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No matter what your taste in music, we can all agree that we need a good speaker to listen through. For the ultimate aural experience and versatility, a Bluetooth or Wireless speaker is perfect. Our Wireless Speakers Buying guide will help you choose the best speakers for your needs.
Before purchasing a wireless speaker…
There’s a myriad of things you need to consider, so that you can ensure you purchase the right one for your needs. You should analyse how you’re going to use this speaker, whether it’s to soundtrack house cleaning, or serve as a companion on road trips. In this section, we’ll cover some of the useful information needed to assist your decision.
Bluetooth is the connection most commonly found in wireless speakers and also the most versatile. Whilst not boasting as far a range as WiFi, Bluetooth is improving and can still offer a decent range of up 20m. With Bluetooth being in most modern devices (tablets, smartphones, laptops), there is no network required to connect to your speaker.
WiFi streaming traditionally offered the highest quality in audio playback, and whilst Bluetooth has caught up massively, WiFi still has its benefits. Opting for a WiFi speaker generally means you’ll be sacrificing portability for quality.
Shop the wide range of wireless speakers brands available at Officeworks.
Ultimate Ears are a staple in wireless speakers. Their range encompasses speakers in all shapes and sizes, including the compact Wonderboom 2, medium-sized Boom 3, and larger models such as the Megaboom 3 and Hyperboom. Some of the features you can expect throughout their products are IP67 water and dust proofing, long-lasting battery, sound that is produced with clarity, and a variety of eye-catching colours.Shop Now
You may already know JBL for their standout headphones, but their no slouch in the wireless speaker game either. Their range ensures that there’s a speaker to suit almost any environment, with models such as the Extreme 3 having a waterproof construction and built-in bottle opener, GO 2 thriving in its compact design, and the Partybox GO including 2 microphones for fun karaoke. JBL’s unique and undeniably appealing variety ensures that you can pair functionality, with a frenzy of high-quality sound.Shop Now
Sony’s Wireless Speakers are known for a premium sound that doesn’t pull on their bass punches. The minimalist design of these speakers ensure that they fit right into the décor of your area, with models like the SRS-XB23 featuring a convenient strap for taking on the go. You can also make use of Sony’s Party Connect technology, which allows you to pair wireless speakers to create loud audio that’s amplified with clarity.Shop Now
Otto wireless speakers are fun, eye-catching companions. You can choose models like the BT400 for a sleek, beech wood look, or bask in the pastel colours of EV010. Some features you can expect include built-in FM radio tuners for enjoying your favourite stations, and durable, splash-proof construction.Shop Now
Enjoy your favourite music with a Blueant wireless speaker. Choose from models such as the convenient X1, which boasts a compact design making it easy to take on the go, and an included aux cable. Or opt for a celebration-companion like the X5 Party Speaker, which lifts the mood of any function with its dynamic sound range, long-lasting battery life, and included microphones for impromptu karaoke. Whichever one you choose, Blueant will always be ready with the bass.Shop Now
Our Pure Planet
Our Pure Planet provide an eco-friendly way to enjoy your favourite music. Speakers such as their Platinum model are 125% plastic regenerative, 100% carbon neutral, and packaged in 100% recycled carboard. They haven’t forgot about the sound either, with features such as a dual-speaker design, 3.5 mm audio input, and 10 meters of Bluetooth range making it easy to blast your favourite tunes.Shop Now
There’s a myriad of things you need to consider, so that you can ensure you purchase the right wireless speakers for your needs.
A key feature for many people when buying a speaker is its portability. In the Officeworks range, there are plenty of wireless speakers designed to withstand the conditions of outdoor use, and have IP-ratings to ensure their durability. However, other wireless speakers are designed with the sole intention of being used in the home or office, so look for a speaker with battery power if portability is your priority.
When it comes to portable wireless speakers, battery life is important. Today, you can find a variety of models with 10+ hours of battery life, so you can enjoy throughout the day. Some even double as a powerbank that you can use to charge your phone, before loading up your next playlist. Wireless speakers most commonly charge via either Micro USB or USB-C, meaning that they can easily fit into your technology ecosystem.
Pairing (connecting multiple speakers)
If you’re shopping for wireless speakers intended for the home or office, the ability to pair (or connect) multiple speakers together is highly appealing. WiFi speakers will allow you to pair multiple speakers, meaning you can have music playing in several rooms at any one time. Some speakers also pair up to offer a more stereo sound, rather than the mono sound you get with most speakers.
If you require a speaker for travelling purposes, a portable one is crucial. A wireless speaker built to withstand the outdoors will also better survive the bumps, scrapes and manhandling associated with travelling. For extra durability and versatility, check out our range of waterproof wireless speakers.
The various ports that come with a wireless speaker can turn a basic speaker into a versatile audio machine. AUX output ports also allow you to plug headphones into your speaker, while some models even provide USB connectivity, so you can plug in a drive with your music of choice to enjoy.