Friday, June 2, 2023

New speakers with Wi-Fi: how do they cut bluetooth and what models are available?

In these last hectic years, where technology does not stop developing and our daily life has changed, speakers have produced a lot but not in their essence. Of course, when the details that are in something more than that (there are those who prefer flat sound, which Spotify brings us to those fried vinyls and vice versa) the power and modesty of the speaker is more or less always the same: a. a cabinet from 20 years ago can sound the same or better than one from today.

It’s that apart from the well-known bass boost that almost all modern speakers bring, there isn’t much more. But where things radically changed was in the links. Something no less due to the haters of funeral folds and lovers of prudence.

Bluetooth speakers are almost standard. They are cheap, medium priced and very expensive. But the value depends more on the quality of the sound, and much less on the category of Bluetooth that they incorporate.

Now, the famous technology is added to the toys and it is made to contribute more well to the use. Its ‘Wi-Fi’, which is built into the speaker, is breaking new ground.

What is the use of a Wi-Fi speaker? Is there a difference with Bluetooth or is it complementary?

Wi-Fi enabled speakers offer more usage options.

The speaker connects to a home or office network with Wi-Fi, just like any phone, television, PC or tablet, with which any device that resides on the network can use the services of the speaker. The big advantage is that the mobile phone or other device that plays music does not need to be a speaker. As long as they share the same network, that’s enough.

Although they usually come with a rechargeable football battery, at home it is convenient that they are plugged in at the top and remain at a fixed point. Some models add Bluetooth, ideal for use as other wireless devices from home.

But where they are funniest is when they work in pairs or more. Especially in very large houses or rooms, it is a nice thing to have, for example, a speaker in the room, another in the room. So they can play together, with the same music or separately, any other mobile phone.

And in the case of phone rings, for example, songs are not interrupted or entered into the background, as happens with a Bluetooth connection. And so it is possible to be muted by the speaker, to answer the call, and the sound of another speaker to continue at full volume, as before the call.

Now on the sound level, the output power is measured in Watts (W) and indicates the power with which the speakers are capable of delivering electrical power. The most reliable characteristic of expressing power is the Root Mean Square (RMS), which reflects the maximum value under optimal breeding conditions.

In addition, the frequency range must be considered, which are the limits of hearing that a person can perceive. The lowest level is 20 Hertz (Hz) and the highest frequency reaches 20000 Hz, if the device is below 20 Hz, it is not the best. Some companies do not publish these data.

Rudis can make this kind of speech, because of his dimensions. For physical reasons, which are discussed in the thumb, it cannot bear the same clarity and healthy power, with which the 3rd is greater. The equation that must be solved – although bigger is not always better – is to find a balance between size, portability and weight, in order to achieve the best audio definition.

Below are examples of Wi-Fi speakers available in Argentina at the beginning of autumn 2023.

Philips TAW6505/10

With wi-fi, ideal use in more than one room in the house, if two speakers are shared. Bluetooth. $92,469.

With Wi-Fi, ideal use in more than one room in the house, if two speakers are shared. Bluetooth. $92,469.

This Philips design has a sound power of 80W. With Wi-Fi, ideal use in more than one room in the house, if two speakers are shared. Bluetooth. Ambilight, to illuminate the environment. $92,469.

Philips TAW6205/10

Connect to wi-fi with any device within the home network. Bluetooth and ambilight. $77,999.

Connect to Wi-Fi with any device within the home network. Bluetooth and Ambilight. $77,999.

40W power. DTS Play-FI technology, wireless whole-home audio. Connect to Wi-Fi with any device within the home network. Bluetooth and Ambilight. $77,999.

They sound like Roam

With apple airplay 2 and ip67 waterproof protection. Battery used for 10 hours. $99,999.

With Apple AirPlay 2 and IP67 waterproof protection. Battery used for 10 hours. $99,999.

When used in pairs, they are ideal for use in different rooms and are all controlled by your voice. They also have good autonomy for use outside the home, via Bluetooth. With Apple AirPlay 2, IP67 waterproof and shock resistant. The battery lasts about 10 hours of use. With 2 class H amplifiers, a medium woofer and a 16 mm tweeter for high frequencies. $99,999.

Sonos Move

Voice control with amazon alexa and google assistant, bluetooth integrated. $245,999.

Voice control with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, Bluetooth integrated. $245,999.

It has a battery that lasts up to ten hours, which can be recharged by placing the speaker in the special base that is included, without the need for plugs or hooks. Power on the go, using a compatible USB-C charger.

Add easy voice control with built-in Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. And it’s compatible with all other speakers for multi-room music entertainment. It comes with 1 tweeter and 1 midrange speaker. Bluetooth. $245,999.

The brand will introduce Era 100 and Era 300 models in Argentina in a few months, also with Wi-Fi and with more sophisticated systems.


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