Wireless doesn't mean there are no wires attached
to the speakers but that music files are transferred
via a Wifi network.
You can play your favourite radio station in the kitchen,
create a cinema experience in the living room and play
songs from your digital music libraries, CDs and radio
in any other room of the house and have that music
follow you from room to room as you move.
Most systems work by simply plugging your speaker
or speakers into the mains and then using your home Wi-Fi
network to send and receive audio from your phone,
tablet, computer, streaming source, CD player
or home theatre system to the speakers.
Some models may need a central hub or bridge
for multi-room playback so please check the
connections you need between speakers and system.
A free app can control most systems and give you
the freedom to play the same song in all rooms
or different songs in different rooms.
Internet radios enable you to access thousands
of radio stations from all over the world and search
for your favourite music by genre, rock etc, to find
the music you love. Plus access podcasts from
BBC and commercial stations and catch up on the
last 7 days of BBC radio programmes across the UK
or the World service with BBC iPlayer Radio.
Most internet radios have a music player mode
for streaming music to your internet radio via the
Wi-Fi connection from your PC/Tablet and in some cases,
your Smartphone. If you keep your music collection on your
PC at home, you can use the radio's screen to choose
music from your collection and listen using the radio's
speakers. As Internet Radio works using your
internet connection, it doesn't matter if DAB reception
is poor where you live as you can get your radio
fix via the internet instead.
All you need is an internet radio, broadband and
a wireless router.
Audio systems will either feature a traditional
radio with FM/AM tuner or DAB (Digital Audio
Broadcasting) digital radio with lots more channel
choice (including new radio stations in your area),
interference free listening and CD quality sound.
Look out for the DAB radio logo on selected
See our DAB Buyers Guide
for more information.
IPod/iPhone, some Hi-Fi systems feature
a built-in iPod docking cradle so you can play
your iPod through the Hi-Fi and enjoy 1000s
of your favourite tracks.
Some iPod docks can charge your iPod/iPhone
while they play so you can enjoy your music
and not worrying about your battery running
out of power.
Improve your music with a new dock.
Charge and play music on your iPod 5, iPhone 5
and the latest iPad and iPod Nano on any
dock featuring Apple's new lightning connector*
*Works with iPod Touch 5th generation,
iPod Nano 7th generation, iPod shuffle,
iPad with Retina Display, iPad Mini and iPhone 5.
Turntables with USB connections
are not only perfect for playing your
vinyl collection but allow you to convert
your favourite singles and LPs into digital
files using the built-in USB port.
You can then store the music on your MP3 player,
laptop, smartphone or tablet. You may need
to buy a speaker to use with the turntable
you're interested in, so please check the
details before you buy.
Car stereos are labelled as single
DIN and double DIN. The "DIN" label
refers to the size of the in-dash stereo unit,
or "head" unit. Single-DIN and double-DIN
stereos are about 7 inches wide, with
2 and 4 inches of height, respectively.
Stereo depth will vary, so you may
need to measure the car-stereo cavity
in your dash.
Speakers are a perfect way to listen
to music from your Smartphone, tablet,
and MP3 player. You can choose
portable speakers for music on the move,
compact speaker systems or docking stations
to hold your iPod, iPhone or iPad.
Some speakers play music wirelessly,
others use aux-in or dock to connect
your music player.
You can choose a wireless system, systems that play
CDs, DVDs or MP3 files. Look out for music
systems with iPod docking to playback music from
your iPod or iPhone.
This feature allows you to stream music
wirelessly over a short distance between
any Bluetooth enabled devices.
Most of today's mobile phones, laptops,
MP3 players and iPods have Bluetooth
technology built-in. They're great for interacting
with Smartphones, you can connect your
phone remotely to play.
This wireless technology allows you to
fill your home with music, not clutter.
Share digital files on your HDTV and wireless
speakers; enjoy your entire iTunes
library - every song and every playlist
in any room at the same time.
Great for parties as you can wirelessly connect
all your Apple devices to stream music
to any compatible speaker.
Any wireless Apple product will work with Airplay,
all you have to do is ensure your speakers
are connected to your Wi-Fi network.
'Digital Living Network Alliance' feature
is built-in to many speakers and lets you share
media over a home network using your router
as a link between any DNLA compliant products.
Even quicker than Bluetooth NFC uses radio
to allow portable devices to pass small amounts
of data from one NFC-enabled device to another,
either by touching them together or placing them
a few centimetres apart.
NFC enabled speakers have a 'touch-point'
whereby you simply 'tap' your enabled device
to establish a connection.You can sync multiple
speakers to create a stereo sound.
Powered by rechargeable batteries
that can give you hours of use, portable speakers
with a wireless feature are perfect for taking over
to a friend's house and brilliant for parties.
Look out for wireless speakers and docking
stations with an FM tuner if you want to listen
to live radio broadcasts. Frequency range
is generally 76.0 to 108 MHz
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