Sonos Play:5 (2015)JBL Flip 3
Top 56%527 points
Top 56%
Top 8%1,095 points
Top 8%
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
JBL Flip 3
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Sonos Play:5 (2015) vs JBL Flip 3: 26 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.
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
JBL Flip 3
54% have it

2. 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
40mm

3. height

139mm shorter.
203mm
Soundmatters FoxL DASH7: 19mm
64mm

4. 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)
JBL Flip 3
88% have it

5. 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)
JBL Flip 3
63% have it

6. width

195mm narrower.
364mm
Scosche boomBOTTLE mini: 34.5mm
169mm

7. volume

93.92% less body volume.
11379.37cm³
Meridian Explorer 2: 58.75cm³
692.22cm³

8. 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)
JBL Flip 3
51% have it

9. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
JBL Flip 3
31% have it

10. weight

5.91kg lighter.
6.36kg
Meridian Explorer 2: 50g
450g

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.
6
Vifa Stockholm 2.0: 8
2

12. 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)
JBL Flip 3
24% have it

13. 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)
JBL Flip 3
79% have it

14. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
JBL Flip 3
64% have it

15. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
JBL Flip 3
18% have it

16. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
JBL Flip 3
76% have it

17. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
JBL Flip 3
43% have it

18. has a noise canceling microphone

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
JBL Flip 3
9% have it

19. 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)
JBL Flip 3
43% have it

20. thickness

90mm thinner.
154mm
Braven 850: 7mm
64mm

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. warranty period

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
2
Audio Pro Addon C10: 24
1

23. has active noise canceling/noise reduction

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.
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
JBL Flip 3
4% 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)
JBL Flip 3
26% have it

25. supports Ethernet

Ethernet is a local area network technology.
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
JBL Flip 3
8% have it

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