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JBL Link 20

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JBL Link 20 review: specs and price

JBL Link 20
JBL Link 20

Why is JBL Link 20 better than the average?

  • Lowest frequency
    65Hzvs74.78Hz
  • Volume
    1816.29cm³vs31551.04cm³
  • Bluetooth version
    4.2vs3.19
  • Width
    93mmvs193.23mm
  • Battery power
    6000mAhvs2185.97mAh
  • Weight
    950gvs1.49kg
  • Highest frequency
    20000Hzvs19723.61Hz
  • SNR
    80dBvs79.21dB

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Design

1.drivers count

2

A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. More drivers may result in better sound quality.

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Vifa Stockholm 2.0

8

2.control panel placed on a device
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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

50mm

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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Sony SRS-X77

462mm

4.volume

1816.29cm³

Best

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58.75cm³

5.Weather sealed
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Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge

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Sound quality

1.is an active speaker
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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.

2.has stereo speakers
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Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

3.lowest frequency

65Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Samsung WAM750

8Hz

4.audio output power

2 x 10W

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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2 x 2250W

5.has a passive radiator
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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.

For example

NudeAudio Move L

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

For example

Jarre Technologies AeroBull HD1

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Power

1.battery power

6000mAh

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JBL Boombox

20000mAh

2.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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

For example

NudeAudio Move L

5.charge time

4.5h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

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0.5h

6. longer battery life

10h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.

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36h

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Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
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The device can connect to WiFi.

2.Bluetooth version

4.2

Best

Bluesound Pulse 2i

5

3.has an AUX input
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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.

For example

NudeAudio Move L

4.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
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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 Bluetooth pairing using NFC
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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.

For example

Sony SRS-XB501G

6.has AirPlay
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AirPlay allows wireless connection of Apple devices with external screens or speakers. You may stream computer screen, video and music from iOS devices, play games like on consoles or present your slideshows easily on your TV.

For example

Bluesound Pulse 2i

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Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
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Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

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

3.has voice prompts
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This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.

4.has a radio
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It works as an FM radio with included headsets

For example

Sony SRS-XB501G

5.has voice commands
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You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

6.has a sleep timer
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A sleep timer is a function that shuts off the power after a preset amount of time.

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