Whether it’s for hosting a gaming party among your buddies or for enjoying a movie with your family, projectors are here to ensure that your life never gets less entertaining.
With a pair of good speakers, you can even enhance the experience of using a projector for the latest release movie titles. Projectors these days offer USB ports and audio jacks at the back of their wide bodies, as well as wireless options, to let their users get the best out of them.
1. Switching Sound From Projector To Wired Speakers
A projector might be cheaper than a humongous LED television and have low maintenance costs, but they certainly don’t always come with good speakers.
But how do I change the sound from a projector to speakers?
Follow this easy step-by-step guide. You don’t need to have technical wizardry at your fingertips to get these things set up just right.
A. At first, make sure all your equipment, including the projector, is turned off.
B. Assemble your projector and speakers. Decide where you want to put your projector in the house. Do you want to mount it on a wall? Do you want the speakers on the wall as well? Once done assembling, move to step C.
C. Locate the audio jack on your projector. Usually, it is beside the power button of the projector. But it can slightly vary, from model to model. Connect the cable of your speakers to the audio jack of the projector.
D. Finally, turn on each device to check whether you get any audio output. Voila! You have finally done it! Now, try watching a movie to observe the sound quality.
2. Switching Sound From Projector To Bluetooth Speakers
Tired of fumbling with wires? Don’t have enough space for perfectly arranged cable management? No tension! Electronic equipment stores these days have wireless speakers, even for your projectors. These wireless speakers function through Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connectivity.
They have a reasonably simple pairing process that you can find in the instructions of your speakers. It can differ from brand to brand.
Check that your projector has Bluetooth compatibility.
This can be done by either:
- Checking your projector for the Bluetooth symbol
- Checking the manufacturer website for details about Bluetooth compatibility
IF BLUETOOTH COMPATIBLE
- Check projector for a pairing button.
- Press the button to get Bluetooth connectivity options
- Select your speaker to pair with the projector
This may differ from brand to brand. Check the specification of your projector for exact details.
- Check your projector app (if applicable)
- Find Bluetooth connectivity options.
- Select your speaker to pair with the projector
Again, this may differ from brand to brand. Check the details of your project brand’s App for an exact connection process.
IF NOT BLUETOOTH COMPATIBLE
We’re aware that not all projectors have wireless capability; to solve this, you can use an external Bluetooth transmitter/adapter.
A. Connect the Bluetooth transmitter to the USB port of your projector. Usually, the USB port is hidden on the back of the projector. It can be right beside the power button as well.
B. Make sure that the speakers, Bluetooth transmitter, and, lastly, the projector are turned on.
C. With everything turned on, wait for your Bluetooth speakers to find the transmitter signal. If in a hurry, place the speaker closer to the transmitter for a better signal.
D. Once paired and connected, your speakers might beep. Modern wireless speakers do tend to give a notifying signal when connecting and disconnecting
E. To check if the connection has actually been established, play something via the projector.
3. Should I Use Wired or Wireless Speakers?
There are pros and cons to both types of speakers, and ultimately this choice could come down to personal preference. We have outlined the advantages and disadvantages below.
1. Pros of Wireless Speakers
A. Fewer cables mean you don’t have to solve the mystery of which cable goes where.
B. Wireless speaker technology has advanced, meaning good wireless speakers sound equal to good wired speakers.
2. Cons Of Wireless Speakers
A. Dropouts of sound.
B. Interference from other wireless connections.
C. Dead spots around the house.
D. Extra battery consumption if using a rechargeable projector.
An additional thing to remember is that ‘wireless’ doesn’t mean entirely wireless. You may have to plug the speaker into a socket to power it, or charge it.
4. Should I Use Ordinary Speakers Or A Soundbar With My Projector?
A soundbar is a simple, affordable solution for improving a TV or a projector’s audio. It is like an all-in-one speaker with home-theatre quality and projects audio from a wide enclosure. It can even be mounted above or below the projector you want to use.
But how do you connect a projector to a soundbar?
The perfect solution would be using an HDMI cable or wireless HDMI.
HDMI gives much-improved sound quality, and you will find the latency (the lag between sound and picture) to be much less.
Whether using HDMI cable, or wireless HDMI, you can use the processes we have already discussed to set up the soundbar.
It’s safe to say that your projector, whether Epson, BenQ, Panasonic, or another brand, won’t have sound quality that matches the very best speakers.
Therefore, it’s only natural that you should want to use either a wired or wireless speaker to improve the overall viewing experience.
It doesn’t matter if you are watching films or delivering a presentation; a great set of speakers enhances everything.
So long as you know how to set them up right, you’ll always get the audio output you’re after.