Incorporating Technology into Your Design

Sometimes you can hide technology, like putting wires inside a TV cabinet. Sometimes you can’t make holes in the walls as it is obvious and unsightly. Having wired speakers is a problem for many. I always try to suggest camouflage. I run wires under a rug or along a baseboard. I also find that changing the wiring from black or brown to white helps integrate them into your home design. I hate wires that scream, “I am here.” It costs a lot to have a pro hide the wires in a wall and it is not something you can do yourself. When you want to move the item, the wires are there to stay. If you have an audio system at home, possibly part of your entertainment center, you have some issues to address. I don’t find that people focus that much on wires as we see them all the time; but homeowners really hate the intrusion. I get it. Wireless speakers may well be the answer if the wiring seems out of control. There are ways to make your system work within any space if you know what kind of system you need.

When you have no way to hide the wires, wireless speakers work best. What a brilliant invention! But there are pros and cons for both types. Experts say the wired kind works best for absolute sound control and high fidelity. It is not about looks as they are both compatible inside the home. Oddly enough, I read that wired speakers dominate the market despite the intrusion of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. I wonder why given the chaos of wires that results and the hassle of ceiling speakers. Try to integrate that into your décor! Not easy. It looks like a giant smoke alarm.

As for Bluetooth wireless speakers, the quality gap is narrowing fast, making them a great option for even the most discriminating audiophiles. When deciding which to buy, you need to weigh up the pros and cons – luckily, this has been done for you here: https://www.outdoorlightandsound.com/bluetooth-vs-wired-speakers-pros-cons/. This is more important than whether wires work with your décor or not. No one wants ugly, snaking cables. Yes, it also matters which type are easiest to use, but it is first and foremost about the sound. Both wired and wireless fall into the easy category with little difference in setup time. If you expect to swap out components of a large system in the future, it is said that go with the wired option. This doesn’t mean that a wireless set isn’t versatile. You can still have multiple speakers all over the house, if it doesn’t clash with the décor. This is always an issue with me. With innovative software, these speakers can connect easily with others, but there are limitations in terms of syncing up with external systems (like amplifiers). Not so much with wired systems. Apps are changing the industry so wait and see what is to come.