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How Do I Get Wireless Audio from a PC?

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There are a number of different ways to get wireless audio from a PC, or personal computer, with different options based on the type of hardware you already have and what you are ultimately trying to accomplish. One of the simplest ways to set up wireless audio with a computer is to simply use wireless speakers that receive a signal from your computer, allowing you to place the speakers elsewhere and play audio through them. You can also use a wireless audio adapter to get wireless audio from a PC and you can connect this adapter to a set of speakers or home theater system far from your computer.

In general, getting wireless audio from a PC means that an audio signal comes from a computer and is sent wirelessly to speakers that play the audio. This can be done for a number of reasons, though it is often done to play music and other media on a computer and have the sound come out somewhere else. You can set up this type of system in a number of different ways, depending on the computer and speaker equipment you may already have in your home or business.

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One of the easiest ways to set up wireless audio from a PC is to purchase and use wireless speakers with your computer. These speakers typically include an adapter that connects to a computer’s outgoing audio port, which then sends an audio signal wirelessly to speakers that receive the signal and play the audio. Different models of speakers will produce varying levels of sound quality, as well as give you different options for how far away you can use your speakers with your system. While this will give you wireless audio from a PC, it does limit you to the use of whatever wireless speakers you can find.

If you already have a high quality home theater system, including surround sound or stereo speakers, then you may want to get wireless audio from a PC to connect to your existing system. You can do this quite easily through the use of a wireless audio adapter that connects to your home theater or speaker system. This type of adapter, sometimes called a wireless audio bridge or delivery system, usually includes software you install onto your computer, which then uses an existing wireless network to connect your computer to the adapter and play wireless audio from a PC. You will typically need an existing wireless network for this type of system to work, however, and the bandwidth requirements for this type of system can be too much for some wireless routers.

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