86points

Apple HomePod

61points

Philips BT2500

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Apple HomePod vs Philips BT2500

Apple HomePod
Philips BT2500
Apple HomePod
Philips BT2500
86
points
61
points

Why is Apple HomePod better than Philips BT2500?

  • Is an active speaker
  • Has a subwoofer
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has AirPlay
  • Has a mute function

Why is Philips BT2500 better than Apple HomePod?

  • Has stereo speakers
  • 89.99% less body volume
    346.83cm³vs3468.208cm³
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Has an AUX input
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • 71mm shorter
    101mmvs172mm
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
  • 2.28kg lighter
    220gvs2500g

Top specs and features

Design

1.drivers count

1

1

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

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8

2.control panel placed on a device
Apple HomePod
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.

3.volume

3468.21cm³

346.83cm³

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58.75cm³

4.Weather sealed
Apple HomePod
Philips BT2500

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

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5.has a detachable cable
Apple HomePod
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
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
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
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
Philips BT2500

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

4.has a subwoofer
Apple HomePod
Philips BT2500

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

5.number of microphones

6

1

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

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8

6.has a magnetic shielding
Apple HomePod
Philips BT2500

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
Apple HomePod
Philips BT2500

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.wireless charging
Apple HomePod
Philips BT2500

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

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
Apple HomePod
Philips BT2500

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.Bluetooth version

5

3

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5

3.has an AUX input
Apple HomePod
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
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
Philips BT2500

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

6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Apple HomePod
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
Philips BT2500

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a mute function
Apple HomePod
Philips BT2500

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

3.has voice prompts
Apple HomePod
Philips BT2500

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

4.has a radio
Apple HomePod
Philips BT2500

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

5.has voice commands
Apple HomePod
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.

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