44points

Sonos Play:5 (2015)

94points

Sony SRS-X88

Sonos Play:5 (2015)
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Sonos Play:5 (2015) vs Sony SRS-X88

Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Sony SRS-X88
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Sony SRS-X88
44
points
94
points

Why is Sonos Play:5 (2015) better than Sony SRS-X88?

  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Supports Ethernet

Why is Sony SRS-X88 better than Sonos Play:5 (2015)?

  • Has stereo speakers
  • 40.6mm bigger driver unit
    40.6mmvs0mm
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • 63.91% less body volume
    4107.29cm³vs11379.368cm³
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Has a passive radiator
  • 92mm shorter
    111mmvs203mm
  • Has a subwoofer

Top specs and features

Design

1.control panel placed on a device
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Sony SRS-X88

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

6

2

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

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Vifa Stockholm 2.0

8

3.driver unit size

0mm

40.6mm

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

11379.37cm³

4107.29cm³

Best

Meridian Explorer 2

58.75cm³

5.warranty period

2

1

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

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Audio Pro Addon C10

24

6.has a detachable cable
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Sony SRS-X88

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Sony SRS-X88

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
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Sony SRS-X88

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 passive radiator
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Sony SRS-X88

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.

4.has a subwoofer
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Sony SRS-X88

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

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Sony SRS-X88

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a battery level indicator
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Sony SRS-X88

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.can be used with standard batteries
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Sony SRS-X88

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

For example

Ion Audio Water Rocker

4.has a removable battery
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Sony SRS-X88

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

For example

Ion Audio Water Rocker

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Sony SRS-X88

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Sony SRS-X88

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.

3.has an AUX input
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Sony SRS-X88

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.

4.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Sony SRS-X88

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.

5.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Sony SRS-X88

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.

6.has AirPlay
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Sony SRS-X88

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.

Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
Sony SRS-X88

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

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