64points

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge

90points

JBL Link 20

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
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Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge vs JBL Link 20

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
JBL Link 20
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
JBL Link 20
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Why is Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge better than JBL Link 20?

  • Has a subwoofer
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be controlled remotely
  • Has AirPlay
  • Supports Ethernet
  • Is DLNA certified
  • Has an accelerometer

Why is JBL Link 20 better than Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge?

  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • 94.46% less body volume
    1816.29cm³vs32760.52cm³
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • 292mm shorter
    210mmvs502mm
  • Weather sealed
  • 12.05kg lighter
    950gvs13000g
  • 409mm narrower
    93mmvs502mm

Top specs and features

Design

1.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.

Best

Vifa Stockholm 2.0

8

2.driver unit size

101.6mm

50mm

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

Best

Sony SRS-X77

462mm

3.control panel placed on a device
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
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.

4.has a neodymium magnet
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
JBL Link 20

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

5.volume

32760.52cm³

1816.29cm³

Best

Meridian Explorer 2

58.75cm³

6.has a detachable cable
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
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.

Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
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.audio output power

4 x 100W

2 x 10W

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

Best

Devialet Silver Phantom Gold

2 x 2250W

3.is an active speaker
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
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 Edge
JBL Link 20

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.

For example

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4

5.has a subwoofer
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
JBL Link 20

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

6.has a noise canceling microphone
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
JBL Link 20

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

For example

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
JBL Link 20

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a battery level indicator
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
JBL Link 20

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.wireless charging
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
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

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4

4.can be used with standard batteries
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
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 Edge
JBL Link 20

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Ion Audio Water Rocker

Connectivity

1.Bluetooth version

4.2

4.2

Best

Amazon Echo Plus 2

5

2.has an AUX input
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
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

Anker SoundCore 2

3.Has WiFi
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
JBL Link 20

The device can connect to WiFi.

4.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
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.

5.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
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

6.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
JBL Link 20

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

For example

Amazon Echo Plus 2

Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
JBL Link 20

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a mute function
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
JBL Link 20

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

3.Has voice prompts
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
JBL Link 20

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.

4.has a sleep timer
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
JBL Link 20

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

5.Has a radio
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
JBL Link 20

A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.

For example

Sony SRS-XB501G

6.has voice commands
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
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.

Miscellaneous

1.has an accelerometer
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
JBL Link 20

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

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