We”ve previously discussed how Wi-Fi speakers work and the many advantages over traditional speakers serious music fans can experience. If you’re considering investing in the next generation of home audio, your next step is choosing the products and brands that will make up your new Wi-Fi music system.
We suggest two Wi-Fi speaker systems on the market: Sonos and Logitech Squeezebox.
All about Sonos
The Sonos Wi-Fi speaker system is extremely customizable wireless HIFI system. Sonos allows you to start your system with a single speaker and expand almost anywhere you want to listen to your music.
The company offers five products:
- Play:5, an all-in-one 5 driver HIFI speaker system
- A smaller all-in-one Play:3, which features a 3 driver HiFi speaker system
- Connect and Connect:Amp, which turn your existing home stereo into a digital streaming music system
- The Bridge — or the heart of the Sonos Wi-Fi system, which connects to your router and brings all your Wi-Fi speakers together
The Sonos Wi-Fi speaker system easy to set up, and multiple speakers can be connected with a touch of a button. Apps are available on iPad, iPhone, Android smart phones and Android tablets uranonslot to let you control your system anywhere. The Sonos Wi-Fi speaker system lets you connect up to 31 units in one space.
The Sonos Wi-Fi speaker system boasts that customers can “stream every song on earth” – and they might not be too far off! Sonos Wi-Fi system can play iTunes and MP3s stored on any computer, gives access to over 1000 Internet radio stations from across the globe, and supports a variety of streaming music services like Spotify and Rhapsody.
The Sonos Wi-Fi speaker system starts at $350.
All about Logitech Squeezebox
The Logitech Squeezebox is another great option for a Wi-Fi speaker system. Squeezebox’s Wi-Fi speakers are small and compact, but pack a punch in audio quality. Speakers include color displays for artist and song information, and come in a variety of sizes. Add ons, such as battery packs and remote controls, are available to complete your Wi-Fi speaker system, as are apps for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
Squeezebox provides access to all your digital PC-based music files on Windows, Mac and Linus, and supports nearly every digital audio file format. Logitech also offers the SqueezeNetwork™, a free Internet-based service that lets you tune in to thousands of Internet radio stations and stream millions of tracks from online music services like Pandora and SiriusXM.
Like the Sonos Wi-Fi system, setup for the Squeezebox Wi-Fi system is a breeze. Squeezebox lets you synchronize multiple speakers for room-to-room sound or stream music from the network on each player individually, making the system perfect for a multiple-person household with various musical tastes.
The Logitech Squeezebox Wi-Fi speaker system start at $300.