52points

Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable

82points

Bose SoundLink III

Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
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Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable vs Bose SoundLink III

Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III

Why is Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable better than Bose SoundLink III?

  • 85mm narrower
    171mmvs256mm
  • 970g lighter
    400gvs1370g
  • Can be controlled remotely
  • Can be used with standard batteries
  • Has a cradle with 30-pin dock connector

Why is Bose SoundLink III better than Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable?

  • 86.91% less body volume
    1615.87cm³vs12339.702cm³
  • 1 more drivers
    4vs3
  • 290.5mm shorter
    131.5mmvs422mm
  • Has a passive radiator
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Has WiFi
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
  • Wireless charging

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Design

1.control panel placed on a device
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III

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

3

4

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

3.volume

12339.7cm³

1615.87cm³

Best

Meridian Explorer 2

58.75cm³

4.can be controlled remotely
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III

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

5.has a detachable cable
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III

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

6.weight

400g

1.37kg

Best

Meridian Explorer 2

50g

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Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III

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
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III

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.audio output power

2 x 100W

2 x 25W

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

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Devialet Silver Phantom Gold

2 x 2250W

4.has a passive radiator
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III

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.

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Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a battery level indicator
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.wireless charging
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III

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

4.can be used with standard batteries
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III

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

5.has a removable battery
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III

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

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Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an AUX input
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III

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.

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III

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.

4.maximum Bluetooth range

9.1m

10m

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

Best

Sol Republic Deck

91m

5.has a 3.5mm male connector
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

6.has a cradle with 30-pin dock connector
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III

The Apple dock connector is a proprietary 30-pin connector that is common to Apple devices (iPods, iPhones and iPads) predating the Lightning connector. Allows you to connect older Apple devices, play music and at the same time charge it.

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Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a mute function
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III

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

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