Sonos Play:5 (2015)Beacon Audio Blazar
Top 56%520 points
Top 56%
Top 12%1,032 points
Top 12%
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Beacon Audio Blazar
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Top specs and features

Sonos Play:5 (2015) vs Beacon Audio Blazar: 26 facts in comparison

1. 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.
0mm
Sony SRS-X77: 462mm
50mm

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.
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Beacon Audio Blazar
88% have it

3. height

111.5mm shorter.
203mm
Soundmatters FoxL DASH7: 19mm
91.5mm

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.
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Beacon Audio Blazar
63% have it

5. width

272.5mm narrower.
364mm
Scosche boomBOTTLE mini: 34.5mm
91.5mm

6. volume

92.86% less body volume.
11379.37cm³
Meridian Explorer 2: 58.75cm³
812.11cm³

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.
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Beacon Audio Blazar
51% have it

8. weight

5.91kg lighter.
6.36kg
Meridian Explorer 2: 50g
455g

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.
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Beacon Audio Blazar
24% have it

10. drivers count

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

11. 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.
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Beacon Audio Blazar
79% have it

12. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Beacon Audio Blazar
64% have it

13. 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.
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Beacon Audio Blazar
25% have it

14. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Beacon Audio Blazar
76% have it

15. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Beacon Audio Blazar
34% have it

16. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Beacon Audio Blazar
43% have it

17. has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack

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

18. has a subwoofer

Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Beacon Audio Blazar
22% have it

19. wireless charging

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

20. thickness

57mm thinner.
154mm
Braven 850: 7mm
97mm

21. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
2
Amazon Echo Show: 8
1

22. supports Ethernet

Ethernet is a local area network technology.
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Beacon Audio Blazar
8% have it

23. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Beacon Audio Blazar
43% have it

24. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Beacon Audio Blazar
26% have it

25. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Beacon Audio Blazar
10% have it

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