44points

Altec Lansing Octiv Duo

39points

iHome iHM61

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Altec Lansing Octiv Duo
iHome iHM61
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18 facts in comparison

Altec Lansing Octiv Duo vs iHome iHM61

Altec Lansing Octiv Duo
iHome iHM61

Why is Altec Lansing Octiv Duo better than iHome iHM61?

  • Has stereo speakers
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has an AUX input
  • Can be controlled remotely
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a magnetic shielding
  • Has a cradle with 30-pin dock connector

Why is iHome iHM61 better than Altec Lansing Octiv Duo?

  • 94.18% less body volume
    220.98cm³vs3797.9157600000003cm³
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • 208.3mm shorter
    63.5mmvs271.8mm
  • 36.5mm narrower
    60mmvs96.5mm
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
  • 1.04kg lighter
    90gvs1134g
  • Travel bag is included
  • 86.8mm thinner
    58mmvs144.8mm

Top specs and features

Design

1.control panel placed on a device
Altec Lansing Octiv Duo
iHome iHM61

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

2.volume

3797.92cm³

220.98cm³

Best

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58.75cm³

3.has a neodymium magnet
Altec Lansing Octiv Duo
iHome iHM61

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

4.can be controlled remotely
Altec Lansing Octiv Duo
iHome iHM61

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

5.height

271.8mm

63.5mm

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19mm

6.weight

1.13kg

90g

Best

Meridian Explorer 2

50g

Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
Altec Lansing Octiv Duo
iHome iHM61

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.is an active speaker
Altec Lansing Octiv Duo
iHome iHM61

An amplifier is integrated into the device. An audio amplifier takes a small signal and makes it bigger without making any other changes in it which results in better sound, so any sound source can be connected to speakers.

3.number of microphones

0

0

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Amazon Echo Show

8

4.has a magnetic shielding
Altec Lansing Octiv Duo
iHome iHM61

A magnetic shielding limits the coupling of a magnetic field between two devices. The purpose is to prevent magnetic fields from interfering with electrical devices and avoid distortion (of TV, monitors, hard drives etc.).

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Altec Lansing Octiv Duo
iHome iHM61

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.has an AUX input
Altec Lansing Octiv Duo
iHome iHM61

An auxiliary input allows you to play other audio sources by connecting them through a simple audio connection like a 3.5mm jack, i.e for MP3 or portable DVD/CD player.

2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Altec Lansing Octiv Duo
iHome iHM61

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

3.USB ports

1

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Best

JBL Boombox

2

4.has a cradle with 30-pin dock connector
Altec Lansing Octiv Duo
iHome iHM61

The Apple dock connector is a proprietary 30-pin connector that is common to Apple devices (iPods, iPhones and iPads) predating the Lightning connector. Allows you to connect older Apple devices, play music and at the same time charge it.

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