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Beacon Audio Blazar
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Top 14%1,029 points
Top 14%
Top 58%504 points
Top 58%
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Top specs and features

Beacon Audio Blazar vs Sonos Play:5 (2015): 26 facts in comparison

1. 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.
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
89% have it

2. driver unit size

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
50mm
Sony SRS-X77: 462mm
0mm

3. 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.
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
64% have it

4. height

111.5mm shorter.
91.5mm
Soundmatters FoxL DASH7: 19mm
203mm

5. volume

92.86% less body volume.
812.11cm³
Meridian Explorer 2: 58.75cm³
11379.37cm³

6. has a detachable cable

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
50% have it

7. has a passive radiator

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.
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
25% have it

8. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
77% have it

9. drivers count

A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. More drivers may result in better sound quality.
2
Vifa Stockholm 2.0: 8
6

10. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
64% have it

11. width

272.5mm narrower.
91.5mm
Scosche boomBOTTLE mini: 34.5mm
364mm

12. weight

5.91kg lighter.
455g
Meridian Explorer 2: 50g
6.36kg

13. 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.
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
77% have it

14. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
44% have it

15. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
34% have it

16. 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.
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
25% have it

17. has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
43% have it

18. has a subwoofer

Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
23% have it

19. wireless charging

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
20% have it

20. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
44% have it

21. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
27% have it

22. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
1
Amazon Echo Show: 8
2

23. supports Ethernet

Ethernet is a local area network technology.
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
9% have it

24. thickness

57mm thinner.
97mm
Braven 850: 7mm
154mm

25. has a magnetic shielding

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.).
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
7% have it

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