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Sony SRS-XB501G

Sony SRS-XB501G
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Sony SRS-XB501G review: specs and price

Sony SRS-XB501G
Sony SRS-XB501G
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Why is Sony SRS-XB501G better than the average?

  • Lowest frequency
    20Hzvs74.61Hz
  • Volume
    11113.53cm³vs31519.4cm³
  • Bluetooth version
    4.2vs3.2
  • Highest frequency
    20000Hzvs19727.12Hz
  • longer battery life
    16hvs13.03h
  • Number of microphones
    1vs0.57
  • Built-in subwoofer size
    125mmvs96.24mm
  • Power consumption operation
    15W vs24.5W

Top specs and features

Design

1.drivers count

1

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

Best

Vifa Stockholm 2.0

8

2.driver unit size

19.05mm

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

3.control panel placed on a device
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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.

4.volume

11113.53cm³

Best

Meridian Explorer 2

58.75cm³

5.has a neodymium magnet
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Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

For example

Amazon Echo Plus 2

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Edge

Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
Sony SRS-XB501G

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

Marshall Kilburn II

2.lowest frequency

20Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Samsung WAM750

8Hz

3.is an active speaker
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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.

For example

Amazon Echo Plus 2

4.Has a passive radiator
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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.

For example

Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3

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

6.has a noise canceling microphone
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These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

For example

Amazon Echo Plus 2

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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

For example

NudeAudio Move L

4. longer battery life

16h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.

Best

Lava Brightsounds 2

36h

5.power consumption operation

15W

How much power the device consumes when it's switched on.

Best

Pure Evoke D2

1.6W

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

For example

Ion Audio Water Rocker

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
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The device can connect to WiFi.

2.Bluetooth version

4.2

Best

Amazon Echo Plus 2

5

3.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
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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.

For example

Amazon Echo Plus 2

4.has an AUX input
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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.

For example

NudeAudio Move L

5.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

6.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
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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.

Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
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Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a mute function
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The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.

3.Has voice prompts
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With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.

4.has a sleep timer
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A sleep timer is a function that shuts off the power after a preset amount of time.

For example

LG XBOOM AI ThinQ WK7

5.Has a radio
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A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.

6.has voice commands
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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.Has USB Type-C
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The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

2.Has Bluetooth
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Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

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