52points

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3

75points

Libratone Zipp

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
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Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3 vs Libratone Zipp

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Libratone Zipp
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Libratone Zipp
52
points
75
points

Why is Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3 better than Libratone Zipp?

  • 550g lighter
    1.25kgvs1800g
  • 37W lower power consumption on operation
    3W vs40W
  • 0.5W lower power consumption on standby
    0.5W vs1W
  • Has a cradle with 30-pin dock connector
  • 52mm thinner
    70mmvs122mm

Why is Libratone Zipp better than Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3?

  • 26.87% less body volume
    3869.84cm³vs5292cm³
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Has an AUX input
  • Has WiFi
  • 100mm shorter
    260mmvs360mm
  • 5000Hz higher high-frequency
    20000Hzvs15000Hz
  • 88mm narrower
    122mmvs210mm
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

Top specs and features

Design

1.control panel placed on a device
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Libratone Zipp

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.driver unit size

50.8mm

25.4mm

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

Best

Sony SRS-X77

462mm

3.drivers count

4

3

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

4.volume

5292cm³

3869.84cm³

Best

Meridian Explorer 2

58.75cm³

5.has a detachable cable
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Libratone Zipp

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

6.height

360mm

260mm

Best

Soundmatters FoxL DASH7

19mm

Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Libratone Zipp

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.lowest frequency

60Hz

60Hz

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

Best

Samsung WAM750

8Hz

3.is an active speaker
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Libratone Zipp

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.

4.highest frequency

15000Hz

20000Hz

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

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Libratone Zipp

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Libratone Zipp

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.charge time

5h

2h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

WOWee One Slim

0.5h

4.power consumption operation

3W

40W

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

Best

Pure Evoke D2

1.6W

5.power consumption on standby

0.5W

1W

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

Best

LG Music Flow P7

0.03W

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Libratone Zipp

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an AUX input
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Libratone Zipp

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.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Libratone Zipp

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

4.has AirPlay
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Libratone Zipp

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.

5.Is DLNA certified
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Libratone Zipp

All DLNA certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.

6.has a cradle with 30-pin dock connector
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Libratone Zipp

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.

Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Libratone Zipp

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a mute function
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Libratone Zipp

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

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