A wireless speaker adapter is a device that powers up wireless speakers. It can be electrically-powered or powered by the audio device it is connected to. It is available in standard and Bluetooth types.
Wireless speakers use different types of wireless technologies to transmit digital audio signals without the use of cables or wires.
Types of Wireless Speaker Adapters
Kinds of Wireless Speaker Adapters include the following:
Standard wireless speaker adapter
A standard wireless speaker adapter is electrically-powered.
It comes with a cable jack inserted into the wireless speaker’s output jack.
The body of the adapter comes with an electrical plug to be inserted into the electrical socket.
Once the wireless adapter is plugged, a symbol normally appears on the audio device’s screen indicating the presence of a power source.
It usually comes in 9-volt models.
It is made for a specific wireless speaker brand.
Bluetooth wireless speaker adapter
A Bluetooth wireless speaker adapter uses Bluetooth technology to transmit audio signals from a portable audio player like an MP3 player to a receiving machine like speakers or headphones.
Because it uses Bluetooth connectivity, it has little to no audio interference, offering superior sound quality.
It is directly inserted into the audio player jack.
It is powered by the audio device’s power source.
Choosing Wireless Speaker Adapters (Buying tips)
Compatibility: Make sure the wireless speaker adapter you plan to buy is specifically made for the brand and model of audio device and wireless speaker. Using an incompatible adapter can cause your audio device to malfunction or contribute to signal interference and distortion.
Use: For bulky wireless speakers meant for home and office use, choose an electrically-powered adapter for unlimited power supply. For small wireless speakers or headphones used with portable MP3 players, look for a Bluetooth-enabled wireless speaker adapter that you can plug directly into your audio device. Just make sure your audio device and wireless speaker are Bluetooth-enabled as well.