94points

Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (2018)

63points

Beats by Dre Pill XL

69points

Sonos Play:1

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Sonos Play:1
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Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (2018) vs Beats by Dre Pill XL vs Sonos Play:1

Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (2018)
Beats by Dre Pill XL
Sonos Play:1
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (2018)
Beats by Dre Pill XL
Sonos Play:1

Why is Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (2018) better than Beats by Dre Pill XL & Sonos Play:1?

  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
  • Is DLNA certified
  • Has voice prompts
  • Has voice commands
  • Has a radio

Why is Beats by Dre Pill XL better than Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (2018) & Sonos Play:1?

  • Height
    46mmvs327,161.5mm
  • Has an AUX input
  • Weight
    310gvs3500,1850g
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Thickness
    46mmvs162,119.1mm

Why is Sonos Play:1 better than Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (2018) & Beats by Dre Pill XL?

  • Has a detachable cable
  • Width
    119.1mmvs162,190mm
  • Wireless charging

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Design

1.control panel placed on a device
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (2018)
Beats by Dre Pill XL
Sonos Play: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.

2.can be controlled remotely
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (2018)
Beats by Dre Pill XL
Sonos Play:1

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

3.Weather sealed
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (2018)
Beats by Dre Pill XL
Sonos Play:1

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

For example

Sony SRS-XB501G

4.has a detachable cable
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (2018)
Beats by Dre Pill XL
Sonos Play:1

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

5.weight

3.5kg

310g

1.85kg

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Meridian Explorer 2

50g

6.height

327mm

46mm

161.5mm

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Soundmatters FoxL DASH7

19mm

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Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (2018)
Beats by Dre Pill XL
Sonos Play:1

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 Beosound 1 (2018)
Beats by Dre Pill XL
Sonos Play:1

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.has a subwoofer
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (2018)
Beats by Dre Pill XL
Sonos Play:1

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

For example

Jarre Technologies AeroBull HD1

4.has a passive radiator
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (2018)
Beats by Dre Pill XL
Sonos Play:1

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.

For example

NudeAudio Move L

5.has a noise canceling microphone
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (2018)
Beats by Dre Pill XL
Sonos Play:1

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (2018)
Beats by Dre Pill XL
Sonos Play:1

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

For example

Amazon Echo Show

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Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (2018)
Beats by Dre Pill XL
Sonos Play:1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a battery level indicator
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (2018)
Beats by Dre Pill XL
Sonos Play:1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.wireless charging
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (2018)
Beats by Dre Pill XL
Sonos Play:1

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

4.can be used with standard batteries
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (2018)
Beats by Dre Pill XL
Sonos Play:1

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 Beosound 1 (2018)
Beats by Dre Pill XL
Sonos Play:1

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 WiFi
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (2018)
Beats by Dre Pill XL
Sonos Play:1

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an AUX input
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (2018)
Beats by Dre Pill XL
Sonos Play: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.

3.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (2018)
Beats by Dre Pill XL
Sonos Play:1

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.

4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (2018)
Beats by Dre Pill XL
Sonos Play:1

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.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (2018)
Beats by Dre Pill XL
Sonos Play:1

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

6.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (2018)
Beats by Dre Pill XL
Sonos Play:1

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

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Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (2018)
Beats by Dre Pill XL
Sonos Play:1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a mute function
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (2018)
Beats by Dre Pill XL
Sonos Play:1

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

3.has voice prompts
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (2018)
Beats by Dre Pill XL
Sonos Play:1

This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.

4.has voice commands
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (2018)
Beats by Dre Pill XL
Sonos Play: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 sleep timer
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (2018)
Beats by Dre Pill XL
Sonos Play:1

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

For example

LG XBOOM AI ThinQ WK7

6.has a radio
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 (2018)
Beats by Dre Pill XL
Sonos Play:1

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

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