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Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
JBL Flip 3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Top 50%603 points
Top 50%
Top 9%1,096 points
Top 9%
Top 58%504 points
Top 58%
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
JBL Flip 3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Top specs and features

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3 vs JBL Flip 3 vs Sonos Play:5 (2015): 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
JBL Flip 3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
54% have it

2. 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
JBL Flip 3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
89% have it

3. 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
40mm
0mm

4. 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
JBL Flip 3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
64% have it

5. volume

5292cm³
Meridian Explorer 2: 58.75cm³
692.22cm³
11379.37cm³

6. height

360mm
Soundmatters FoxL DASH7: 19mm
64mm
203mm

7. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
JBL Flip 3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
32% have it

8. 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
JBL Flip 3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
50% have it

9. has a passive radiator

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.
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
JBL Flip 3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
25% have it

10. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
JBL Flip 3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
77% have it

11. 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
2
6

12. weight

1.25kg
Meridian Explorer 2: 50g
450g
6.36kg

13. width

210mm
Scosche boomBOTTLE mini: 34.5mm
169mm
364mm

14. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
JBL Flip 3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
18% have it

15. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
JBL Flip 3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
64% have it

16. 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
JBL Flip 3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
78% have it

17. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
JBL Flip 3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
44% have it

18. has a noise canceling microphone

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
JBL Flip 3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
10% have it

19. has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
JBL Flip 3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
43% have it

20. has active noise canceling/noise reduction

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.
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
JBL Flip 3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
5% have it

21. 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
JBL Flip 3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
26% have it

22. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
JBL Flip 3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
16% have it

23. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
0
Amazon Echo Show: 8
1
2

24. supports Ethernet

Ethernet is a local area network technology.
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
JBL Flip 3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
9% have it

25. thickness

70mm
Braven 850: 7mm
64mm
154mm

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