76points
68points

Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

71points
50points

Sony SRS-XB40

Comparison winner
Cost-effectiveness winner
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Sony SRS-XB40
vs
vs

32 facts in comparison

Harman Kardon Esquire Mini vs Sony SRS-XB40

Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Sony SRS-XB40
76
points
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
71
points
Sony SRS-XB40

Why is Harman Kardon Esquire Mini better than Sony SRS-XB40?

  • 91.38% less body volume
    253.34cm³vs2939.0871509999997cm³
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
    ?
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
    ?
  • Has a detachable cable
    ?
  • 1.26kg lighter
    238gvs1501.4g
  • 24.7mm shorter
    75.4mmvs100.1mm
  • Has a remote control
    ?
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise control)
    ?

Why is Sony SRS-XB40 better than Harman Kardon Esquire Mini?

  • Is an active speaker
    ?
  • Has a passive radiator
    ?
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
    ?
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
    ?
  • Has fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi connection
    ?

Price comparison

Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

ProductStorePrice
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini walmartHarman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 Bluetooth Wi...Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker - Black
walmart logo
$119.99

Sony SRS-XB40

ProductStorePrice
Sony SRS-XB40 walmartSONY SRS-XB40/BLUE Portable Wireless Spe...SONY SRS-XB40/BLUE Portable Wireless Speaker
walmart logo
$169.99

Cheap alternatives

Design

1.drivers count
?

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

2

2

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.

Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Sony SRS-XB40
3.volume
?

Best

Meridian Explorer 2

58.75cm³

253.34cm³

2939.09cm³

4.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
?

The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Sony SRS-XB40
5.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.

Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Sony SRS-XB40
6.weight
?

Best

Meridian Explorer 2

50g

238g

1.5kg

Sound quality

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.

Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Sony SRS-XB40
2.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.

Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Sony SRS-XB40
3.Has a passive radiator
?

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.

Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Sony SRS-XB40
4.has a noise canceling microphone
?

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Sony SRS-XB40
5.has active noise cancelling (noise control)
?

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Sony SRS-XB40

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Sony SRS-XB40
2.has wireless charging
?

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

Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Sony SRS-XB40
3.has a removable battery
?

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

For example

Audio Pro Addon C3

Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Sony SRS-XB40
4.can be used with standard batteries
?

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

For example

Ion Audio Water Rocker

Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Sony SRS-XB40

Connectivity

1.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.

Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Sony SRS-XB40
2.Has Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Sony SRS-XB40
3.Has fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi connection
?

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.

Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Sony SRS-XB40
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

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

Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Sony SRS-XB40
5.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.

Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Sony SRS-XB40
6.USB ports
?

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

Best

JBL Boombox

2

1

1

Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
?

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Sony SRS-XB40

Price comparison

Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

ProductStorePrice
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini walmartHarman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 Bluetooth Wi...Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker - Black
walmart logo
$119.99

Sony SRS-XB40

ProductStorePrice
Sony SRS-XB40 walmartSONY SRS-XB40/BLUE Portable Wireless Spe...SONY SRS-XB40/BLUE Portable Wireless Speaker
walmart logo
$169.99

Which are the best portable speakers?

Show all
This page is currently only available in English.