Most people nowadays own a smart phone. In fact, without a smart phone, our lives would be drastically different. Just think about how much time everybody spends nowadays communicating with friends by using the phone. Also, smart phones have enabled us to carry a lot of information with us when we travel. In addition, smart phones have enough internal memory in order to store all music collection. That means that we don’t have to lug around CDs and other media. Every song is just if you clicks away on our phones.
Unfortunately, even though smart phones are quite convenient when it comes to managing music, there really isn’t any way to listen to that music except by using external devices such as headphones and loudspeakers. Smart phones don’t have enough power to drive speakers so therefore an external amplifier is needed. However, smart phones can also directly connect to active speakers. These types of loudspeakers have the amplifier built in.
However, one of the disadvantages is that every time you want to listen to your phone, you would have to plug in a cable. This has all changed with the introduction of Bluetooth. By using Bluetooth, you can stream music wirelessly. That will keep your phone safe from wear and tear which can occur when you frequently connect and disconnect cables to and from your phone. Fortunately, even though Bluetooth was never originally designed for streaming music, they have been standards developed that allow the limited bit rate of Bluetooth to be utilized for audio.
As a result, there is now a flourishing market of Bluetooth wireless speakers. However, some people frown upon those types of speakers citing the poor sound quality. As an alternative, some vendors have started offering Bluetooth audio receivers such as Amphony. By using one of those devices, you can transform a traditional loudspeaker into a wireless speaker which is Bluetooth enabled. You will need to purchase a Bluetooth receiver which has a built-in power amplifier because a regular receiver will not have the power to drive speakers. Once connected, you will need to sink your phone with the receiver. This can be done manually or automatically if the receiver is NFC enabled.
Be sure to pick a device that has ample wattage. Otherwise you might not be able to drive you speakers sufficiently. Also, I suggest to turn the volume to a low setting when making the connection. Some receivers will make a loud beeping noise a point connecting with your phone which could damage the speaker.