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19 facts in comparison
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.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
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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With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
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Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
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.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
The device can connect to WiFi.
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.
Ethernet is a local area network technology.
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.
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.