98points

Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)

87points

Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

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Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018) vs Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

Why is Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018) better than Harman Kardon Esquire Mini?

  • 147Hz lower low-frequency
    33Hzvs180Hz
  • Is an active speaker
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
  • Has a mute function
  • Supports Ethernet
  • Is DLNA certified
  • Has voice prompts

Why is Harman Kardon Esquire Mini better than Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)?

  • 98.47% less body volume
    253.34cm³vs16557.296cm³
  • Has a detachable cable
  • 355.6mm shorter
    75.4mmvs431mm
  • Has an AUX input
  • 56mm narrower
    140mmvs196mm
  • 3.86kg lighter
    238gvs4100g
  • Can be controlled remotely
  • Wireless charging

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Design

1.control panel placed on a device
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

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.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.

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8

3.volume

16557.3cm³

253.34cm³

Best

Meridian Explorer 2

58.75cm³

4.Weather sealed
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

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

For example

Sony SRS-XB501G

5.has a detachable cable
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

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

6.can be controlled remotely
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

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

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Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

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 2 (2018)
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

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.lowest frequency

33Hz

180Hz

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

4.has a subwoofer
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

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

For example

Jarre Technologies AeroBull HD1

5.has a passive radiator
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

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

6.has a noise canceling microphone
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

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

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Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a battery level indicator
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.wireless charging
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

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 2 (2018)
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

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 2 (2018)
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

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 2 (2018)
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an AUX input
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

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 2 (2018)
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

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 2 (2018)
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

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

5.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

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 2 (2018)
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

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 2 (2018)
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a mute function
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

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

3.has voice prompts
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

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

4.has voice commands
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

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 2 (2018)
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

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 2 (2018)
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

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