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Wireless Speakers for TV

Updated on September 29, 2014

Buy Wireless Speakers for TV

Whether you want to hear your TV better or you want to enjoy better audio than your television can provide alone, wireless speakers for TV can provide what you want. The wireless feature makes set up simple and is an attractive option for those who don't want the expense of hiring professional installation or the hassle of a day long job of running wires.

Rather than expensive, custom designed home theater systems with wireless speakers for TV, on this page you will find information and products for those who want:

1. no hassle options for improving TV audio; from single box designs to home theater in a box options with wireless rear speakers

Or,

2. a wireless TV speaker that's ideal for getting better volume when watching television at a distance.

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Wireless Speakers for TV

Wireless speakers for TV can help reduce the number of wires you need to run. Certainly, high end home theater systems often make use of wireless speakers. However, if you want something more simple and affordable, there are other options. If wireless is what you want, you can find:

compact soundbars with wireless subwoofers wireless rear speakers and wireless audio link systems which transmit audio to your speakers home theater systems in a box that include wireless rear speakers single box audio systems that allow you to get virtual 3D sound without running wires to rear speakersThere are currently no home theater systems that are entirely wireless.These devices must be connected to a power source of course and need an amplifier. The amplifier can be integrated into the speaker system or it can be an add on unit. Add on units connect to your TV and transmit a signal to a receiver. Clearly an integrated wireless system is more compact, but add on units are often best for those who already own a home theater system.The wireless transmission for these TV speakers can be at 900mhz, 2.4 GHz, or 5.8 GHz. Use of the 5.8GHz frequency eliminates interference problems that can occur with other wireless devices and household appliances. However, wireless speakers using the 2.4GHz frequency tend to have greater range if interference is not a concern.Certainly when choosing wireless speakers for TV, the user needs to consider the size of the room or space, what if any interference they will enounter, how much complexity and cost they want to deal with in set up, and sound quality.For a comprehesive look at the technology behind wireless speakers for TV and it's installation, this page can be a good resource. If you're looking to set up your own home theater system from individual components, this page will get you started.

Wireless speakers for TV will not provide the same high quality sound as wired speakers. However, the sound will be far superior to that provided by your television.

A Standalone Wireless Kit

Sony ALTUS ALT-A33PC Wireless Transmitter/Receiver
Sony ALTUS ALT-A33PC Wireless Transmitter/Receiver

This set up includes a universal receiver designed for easy connection to an existing audio or home theater and can even tap into your playlists in iTunes/Windows Media Player.

 

Wireless Speakers for TV: Wireless Audio Delivery

Wired speakers tend to deliver superior sound, however, if you want the convenience of wireless, you can convert some of these speakers to wireless operation using a wireless audio delivery system. These systems come with a transmitter and receiver. Their set up is simple.

The range of transmission can vary and certainly, one needs to check compatibility with their existing system. Some are compatible only with specific brands, others, like KEF are more universal.

About Standalone Wireless Kits

LG Electronics BH6830SW 1000 Watt 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System with Wireless Rear Speakers (2013 Model)
LG Electronics BH6830SW 1000 Watt 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System with Wireless Rear Speakers (2013 Model)

This JVC home theater system includes a wireless sound bar. It's a 280 Watt 5.1 channel surround sound system that includes a wireless subwoofer and wireless rear speaker kit.

 

Wireless Speakers for TV: Home Theater Options

Putting together a home theater system can be complex. Receivers, transmitters, and multiple speakers are involved. For those who like simplicity and don't want to spend the time and money to put together these systems, there are other options. There are home theater systems that can be purchased as a package. While true audiophiles might be disappointed with the sound quality, the rest of us may be delighted. The sound is far superior to that provided by your television. In addition, some of these "home theater in a box" options provide wireless rear speakers that make installation much easier.

Sound Bars with Wireless Subwoofers

VIZIO S4251w-B4 42-Inch 5.1 Channel Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer & Satellite Speakers (2013 Model)
VIZIO S4251w-B4 42-Inch 5.1 Channel Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer & Satellite Speakers (2013 Model)

This is a Vizio 5.1 Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer and Satellite Speakers

 

Wireless Speakers for TV: The Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer Option

If you want better audio from your TV, you may also be able to select a soundbar to help. Soundbars are generally located just under or adjacent to the TV. These soundbars include a wireless subwoofer which can generally be located anywhere in the room, even at the rear or in a corner.

They work well in smaller spaces and don't require you to run wires around the room. While they will not provide the same quality audio as a true 5.1 or 7.1 channel home theater system, they offer simplicity, affordability, and significantly improved sound quality.

VIZIO VHT510 5.1-Channel Home Theater System (Black)
VIZIO VHT510 5.1-Channel Home Theater System (Black)

This universal 5.1 sound bar with 2.4GHz wireless subwoofer can provide an immersive audio experience. It offers premium sound with Dolby Digital, DTS, SRS CircleCinema HDTM and SRS TruVolumeTM. It is ideal for HDTVs 40" and larger.

 

A Single Box Solution for Surround Sound

Clearly a single box can not deliver true surround sound, however, they can certainly provide excellent sound quality and a more 3 dimensional sound as well. One of the most highly regarded options as far as wireless speakers for TV that provide a compact, single box solution is ZVOX.

Their single cabinet design saves space, offers easy instructions, simple plug and play design, and, even more importantly, excellent audio at an affordable price.

Hearing Your TV When Listening at a Distance

For some people, hearing their TV is a problem. Perhaps their TV sits 18 or more feet away from their seat. Perhaps they have a hearing loss. And, perhaps they don't want to crank up the volume on the TV and disturb everyone in the house as well as next door.

In these instances, a wireless speaker for TV that can be located near any chair in the room for those who have trouble hearing TV. Some of these wireless speakers aren't high end audio, but they can work perfectly for getting the volume where you need it and they require very little effort to set up.

TV Ears Wireless Speaker

TV Ears 2.3 MHZ Wireless Headset System with 10 Replacement Ear Tips
TV Ears 2.3 MHZ Wireless Headset System with 10 Replacement Ear Tips

This wireless speaker for TV is perfect for those who want to hear their TV better when they are sitting at a distance. They allow the viewer to enjoy television without having to turn the volume up so high that it disturbs everyone else in the household or the neighbors next door. Set up is simple, merely connect the trnasmiter to the audio jack and place the speaker near your chair and plug it into a wall outlet.

The wireless speaker has a volume control that lets you make adjustments from your chair or you can wear the headset/earbuds that come included. TV ears has a 600 square foot operating range and can provide up to 90DB output.

 

A Closer Look at TV Ears

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    • JessCa LM profile image

      JessCa LM 4 years ago

      These speakers are really great for watching TV and movies at a distance.

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      geosum 4 years ago

      Great lens. It's on my bucket list.

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      Blackspaniel1 4 years ago

      Fantastic product, you can move these around.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      It is disappointing to find only TV Ears hard of hearing people who only want add volume at a distance...not using earphones.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This was exactly what I wanted but you were out of stock. My loss.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This was exactly what I wanted but you were out of stock. My loss.

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      luecjennifer 5 years ago

      Yes you are right .. wireless audio speakers are the right choice.

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      pingyang 6 years ago

      Wireless Rear Speakers, with a great function, are enjoying a good fame in the public.

      Wireless Rear Speakers

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      homeaudiovisual 6 years ago

      Wireless is getting better but i`ll always go wired

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      A home theater system is great, but the spaghetti that comes with it is often a nightmare to control. having wireless speakers is a great idea.

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      cellularbooth 6 years ago

      Daoine makes a good point below. wireless speakers can often sound better than a wired home speaker system.

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      TriviaChamp 6 years ago

      Interesting. This sounds like the way to go.

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      daoine lm 6 years ago

      You could also argue that unless you're using high quality oxygen-free cables, wireless will probably give you a better sound than the crackles coming through a cheap cable.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I'm for anything that is wireless. Someone should open a store named "Wireless World." I would be their first customer. Still I think that most TVs nowadays have such good speakers you don't really need additions. To each his own.