43points

Bose SoundTouch 30

91points

JBL Boombox

Bose SoundTouch 30
JBL Boombox
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30 facts in comparison

Bose SoundTouch 30 vs JBL Boombox

Bose SoundTouch 30
JBL Boombox
43
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Bose SoundTouch 30
91
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JBL Boombox

Why is Bose SoundTouch 30 better than JBL Boombox?

  • 21.66% less body volume
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    19294.18cm³vs24628.60125cm³
  • Supports Wi-Fi
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  • Supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
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  • Supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
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  • Has a detachable cable
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  • Has AirPlay
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  • 8.1mm shorter
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    246.4mmvs254.5mm
  • Supports Ethernet
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Why is JBL Boombox better than Bose SoundTouch 30?

  • Has a subwoofer
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  • Can be used wirelessly
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  • Has a rechargeable battery
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  • Has a passive radiator
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  • 100mm bigger driver unit
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    102mmvs2mm
  • Has a battery level indicator
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  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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  • Is dustproof and water-resistant
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Price comparison

Bose SoundTouch 30

Buy used:

$144.93

ProductStorePrice
Bose SoundTouch 30 AmazonBose S1 Pro Portable Bluetooth Speaker S...Bose S1 Pro Portable Bluetooth Speaker System w/ Battery – Black
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$599.00
Bose SoundTouch 30 walmartBose Wave SoundTouch Home Audio System w...Bose Wave SoundTouch Home Audio System with Radio, CD, Bluetooth and WiFi
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$599.00

JBL Boombox

Buy used:

$369.95

ProductStorePrice
JBL Boombox AmazonJBL Boombox Portable Bluetooth Waterproo...JBL Boombox Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker (Black) (Renewed)
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$349.00
JBL Boombox walmartJBL Boombox 2 Black - Powerful, Waterpro...JBL Boombox 2 Black - Powerful, Waterproof Speaker
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$499.95

Design

1.volume

19294.18cm³

24628.6cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
2.control panel placed on a device
Bose SoundTouch 30
JBL Boombox
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.
3.driver unit size

2mm

102mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
4.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Bose SoundTouch 30
JBL Boombox
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
5.is dustproof and water-resistant
Bose SoundTouch 30
JBL Boombox
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
6.weight

8.39kg

5.25kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.

Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
Bose SoundTouch 30
JBL Boombox
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
Bose SoundTouch 30
JBL Boombox
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 subwoofer
Bose SoundTouch 30
JBL Boombox
Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
4.Has a passive radiator
Bose SoundTouch 30
JBL Boombox
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.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Bose SoundTouch 30
JBL Boombox
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
Bose SoundTouch 30
JBL Boombox
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.has wireless charging
Bose SoundTouch 30
JBL Boombox
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
4.has a removable battery
Bose SoundTouch 30
JBL Boombox
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.has an AUX input
Bose SoundTouch 30
JBL Boombox
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.
2.supports Wi-Fi
Bose SoundTouch 30
JBL Boombox
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
3.USB ports

1

2

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
4.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bose SoundTouch 30
JBL Boombox
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.
5.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Bose SoundTouch 30
JBL Boombox
Wi-Fi 4 (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.
6.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bose SoundTouch 30
JBL Boombox
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bose SoundTouch 30
JBL Boombox
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.supports a remote smartphone
Bose SoundTouch 30
JBL Boombox
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.
3.Has voice prompts
Bose SoundTouch 30
JBL Boombox
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.

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