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Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Top 49%612 points
Top 49%
Top 57%507 points
Top 57%
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Top specs and features

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3 vs Sonos Play:5 (2015): 20 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
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
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
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
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
63% have it

5. height

157mm shorter.
360mm
Soundmatters FoxL DASH7: 19mm
203mm

6. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
31% have it

7. volume

53.49% less body volume.
5292cm³
Meridian Explorer 2: 58.75cm³
11379.37cm³

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
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
51% have it

9. width

154mm narrower.
210mm
Scosche boomBOTTLE mini: 34.5mm
364mm

10. 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
6

11. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
76% have it

12. has a rechargeable battery

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

13. weight

5.11kg lighter.
1.25kg
Meridian Explorer 2: 50g
6.36kg

14. 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
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
79% have it

15. Has WiFi

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

16. 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
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
27% have it

17. thickness

84mm thinner.
70mm
Braven 850: 7mm
154mm

18. number of microphones

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

19. supports Ethernet

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

20. has a cradle with 30-pin dock connector

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.
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
12% have it

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