Originally posted 2020-03-25 08:05:00.
Ask any audiophile and they’ll agree that subwoofers make everything better. If you prefer a DIY set up of your sound system and have sound coming from multiple directions, adding a subwoofer would be great. After all, they are the backbone of any ideal stereo system.
If you want a neat space, the last thing you’d go for is corded subwoofer kits which is why you should look for a wireless subwoofer kit.
As hard as it is to get the best wireless subwoofer kits today, I’ve invested my time in testing and reviewing some of the best. In this post, I will guide you on how you should go about when choosing the best of the best. With that being said, let’s dive into it.
- Best Wireless subwoofer kit reviews
- 1. Klipsch WA-2 Wireless Subwoofer Kit OPEN BOX
- 2. REL Acoustics Ht-Air Wireless Transmitter and Receiver
- 3. Nero-WSA Wireless Subwoofer Transmitter/Receiver Kit
- 4. BIC America WTR-Sys Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Kit
- 5. iFinity Wireless Audio Transmitter/Receiver for Subwoofers
- 6. OSD Audio Wireless Subwoofer and Receiver Kit
- 7. Yamaha SWK-W16 Wireless Subwoofer Kit
- Features to consider before buying a wireless subwoofer kit
- Final verdict
Best Wireless subwoofer kit reviews
To make it easy for you to upgrade or get started, here are the top selections just for you. Only choose from the latest models with an easy setup process.
When it comes down to getting an amazing bass extension with a small configuration, this should do the trick. The Klipsch WA-2 not only comes in a compact design but It also gives you a hassle-free setup. This is made possible by the few wires you’ll be needing to hook it up to your sound system.
When versatility is a priority, you can count on the WA-2. 4 of these can be used at the same time in an average household. This means that you can place the subwoofer where it looks and sounds great in the room with minimal restrictions from any speaker cables.
With an operating frequency of 2.4GHz that also features a dynamic channel selection, you couldn’t go wrong. This bad boy allows for the transmission of wireless signals within a radius of 15 meters.
This is made possible by an advanced channel selection tech which also doesn’t interfere with signals from other devices.
Ease of use at its best:
Besides having fewer wires to deal with, this speaker doesn’t need manual pairing whatsoever. It is designed to automatically find the receiver once turned on for the first time.
- Features automatic pairing.
- 4 of these can be connected at once.
- Has 2.4 GHz operation
- It’s a little noisy even when the receiver is turned off
Upon looking at this for the first time, the first thing you’ll notice is its simple look. Well, as it turns out, there’s plenty more under the hood. First, it has a very low latency that is rated at the 16-20 millisecond range. This way, you can place the HT/1205 and the HT/1003 anywhere that it works best.
As far as setting it up is concerned, all you have to do is use the included cables to connect the transmitter and receiver. Once this is done, connect a single-ended RCA from the receiver to the subwoofer output to the HT-Ait transmitter.
Next, connect the HT-Air receiver t the LFE input on the HT/1205 or the HT/1003. This is pretty much all you have to do and you can pair them together to enjoy your audio.
The zero-compression transmission:
Something else that blew my mind on this kit is the ability to place your subs anywhere you, please. The benefit of this technology is that you can place the subs where wires could mess up the aesthetics if used.
- No assembly is needed
- Easy to set up and pair
- Allows for flexibility of placement
- Be keen to get all the package contents
Subwoofer placement flexibility is everyone’s dream, right? Well, with the WSK-SUB from SD audio, you can make this dream come true. With this bad boy, you can be able to get as much as a 150-foot operation distance between the transmitter and receiver on a direct line of sight.
In addition to long-distance connectivity, the transmission signal is 5.8 GHz. Since this frequency is less crowded, you will be able to use it with minimal interference.
Something else that caught my attention on this kit is the ability to easily hide it away. The transmitter or receiver can be hidden anywhere from behind your sofa to the inside of your cabinet.
As far as performance is concerned, this bad boy has got zero delay time.
With zero latency, you couldn’t go wrong with this subwoofer. Additionally, the frequency response is between 20 and 200Hz, audio distortion is less than 1% and the audio output level is 2V.
This wireless subwoofer kit also features dual-diversity antennas and as such, the reception will be quite amazing.
- Frequency response is 20-200Hz
- Has less than 1% of sound distortion
- Features dual diversity antennas
- Though hardly noticeable, latency is low
You’ll be getting more than just wireless connection with the WTR-Sys. On a direct line of sight, it will give you a range of up to 80 feet and with an obstructed view, you’ll get as much as 60 feet from this bad boy. This way, you can set it up in an average household with ease.
Speaking of setting up, there are Velcro strips included in the package. Considering you already have the advantage of a compact size with this subwoofer, the self-adhesive Velcro strips give you an even larger advantage of multiple placements.
It’s also worth mentioning that this system works with a 4-channel wireless audio transmitter/receiver system. Additionally, there won’t be any interference, delay or dropouts with this bad boy.
Something else that I highly appreciated on this wireless subwoofer kit was its flexibility. You can use it with A/V receivers, Mac, PC, Mobile devices or any other products with a 3.5mm or RCA connector. The set-up process is also quite easy since you don’t have to use wires or cables.
- Has got self-adhesive Velcro straps
- Easy to set up and use.
- Compatible with multiple devices
- The sound might fade after some time
want something that’s exclusively designed for the active speakers this should do the trick. First things first, this subwoofer kit comes with large frequency response. It is designed to work not only on the subwoofers but also full frequency speakers that operate between 2 Hz and 20kHz.
For the design, it measures 2.6 x 2.3 x 1.1 inches. This should be small enough for it to easily hideaway. To add icing on the cake, it can be able to send audio signals to a distance of up to 200 feet in an open space and 50 feet indoors.
Boasting to be one of the few subwoofer kits with full CD audio quality, there’s no audio compression on this. This means the stereo is transmitted in digital format. Additionally, it is free of any static or interferences.
Something else that stood out was the 2.4GHz transmission frequency and the 5 Mbps data transmission rate. It also has a channel separation rate of 90dB and a signal-to-noise ratio of 91dB.
You can also be able to create several audio zones in your house since the transmitter can send 2 audio channels to up to 4 wireless receivers.
- It is compact
- Has got a 2.4GHz transmission frequency
- The frequency response is between 2 and 20kHz
- Can’t work with passive speakers
Coming up second last is the WSK100. This bad boy comes with a dependable 2.4GHz digital wireless link. This should get you crystal clear audio without any distortions. Additionally, it’s a 34-channel variant that gets you amazing signal integrity and you can dial in on the steadiest signal.
With versatility being a priority, this bad boy can be placed anywhere there is an electrical outlet. For the transmission distance, it can be used at a distance of up to 30.5m in an open space.
The audio distortion on this is less than 1% plus it features a frequency response of between 20 and 200Hz. At the same time, you won’t have to worry about running wires since it gets rid of the need to do this. It’s also worth mentioning that it has a signal to noise ratio of >80dB and the audio output level is 2V both of which are quite impressive.
- Allows for an open connection distance of 100ft
- The frequency response is between 20 and 200Hz.
- Sound distortion is less than 1%
- You might need to use it at high volume for constant connectivity
Like all wireless subwoofer kits, this one too will be saving you the trouble of running long cables. With flexibility being a priority on the design of this bad boy, you can use it on any subwoofer brand that’s got mono or stereo RCA inputs.
For the connectivity, it can be used at a distance of up to 30 feet which is quite impressive. What’s even more interesting is that it features a 2.4GHz wireless band that ensures you get clear and distortion-free audio.
Something else that made this stand out is that it’s also compatible with the YSP-5600 soundbar. You can, therefore, use this on more than just your stereo system. As far as installation is concerned, it should be quite easy to set up. All you’ll need to use is the Mono-RCA cable or the Mono-minijack cable.
Regarding the dimensions, it measures 8-3/16″ x 2-1/8″ x 6-1/8″ for the width, height, and depth respectively. As such, you can set it up easily anywhere in your house.
- Has a 30-foot wireless range
- Compatible with the YSP-5600 soundbar
- Weighs only 1.43 lbs.
- Always re-save the system memory presets with the subwoofer chosen
Features to consider before buying a wireless subwoofer kit
On to the second section of our post, let’s have a look at what you should pay attention to when choosing a wireless subwoofer kit.
Design and build quality
The first thing you’ll want to consider is the design of the subwoofer. It’s always a good idea to go for the best quality you can get. On the contrary, however, you must go for a compact design as possible. Ensure that you can set up the subwoofer without it posing as an eyesore.
Regarding this, you will have to consider the kind of subwoofer you have. For the active subwoofers, you can use a wireless subwoofer kit that can be plugged in or not. The passive subwoofers, on the other hand, need a wireless subwoofer kit that can be plugged in.
Connectivity and set up
Like most wireless equipment, you will need to be keen on how you handle the connection of a wireless subwoofer kit. Most preferably, find a direct line of sight with your home theater. Besides this, you need to know where to connect the receiver and transmitter.
The frequency band
Yet another thing you should pay close attention to is the frequency band it uses. Most preferably, I’d recommend that you settle for the 5.8 GHz band which is normally less crowded for a steadier bass.
Otherwise known as the delay time, the best way to go would be for a speaker that has this at a minimum. The last thing you want is watching a movie with the picture and audio out of sync.
We’ve had a look at both the buying guide and product listing and I believe that it’s now easier to choose the best wireless subwoofer kit. Each of the options I have reviewed has been tested for durability, sound quality, latency and plenty more plus they come from the top brands in the market.