There are quite a few multi-room audio products on the market today such as Sonos, Heos, and Bose
Sonos is the ultimate wireless home sound system: a whole-house WiFi network that fills your home with brilliant sound, room by room.
Bose with the Smart Home Family delivers powerful acoustics featuring built-in voice control, multi-room functionality, astonishing Bose sound with fast, easy access to music throughout your home.
It is straightforward, your budget, as well as your specific needs, will determine which audio system is ideal for you.
All the brands mentioned previously offer systems that range from $200 to 2000 dollars.
What you want to accomplish as far as your “wireless speaker system” determines how much you are going to spend.
If you have a network cable installed in your home, you will not have any problems.
And you are not going to have problems since all modern multi-room music systems can transmit music via a network cable. As well as, over the wireless network.
However, most components are relatively easy to connect to your LAN cable.
They have LAN ports that attach to your home network via an ethernet cable.
As an alternative, most multi-room kits also support the wireless streaming of music.
And if you have a LAN connection in your home.
You can either go with a system that does not have wireless streaming to save some money or with a system that can stream wirelessly to be more flexible.
If you go for a product that lets you add a wireless expansion module, then you can “save some money” by not adding an access point.
Especially not adding it to those areas where you do have a wired LAN connection.
In those areas where you do have a wired LAN connection, you can “save some money” by not adding an access point.
Please notice this is “possible” if you add a product that lets you add a wireless expansion module.
To set up a multi-room music system, you will need an internet connection to stream music from an online resource such as an internet radio station or only a home network.
If you play music from an Apple device such as an iPhone, then it makes sense to connect via Bluetooth. So you can enjoy any pre-create Spotify playlist.
You can control your system either via a dedicated remote control, which can be expensive, or by installing an app onto a portable device such as an iPhone.
One of the critical features of modern multi-room music systems is the ability to set up music zones, which is an area that plays the same music.
A zone does not necessarily have to be one room. You can group several speaker rooms or your whole house into one audio area.
Also, you can group two speakers and even subwoofers, if you group speakers, it makes sense to arrange that one speaker outputs the left and the other speaker the right audio signal and the subwoofer a little farther.
By spacing the two speakers reasonably wide apart, the stereo effect gets improved.
When purchasing a music system, check the technical specifications to find out whether the audio for a speaker in one zone will be in sync.
In other words, make sure there is no delay between the audio playing from different speakers. Such a delay would degrade the sound experience.