44points

Sonos Play:5 (2015)

85points

UE Blast

Sonos Play:5 (2015)
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Sonos Play:5 (2015) vs UE Blast

Sonos Play:5 (2015)
UE Blast

Why is Sonos Play:5 (2015) better than UE Blast?

  • Has an AUX input
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Supports Ethernet

Why is UE Blast better than Sonos Play:5 (2015)?

  • Has stereo speakers
  • 35mm bigger driver unit
    35mmvs0mm
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • 92.36% less body volume
    869.31cm³vs11379.368cm³
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Has a passive radiator
  • 15mm shorter
    188mmvs203mm
  • Weather sealed

Top specs and features

Design

1.control panel placed on a device
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
UE Blast

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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3.driver unit size

0mm

35mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

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462mm

4.volume

11379.37cm³

869.31cm³

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5.Weather sealed
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
UE Blast

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

6.warranty period

2

2

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

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Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
UE Blast

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)
UE Blast

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)
UE Blast

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)
UE Blast

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

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5.number of microphones

2

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

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8

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
UE Blast

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a battery level indicator
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
UE Blast

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.wireless charging
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
UE Blast

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
UE Blast

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an AUX input
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
UE Blast

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 a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
UE Blast

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

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Amazon Echo Plus 2

4.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
UE Blast

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)
UE Blast

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.supports Ethernet
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
UE Blast

Ethernet is a local area network technology.

Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
UE Blast

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has voice commands
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
UE Blast

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

Miscellaneous

1.supports a remote smartphone
Sonos Play:5 (2015)
UE Blast

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

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