78points

Apple HomePod

57points

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge

Apple HomePod
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51 facts in comparison

Apple HomePod vs Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge

Apple HomePod
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
78
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Apple HomePod
57
points
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge

Why is Apple HomePod better than Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge?

  • 4 more drivers
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    8vs4
  • 89.41% less body volume
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    3468.21cm³vs32760.52cm³
  • 0.8 newer Bluetooth version
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    5vs4.2
  • Has a noise-cancelling microphone
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  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • 10.5kg lighter
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    2.5kgvs13000g
  • Has a mute function
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  • 6 more microphone(s)
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    6vs0

Why is Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge better than Apple HomePod?

  • Can be used wirelessly
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  • Supports a remote smartphone
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  • 152.4mm bigger built-in subwoofer
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    254mmvs101.6mm
  • Has an accelerometer
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  • Supports Ethernet
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  • Has a remote control
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  • Is DLNA-certified
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  • 12mm thinner
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    130mmvs142mm

Price comparison

Design

1.drivers count

8

4

A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. More drivers may result in better sound quality.
2.control panel placed on a device
Apple HomePod
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
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.
3.volume

3468.21cm³

32760.52cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
4.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Apple HomePod
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
5.is dustproof and water-resistant
Apple HomePod
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
6.built-in subwoofer size

101.6mm

254mm

Bigger subwoofers are capable of producing deeper bass sounds.

Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
Apple HomePod
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
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
Apple HomePod
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
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.has a subwoofer
Apple HomePod
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
4.Has a passive radiator
Apple HomePod
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
A passive radiator is a type of driver (speaker) that doesn't have a voice coil and a magnet. The sound vibrations produced by a passive radiator depend on its mass and the size of its enclosure. It is usually used in combination with a woofer to produce deep bass tones.
5.has a noise-cancelling microphone
Apple HomePod
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
6.has active noise-cancelling (noise control)
Apple HomePod
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Apple HomePod
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
Apple HomePod
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.has wireless charging
Apple HomePod
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
4.has a removable battery
Apple HomePod
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
5.can be used with standard batteries
Apple HomePod
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
You can use the device with standard batteries instead of a power supply.

Connectivity

1.Bluetooth version

5

4.2

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
2.has an AUX input
Apple HomePod
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
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.
3.supports Wi-Fi
Apple HomePod
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Apple HomePod
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.
5.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Apple HomePod
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
6.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Apple HomePod
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.

Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
Apple HomePod
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.supports a remote smartphone
Apple HomePod
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.
3.has a mute function
Apple HomePod
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
4.has voice commands
Apple HomePod
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.
5.Has voice prompts
Apple HomePod
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
6.Has a radio
Apple HomePod
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.

Miscellaneous

1.has an accelerometer
Apple HomePod
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

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