Generally, transmitters for wireless speakers are set up by connecting audio output terminals on televisions or other devices to the input terminals of a transmitter using certain cables, explains 4HomeSpeakers.com. However, due to operational variance between brands, users should refer to the installation instructions that come with transmitters.
Transmitters for wireless speakers are typically connected to audio output terminals such as headphone jacks, the common twin analog audio output jacks and digital optical terminals using specialized cables, explains 4HomeSpeakers.com. These cables, or in certain cases, adaptors, are usually included in the retail package housing the transmitter.
Once connected to audio output devices such as optical disc players or laptops, the transmitters and speakers should be plugged into electrical outlets and switched on; however, this may not be necessary on battery-powered models, notes 4HomeSpeakers.com. Signal boosters may be needed if the speakers are located at a great distance from the transmitters. For the best quality and volume, the sound settings of the audio output device may need some adjustment.
There are several ways of connecting transmitters and devices such as smartphones to wireless speakers, explains Popular Mechanics. The Bluetooth technology is perhaps the most popular way of wirelessly linking devices due to its ubiquity and ease of setting up. Other wireless connection technologies include Sonos and Apple's AirPlay, both of which leverage Wi-Fi to make connections.