76points
15points

Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen

81points
20points

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Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen vs Sonos Roam

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Why is Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen better than Sonos Roam?

  • Has stereo speakers
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  • 0.1 newer Bluetooth version
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    5.1vs5
  • 8h longer battery life
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    18hvs10h
  • Has USB Type-C
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  • Has Bluetooth aptX
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  • 2 more microphone(s)
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    3vs1
  • 35mm shorter
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    133mmvs168mm
  • 14mm thinner
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    46mmvs60mm

Why is Sonos Roam better than Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen?

  • 23.19% less body volume
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    624.96cm³vs813.694cm³
  • 2 more drivers
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    4vs2
  • Supports Wi-Fi
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  • 1 more USB ports
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    2vs1
  • Has a radio
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  • Supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
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  • Has a mute function
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  • Has AirPlay
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Price comparison

Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen

ProductStorePrice
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen AmazonBang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen Porta...Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with Voice Assist & Alexa Integration, 3 Microphones for Great Call Quality, 18-Hours Playtime, IP 67 Dustproof and Waterproof
Amazon logo
$186.88
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen AmazonBang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen Porta...Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with Voice Assist & Alexa Integration, 3 Microphones for Great Call Quality, 18-Hours Playtime, IP 67 Dustproof and Waterproof
Amazon logo
$198.88
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen AmazonBang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen Porta...Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with Voice Assist & Alexa Integration, 3 Microphones for Great Call Quality, 18-Hours Playtime, IP 67 Dustproof and Waterproof
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$238.54

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Design

1.volume

813.69cm³

624.96cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. More drivers may result in better sound quality.
3.control panel placed on a device
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen
Sonos Roam
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.
4.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen
Sonos Roam
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
5.is dustproof and water-resistant
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen
Sonos Roam
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
6.has a neodymium magnet
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen
Sonos Roam
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
7.has a detachable cable
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen
Sonos Roam
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
8.weight

558g

430g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
9.Has a remote control
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen
Sonos Roam
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 Beosound A1 2nd Gen
Sonos Roam
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a subwoofer
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen
Sonos Roam
Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
3.Has a passive radiator
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen
Sonos Roam
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.
4.has a noise-canceling microphone
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen
Sonos Roam
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
6.has a magnetic shielding
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen
Sonos Roam
A magnetic shielding limits the coupling of a magnetic field between two devices. The purpose is to prevent magnetic fields from interfering with electrical devices and avoid distortion (of TV, monitors, hard drives etc.).

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen
Sonos Roam
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
4.has wireless charging
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen
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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.
5.can be used with standard batteries
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Sonos Roam
You can use the device with standard batteries instead of a power supply.
6.has a removable battery
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Sonos Roam
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.has an AUX input
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Sonos Roam
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.
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
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen
Sonos Roam
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
5.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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Sonos Roam
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
6.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
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Sonos Roam
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.
With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
8.Has USB Type-C
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Sonos Roam
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
9.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
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Sonos Roam
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.

Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen
Sonos Roam
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.supports a remote smartphone
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen
Sonos Roam
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.
3.Has a radio
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen
Sonos Roam
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
4.has a mute function
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen
Sonos Roam
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
5.has voice commands
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen
Sonos Roam
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 sleep timer
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Sonos Roam
A sleep timer is a function that shuts off the power after a preset amount of time.
7.Has voice prompts
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Sonos Roam
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.

Price comparison

Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen

ProductStorePrice
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen AmazonBang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen Porta...Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with Voice Assist & Alexa Integration, 3 Microphones for Great Call Quality, 18-Hours Playtime, IP 67 Dustproof and Waterproof
Amazon logo
$186.88
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen AmazonBang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen Porta...Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with Voice Assist & Alexa Integration, 3 Microphones for Great Call Quality, 18-Hours Playtime, IP 67 Dustproof and Waterproof
Amazon logo
$198.88
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen AmazonBang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen Porta...Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with Voice Assist & Alexa Integration, 3 Microphones for Great Call Quality, 18-Hours Playtime, IP 67 Dustproof and Waterproof
Amazon logo
$238.54

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