53points

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9

95points

Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9
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Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9 vs Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
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95
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Why is Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9 better than Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)?

  • Has an AUX input
  • Can be controlled remotely

Why is Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018) better than Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9?

  • Has stereo speakers
  • 0.1Hz lower low-frequency
    33Hzvs33.1Hz
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • 84.18% less body volume
    16557.3cm³vs104668.413cm³
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • 0.2 newer Bluetooth version
    4.2vs4

Top specs and features

Design

1.drivers count

5

4

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

2.control panel placed on a device
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)

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.

3.has a neodymium magnet
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

For example

Amazon Echo Plus 2

4.volume

104668.41cm³

16557.3cm³

Best

Meridian Explorer 2

58.75cm³

5.has a detachable cable
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge

6.can be controlled remotely
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)

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

33.1Hz

33Hz

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 A9
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)

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 A9
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)

A passive radiator is a type of driver (speaker) that doesn't have a voice coil and a magnet. The sound vibrations produced by a passive radiator depend on its mass and the size of its enclosure. It is usually used in combination with a woofer to produce deep bass tones.

For example

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4

5.has a subwoofer
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)

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

For example

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4

6.highest frequency

25000Hz

23400Hz

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

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a battery level indicator
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.wireless charging
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4

4.can be used with standard batteries
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)

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

For example

Ion Audio Water Rocker

5.has a removable battery
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)

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

For example

Ion Audio Water Rocker

Connectivity

1.Bluetooth version

4

4.2

Best

Amazon Echo Plus 2

5

2.has an AUX input
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)

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.Has WiFi
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)

The device can connect to WiFi.

4.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)

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.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)

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.

For example

Sony SRS-XB501G

6.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a mute function
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)

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

3.Has voice prompts
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)

With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.

4.has a sleep timer
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)

A sleep timer is a function that shuts off the power after a preset amount of time.

For example

LG XBOOM AI ThinQ WK7

5.Has a radio
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)

A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.

6.has voice commands
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

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