JBL module makes any speaker wireless

The JBL WEM-1 Wireless Expansion Module promises to extend your speakers wirelessly up to 70 feet. You hook one module up to your A/V receiver and then you hook your speakers into the amplifier module. The price is a bit steep in my opinion ($359 currently $253 on Amazon), but the concept helps cut down on cable clutter while extending your speakers’ reach.

When it comes to wireless speakers, the quality is not quite there and the offerings are few and far between. Even this JBL offering only offers up 50 watts per channel, but this is a decent step in the right direction. 

(Via Engadget)

9 Comments for “JBL module makes any speaker wireless”

  1. posted by Rue on

    Bed Bath & Beyond used to have this set: http://www.kaboodle.com/review.....r-speakers

    They are larger than what you have, but they’re nicer looking and at BBB, they were only $99.99. I can’t find them on the website anymore, but I seem to recall seeing them in-store recently. They also work with MP3 players. :) You can buy them for $156 here: http://novatechgadgets.com/shasy.html

  2. posted by Rue on

    AND, they also extend 150 feet versus the 70 feet of the set mentioned. I can’t vouch for the quality, but if you’re looking for wireless speakers, there definitely are cheaper options. ;)

  3. posted by Fit Bottomed Girls on

    My husband would love this. He obsessed with eliminating unnecessary/unsightly wires!

  4. posted by Max Cascone on

    Also look at the <a href=”http://www.rocketfishproducts.com/pc-36-5-rocketfish-wireless-rear-speaker-kit.aspxRocketfish. Got mine for $50 on eBay and it works flawlessly.

  5. posted by Max Cascone on

    Whoops here’s that link: Rocketfish

  6. posted by Mrs. G on

    I want this! I NEED this!!! This will be perfect for our small apartment. We can play piped-in music in any room.

  7. posted by Ryan Swanson on

    Why not just get an Airport Express?
    I use one in my house and it works great! Plus it can extend your internet and enable you to set up wireless printing.

    http://store.apple.com/us/prod.....o=MTA4NDM1

    I love it and can’t recommend it it more. Plus its only a hundred bucks

  8. posted by timgray on

    And they sound icky. If you enjoy really good sound that is. For boom-box or background quality sound they are great. I really did not like what those wireless units do to the sound quality.

    Good for adding speakers to a room until you can hire an integrator to pull some wires and add ceiling speakers for you.

  9. posted by John of Indiana on

    I run my wires along the baseboards, crown mouldings, and door casings. I don’t think they stick out that much, but then I’m Ham Radio Geek and think wire looks normal…

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