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28 facts in comparison
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.
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Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
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Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
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.
Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
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.
A magnetic shielding limits the coupling of a magnetic field between two devices. The purpose is to prevent magnetic fields from interfering with electrical devices and avoid distortion (of TV, monitors, hard drives etc.).
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
You can use the device with standard batteries instead of a power supply.
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
The device can connect to WiFi.
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.
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.
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
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.
The Apple dock connector is a proprietary 30-pin connector that is common to Apple devices (iPods, iPhones and iPads) predating the Lightning connector. Allows you to connect older Apple devices, play music and at the same time charge it.
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
A sleep timer is a function that shuts off the power after a preset amount of time.
It works as an FM radio with included headsets