I'm looking into building at 5.1 setup at a low to middle of the road budget (maybe 800-1000 for a receiver and speakers). I'm in a loft space in NYC that I rent, so I can't really be drilling any holes and nothing is pre-wired etc. I'd really like to avoid running cable across the middle of my floor to rear speakers though.
All the reviews I've read of wireless speakers have been conflicting at best. I'd love to get some opinions on the best setup options for this scenario!
Do you have a wireless network, 2.4ghz cordless phones, or any other possible interference issues? Do your neighbors? (Note, having these things doesn't mean there will be a problem, just that there might be.)
Will you be particularly picky about the sound?
Don't believe everything on the Interwebz! A duck's quack DOES echo!
I use this Rocketfish set up in both of my 5.1 systems. It provides excellent performance and I've never experienced any interference issues with 2.4 GHz devices. In fact in one of my systems, the transmitter sits right next to a wireless router operations at 2.4 GHz. FWIW in the other system, I use this kit for only one of the rear speakers since the other rear could be easily wired directly to my AV receiver