The Wireless World of MP3
What is wireless mp3
The enjoyment of MP3 has always focused on listening to the music where it is being played. Whether on computer or portable player, the user must be within close proximity of the file and player to enjoy the music through headphones or computer speakers. That rule has recently been broken, and now you are able to take the music away from the player and put it where you want it.
Step 1: Transmission ideas
The wireless transmission of MP3 is generally done on the high end of the radio spectrum to allow for penetration through walls. This will take the music from the computer or player and send it to a receiver. It also works for streaming audio (anything that comes out of your sound card), so you can listen to your favorite web radio station anywhere.
Step 2: Understand the FM type
There are currently two types of transmitters. The first format is a wireless transmitter that broadcasts on the FM (frequency modulation) band and allows you to receive MP3 transmissions on any device with a tuner (stereo, portable radio, Walkman).
Step 3: The high frequency option
The sound quality of FM transmission is not the best available. Recently the 2.4 gigahertz band has been utilized for personal wireless transmission. You may have seen the latest generation of wireless phones using this frequency. The other product uses this frequency, but requires a special receiver to pick up the signal.
Step 4: Which format is for you?
You now must decide which technology to utilize. If you want the convenience of listening to your MP3s (or online radio station) in the yard, by the pool, or in the shower, then the FM format is for you. If you want higher quality sound in a fixed location (such as a home stereo) then the 2.4 Ghz model is the optimal choice.