Being able to play all of your music, all at once, in every room of your home is incredibly appealing. Bluetooth speakers only let you pair one device, but there’s a new wave of WiFi capable home sound system speakers that can support multiple speakers receiving the same signal. Today, there’s a few different options for how you can make that dream come true. Whether you go with titans of the industry like Bose or relative newcomers to the scene like Apple’s AirPlay, there are many factors to consider when deciding what home sound system to opt for.
Comparing Price Points
Multi-room audio is still relatively new, and as a result, still somewhat expensive. Even an entry-level Sonos system will cost you around $400, and the more rooms you add, the more your price quickly ramps up. Google’s Chromecast Audio is an inexpensive option, but you’ll need to pair it with your own speakers as it just serves as a receiver.
Apps on Apps
Many home sound system options support a limited number of music streaming apps. For example, Apple’s software isn’t compatible with the Google Chromecast Audio, so that means no iTunes. Sonos and Bose both support Apple, however, which is a factor you may want to take in consideration. Other options, like Samsung’s Shape or audio|acacia, will all have their own set of applications that can and can’t be used. Be wary of buying a home sound system that is incompatible with whatever software you use.
There’s a lot to consider when deciding what your sound needs are. Do you need a system for your TV? Do you have an existing speaker or receiver you want to use? How many rooms are you trying to connect? Some companies, like Sonos, offer soundbars for TVs, but a stand-alone device like the Chromecast Audio might be more difficult to set up for TV use. Knowing what your needs are will make your purchase easy.
Home Sound Systems from Integrated Technologies Group
Ready to add a multiroom sound system to your home? Integrated Technologies Group has the expertise and great prices to make it happen. We have been providing Maryland residents with top-notch home theater services, home security services, and home automation services for over a decade. We work throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, and West Virginia. Ready to get a quote to make your smart home dreams a reality? Give us a call at 1-800-560-3280 or visit us online. For more informative articles, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.