97points

Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)

88points

JBL Link 20

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Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018) vs JBL Link 20

Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
JBL Link 20
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
JBL Link 20

Why is Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018) better than JBL Link 20?

  • 32Hz lower low-frequency
    33Hzvs65Hz
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Has AirPlay
  • Supports Ethernet
  • Is DLNA certified
  • Has a radio

Why is JBL Link 20 better than Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)?

  • 89.03% less body volume
    1816.29cm³vs16557.296cm³
  • 221mm shorter
    210mmvs431mm
  • 103mm narrower
    93mmvs196mm
  • Weather sealed
  • 3.15kg lighter
    950gvs4100g
  • Is dustproof and water resistant
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a sleep timer

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Design

1.control panel placed on a device
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
JBL Link 20

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.volume

16557.3cm³

1816.29cm³

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3.has a detachable cable
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
JBL Link 20

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

4.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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5.height

431mm

210mm

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19mm

6.width

196mm

93mm

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34.5mm

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Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
JBL Link 20

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

33Hz

65Hz

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 Beosound 2 (2018)
JBL Link 20

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 Beosound 2 (2018)
JBL Link 20

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.highest frequency

23400Hz

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

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60000Hz

6.has a subwoofer
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
JBL Link 20

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

For example

Jarre Technologies AeroBull HD1

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
JBL Link 20

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
JBL Link 20

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.wireless charging
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
JBL Link 20

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

For example

NudeAudio Move L

4.can be used with standard batteries
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
JBL Link 20

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)
JBL Link 20

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.Bluetooth version

4.2

4.2

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5

2.has an AUX input
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
JBL Link 20

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.

For example

NudeAudio Move L

3.Has WiFi
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
JBL Link 20

The device can connect to WiFi.

4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
JBL Link 20

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 socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
JBL Link 20

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

6.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
JBL Link 20

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.

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Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
JBL Link 20

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a mute function
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
JBL Link 20

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

3.has voice prompts
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
JBL Link 20

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

4.has a sleep timer
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
JBL Link 20

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

5.has voice commands
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
JBL Link 20

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

6.has a radio
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)
JBL Link 20

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

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