What Are The Best Wireless Speakers for Projector Use?

It’s quite annoying to set up speakers for your projector, isn’t it? It’s especially true when it comes to hooking up all those accessories and wires. The whole thing can end up a spaghetti-wire mess when all is said and done.

This is why wireless speakers, stereos, and soundbars exist. These audio devices serve as your best bet when it comes to organized speaker account. If you want to know more about the Best wireless Speakers for a Projector, then keep on reading.

Top 9 Wireless Speaker Systems for Use with Projectors

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1. Harman Kardon SoundSticks Wireless Bluetooth Speaker System

The Harman Kardon SoundSticks Wireless Bluetooth Speaker System offers a legacy of achievement with its striking yet practical design and its inimitable sound quality via HARMAN TrueStream. It also comes with subwoofer and sound sticks at a space-saving size of 6 inches.

Harman Kardon SoundSticks Wireless Bluetooth Speaker System

 

Why It’s Our Best Pick

What makes this our best pick is the fact that it excels on all the important aspects of being a wireless speaker. Among all the latest 2021 projectors on this list we’ve handpicked over hundreds of others, it’s this particular speaker that never failed in streaming high-fidelity sound, music, and dialog.

The subwoofer is of the down-firing variety, which gives you a pulse-pounding deep bass for something that’s about 6 inches or 150 millimeters in size. Another contributor to the crystal-clear sound is the right full-range transducers.

Notable Features

  • Amplification at 40 watts.
  • Eight full-range transducers.
  • Audio streaming via Bluetooth.
  • ⅛” or 3.5mm stereo audio connection.
  • HARMAN propriety TrueStream technology.
  • Satellite speakers with easy-to-adjust controls.
  • Mute and volume adjustment using touch controls.
  • An industrial design that’s a perfect modernist fit to any living room.
  • 6″ or 160mm down-firing subwoofer for booming bass with its own volume control.

Further Reading: How to Connect Audio to Projector

2. Acoustic Audio by Goldwood 5.1 Bluetooth Speaker System 700W with Powered Sub

The Acoustic Audio by Goldwood has a lot going for it. Design-wise, it looks like something you’d see a music band would use. It’s a black-and-gold stereo system with a standard boxy design for the satellite speakers and subwoofers.

Acoustic Audio AA5170 Home Theater 5.1 Bluetooth Speaker System 700W with Powered Sub
Acoustic Audio AA5170 Home Theater 5.1 Bluetooth Speaker System 700W with Powered Sub

 

One of the Most Feature-Rich Stereo Systems Out There

We love Goldwood’s Acoustic Audio offering because it’s one of the most feature-rich Bluetooth or wireless stereo systems out there. What do we mean by this? It comes with all the bells and whistles or trimmings of a quality stereo system, thus giving you your money’s worth.

For example, it offers magnetically shielded speakers, 2 RCA to RCA jack cables, 1 3.5mm to RCA aux wire, the ability to read both USB connections and SD drives, and 700 watts of power in case you want to listen to something louder than an easy listening radio station.

Notable Features

  • Doubles as an FM radio.
  • Plug & Play connections.
  • Integrated audio amplifier.
  • Enhanced bass boost design.
  • Comes with a built-in Bluetooth receiver.
  • The power rating of 700 watts system power.
  • Front panel controls with illuminated display.
  • Frequency response ranges from 20Hz to 20KHz.
  • 5 discrete independent channel input/output stereos.

3. Alphasonik 15″ Portable Rechargeable Battery Powered 1500W PRO DJ Amplified Loud Speaker

Everything you need to know about Alphasonik can be seen on its Amazon name—Alphasonik 15″ Portable Rechargeable Battery. It’s a professional-grade amplified loud speaker that’s portable, rechargeable, and battery-powered.

Alphasonik 15
Alphasonik 15″ Portable Rechargeable Battery Powered 1500W PRO DJ Amplified Loud Speaker with 2 Wireless Microphones Echo Bluetooth USB SD Card AUX MP3

 

It’s Amazing for Its Price

For something priced the way it is, the Alphasonik Portable Bluetooth Loudspeaker is worth the investment and then some. Why? It’s the complete package. It’s a portable speaker system that works with any projector that reads Bluetooth tech.

In terms of what separates Alphasonik from the rest of the Bluetooth speakers out there, there’s the fact that it comes with its own bag, tripod stand, microphones, and remote control as well as LED strobe light visualization for good measure.

Notable Features

  • 5Kw of power.
  • RF wireless remote included.
  • Built-in echo function and vocal effects.
  • An in-wall speaker that measures 15 inches in size.
  • LED strobe light that flickers to the beat of the music.
  • It comes with a bag, tripod stand, and two microphones.
  • Doubles as an FM radio just like the Goldwood Bluetooth speaker.
  • A portable speaker system that should work well with similarly portable projectors.

4. Bose SoundLink Color II: Portable Bluetooth, Wireless Speaker with Microphone

As for the Bose SoundLink Color II, it’s another Bluetooth wireless speaker with a microphone included. This one comes in soft black color, but you can get the same model in various other colors as well.

Bose SoundLink Color II: Portable Bluetooth, Wireless Speaker with Microphone- Soft Black
Bose SoundLink Color II: Portable Bluetooth, Wireless Speaker with Microphone- Soft Black

 

Aesthetically Pleasing and Functionally Satisfying

Bose offers some of the most fashionable, cool, and sleek speakers out there, and this specific model is no exception to that rule. It comes with a mic for its speakerphone mode, allowing you to do personal calls or conference meetings with a 30-feet wireless range.

As for the viability of the Bluetooth speaker for projector use, it comes with voice prompts to allow you to control pairing and Bluetooth settings by speaking to the device hands-free.  It also enhances your viewing experience for party or stereo mode.

Notable Features

  • Wireless speaker with microphone.
  • Party Mode or Stereo Mode available.
  • Portability paired with Bluetooth functionality.
  • Voice activation and control through voice prompts.
  • 8 hours of playtime from its rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
  • Soft black color (comes in many other different color variants).
  • Bose SimpleSync Tech allows pairing with various Bose smart devices.

5. Echo (2nd Generation) – Smart speaker with Alexa and Dolby processing

Regarding the Echo (2nd Generation), it’s the primary example of a quality Bluetooth speaker. When people think of Bluetooth speakers, they typically imagine the canister appearance of the 2nd Generation Echo or even the Echo line in general.

Echo (2nd Generation) - Smart speaker with Alexa and Dolby processing - Charcoal Fabric
Echo (2nd Generation) – Smart speaker with Alexa and Dolby processing – Charcoal Fabric

 

A Purely Wireless Speaker with Few Frills

It’s not that the Echo lacks Swiss Army Knife functions as a smart speaker. The Echo has Alexa functionality, thus allowing you to “talk” to the device or activate controls with voice activation prompts for good measure.

You can ask Alexa to set alarms, check the weather, or read the news. It can even control your smart home. However, for projector use, it’s sweetly straightforward. After all, it’s compatible with all things Dolby thanks to its Dolby processing plus dynamic response and crisp vocals.

Notable Features

  • Hi-fi sound with Dolby processing support.
  • Enjoy crisp vocals with dynamic bass response.
  • Your Apple Music or Netflix movie/TV audio is easily voice-controlled.
  • It answers questions, sets alarms and timers, and plays music and audio for videos.
  • It’s a space-saving device that fits family rooms, living rooms, and communal spaces.
  • It’s a smart speaker, so it works with both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections for fellow smart devices.
  • It doubles as an Internet radio with its streaming compatibility with Sirius XM, Apple Music, and Amazon Music.

6. SAMSUNG SWA-8500S 2.0 Speaker System Wall Mountable Black Model

Regarding the SAMSUNG SWA-8500S 2.0, it’s the more wall-mountable option among the wireless speakers or sound systems on this list. It’s a purely Wi-Fi wireless smart speaker with a 2-speaker stereo system.

 SAMSUNG SWA-8500S 2.0 Speaker System Wall Mountable Black Model (SWA-8500S/ZA)
SAMSUNG SWA-8500S 2.0 Speaker System Wall Mountable Black Model (SWA-8500S/ZA)

The Samsung Legacy Lives On

The Samsung legacy of excellence lives on across the board in whatever device they manufacture, from smartphones to smart speaker systems. It ensures you of a clutter-free and immersive experience with the plug you’re supposed to put into your socket the only wiring involved.

It’s also wall-mountable to boot. It’s compatible to 2019 soundbar models such as HW-Q70R, HW-Q60R, HW-R650, HW-R550, and HW-R450 as well as 2020 soundbar models such as HW-Q60T, HW-T650, HW-T550, HW-T450, and HW-S60T.

Notable Features

  • Wireless connection via Wi-Fi.
  • It includes 2 soundbars and a subwoofer.
  • A clutter-free experience with nary a wire.
  • It’s compatible with various Samsung soundbars.
  • Plug & Play or Plug & Pair functionality to give you surround sound immersion.
  • It’s compatible with various projector and HDTV models, mostly made by Samsung.
  • It brings music, sound, and life to your favorite sport events, shows, movies, and games in short order.
  • It works with various devices that include projectors as well as game consoles, HDTVs, and BD/DVD players.

7. Marshall Woburn II Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Black

The Marshall Woburn II is an interesting specimen. It looks like a speaker straight out of antiquity, like something you’d use to amplify the sound of your jukebox or boom box. However, it’s powered by modern functionality in the form of Bluetooth technology.

Marshall Woburn II Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Black, - New
Marshall Woburn II Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Black, – New

 

A Classic Design with Modern Functionality

The Marshall Woburn II is a marriage of past and present. Aside from looking nostalgic, it makes your sound better than ever with aptX and Bluetooth 5.0 technology that ensures lossless wireless sound. It also has an effective range of 30 feet while maintaining connectivity.

The Woburn II ensures a truly crystal-clear, high-definition, and high-fidelity sound using its modern technologies. It specifically delivers clean high trebles, easy handling of low bass, and lifelike mid-range sounds. You can’t ask for more.

Notable Features

  • It has a 50/60Hz frequency.
  • It has a voltage of 100 to 240 volts.
  • Lossless wireless sound at the range of 30 feet.
  • Easy intuitive analog controls for fine-tuning your music preferences.
  • Clear, lifelike mid-range sound with easy low bass handling and clean trebles.
  • The Marshall Woburn II looks like a traditional speaker from the 1950s or earlier.
  • It has advanced Bluetooth 5.0 and aptX tech functionality underneath is old-timey look.
  • You can go modern and adjust volume, treble, and bass levels with the Marshall Bluetooth app.

8. VIZIO Sound Bar

The main claim to fame of the VIZIO Sound Bar is the fact that it’s a DTS Virtual:X supporting long soundbar that creates a multidimensional sound from floor to ceiling. The whole room pulses with its permeating sound.

What Multi-Dimensional or 3D Sound Entails

The SB3621n-H8 is a set of a long soundbar housing two stereo speakers and a subwoofer box for all your deep bass needs. It comes at a relatively affordable price and should easily fit any home theater with its space-saving design.

It works excellently with projectors and their requirements for huge screens or wall space with the way it’s designed and its use of Bluetooth tech to prevent any wire clutter when push comes to shove. It has a corded electric power sound and a multidimensional sound worthy of a commercial cinema.

Notable Features

  • It includes all the audio cables you need for USB and aux.
  • The 1 long soundbar is actually twin speakers providing stereo sound
  • DTS:X-supported surrounds sound system through a long main soundbar.
  • The multidimensional sound ensures musical, gaming, or cinematic immersion.
  • High-performance 3-speaker system to create powerful, louder, and clearer sound.
  • You can control the Bluetooth wireless device with any compatible Bluetooth device like your smartphone, tablet, or laptop/desktop PC.

9. Onkyo HT-S7800 5.1.2 Ch. Dolby Atmos Home Theater Package

Last but not least is the Onkyo HT-S7800 5.1.2 Ch. Its main claim to fame on this list of wireless speakers is the fact that it’s the one that provides the best surround sound among all the speaker systems or packages we’ve reviewed.

Onkyo HT-S7800 5.1.2 Ch. Dolby Atmos Home Theater Package,Black
Onkyo HT-S7800 5.1.2 Ch. Dolby Atmos Home Theater Package,Black

 

The Best Surround Sound Support

The 5.1-channel Onkyo HT7800 is a theater package with decent power in terms of wattage to add to its already versatile surround-sound support or compatibility. It has 7 surround-sound speakers and a single subwoofer for that obligatory deep bass.

In terms of sound performance and quality, though it doesn’t offer as much 3D sound as the Onkyo SKS-HT-540, it does make up for it with DTS-ready and Dolby-enabled sound with its one-of-a-kind dynamic sound amplification feature.

Notable Features

  • AccuEQ configuration.
  • Intuitive and simplified remote control.
  • It has 7 surround speakers and 1 subwoofer.
  • It offers 5.1.2 channel Dolby Atmos sound support.
  • One of the most user-friendly interfaces (like Onkyo SKS-HT540).
  • It includes 2-way bass reflex as well as left and right speaker cabinets.
  • It’s capable of playing music from Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, and Pandora apps.
  • Impressive audio performance ensures an enhanced projector video experience.
  • Cost-effective price allows more people to enjoy Dolby Atmos and DTS:X compatibility.
  • Its wireless connectivity features include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Apple Airplay, and built-in Chromecast support.

Comparison Chart

Here we compare the different wireless speaker systems you can use with your projector.

Wireless Speaker SystemsType of Wireless ConnectionSound System TypePhysical ConnectionsHow many items in the set?

 

Harman Kardon SoundSticks Wireless Bluetooth Speaker SystemBluetoothHome theater system with

HARMAN propriety TrueStream technology

⅛” or 3.5mm stereo audio connection8 transducers and 1 subwoofer
Acoustic Audio by Goldwood 5.1 Bluetooth Speaker System 700W with Powered SubBluetoothSurround Sound stereo system (with FM radio)Stereo auxiliary input, RCA port, and USB/SD card reader5 speakers and 1 subwoofer
Alphasonik 15″ Portable Rechargeable Battery Powered 1500W PRO DJ Amplified Loud SpeakerBluetoothPortable Bluetooth amplified loud speaker (with FM radio)Aux 3.5mm input and USB/SD card reader1 Bluetooth speaker
Bose SoundLink Color II: Portable Bluetooth, Wireless Speaker with MicrophoneBluetoothPortable Bluetooth amplified loud speaker (with speakerphone and voice activation)None1 Bluetooth speaker
Echo (2nd Generation) – Smart speaker with Alexa and Dolby processingBluetooth and Wi-FiSmart speaker device with Alexa and Dolby processing supportNone1 Bluetooth and Wi-Fi speaker (smart device)
SAMSUNG SWA-8500S 2.0 Speaker System Wall Mountable Black ModelWi-FiWall-mountable speaker system

 

None2 speakers or soundbars and 1 subwoofer
Marshall Woburn II Wireless Bluetooth Speaker BlackBluetoothPortable Bluetooth amplified loud speakerRCA port and aux 3.5mm input1 Bluetooth speaker

 

VIZIO Sound Bar for TV, 36” 2.1 Home Audio Surround Sound SystemBluetoothSurround Sound stereo system and DTS:X supportStereo aux input and  USB port3 speaker setup with 1 subwoofer and 1 long soundbar housing twin speakers
Onkyo HT-S7800 5.1.2 Ch. Dolby Atmos Home Theater PackageBluetooth and Wi-FiHome theater speakers with

Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support

8 HDMI ARC ports (1 front and 7 rear)7 surround speakers and 1 subwoofer

 

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Here are some frequently asked questions when it comes to hooking up wireless speakers or speakers in general to your projector.

Do soundbars work with projectors?

Yes, of course. Anything that works with your typical HDTV should also work with a modern projector rig. Most projectors don’t have built-in speakers as well, so they tend to have either an audio port for additional speaker attachments or simply project video and lack audio.

The soundbar or the Bluetooth speaker is your likeliest streamlined audio option for most projectors. The best connection available for soundbars is HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel), followed by the digital optical TOSLINK or SPDIF port. The 3.5mm jack is serviceable but it’s analog.

Can you connect Bluetooth speakers to the projector?

Yes. However, that projector should be able to have Bluetooth technology itself. Otherwise, you’ll need a Bluetooth transceiver to connect your Bluetooth speaker to your non-Bluetooth projector (or even vice-versa).

Check the specs of your projector to see if they have Bluetooth included. Thankfully, in 2021, most of the newer projectors have Bluetooth included in them. However, older models might require the transceiver treatment (but this doesn’t always work across the board).

Related: What are the Best Bluetooth Speakers for Outdoor Movies

How can I make my projector sound better?

There is a multitude of ways to make your projector sound better. You can, for example, add a set of amplified desktop PC speakers to your projector, since those speakers work with a universally accepted 3.5mm jack.

We’d suggest something like the iBoost 800 Stereo Amplifier Booster and the LGB-1 Line Level Gain Boost (Increases the line-level output by up to 12dB for any audio component).

Otherwise, simply bite the bullet and acquire self-powered speakers to gain more power and wattage out of your video listening experience.

How do I connect wireless speakers to my projector?

To connect your wireless speakers to your projector, determine first if it’s Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi speakers tend to interface with smart projectors automatically, with the devices prompting you to recognize each other and whatnot once they’re connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

With Bluetooth, it gets a little more complicated. First, turn off your speaker. Second, turn on your projector then push the menu button. Go to the settings menu, select the HDMI link, and select Audio Out Device for the Projector.

Press Escape until you return to the Settings Menu then select Bluetooth. Now turn on your Bluetooth device and have it go into pairing mode. Your projector should recognize it now. Take note that getting to your projector menu will vary from projector to projector.

Related: How to Connect Audio to Projector

Do I need speakers for a projector?

Some do while others have their own built-in speakers. Many projectors have their own built-in speakers, but those tend to vary in quality. They might lack the sound quality of even Bluetooth speakers, much less whole AV receiver rigs and 8-piece speaker systems.

Other projectors have an audio port to allow you to hook up powerful speakers to it, especially the ones that aren’t portable. The third option is to hook up the speakers to the source media to get your sound.

There’s also the option of using a more high-fidelity connection. 3.5mm is an analog connection. An HDMI ARC or the digital optical TOSLINK connection is far superior to the more limited phone jack standard in terms of audio capabilities.

The Final Conclusion

The Harman Kardon SoundSticks Wireless Bluetooth Speaker System is the best overall pick of the bunch. All the rest of the speakers fulfill a specific niche or benefit that allowed them entry to this top 9 list.

We prefer the Harman Kardon SoundSticks as our all-rounder speaker due to its speaker design, its crystal clear sound, its deep bass subwoofer, and its high-performance wireless connectivity. It simply has it all from space maximization to high-fidelity audio quality.

James Core
I write dozens of helpful informational articles based on topics that I have identified again and again throughout my research and work experience. I am here to help you find the right projector.

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