87points

JBL Link 20

60points

Philips BT2500

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JBL Link 20 vs Philips BT2500

JBL Link 20
Philips BT2500
JBL Link 20
Philips BT2500

Why is JBL Link 20 better than Philips BT2500?

  • Is an active speaker
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • 8mm narrower
    93mmvs101mm
  • Weather sealed
  • Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
  • Is dustproof and water resistant
  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
  • Has a mute function

Why is Philips BT2500 better than JBL Link 20?

  • 1mm bigger driver unit
    51mmvs50mm
  • 80.9% less body volume
    346.83cm³vs1816.29cm³
  • Has a detachable cable
  • 109mm shorter
    101mmvs210mm
  • Has an AUX input
  • 730g lighter
    220gvs950g
  • Can be controlled remotely
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack

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Design

1.control panel placed on a device
JBL Link 20
Philips BT2500

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.

2.drivers count

2

1

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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3.driver unit size

50mm

51mm

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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462mm

4.volume

1816.29cm³

346.83cm³

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58.75cm³

5.Weather sealed
JBL Link 20
Philips BT2500

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

6.has a detachable cable
JBL Link 20
Philips BT2500

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

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Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
JBL Link 20
Philips BT2500

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
JBL Link 20
Philips BT2500

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.audio output power

2 x 10W

1 x 3W

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

4.has a subwoofer
JBL Link 20
Philips BT2500

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

For example

Jarre Technologies AeroBull HD1

5.has a passive radiator
JBL Link 20
Philips BT2500

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 noise canceling microphone
JBL Link 20
Philips BT2500

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2 (2018)

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Power

1.battery power

6000mAh

750mAh

Best

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20000mAh

2.has a rechargeable battery
JBL Link 20
Philips BT2500

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a battery level indicator
JBL Link 20
Philips BT2500

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

4.wireless charging
JBL Link 20
Philips BT2500

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

5.can be used with standard batteries
JBL Link 20
Philips BT2500

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

For example

Ion Audio Water Rocker

6.has a removable battery
JBL Link 20
Philips BT2500

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

For example

Ion Audio Water Rocker

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Connectivity

1.Bluetooth version

4.2

3

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5

2.Has WiFi
JBL Link 20
Philips BT2500

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.has an AUX input
JBL Link 20
Philips BT2500

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.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
JBL Link 20
Philips BT2500

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
JBL Link 20
Philips BT2500

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 a 3.5mm male connector
JBL Link 20
Philips BT2500

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
JBL Link 20
Philips BT2500

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a mute function
JBL Link 20
Philips BT2500

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

3.has voice prompts
JBL Link 20
Philips BT2500

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

4.has voice commands
JBL Link 20
Philips BT2500

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

5.has a sleep timer
JBL Link 20
Philips BT2500

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

6.has a radio
JBL Link 20
Philips BT2500

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

For example

Sony SRS-XB501G

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