60points
30points

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay M5

84points
26points

Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay M5
Cost-effectiveness winner
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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay M5 vs Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1

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84
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Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1

Why is Bang & Olufsen Beoplay M5 better than Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1?

  • 1 more drivers
    ?

    3vs2
  • 41.31% less body volume
    ?

    5036.63cm³vs8581.788cm³
  • Has an AUX input
    ?
  • 60W more audio output power
    ?

    4 x 30Wvs1 x 40 & 1 x 20W
  • 660g lighter
    ?

    2.54kgvs3200g
  • 0.1W lower power consumption on standby
    ?

    0.4W vs0.5W
  • 142mm shorter
    ?

    185mmvs327mm

Why is Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 better than Bang & Olufsen Beoplay M5?

  • Has stereo speakers
    ?
  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    35Hzvs37Hz
  • Can be used wirelessly
    ?
  • Has a rechargeable battery
    ?
  • 15.2mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    101.6mmvs86.4mm
  • Has a battery level indicator
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  • 0.1 newer Bluetooth version
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    4.1vs4
  • 2300Hz higher high-frequency
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    24300Hzvs22000Hz

Price comparison

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay M5

ProductStorePrice
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay M5 AmazonBang & Olufsen Beoplay M5 Wireless Multi...Bang & Olufsen Beoplay M5 Wireless Multiroom Speaker with 360-Degree Sound, Natural
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$501.66
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay M5 AmazonBang & Olufsen Beoplay M5 Wireless Multi...Bang & Olufsen Beoplay M5 Wireless Multiroom Speaker with 360-Degree Sound, Black
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$552.00

Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1

ProductStorePrice
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 AmazonBang & Olufsen Beosound 1 Portable Wirel...Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 Portable Wireless Speaker with Voice Assistant - Natural - 1666511
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$1,750.00
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 AmazonBang & Olufsen Beosound Stage Wireless M...Bang & Olufsen Beosound Stage Wireless Multiroom Soundbar, Silver/Black
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$1,750.00
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 AmazonBang & Olufsen Beosound Balance Wireless...Bang & Olufsen Beosound Balance Wireless Multiroom Speaker, Natural Oak
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$2,250.00
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 AmazonBang & Olufsen Beosound 2 Wireless Multi...Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 Wireless Multiroom Speaker, Natural Brushed
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$2,500.00
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 AmazonB&O Play A1 Portable Bluetooth Speaker, ...B&O Play A1 Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Aloe, One Size
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$159.95
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 AmazonBang & Olufsen Beoplay M5 Wireless Multi...Bang & Olufsen Beoplay M5 Wireless Multiroom Speaker with 360-Degree Sound, Natural
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$531.78
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 AmazonBang & Olufsen Beoplay A1 Portable Bluet...Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A1 Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Microphone – Natural - 1297846
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$204.46
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 AmazonBang & Olufsen Beoplay P6 Portable Bluet...Bang & Olufsen Beoplay P6 Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Microphone, Natural
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$399.99
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 AmazonBang & Olufsen B&O BeoSound 1 Bluetooth ...Bang & Olufsen B&O BeoSound 1 Bluetooth Module ONLY
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$295.00
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 walmartNEW After Market BELT for use with Bang ...NEW After Market BELT for use with Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2000 CD Player
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$11.50

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Design

1.drivers count

3

2

A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. More drivers may result in better sound quality.
2.control panel placed on a device
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Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1
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.driver unit size

86.4mm

101.6mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
4.volume

5036.63cm³

8581.79cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
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Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.has a detachable cable
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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.

Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
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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.
2.lowest frequency

37Hz

35Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
3.is an active speaker
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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 subwoofer
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Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
5.Has a passive radiator
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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.
6.audio output power

4 x 30W

1 x 40W & 1 x 20W

Audio output power is based on the number of speakers and their power in watts. High audio output power results in loud, clear sounds.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.operating power consumption

10W

8W

How much power the device consumes when it's switched on.
4.power consumption in standby mode

0.4W

0.5W

The power consumption in standby mode, also called energy-saving mode, measures the amount of power the device consumes when shut down but still plugged in.
5.has wireless charging
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The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
6.can be used with standard batteries
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Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1
You can use the device with standard batteries instead of a power supply.

Connectivity

1.has an AUX input
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Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1
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.Bluetooth version

4

4.1

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
3.supports Wi-Fi
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The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
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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.
5.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay M5
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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.
6.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay M5
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
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Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.supports a remote smartphone
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This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.
3.has a mute function
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Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
4.has voice commands
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay M5
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.
5.Has a radio
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay M5
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1
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 a sleep timer
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay M5
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1
A sleep timer is a function that shuts off the power after a preset amount of time.

Price comparison

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay M5

ProductStorePrice
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay M5 AmazonBang & Olufsen Beoplay M5 Wireless Multi...Bang & Olufsen Beoplay M5 Wireless Multiroom Speaker with 360-Degree Sound, Natural
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$501.66
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay M5 AmazonBang & Olufsen Beoplay M5 Wireless Multi...Bang & Olufsen Beoplay M5 Wireless Multiroom Speaker with 360-Degree Sound, Black
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$552.00

Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1

ProductStorePrice
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 AmazonBang & Olufsen Beosound 1 Portable Wirel...Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 Portable Wireless Speaker with Voice Assistant - Natural - 1666511
Amazon logo
$1,750.00
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 AmazonBang & Olufsen Beosound Stage Wireless M...Bang & Olufsen Beosound Stage Wireless Multiroom Soundbar, Silver/Black
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$1,750.00
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 AmazonBang & Olufsen Beosound Balance Wireless...Bang & Olufsen Beosound Balance Wireless Multiroom Speaker, Natural Oak
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$2,250.00
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 AmazonBang & Olufsen Beosound 2 Wireless Multi...Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 Wireless Multiroom Speaker, Natural Brushed
Amazon logo
$2,500.00
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 AmazonB&O Play A1 Portable Bluetooth Speaker, ...B&O Play A1 Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Aloe, One Size
Amazon logo
$159.95
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 AmazonBang & Olufsen Beoplay M5 Wireless Multi...Bang & Olufsen Beoplay M5 Wireless Multiroom Speaker with 360-Degree Sound, Natural
Amazon logo
$531.78
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 AmazonBang & Olufsen Beoplay A1 Portable Bluet...Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A1 Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Microphone – Natural - 1297846
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$204.46
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 AmazonBang & Olufsen Beoplay P6 Portable Bluet...Bang & Olufsen Beoplay P6 Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Microphone, Natural
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$399.99
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 AmazonBang & Olufsen B&O BeoSound 1 Bluetooth ...Bang & Olufsen B&O BeoSound 1 Bluetooth Module ONLY
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$295.00
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 walmartNEW After Market BELT for use with Bang ...NEW After Market BELT for use with Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2000 CD Player
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$11.50

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