52points

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3

43points

Sonos Play:5 (2015)

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Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3 vs Sonos Play:5 (2015)

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
52
points
43
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Why is Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3 better than Sonos Play:5 (2015)?

  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • 53.49% less body volume
    5292cm³vs11379.368cm³
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • 154mm narrower
    210mmvs364mm
  • 5.11kg lighter
    1.25kgvs6360g
  • Has a cradle with 30-pin dock connector
  • 84mm thinner
    70mmvs154mm

Why is Sonos Play:5 (2015) better than Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3?

  • 2 more drivers
    6vs4
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Has an AUX input
  • Has WiFi
  • 157mm shorter
    203mmvs360mm
  • 2 more microphone(s)
    2vs0
  • Supports Ethernet

Top specs and features

Design

1.control panel placed on a device
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)

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

0mm

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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3.drivers count

4

6

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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4.volume

5292cm³

11379.37cm³

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5.has a detachable cable
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)

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

203mm

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Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)

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
Sonos Play:5 (2015)

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.number of microphones

0

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an AUX input
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)

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 Ethernet
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)

Ethernet is a local area network technology.

4.has a cradle with 30-pin dock connector
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sonos Play:5 (2015)

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
Sonos Play:5 (2015)

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

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