Wireless surround sound systems are the rave these days. Although not entirely wireless, they have fewer wires that tangle and take up space in your apartment. Wireless surround sound systems employ the use of multiple speakers to create an immersive home theater experience. They also come with a subwoofer that allows you to feel the bass of your songs and movies as it vibrates through the air.
Bluetooth wireless surround sound systems were the first to emerge in the market, but are gradually being overtaken by WiFi wireless surround sound systems. Although the latter is more expensive, it produces a better sound quality than the former. Bluetooth compresses data in a way that worsens the sound quality while WiFi has a way of compressing data without losing the sound quality. Also, if you’re making use of Bluetooth, you can’t be too far away from the speakers as phone calls or messages could interrupt your connection. On the other hand, WiFi connects to your Internet, giving you the freedom to move about in your house without your audio being cut shut. Phone calls and messages do not interrupt your audio either.
To save you the hassle of hit and miss, we’ve brought the 5 best wireless surround sound systems of 2021 to you.
1. Klipsch Black Reference Theater Pack 5.1
This theater pack delivers superior acoustic performance by leveraging injection Molded Graphite (IMG) woofers. In turn this provides low frequency response with minimal breakup and distortion. It also possesses an exclusive Tractrix Horn Technology and aluminum tweeters that enhance powerful dynamics. It has a 2.4Hz connectivity which delivers high quality sound, coupled with a flexible system placement whereby each satellite speaker has a keyhole mount and a threaded insert for maximum mounting flexibility.
+ Flexible system placement
+ Comes with its own remote control
+ Due to its small speakers, it is convenient for those with small apartments
2. Enclave CineHome Pro 5.1
This is a WiSA compatible THX Certified 24 Bit wireless high definition system. It is powered by 14 custom-designed drivers and paired with a 10-inch subwoofer, delivering a crisp and clear 360 degree wireless sound in your living room. It is Bluetooth enabled, and can use your TV remote or a universal remote to function.
+ Has support for Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, DTS Digital surround, Dolby Pro Logic II, EARC/ARC or Optical Inputs
+ Has the ability to upgrade to 5.4
+ Easy to set up
3. Sony HT-S350
This wireless surround sound system brings movies and songs to life through a power output of 320W. It has a 2.1 front surround sound. A 6.30 inch speaker unit is paired with a 6.16 gallon volume subwoofer which provides a rich bass sound. It has S-Force PRO front surround that emulates a theater-style surround sound experience. Has the capacity for 7 sound modes which you can choose based on your desire – auto sound, cinema, music, game, news, sports and standard audio mode. Connect your TV to the speaker through a single cable with HDMI Arc. If your TV is not compatible with HDMI you can connect via the optical input. It is Bluetooth enabled.
+ Has a voice enhancement feature that makes voices clearer and more distinguishable from other sounds
+ Has a remote control
+ Wall mountable
– HDMI cable has to be bought separately
4. Samsung SWA-8500S 2.0
With the use of WiFi connection, this wireless surround sound system delivers a powerful sound through its speakers and brings a new dimension to your cinematic experience. You have to buy a soundbar separately as these are only rear speakers, but the level of premium audio quality it delivers makes it worthwhile.
+ Wall mountable
+ Easy to install
+ Great audio quality
5. J.B.L. 5.1
This comes with a 10 inch subwoofer and an output power of 550 which creates a deep and clear sound in your living room. Has a built-in WiFi which allows integration with Chromecast and Airplay 2 in order to bring a seamless streaming of your favorite content. It is compatible with 4k pass through with HDR 10 and Dolby Vision, thereby providing the best resolution for you.
+ Alexa multi-room audio
+ Easy and quick to set up
+ Compatible with 4k ultra high definition videos
Wireless Surround Sound Systems bring the cinematic experience right into your living room, and although they could cost quite an amount, the rich audio quality they produce makes your purchase worth the effort. Whether Bluetooth or WiFi enabled, a wireless surround sound system is a valuable addition to your living room.
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