58points

Bose SoundTouch 30

93points

Sony SRS-X99

Bose SoundTouch 30
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Sony SRS-X99
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27 facts in comparison

Bose SoundTouch 30 vs Sony SRS-X99

Bose SoundTouch 30
Sony SRS-X99
Bose SoundTouch 30
Sony SRS-X99
58
points
93
points

Why is Bose SoundTouch 30 better than Sony SRS-X99?

  • Can be controlled remotely
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector

Why is Sony SRS-X99 better than Bose SoundTouch 30?

  • 48.8mm bigger driver unit
    50.8mmvs2mm
  • 62.92% less body volume
    7154.13cm³vs19294.177056cm³
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Has a passive radiator
  • Has a subwoofer
  • 113.3mm shorter
    133.1mmvs246.4mm
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

Top specs and features

Design

1.driver unit size

2mm

50.8mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

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2.control panel placed on a device
Bose SoundTouch 30
Sony SRS-X99

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.volume

19294.18cm³

7154.13cm³

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4.has a detachable cable
Bose SoundTouch 30
Sony SRS-X99

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

5.warranty period

1

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

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6.can be controlled remotely
Bose SoundTouch 30
Sony SRS-X99

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

Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
Bose SoundTouch 30
Sony SRS-X99

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
Sony SRS-X99

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
Bose SoundTouch 30
Sony SRS-X99

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.

4.has a subwoofer
Bose SoundTouch 30
Sony SRS-X99

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

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Bose SoundTouch 30
Sony SRS-X99

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a battery level indicator
Bose SoundTouch 30
Sony SRS-X99

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.wireless charging
Bose SoundTouch 30
Sony SRS-X99

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
Bose SoundTouch 30
Sony SRS-X99

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

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
Bose SoundTouch 30
Sony SRS-X99

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Bose SoundTouch 30
Sony SRS-X99

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.

3.has an AUX input
Bose SoundTouch 30
Sony SRS-X99

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.

4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bose SoundTouch 30
Sony SRS-X99

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.

5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Bose SoundTouch 30
Sony SRS-X99

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.USB ports

1

2

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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2

Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bose SoundTouch 30
Sony SRS-X99

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

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