Wait, what? But its supposed to be “wireless”!
Consider this, when a surround sound system is installed, like a 5.1 channel subwoofer-speaker system, in which five speakers are strategically placed around a room for optimal sound distribution, each speaker is connected to a single AV receiver, which in turn is plugged into the wall for power.
Unlike a wired speaker, a wireless speaker does not need a wire connecting it to back the AV receiver – it communicates over WiFi to the receiver instead. But – there is still the AC power cord for each speaker that will need to be connected to a power source (like the outlet in your wall).
In a 5.1 channel surround sound system, that’s five speakers and an AV receiver that need to be plugged in – or rather, six wires. Top that with a wireless transmitter (your router) that will need to be plugged into a power source as well, and you are up to seven wires. If your system requires a wireless amplifier, that’s another power cord for each amplifier you need, and you’ll need wires to connect the amplifiers to the speakers, so more wires.
Now, your wireless surround sound system isn’t looking so wireless, is it? It is important to remember that it is the sound that is being transmitted wirelessly to your wireless speakers, not the power or anything else.
So, as badly as you want a completely wireless system, it’s important to remember that wires are still involved. We do, however, do everything possible to hide or minimize the visibility of all wires involved with wired or wireless devices.