87points

JBL Link 20

58points

Philips SBT300

94points

Sony SRS-X88

JBL Link 20
Philips SBT300
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Sony SRS-X88
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JBL Link 20 vs Philips SBT300 vs Sony SRS-X88

JBL Link 20
Philips SBT300
Sony SRS-X88
JBL Link 20
Philips SBT300
Sony SRS-X88

Why is JBL Link 20 better than Philips SBT300 & Sony SRS-X88?

  • Volume
    1816.29cm³vs5428.8,4107.28749cm³
  • Width
    93mmvs300,358.9mm
  • Weight
    950gvs1200,2698.9g
  • Weather sealed
  • Is dustproof and water resistant
  • Has a mute function
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has voice prompts

Why is Philips SBT300 better than JBL Link 20 & Sony SRS-X88?

  • Can be controlled remotely
  • Wireless charging
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Can be used with standard batteries
  • Has a removable battery

Why is Sony SRS-X88 better than JBL Link 20 & Philips SBT300?

  • Has a passive radiator
  • Height
    111mmvs210,116mm
  • Has a subwoofer
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
  • USB ports
    2vs1,1
  • Has AirPlay
  • Is DLNA certified

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Design

1.control panel placed on a device
JBL Link 20
Philips SBT300
Sony SRS-X88

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

2

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

3.volume

1816.29cm³

5428.8cm³

4107.29cm³

Best

Meridian Explorer 2

58.75cm³

4.driver unit size

50mm

70mm

40.6mm

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

Best

Sony SRS-X77

462mm

5.Weather sealed
JBL Link 20
Philips SBT300
Sony SRS-X88

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

6.has a detachable cable
JBL Link 20
Philips SBT300
Sony SRS-X88

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 SBT300
Sony SRS-X88

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 SBT300
Sony SRS-X88

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
JBL Link 20
Philips SBT300
Sony SRS-X88

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

4.has a passive radiator
JBL Link 20
Philips SBT300
Sony SRS-X88

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.

5.has a noise canceling microphone
JBL Link 20
Philips SBT300
Sony SRS-X88

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)

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
JBL Link 20
Philips SBT300
Sony SRS-X88

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.

For example

Amazon Echo Show

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Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
JBL Link 20
Philips SBT300
Sony SRS-X88

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a battery level indicator
JBL Link 20
Philips SBT300
Sony SRS-X88

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.wireless charging
JBL Link 20
Philips SBT300
Sony SRS-X88

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
JBL Link 20
Philips SBT300
Sony SRS-X88

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

5.has a removable battery
JBL Link 20
Philips SBT300
Sony SRS-X88

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

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Connectivity

1.Bluetooth version

4.2

2.1

3

Best

Bluesound Pulse 2i

5

2.Has WiFi
JBL Link 20
Philips SBT300
Sony SRS-X88

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.has an AUX input
JBL Link 20
Philips SBT300
Sony SRS-X88

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 SBT300
Sony SRS-X88

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 SBT300
Sony SRS-X88

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.

6.has a 3.5mm male connector
JBL Link 20
Philips SBT300
Sony SRS-X88

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 SBT300
Sony SRS-X88

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a mute function
JBL Link 20
Philips SBT300
Sony SRS-X88

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

3.has voice prompts
JBL Link 20
Philips SBT300
Sony SRS-X88

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

4.has voice commands
JBL Link 20
Philips SBT300
Sony SRS-X88

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 SBT300
Sony SRS-X88

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 SBT300
Sony SRS-X88

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

For example

Sony SRS-XB501G

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