The wireless revolution is here—it’s in everything that we do and use, but more importantly, it’s where the entertainment industry is heading.
Most of us, however, are stuck with our ever-reliable, powerful wired speakers that we can’t throw away just to hop in the trend. So the second-best option in making our sound systems modern, less cluttered, and as powerful is through wireless speaker conversion kits.
The Best Wireless Speaker Kits
Before you purchase one of these kits for your sound system, remember that building a wireless and powerful entertainment system is not as simple as connecting these kits to your audio device.
So, at the end of this article, we’ll discuss how you can choose the best wireless speaker kits, then cover each of these devices in great detail together with how it can improve your existing setup.
So, what are the best wireless speaker kits that you can buy today? Here are our top 8 picks for the best wireless speaker kits.
1. Amphony 1800 Wireless Speaker with Amplifiers
You know we just mentioned that, sometimes, you’d be better off with a simple transmitter and receiver kits, right? Well, it’s not like we changed our mind immediately, but if a speaker conversion kit is as good as the Amphony 1800, then it really deserves the top spot!
This kit has a transmitter and two compact but powerful receivers with a built-in amplifier—measuring 5 x 3.5 x 2 inches (12.7 x 8.9 x 5 cm)—that you can easily mount and connect to a speaker.
Each receiver can deliver 80 watts of power with the efficiency of a regular class-D amplifier at ultra-low audio distortion. If that’s not enough for your sound system, you can turn it up a notch by connecting four receivers to the transmitter simultaneously!
The transmitter can send audio signals up to 300 feet (91.4 meters) at line-of-sight and 100 feet (30.5 meters) through walls and ceilings.
It even has advanced adaptive frequency hopping, which intelligently avoids frequency channels that other devices use. This technology provides you with a seamless and uninterrupted connection between the transmitter and receivers.
With a power efficiency rated at 90%, high adaptability, the transmission of uncompressed audio signals, and seamless connectivity, it’s hard not to have the Amphony 1800 on top of this list. If you want to turn different areas of your house into an audio zone, you wouldn’t want to pass up on this wireless speaker conversion kit!
2. OSD WRSK-250 Wireless Subwoofer & Speaker Kit
The OSD WRSK-250 is a budget-friendly wireless kit for subwoofers and speakers. If your goal is to declutter and keep your audio room free from all the nasty connection wires and have the best 5.1 Dolby set up possible, then this conversion kit gets the job done… for less!
This wireless speaker kit allows you to create stunning 2.1, 5.1 Dolby, or DTS surround sound set up without taking up too much space in your room.
Measuring only 2 x 7 x 4 inches (5 x 17.8 x 10.2 cm), this small kit allows you to take advantage of a 2.4GHz digital wireless link for crystal clear audio transmission. It also features a 34-channel selection that gives your set up the highest signal integrity for uninterrupted audio delivery.
Both the subwoofer and receiver can deliver 25 watts of power with the efficiency of class-D amplifiers. It can also transmit and receive audio signals for up to 100 feet (30.5m) at line-of-sight, which is more than enough for most media rooms.
The OSD WRSK-250 has the core features that allow you to set up your media room without breaking the bank. Sure, its amplifiers don’t have the highest power output, but it’ll give your speakers a little more power for heart-pounding surround sound. Be sure to check it out if you want to get your hands on a reliable conversion kit for subwoofers and speakers.
3. Amphony 1700 Wireless Speaker Kit
Yes, it’s the small brother of Amphony 1800, but that doesn’t make it less competitive. In fact, it’s taking a lot of features from its big brother at half the price! It can power your sound system with its 2×40 watts of output, allowing you to convert any part of your house into an audio room without the nasty wires snaking on the floor or ceiling!
The receiver/amplifier only measures 5 x 3.5 x 2 inches (12.7 x 8.9 x 5 cm), making it easy for you to hide it from sight.
Its small size, however, carries a lot of juice, including the adaptive frequency hopping that avoids interference from other wireless devices in your house, and full stereo audio transmission without compression for deeper bass and heart-pounding surround sound!
The UFO-like transmitter can connect up to 4 receivers at the same time, allowing you to turn your house into one massive audio zone. And with connectivity of 300 feet (91.4 meters) at line-of-sight and 100 feet (30.5 meters) through walls and ceilings, there’s really no room too big for it.
It’s easy to get torn between Amphony 1700 and Amphony 1800 with their similarities, but really, it boils down to the power that your speakers can handle. Most speakers will do well with 40 watts of power output, making this smaller kit a worthy competitor for the top wireless speaker conversion kit!
4. Avantree Lock Wireless Plug & Play Speaker Kit
This wireless speaker conversion kit is the best among the many devices that use Qualcomm® aptX™—a technology that uses the best Bluetooth® connection for wireless audio transmission. Avantree Lock is a real plug-and-play that creates a wireless connection between non-Bluetooth® devices that you use in your media room.
Unlike the first kits in this list, Avantree Lock is only a transmitter and receiver. It doesn’t power up your speakers, but with a good set up, this kit is one of the most inexpensive ways to go wireless.
It’s one of the smallest, yet most efficient conversion kits that you’ll find, measuring 1.97 x 0.51 x 1.46 inches (5 x 1.3 x 3.7 cm) and weighs approximately 20 grams!
Connectivity could be an issue because it only connects via a 3.5mm audio connector. But hey! Speakers that don’t have Bluetooth® connectivity are the ones that still proudly connect to other devices via 3.5mm jack.
Plus, with a range of up to 100 feet (30.5 meters), it effectively extends your device’s range and equips it with low latency capability.
Avantree Lock may seem to lack power, but remember, a lot of wired speakers today already have an excellent power output, so amplifiers don’t really make as much difference. It’s plug-and-play, and seamlessly connects wired audio devices without all the hassle, so it deserves a top spot in this list!
5. Rocketfish RF-WHTIB Home Theater Speaker Kit
If you’re worried about connectivity issues, then you should check the Rocketfish RF-WHTIB speaker conversion kit! It can turn almost any wired speaker into a powerful wireless speaker with ease!
It’s easy to set up but may not have a lot of juice under its receiver to power some speakers, with only 25 watts of power output. This conversion kit also has a sleek design that you can place in a variety of positions—horizontally or vertically on a flat surface, and mount it on your wall or speaker—it’ll still look good!
The range is decent at 100 feet (30.5 meters) line-of-sight, and there’s no nasty set up needed for you to make it work. Just plug the transmitter and receiver to any audio device, and you’re good to go!
Rocketfish RF-WHTIB may not seem very enticing with its features, but it gets the job done. If you’re someone who doesn’t want to deal with connectivity issues and would like to convert an excellent sound system without breaking the bank, then this device is a beautiful addition to your audio room. It adds a nice touch and is definitely something you’d want to check out!
6. TaoTronics TT-BA014 Wireless Speaker Kit
TaoTronics uses Qualcomm® aptX™ but is also backward compatible, allowing you to use it with older devices. We have this conversion kit on the list because of its wide array of compatibility and connectivity options that include optical, AUX, and RCA audio jacks. It’s one of the most versatile conversion kits that you can get for your media room!
If that’s not enough, then, perhaps, the ultra-long-range transmission that can deliver audio outputs up to 164 feet (50 meters) will do the trick! That’s right, Bluetooth® connection for your speaker that exceeds the size of most audio zones. But with one caveat—it doesn’t have an amplifier that could breathe new life into your existing sound system.
It comes with aptX’s low latency codec support, which eliminates the audio-visual lag, providing you with a better media experience. If you’re going to use it with speakers that have Bluetooth® connectivity, then you’ll be able to take advantage of its capability to pair with up to two devices at the same time.
TaoTronics TT-BA014 is an excellent, inexpensive addition for people who invested a lot in their sound system. It can only transmit and receive audio signals, so if you already have a beautiful setup, but would like to get rid of the cumbersome wire connections; then this conversion kit is worth checking out!
7. BIC America WTR-Sys Wireless Speaker Kit
BIC America WTR-Sys is a wireless transmitter/receiver kit that allows you to create heart-pounding sounds without the messy setup process and nasty connection wires. It’s also the least power-demanding conversion kit that enables you to play up to 4 separate channels simultaneously, using USB power adapters!
The transmitter/receiver works well at 80 feet (24.3 meters) line-of-sight, which may not be impressive, but it has one of the highest obstructed connection ranges at 60 feet (18.3 meters)!
It allows you to create multiple audio zones throughout your house without delays and drops in connection. The bass, treble, and mids are clear and crisp, reaching almost every aspect of the sound spectrum that our ears could recognize.
You can connect the transmitter to your TV, PC, Mac, mobile devices, or any device with a 3.5mm or RCA connector, then send audio signals to any powered speakers anywhere in your house!
A simple design that gets you set up in minutes will let you enjoy CD-quality sound from anywhere, as long as you can get a USB power source to turn your speaker conversion kit on.
BIC America WTR-Sys is a well-rounded speaker conversion kit that doesn’t have any significant disadvantage, aside from not having its amplifier to bring power to your speakers. However, if you already have powered speakers, this kit will be an excellent addition that can match wired audio quality without the messy wires snaking on the ground.
8. SVS SPWADAPT Soundpath Wireless Speaker Kit
SVS SPWADAPT Soundpath has the best compatibility among all conversion kits in this list. It’ll allow you to add wireless connectivity to subwoofers, speakers, amplifiers, and almost any audio device that supports a 3.5mm connection.
Unlike most conversion kits that you’ll want to hide, the SVS SPWADAPT Soundpath won’t really take as much space and has a minimalist design. It only measures 2.2 x 4.2 x 9 inches (5.6 x 10.7 x 22.86 cm) and looks very much like a modern black box than a clunky device that can attract unwanted attention.
It’s perfect for rear surround speakers, providing you with 5.1 crisp and clear audio output without compression, delay, or drops!
This speaker conversion kit can transmit full-range audio signals of 16–bit/48kHz for up to 65 feet with ultra-low latency of only 25.5 milliseconds. That’s a connection that can match wired speakers and is better than most conversion kits that you can find in the market.
You can even connect it with three adapters simultaneously, allowing you to create multiple audio zones within your house. But there’s one caveat to all of these—you’ll need an amplifier if you want to power-up your subwoofer.
It could be a deal-breaker for people with sound systems heavily reliant on deep bass and treble, but it is perfect for those who have a decent sound system.
Choosing a Wireless Speaker Conversion Kit
Not all wireless speaker kits are made equal, much like how the speakers that we use differ. Some conversion kits are for long-range, low latency transmission while others are for high output connection of subwoofers and surround sound speakers.
But to make things simpler, let’s focus on four main types of wireless speaker conversion kits that you can get:
- Kits with built-in amplifiers.
- Kits that only transmit and receive audio signals.
- Kits that transmit audio signals using frequencies.
- Kits that transmit audio signals using Bluetooth®.
Generally, we’d recommend that you pick the one that only transmits and receives signals, because of two reasons: they’re cheaper, and, sometimes, the power output of entertainment systems are lower. But if your speaker can support higher output, then, by all means, pick a wireless speaker conversion kit with built-in amplifiers.
Another important part that you should look into when choosing the best wireless speaker conversion kit is the input and output that it supports.
If the kit receiver has pre-outs, then it’ll be easier to connect your RCAs to the transmitter and make it work. If it doesn’t have pre-outs, it should at least be able to accept input from regular wire speakers.
The improvement in wireless speaker kits, however, makes it easier than ever for you to connect your device to a transmitter.
There’s a wide array of solutions that you can use to deal with the input and output of speakers, receivers, and transmitters, such as the use of a line-level adapter. It’s a small device that allows you to convert regular speaker leads to RCAs or vice versa.
You can even opt for a wireless speaker conversion kit that supports subwoofers to make the connection easier. Since most subwoofers today include a built-in amplifier, having a conversion kit that supports subs can make the task as easy as plug-and-play.
But let’s avoid the nitty-gritty of wireless speaker kits, and just get down to the best ones that you can use without worrying about too many technicalities!
Wireless technology is changing the landscape of video and audio transmission, but it doesn’t make your expensive audio set up outdated. With the right speaker conversion kit, you’ll get rid of all the messy wires all over your media room without compromising sound quality.
Here are some key takeaways that will help you find the best speaker conversion kit for your house:
- You can get by with only a transmitter and receiver, especially with the power output that most speakers have today. But a built-in amplifier can enhance the power output.
- Connectivity is becoming less of an issue, but there are still some conversion kits that don’t work well with a lot of speakers.
- The audio transmission shouldn’t compress sound quality and could match the low latency that we’re apt to find in wired speakers.
Jason is a home theater expert with over 10 years of experience in setting up home cinema rooms and systems. What started out as a hobby soon transformed him into an authority in the audio-visual field. He is passionate about providing readers with accurate and up-to-date information on the latest audiovisual technologies and their applications for home theaters. Read more about Jason.