67points

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge

72points

Sonos Play:5

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
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Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge vs Sonos Play:5

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Sonos Play:5
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Sonos Play:5
67
points
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
72
points
Sonos Play:5

Why is Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge better than Sonos Play:5?

  • Has a detachable cable
    ?
  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
    ?
  • 250.5mm bigger built-in subwoofer
    ?

    254mmvs3.5mm
  • Is DLNA certified
    ?
  • Has an accelerometer
    ?

Why is Sonos Play:5 better than Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge?

  • 1 more drivers
    ?

    5vs4
  • 70.26% less body volume
    9742.22cm³vs32760.52cm³
  • Has an AUX input
    ?
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
    ?
  • 285mm shorter
    217mmvs502mm
  • 8.85kg lighter
    4.15kgvs13000g
  • Has a mute function
    ?
  • 137mm narrower
    365mmvs502mm

Design

1. more drivers
?

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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Vifa Stockholm 2.0

8

4

5

2.control panel placed on a device
?

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.

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Sonos Play:5
3. less body volume
?

Best

Meridian Explorer 2

58.75cm³

32760.52cm³

9742.22cm³

4.Weather sealed
?

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

For example

Bose SoundLink Micro

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Sonos Play:5
5.Has a remote control
?

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

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Sonos Play:5
6.shorter
?

Best

Soundmatters FoxL DASH7

19mm

502mm

217mm

Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
?

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

Bose SoundLink Micro

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Sonos Play:5
2.is an active speaker
?

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.

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Sonos Play:5
3.Has a passive radiator
?

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

JBL Xtreme 2

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Sonos Play:5
4.has a subwoofer
?

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

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Sonos Play:5
5.has a noise canceling microphone
?

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

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Sonos Play:5
6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
?

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

JBL Xtreme 2

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Sonos Play:5

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

For example

Bose SoundLink Micro

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Sonos Play:5
2.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

For example

Bose SoundLink Micro

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Sonos Play:5
3.has wireless charging
?

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

For example

Bose SoundLink Micro

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Sonos Play:5
4.can be used with standard batteries
?

You can use the device with standard batteries instead of a power supply.

For example

Ion Audio Water Rocker

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Sonos Play:5
5.has a removable battery
?

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

For example

Ion Audio Water Rocker

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Sonos Play:5

Connectivity

1.has an AUX input
?

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.

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Sonos Play:5
2.Has WiFi
?

The device can connect to WiFi.

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Sonos Play:5
3.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
?

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.

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Sonos Play:5
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

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

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Sonos Play:5
5.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
?

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

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Sonos Play:5
6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
?

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.

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Sonos Play:5

Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
?

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Sonos Play:5
2.has a mute function
?

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

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Sonos Play:5
3.Has voice prompts
?

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.

For example

Bose SoundLink Micro

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Sonos Play:5
4.has a sleep timer
?

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

For example

JBL Charge 4

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Sonos Play:5
5.Has a radio
?

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

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Sonos Play:5
6.has voice commands
?

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

For example

Bose SoundLink Micro

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Sonos Play:5

Miscellaneous

1.has an accelerometer
?

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.

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge
Sonos Play:5

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