87points

JBL Link 20

43points

Sonos Play:5 (2015)

95points

Ultimate Ears Megablast

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

JBL Link 20 vs Sonos Play:5 (2015) vs Ultimate Ears Megablast

JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Ultimate Ears Megablast
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Ultimate Ears Megablast
87
points
43
points
95
points

Why is JBL Link 20 better than Sonos Play:5 (2015) & Ultimate Ears Megablast?

  • Volume
    1816.29cm³vs11379.368,1835.328cm³
  • Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a sleep timer

Why is Sonos Play:5 (2015) better than JBL Link 20 & Ultimate Ears Megablast?

  • Has an AUX input
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Height
    203mmvs210,237mm
  • Supports Ethernet

Why is Ultimate Ears Megablast better than JBL Link 20 & Sonos Play:5 (2015)?

  • Driver unit size
    55mmvs50,0mm
  • Has a passive radiator
  • Width
    88mmvs93,364mm
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
  • Wireless charging
  • Supports a remote smartphone
  • Thickness
    88mmvs93,154mm

Top specs and features

Design

1.control panel placed on a device
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Ultimate Ears Megablast

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

6

2

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

Best

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8

3.driver unit size

50mm

0mm

55mm

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

4.volume

1816.29cm³

11379.37cm³

1835.33cm³

Best

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58.75cm³

5.Weather sealed
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Ultimate Ears Megablast

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

6.warranty period

1

2

2

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Best

Audio Pro Addon C10

24

Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Ultimate Ears Megablast

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
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Ultimate Ears Megablast

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 noise canceling microphone
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Ultimate Ears Megablast

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

4.has a passive radiator
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Ultimate Ears Megablast

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 subwoofer
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Ultimate Ears Megablast

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

For example

Jarre Technologies AeroBull HD1

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Ultimate Ears Megablast

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

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Ultimate Ears Megablast

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Ultimate Ears Megablast

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.wireless charging
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Ultimate Ears Megablast

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
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Ultimate Ears Megablast

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

For example

Ion Audio Water Rocker

5.has a removable battery
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Ultimate Ears Megablast

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

For example

Ion Audio Water Rocker

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Ultimate Ears Megablast

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an AUX input
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Ultimate Ears Megablast

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.

3.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Ultimate Ears Megablast

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.

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Ultimate Ears Megablast

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

For example

Jarre Technologies AeroBull HD1

5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Ultimate Ears Megablast

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

6.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Ultimate Ears Megablast

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.

Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Ultimate Ears Megablast

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a mute function
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Ultimate Ears Megablast

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

3.has voice prompts
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Ultimate Ears Megablast

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

4.has a radio
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Ultimate Ears Megablast

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

For example

Sony SRS-XB501G

5.has voice commands
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Ultimate Ears Megablast

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
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Ultimate Ears Megablast

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

Miscellaneous

1.supports a remote smartphone
JBL Link 20
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Ultimate Ears Megablast

This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.

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