of the perfect home entertainment system into a reality. If you need any assistance in finding the best audio system for your home theater or anything related to turning your living room into a premier audio video experience, feel free to contact us at (702) 877-0222.