54points

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3

59points

Bowers & Wilkins A5

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
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Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3 vs Bowers & Wilkins A5

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Bowers & Wilkins A5
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Bowers & Wilkins A5

Why is Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3 better than Bowers & Wilkins A5?

  • Has stereo speakers
  • 18.33% less body volume
    5292cm³vs6480cm³
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • 2.35kg lighter
    1.25kgvs3600g
  • 45W lower power consumption on operation
    3W vs48W
  • 50mm thinner
    70mmvs120mm
  • Has a cradle with 30-pin dock connector

Why is Bowers & Wilkins A5 better than Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3?

  • 13Hz lower low-frequency
    47Hzvs60Hz
  • 49.2mm bigger driver unit
    100mmvs50.8mm
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • 60mm shorter
    300mmvs360mm
  • Has an AUX input
  • 30mm narrower
    180mmvs210mm
  • Has WiFi
  • 7000Hz higher high-frequency
    22000Hzvs15000Hz

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Design

1.control panel placed on a device
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Bowers & Wilkins A5

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

4

4

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

3.volume

5292cm³

6480cm³

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Meridian Explorer 2

58.75cm³

4.driver unit size

50.8mm

100mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

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Sony SRS-X77

462mm

5.has a detachable cable
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Bowers & Wilkins A5

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

6.can be controlled remotely
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Bowers & Wilkins A5

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

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Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Bowers & Wilkins A5

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
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Bowers & Wilkins A5

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.lowest frequency

60Hz

47Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

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Samsung WAM750

8Hz

4.highest frequency

15000Hz

22000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Bose SoundLink Air

60000Hz

5.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

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Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Bowers & Wilkins A5

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a battery level indicator
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Bowers & Wilkins A5

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.power consumption operation

3W

48W

How much power the device consumes when it's switched on.

Best

Pure Evoke D2

1.6W

4.power consumption on standby

0.5W

0.5W

How much power the device consumes when shut down but still plugged in.

Best

LG Music Flow P7

0.03W

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Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Bowers & Wilkins A5

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an AUX input
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Bowers & Wilkins A5

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.has AirPlay
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Bowers & Wilkins A5

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.

4.supports Ethernet
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Bowers & Wilkins A5

Ethernet is a local area network technology.

5.has a cradle with 30-pin dock connector
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Bowers & Wilkins A5

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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Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Bowers & Wilkins A5

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

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