Why would a bluetooth speaker be better or worse than the soon to be released airplay speakers?

  • Asked by Jason D from Allen
  • Nov 18, 2010
JAMBOX by Jawbone Wireless Speaker

JAMBOX by Jawbone Wireless Speaker

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7 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    BETTER because BT works just about anywhere between your device and the JamBox. AirPlay will use WiFi and you'll need access to an existing WiFi network instead of creating your own BT network

    WORSE because BT doesn't have the bandwidth for full range audio. If you're a critical listener, you may not be satisfied. Less critical listeners probably won't notice the difference anyway.

    • Answered by R A M from Hayward
    • Nov 26, 2010
  • A bluetooth speaker can be used anywhere (car, outdoors, etc). Airplay uses your wifi network.

    • Answered by Richard L from Somerville
    • Nov 23, 2010
  • This speaker will work with any compatible bluetooth device not just apple ones. It is independant of your home wifi and can be used anywhere.

    • Answered by Geoffrey H
    • Feb 25, 2011
  • The only big advantage I can see with a bluetooth speaker is that you would also be able to receive a phone call and talk using the speaker however I don't know if airplay can do this or not. Hope this helps!

    • Answered by Ryan M from Johnson City
    • Nov 19, 2010
  • A bluetooth speaker is portable. It can go wherever you go.

    Airplay will be limited to devices (Apple TV, Airport Express) that support it.

    • Answered by Christopher M from Toronto
    • Nov 19, 2010
  • There is a delay with audio from apps over Airplay, so would not be good for gaming. There is no delay over Bluetooth.

    • Answered by Jacob C from Baltimore
    • Nov 25, 2010
  • AirPlay does more than just stream your music to external speakers. It streams information about your music too. Song titles, artists, album names, elapsed and remaining time, and album artwork all appear on AirPlay-enabled speakers with graphical displays.

    • Answered by Niall M from Birmingham
    • Oct 31, 2012