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New speakers with Wi-Fi: how they beat bluetooth and what models are available


They connect to a local network like any cell phone, television, PC or tablet. Characteristics and prices in Argentina.

In these last hectic years where technology does not stop evolving and our daily lives have changed,


have advanced a lot but not in their essence.

Of course, with details that for some is something more than that (there are those who prefer the flat sound that Spotify brings us to those fried vinyls and vice versa) the power and purity of a speaker is more or less always the same:

a cabinet from 20 years ago can sound the same or better than one from today


It is that beyond the well-known bass boost that almost all of today's speakers bring, there is not much more.

But where the matter did change radically is in the



Something no less for


of tangles of cables and fans of practicality.




Bluetooth connection they are almost the standard


There are cheap, medium price and very expensive.

But the value will depend more on the quality of the sound and much less on the category of Bluetooth that they incorporate.

Now, a well-known technology is added to the baffles and

comes to give more options for use


It's Wi-Fi, which built into a speaker makes it break new ground.

What is the use of a speaker having Wi-Fi?

Is there a difference with Bluetooth or are they complementary?

Wi-Fi enabled speakers offer more usage options.

A speaker with Wi-Fi

connects to a home or office network

, like any cell phone, television, PC or tablet, with which any device that inhabits that network can use the speaker's services.

The great advantage is that the cell phone or other device from which the music playback comes out

does not need to be near the speaker


As long as they share the same network, it's enough.

Although they usually come with a rechargeable battery, at home it is convenient that they are

plugged into the mains

and remain at a fixed point.

Some models add Bluetooth, ideal for use like any other wireless away from home.

But where they are funniest is when

they work in pairs or more


Especially in very large houses or apartments, the interesting thing is to have, for example, a speaker in the living room and another in a bedroom.

Thus, they can play together, with the same music, or separately, each powered by a different cell phone.

And in case the


rings , for example, the songs will not be interrupted or go into the background, as they do with the Bluetooth connection.

Thus, the speaker can be muted, answer the call, and the sound from the other speaker will continue at full, as before the call.

Already in the sound plane, the output power is measured in Watts (W) and indicates the force with which the speakers are capable of transmitting electrical energy. The most reliable brand to express power is the Root Mean Square (RMS ), which reflects the maximum value under optimal breeding conditions.

In addition, it will be necessary to consider the

frequency range

, which are the hearing limits that a person can perceive.

The lowest level is 20 Hertz (Hz) and the highest frequency reaches 20,000 Hz. If a device is below 20 Hz, it is not the best.

Some brands do not publish these features.

The raw power that this type of speaker can achieve is related to its dimensions.

For physical reasons, a 2-inch speaker cannot deliver the same clarity and sound power as one 3 times larger.

The equation that one must solve - although bigger is not always better - is to find a

balance between size, portability and weight

, to achieve the best audio definition.

Below are the

Wi-Fi speaker models

available in Argentina at the beginning of autumn 2023.

Philips TAW6505/10

With Wi-Fi, ideal for use in more than one room in the house if two speakers are shared.



This Philips device has a sound power of 80W.

With Wi-Fi, ideal for use in more than one room in the house if two speakers are shared.


With Ambilight, to give light to the environment.


Philips TAW6205/10

Wi-Fi to connect with any device within the home network.

Bluetooth and Ambilight.


40W power.

DTS Play-FI technology, wireless audio for the whole house.

Wi-Fi to connect with any device within the home network.

Bluetooth and Ambilight.


Sonos Roam

With Apple AirPlay 2 and IP67 waterproof protection.

Battery for 10 hours of use.


When used in pairs, they are ideal for use in different rooms and control everything with your voice.

They also have good autonomy for use outside the home, via Bluetooth.

With Apple AirPlay 2, IP67 waterproof and shock resistant.

Battery that lasts about 10 hours of use.

With 2 class H amplifiers, mid-woofer and 16 mm tweeter for high frequencies.


Sonos Move

Voice control with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant integrated Bluetooth.


It has a battery that lasts up to ten hours, which can be recharged by placing the speaker on a special base that is included, without the need for plugs or cables.

To power it on the go, use a compatible USB-C charger.

Add easy voice control with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant built-in.

And it's compatible with all other Sonos speakers for multi-room music enjoyment.

It comes with 1 tweeter and 1 midrange speaker.



The brand will bring the Era 100 and Era 300 models to Argentina in a few months, also with Wi-Fi and with more sophisticated details.


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