Choosing the Right Wireless Speaker
Multiroom wireless speaker system are for people who want to be able to play music all over their house and easily control it from their phone, tablet, or computer. They let you play different tracks on each speaker, or group them together to play the same tracks.
They support both local media libraries and streaming services, allowing you to access music from almost any source. They make it easy to expand your system by just adding another speaker or zone.
We looked for audio systems that could be set up in multiple rooms, either as speakers or as sources for an existing audio system. We wanted systems that could play back local music and stream music from online sources.
Each speaker, or zone, needed to be able to play from a different source or be grouped with other speakers playing the same source. And we looked for systems that would give you complete control from your smartphone or tablet and not need to physically access the speaker.
The ideal multiroom wireless speaker would also offer a large variety of products at a wide range of prices. A $1,000 speaker might be okay for some, but a $100 option will appeal to a wider range of people. Or if you stream all your music and the audio system can’t play back music from your favorite service, it isn’t the correct choice for you.