The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
Audio Pro Living LV2e
A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. More drivers may result in better sound quality.
Vifa Stockholm 2.0
Meridian Explorer 2
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.
Soundmatters FoxL DASH7
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
Audio output power is based on the number of speakers and their power in watts. High audio output power results in loud, clear sounds.
Devialet Silver Phantom Gold
2 x 2250W
2 x 20W
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
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.
A passive radiator is a type of driver (speaker) that doesn't have a voice coil and a magnet. The sound vibrations produced by a passive radiator depend on its mass and the size of its enclosure. It is usually used in combination with a woofer to produce deep bass tones.
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.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
Amazon Echo Show
How much power the device consumes when it's switched on.
Pure Evoke D2
How much power the device consumes when shut down but still plugged in.
LG Music Flow P7
Marshall Stockwell II
The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
Sol Republic Deck
The device can connect to WiFi.
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
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.
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
A sleep timer is a function that shuts off the power after a preset amount of time.
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.