Wired vs. Wireless Speakers – What is Best for My Fishers, IN Home?

Wired vs. Wireless Speakers – What is Best for My Fishers, IN Home?

How to Choose the Right the Whole House Audio System If you want to play music in every room in your home, then you need a whole house audio system to access your sources and stream sound easily. There are two main categories of music systems you can use to achieve this—wired and wireless. So how do you choose between the two? There are pros and cons to both types, but your choice will depend on the size of your home, your budget, and lifestyle. Read this guide to find out what will work best in your Fishers, Indiana home. SEE ALSO: Quality is Making a Comeback: Do You Know Your Audiophile Lingo? Wireless and Bluetooth Speakers You may be surprised to learn that a wireless music system has some wires. You will need an outlet nearby to plug in the speaker and power your music. “Wireless” basically means that multiple speakers can be connected without wires. So, if you put a Sonos Play 1 speaker in your bedroom, a Play 5 in your living room, and another Play 1 in the kids’ room, they can all play the same song using a wireless internet connection. Here’s a summary of the pros and cons of a wireless music system: Pros: They are Movable: You can move a wireless speaker anywhere you want, take them with you when you travel, and also easily relocate them to a new house or apartment. If you are having a party, you can place more wireless speakers in one designated area for dancing or cocktails. Come with Many Audio Sources: Wireless speakers often come...
Dolby Atmos Updates Have Arrived

Dolby Atmos Updates Have Arrived

More often than not, when a shiny new audio standard comes along you can safely bet that it will require all new hardware. In the DVD era, the arrival of DTS decoding required new AV receivers and players. When Dolby and DTS rolled out their new high-resolution TrueHD and Master Audio formats in the Blu-ray era, those too required buying brand new audio gear. With Dolby Atmos, though, one of the surprising things is that a number of receivers are receiving firmware updates to support the new 3D surround sound technology. So while it may be true that you still need a new-ish receiver to tap into the full potential of the overhead sounds and object-based mixing that Atmos delivers, you’re not necessarily out of luck if you purchased a new surround sound system in the months before the at-home version of Dolby Atmos was announced. Onkyo, Integra, and Pioneer have all announced that firmware updates for some of their 2014-model receivers are now available. That includes the Pioneer Elite SC-85, SC-87 and SC-89 9.2-channel audio video receivers; Onkyo’s TX-NR636, TX-NR737, and TX-NR838 Network A/V receivers; and Integra’s DTR-30.6, DTR-40.6, and DTR-50.6 Network A/V Receivers. Integra has also announced that its DTR-60.6 and DTR-70.6 Network A/V Receivers and the flagship DHC-80.6 Network A/V Controller will ship in October with Atmos support out of the box. The timing for all of this is excellent, as the first Blu-ray to feature Dolby Atmos—Transformers: Age of Extinction—was released this week. And no, you won’t have to purchase a special Atmos-only disc to enjoy the movie in all its ridiculous 3D surround sound...