86points

Apple HomePod

85points

JBL Link 10

60points

Philips BT2500

Comparison winner
Apple HomePod
JBL Link 10
Philips BT2500
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48 facts in comparison

Apple HomePod vs JBL Link 10 vs Philips BT2500

Apple HomePod
JBL Link 10
Philips BT2500
Apple HomePod
JBL Link 10
Philips BT2500
86
points
85
points
60
points

Why is Apple HomePod better than JBL Link 10 & Philips BT2500?

  • Has a subwoofer
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • Has AirPlay
  • Has a radio
  • Has a magnetic shielding

Why is JBL Link 10 better than Apple HomePod & Philips BT2500?

  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Weather sealed
  • Width
    86mmvs142,101mm
  • Is dustproof and water resistant
  • Has a sleep timer

Why is Philips BT2500 better than Apple HomePod & JBL Link 10?

  • Volume
    346.83cm³vs3468.208,1249.924cm³
  • Has an AUX input
  • Height
    101mmvs172,169mm
  • Weight
    220gvs2500,670g
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Can be controlled remotely
  • Wireless charging
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector

Top specs and features

Design

1.control panel placed on a device
Apple HomePod
JBL Link 10
Philips BT2500

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.drivers count

1

2

1

A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. More drivers may result in better sound quality.

Best

Vifa Stockholm 2.0

8

3.volume

3468.21cm³

1249.92cm³

346.83cm³

Best

Meridian Explorer 2

58.75cm³

4.Weather sealed
Apple HomePod
JBL Link 10
Philips BT2500

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

5.has a detachable cable
Apple HomePod
JBL Link 10
Philips BT2500

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

6.has a neodymium magnet
Apple HomePod
JBL Link 10
Philips BT2500

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

Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
Apple HomePod
JBL Link 10
Philips BT2500

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
JBL Link 10
Philips BT2500

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 noise canceling microphone
Apple HomePod
JBL Link 10
Philips BT2500

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

4.has a passive radiator
Apple HomePod
JBL Link 10
Philips BT2500

A passive radiator looks like a normal driver (speaker) from the front, but on the backside all of its 'guts' are removed. Passive radiators allow woofers to produce deep tones that otherwise may not have been possible. They can have the same sonic output as larger speaker cabinets, but in a much smaller size.

For example

NudeAudio Move L

5.has a subwoofer
Apple HomePod
JBL Link 10
Philips BT2500

Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Apple HomePod
JBL Link 10
Philips BT2500

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.

For example

Amazon Echo Show

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Apple HomePod
JBL Link 10
Philips BT2500

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Apple HomePod
JBL Link 10
Philips BT2500

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.wireless charging
Apple HomePod
JBL Link 10
Philips BT2500

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

4.can be used with standard batteries
Apple HomePod
JBL Link 10
Philips BT2500

You can use the device with standard batteries instead of a power supply.

For example

Ion Audio Water Rocker

5.has a removable battery
Apple HomePod
JBL Link 10
Philips BT2500

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Ion Audio Water Rocker

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
Apple HomePod
JBL Link 10
Philips BT2500

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.Bluetooth version

5

4.2

3

Best

Bluesound Pulse 2i

5

3.has an AUX input
Apple HomePod
JBL Link 10
Philips BT2500

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.

4.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Apple HomePod
JBL Link 10
Philips BT2500

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.

5.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple HomePod
JBL Link 10
Philips BT2500

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

6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Apple HomePod
JBL Link 10
Philips BT2500

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
JBL Link 10
Philips BT2500

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a mute function
Apple HomePod
JBL Link 10
Philips BT2500

The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.

3.has voice prompts
Apple HomePod
JBL Link 10
Philips BT2500

This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.

4.has a radio
Apple HomePod
JBL Link 10
Philips BT2500

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

5.has voice commands
Apple HomePod
JBL Link 10
Philips BT2500

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

6.has a sleep timer
Apple HomePod
JBL Link 10
Philips BT2500

A sleep timer is a function that shuts off the power after a preset amount of time.

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