Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3Bowers & Wilkins A5
Top 47%622 points
Top 47%
Top 38%733 points
Top 38%
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Bowers & Wilkins A5
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Top specs and features

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3 vs Bowers & Wilkins A5: 26 facts in comparison

1. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Bowers & Wilkins A5
54% have it

2. driver unit size

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
50.8mm
Sony SRS-X77: 462mm
100mm

3. height

60mm shorter.
360mm
Soundmatters FoxL DASH7: 19mm
300mm

4. control panel placed on a device

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.
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Bowers & Wilkins A5
88% have it

5. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
60Hz
Samsung WAM750: 8Hz
47Hz

6. is an active speaker

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.
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Bowers & Wilkins A5
63% have it

7. width

30mm narrower.
210mm
Scosche boomBOTTLE mini: 34.5mm
180mm

8. volume

18.33% less body volume.
5292cm³
Meridian Explorer 2: 58.75cm³
6480cm³

9. has a detachable cable

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Bowers & Wilkins A5
51% have it

10. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Bowers & Wilkins A5
31% have it

11. weight

2.35kg lighter.
1.25kg
Meridian Explorer 2: 50g
3.6kg

12. drivers count

A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. More drivers may result in better sound quality.
4
Vifa Stockholm 2.0: 8
4

13. has an AUX input

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.
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Bowers & Wilkins A5
79% have it

14. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Bowers & Wilkins A5
64% have it

15. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Bowers & Wilkins A5
76% have it

16. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Bowers & Wilkins A5
34% have it

17. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Bowers & Wilkins A5
43% have it

18. highest frequency

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
15000Hz
Bose SoundLink Air: 60000Hz
22000Hz

19. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
0
Amazon Echo Show: 8
0

20. thickness

50mm thinner.
70mm
Braven 850: 7mm
120mm

21. supports Ethernet

Ethernet is a local area network technology.
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Bowers & Wilkins A5
8% have it

22. has AirPlay

AirPlay allows wireless connection of Apple devices with external screens or speakers. You may stream computer screen, video and music from iOS devices, play games like on consoles or present your slideshows easily on your TV.
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Bowers & Wilkins A5
14% have it

23. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Bowers & Wilkins A5
26% have it

24. power consumption operation

How much power the device consumes when it's switched on.
3W
Pure Evoke D2: 1.6W
48W

25. power consumption on standby

How much power the device consumes when shut down but still plugged in.
0.5W
LG Music Flow P7: 0.03W
0.5W

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