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JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Top 4%1,153 points
Top 4%
Top 58%504 points
Top 58%
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Top specs and features

JBL Link 20 vs Sonos Play:5 (2015): 50 facts in comparison

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.
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
54% have it

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.
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
89% have it

3. driver unit size

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
50mm
Sony SRS-X77: 462mm
0mm

4. 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.
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
64% have it

5. height

7mm shorter.
210mm
Soundmatters FoxL DASH7: 19mm
203mm

6. volume

84.04% less body volume.
1816.29cm³
Meridian Explorer 2: 58.75cm³
11379.37cm³

7. 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.
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
50% have it

8. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
32% have it

9. has a passive radiator

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.
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
25% have it

10. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
77% have it

11. drivers count

A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. More drivers may result in better sound quality.
2
Vifa Stockholm 2.0: 8
6

12. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
18% have it

13. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
64% have it

14. width

271mm narrower.
93mm
Scosche boomBOTTLE mini: 34.5mm
364mm

15. weight

5.41kg lighter.
950g
Meridian Explorer 2: 50g
6.36kg

16. 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.
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
78% have it

17. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
44% have it

18. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
35% have it

19. has a noise canceling microphone

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
10% have it

20. 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.
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
25% have it

21. has a subwoofer

Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
23% have it

22. has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
43% have it

23. Has fast 802.11ac WiFi 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.
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
13% have it

24. wireless charging

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
20% have it

25. warranty period

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
1
Audio Pro Addon C10: 24
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