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Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III
Top 48%613 points
Top 48%
Top 28%855 points
Top 28%
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III
Top specs and features

Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable vs Bose SoundLink III: 28 facts in comparison

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.
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III
54% have it

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.
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III
89% have it

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.
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III
64% have it

4. volume

86.9% less body volume.
12339.7cm³
Meridian Explorer 2: 58.75cm³
1615.87cm³

5. height

290.5mm shorter.
422mm
Soundmatters FoxL DASH7: 19mm
131.5mm

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.
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III
51% have it

7. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III
32% have it

8. 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.
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III
25% have it

9. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III
77% have it

10. width

85mm narrower.
171mm
Scosche boomBOTTLE mini: 34.5mm
256mm

11. drivers count

A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. More drivers may result in better sound quality.
3
Vifa Stockholm 2.0: 8
4

12. audio output power

Audio output power is based on the number of speakers and their power in watts. High audio output power results in loud, clear sounds.
2 x 100W
Devialet Silver Phantom Gold: 2 x 2250W
2 x 25W

13. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III
64% have it

14. weight

970g lighter.
400g
Meridian Explorer 2: 50g
1.37kg

15. 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.
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III
77% have it

16. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III
44% have it

17. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III
34% have it

18. 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.
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III
25% have it

19. maximum Bluetooth range

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
9.1m
Sol Republic Deck: 91m
10m

20. wireless charging

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III
20% have it

21. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III
44% have it

22. has a mute function

The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III
16% have it

23. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III
27% have it

24. has a neodymium magnet

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
Beats by Dre BeatBox Portable
Bose SoundLink III
10% have it

25. thickness

123mm thinner.
171mm
Braven 850: 7mm
48mm

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