If you haven’t been lucky enough to get wireless speakers as a present this year, don’t fear! There is a cheap alternative; a way you can convert your wired speakers to wireless.
Technology doesn’t always keep up with the
times. It isn’t always “futureproof.” Your old speakers might have seemed
incredible when you bought them in 2003, but when it comes to playing Spotify
audio from your iPhone 11 nowadays, they are lacking.
You’ll be pleased to hear that there’s no
need to get rid of those speakers just yet. We know you’re attached to them.
You’ve played all your favorite albums and taken them every time you moved to a
new house. So, it’s time to discover how to turn an old speaker into
This might sound futuristic, but at
TaoTronics we know the simplest way to convert old speakers to Bluetooth
We are living in 2021, after all. We’re surprised flying cars aren’t around
Read on to find out how you can turn
old speakers into Bluetooth
ones and bring your speakers into the 21st
century and keep them playing your favorite records for years to come.
Why You Shouldn’t Abandon Your Old Wired Speakers
Nowadays, you don’t find
adverts or even manufacturers making old-fashioned speakers without a hefty
price tag. These Bluetooth enabled devices will set you back a lot of cash and
leave you with a pair of speakers that look much like your original ones. While
modern looking speakers might be cheaper initially, there are still thousands
to look through on the internet before you find your perfect device.
Instead of replacing your old
wired speakers, why not turn them wireless? We don’t recommend that you abandon
or replace them for the following reasons.
Replacing your old speaker is costly. Even if you’re buying cheaper Bluetooth
speakers, for instance, the cost can be greater long-term. These are likely to
need replacing more frequently, meaning even a lower cost purchase can turn
into a big investment over the years.
effort. There is an affordable and
easy to turn wired speakers into wireless streamers that saves you having to
trawl the internet to find your perfect new speakers. It’s just easier
overall—keep your old beloved speakers by buying one small device, rather than
selecting new ones and having to reposition your room to fit them in.
Advantages of Converting Your Old Wired Speakers to Wireless
We suggest that you turn your old wired
speakers into… wireless speakers! By choosing a Bluetooth adapter to make them
Bluetooth enabled, you can connect your smartphone, laptop, and even television
to them, making it easy to use them to stream music, movies, podcasts, and
There are many advantages when you convert
wired speakers to wireless.
- You can use your old speakers
with your smartphone, by connecting via Bluetooth. This means you don’t have to
buy CD’s or download albums anymore, and you don’t have to buy endless wires
and random accessories to be able to connect your iPhone to your speakers. An
added bonus is that you can also connect to any other Bluetooth enabled device,
such as a laptop.
- You can use your old speakers
with Chromecast for Audio and Echo Devices. Make Alexa sound great as she makes
the most of your speakers and have your music and audio choices really fill the
- Breathe new life into your
wired speakers as part of an established wireless audio system. Upgrade your
entire television experience without having to spend extra cash on new
- Cut down on wire clutter with
traditional sources. When you go wireless, you benefit from there being less
wires around. Not only does this look cleaner and mean that you can keep your
phone with you as you walk around the house—not attached to your speakers—you
can keep the wires out of reach of curious hands.
Common Issues People Face When Trying to Convert the Old Speaker into Wireless Streaming without Bluetooth Audio Adapter
Buying a Bluetooth adapter is
easy and simple—in fact, this is one of the easiest ways to turn your speakers
wireless. You need to make sure you get the right Bluetooth adapter to help
your speakers and smartphone connect in the smoothest way possible, and that’s
the biggest task.
On the other hand, trying to
turn your speakers wireless without a Bluetooth adapter is a tough task. There are different
elements to consider, and it often isn’t worth the time or effort when you get
similar results simply by purchasing a Bluetooth adapter device.
You might not even be able to
find a suitable, easy solution to convert your old speaker into a wireless
streaming device without a Bluetooth audio adapter. Remember that a Bluetooth
transmitter/receiver is different, as it helps convert analogue into digital
signals. With one of these, you could connect your old stereo to your new
Benefits of Using a Bluetooth Adapter to Turn Old speakers into Wireless Steamers
So we’ve looked at the
disadvantages of not using a Bluetooth adapter. But why do we still think you should use
a Bluetooth adapter to turn old speakers into wireless streamers? What are the
There are quite a few
benefits, you are probably unsurprised to hear. We list them below, so you can
consider the pros of making this decision.
- Bluetooth can sound absolutely
amazing due to the development of high-fidelity codecs. Codecs are ways of
compressing your files to transfer them across networks, so they affect the
quality of audio you will hear across the Bluetooth connection. High-fi codecs
are of a better quality, meaning your audio will be immersive and truer to the
- You don’t need to download
apps or use any extra software. Beyond using what you already have (e.g.
Spotify, Apple Music, Netflix) you won’t have to download anything extra to
make your speakers work as Bluetooth enabled. Simply plug the right adapter in,
connect to it on your phone, and off you go!
- The price of a Bluetooth audio
adapter is affordable. Usually, Bluetooth adapters cost anywhere between $15-$60,
depending on quality, connection range, and so on. This is a lot cheaper than
buying a new set of large Bluetooth enabled speakers. Even if you’re paying
delivery on top, you’ll save cash!
should find it easy to operate a Bluetooth adapter. They’re usually just plug
and go—no more difficult than when you connect your smartphone to your
headphones and so on. If you can do that, you can use a Bluetooth adapter. If
you haven’t done that before then don’t worry. It’s a simple task that takes
well under a minute.
How to Turn Any Old Speakers into Wireless Streamers?
Here’s what you have been waiting for. A
simple, step-by-step guide to turn your old speakers into wireless speakers
using a Bluetooth adaptor—and an amplifier, if you want one.
1. Buy the appropriate
device. These can be
got cheaply off the internet, so no need to head to the store.
2. Follow the given
instructions to connect with the devices. If you have connected your headphones
to your phone before, this will be simple. You simply scan for devices, then
find and connect to the Bluetooth adapter.
3. Get streaming! Once the
setup is done, you can stream your favorite music from any music streaming
service out of your speakers.
Not sure how to do it still? Watch this
handy video walk through from a Bluetooth expert.
7 Essential Considerations for Selecting a Bluetooth Audio Adapter for Speaker
We get it, you might not
always buy TaoTronics. Even so, we want you to be able to choose the best Bluetooth adapter out there (which we hope means you end up
with us anyway!). To do so, you need to know what to look out for.
You should consider the
following things when you are buying a Bluetooth adapter.
Things to Think About
- Make sure you can add
Bluetooth functionality to non-Bluetooth Audio Sources. This might sound like a
simple thing, but there are a few different types of Bluetooth enabling devices
out there—no point buying a receiver meant for a car when you need one to
change wired speakers into wireless.
- Fast setup for immediate usage. Aim for plug and go without
having to download additional apps.
- Relies on A2DP Bluetooth
profiles. This is to ensure a smooth
operation between the device and whatever you want to play audio from (e.g.
- Low Latency technology. This will stop your audio
from having a lag or delay.
- Size. Our advice is to get
something small and durable rather than big and bulky, but it will depend what
you think will look best with your speakers and the functionality of the
- Quality. This goes without saying but
choose a manufacturer that prioritizes quality and has good customer service
and warranty. Buying super cheap might seem great at first, but if it breaks
quickly and without warranty then you will have to pay out more to buy the
- Price. Similarly, make sure you
pick a budget and stick to it. There’s no need to spend hundreds of dollars, or
even to spend $50. You can get high quality for less. But do your research to
get the best quality for the price.