Wireless speakers are loudspeakers which receive audio signals using radio frequency waves rather than over audio cables. Networked Wi-Fi wireless speakers allow your home ethernet network to send signals to more than one speaker and "grouping" can be used to co-ordinate various speakers. Bluetooth speakers allow a device to send a signal directly to the speaker and does not require a network.
When choosing what kind of speakers to use, there is one thing that matters above all else: sound quality. Almost across the board, Wi-Fi speakers have better sound quality than Bluetooth speakers.
Bluetooth compresses the data more than Wi-Fi speakers. Though Bluetooth has a high definition (HD) version, only some devices support this new technology - BlueSound products and only certain smartphones and tablets.
Unlike Bluetooth-only speakers, Wi-Fi speakers have a way of compressing data files that do not lose the quality of the audio. This allows these speakers to play 16 bit CD quality (Sonos) or up to high-resolution Hi-Res 24bit (Bluesound) files, which is the highest-quality audio file available.
We carry multiple brands that create Wi-Fi loudspeakers, such as Sonos and BlueSound. Currently, BlueSound is the only brand we sell that has both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities