76points

Beacon Audio Blazar

75points

Sony SRS-XB40

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Beacon Audio Blazar vs Sony SRS-XB40

Beacon Audio Blazar
Sony SRS-XB40
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sony SRS-XB40
76
points
75
points

Why is Beacon Audio Blazar better than Sony SRS-XB40?

  • 72.37% less body volume
    812.11cm³vs2939.0871509999997cm³
  • 8.6mm shorter
    91.5mmvs100.1mm
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has a subwoofer
  • 1.05kg lighter
    455gvs1501.4g
  • 188.4mm narrower
    91.5mmvs279.9mm
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Can be controlled remotely

Why is Sony SRS-XB40 better than Beacon Audio Blazar?

  • Has stereo speakers
  • Is an active speaker
  • 2.1 newer Bluetooth version
    4.2vs2.1
  • Weather sealed
  • Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection

Top specs and features

Design

1.control panel placed on a device
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sony SRS-XB40

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.drivers count

2

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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3.volume

812.11cm³

2939.09cm³

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58.75cm³

4.Weather sealed
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sony SRS-XB40

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

5.has a detachable cable
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sony SRS-XB40

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

6.height

91.5mm

100.1mm

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Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sony SRS-XB40

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

2.is an active speaker
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sony SRS-XB40

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.

3.has a passive radiator
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sony SRS-XB40

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.

4.has a subwoofer
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sony SRS-XB40

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

5.has a magnetic shielding
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sony SRS-XB40

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
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sony SRS-XB40

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.wireless charging
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sony SRS-XB40

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

3.can be used with standard batteries
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sony SRS-XB40

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

For example

Ion Audio Water Rocker

4.has a removable battery
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sony SRS-XB40

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

For example

Ion Audio Water Rocker

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sony SRS-XB40

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.Bluetooth version

2.1

4.2

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3.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sony SRS-XB40

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.

4.has an AUX input
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sony SRS-XB40

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.

5.maximum Bluetooth range

12m

10m

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.

Best

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6.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sony SRS-XB40

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

Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
Beacon Audio Blazar
Sony SRS-XB40

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

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