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Wireless speakers are convenient speakers that allow you to connect to Bluetooth and other wireless devices, meaning you can control your favourite music from your phone. But there are so many types of wireless speaker on the market that it can be hard to decide which is best for you and your home.
To make things easier, we’ve compiled an easy-to-use guide on what to look for to help you narrow down your options for the highest confidence when buying your perfect wireless speaker.
If you’re looking to listen wirelessly, then one of your biggest concerns will be battery power. Almost all speakers have a built-in battery, but how long they last can vary from just an hour and a half to a respectable 3 hours. Although you may be tempted by the longer battery life, you should also take into consideration that this usually comes with a caveat of a longer charge time.
No matter what people tell you, we’re here to say that size definitely does matter. The smaller the speaker, the more portable it is which is wonderful for parties, hangouts with friends, or just for moving into another room. Larger speakers however can also have added lights and microphones that are brilliant for karaoke.
In addition, the larger the speaker, the longer battery life it has too.
The frequency of the speaker is important as it allows for clear, deep bass and great high notes. The greater the range between frequencies, the better. That being said, people can’t hear sounds over certain frequencies, so, depending on your age, the top frequency isn’t as important as the lower frequency. You can usually find the Hz and kHz measures on the back of the box.
From garden parties to pool parties, or relaxing on a Bank Holiday weekend, using your speaker outside means you’ll want your speaker to be waterproof in case of a spilt drink or the great British Summer weather. Some speakers can be fully submerged in water whilst most others are splash-proof and water-resistant. Take some time to consider where you’ll be using it most to get the best protection and compare the IP ratings on the boxes of your top picks. We would suggest an IP of IPX4 or higher.
From small, sleek pill-shaped styles to large, boombox inspired speakers, wireless speakers come in a wide variety of styles to best suit your own personal style and home décor. Take some time to consider whether you prefer the contemporary, minimalist look or want your speaker to take centre stage in your space.
If you want your speaker to do more than just play your wireless music, then a modern smart speaker might just be the thing your home needs.
If you're still not sure which speaker to pick, you can browse our full collection of speakers to see which might be the best for you.