54points

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3

94points

Sony SRS-X88

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
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Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3 vs Sony SRS-X88

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sony SRS-X88
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sony SRS-X88

Why is Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3 better than Sony SRS-X88?

  • Control panel placed on a device
  • 148.9mm narrower
    210mmvs358.9mm
  • 1.45kg lighter
    1.25kgvs2698.9g
  • 42W lower power consumption on operation
    3W vs45W
  • Has a cradle with 30-pin dock connector
  • 33.1mm thinner
    70mmvs103.1mm

Why is Sony SRS-X88 better than Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3?

  • 40Hz lower low-frequency
    20Hzvs60Hz
  • 22.39% less body volume
    4107.29cm³vs5292cm³
  • 249mm shorter
    111mmvs360mm
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Has a passive radiator
  • Has an AUX input
  • Has WiFi
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

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Design

1.control panel placed on a device
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sony SRS-X88

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

40.6mm

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.volume

5292cm³

4107.29cm³

Best

Meridian Explorer 2

58.75cm³

4.has a detachable cable
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sony SRS-X88

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

5.drivers count

4

2

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

6.height

360mm

111mm

Best

Soundmatters FoxL DASH7

19mm

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Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sony SRS-X88

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

20Hz

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
Sony SRS-X88

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.has a passive radiator
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sony SRS-X88

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.

5.has a subwoofer
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sony SRS-X88

Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.

6.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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sony SRS-X88

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sony SRS-X88

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.power consumption operation

3W

45W

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

Best

Pure Evoke D2

1.6W

4.can be used with standard batteries
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sony SRS-X88

You can use the device with standard batteries instead of a power supply.

For example

Ion Audio Water Rocker

5.power consumption on standby

0.5W

0.5W

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

Best

LG Music Flow P7

0.03W

6.has a removable battery
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sony SRS-X88

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Ion Audio Water Rocker

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Connectivity

1.has an AUX input
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sony SRS-X88

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.

2.Has WiFi
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sony SRS-X88

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sony SRS-X88

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 fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sony SRS-X88

802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sony SRS-X88

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

6.has AirPlay
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sony SRS-X88

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.

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Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A3
Sony SRS-X88

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

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