84points

Apple HomePod Mini

49points

Bose SoundLink Mini II

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37 facts in comparison

Apple HomePod Mini vs Bose SoundLink Mini II

Apple HomePod Mini
Bose SoundLink Mini II

Why is Apple HomePod Mini better than Bose SoundLink Mini II?

  • 3 more microphone(s)
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    4vs1
  • Has AirPlay
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  • Has a mute function
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  • Supports pairing for stereo sound
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  • Works with Siri/Apple HomeKit
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  • Supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
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  • Has Dolby Atmos
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  • Has a neodymium magnet
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Why is Bose SoundLink Mini II better than Apple HomePod Mini?

  • Has a detachable cable
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  • Has an AUX input
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  • Has stereo speakers
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  • 33.8% less body volume
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    534.9cm³vs807.965763cm³
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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  • Has voice commands
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  • Can be used wirelessly
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  • Has voice prompts
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Price comparison

Apple HomePod Mini

Buy used:

$16.00

ProductStorePrice
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonV-MORO HomePod Mini Wall Mount Holder, O...V-MORO HomePod Mini Wall Mount Holder, Outlet Mount Stand Hidden Cable Management for Apple HomePod Mini Smart Speaker Shelf Without Messy Wires Excellent Space Saving Punch-Free 2-Pack White
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$19.99
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonApple Homepod Mini Wall Mount,Outlet She...Apple Homepod Mini Wall Mount,Outlet Shelf Holder,Outlet-Shelves Power Perch with Built-in Cable Management,A Space Saving Solution for Google Home/Echo/Electric Toothbrush (White,Standard)
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$9.99
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonApple AirTag Leather Key Ring - Saddle B...Apple AirTag Leather Key Ring - Saddle Brown
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$31.85
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonEcho (4th Gen) | With premium sound, sma...Echo (4th Gen) | With premium sound, smart home hub, and Alexa | Charcoal
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$59.99
Apple HomePod Mini Amazonbalolo Real Wood Tripod for HomePod Mini...balolo Real Wood Tripod for HomePod Mini (Black Walnut)
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$34.90
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonThe Apple Homepod Mini User Guide: Maste...The Apple Homepod Mini User Guide: Master Your Apple Homepod With Tips, Shortcuts And Pictures
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$3.99
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonApple AirTag
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$29.00
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonPortable Bluetooth Speaker,SANAG Bluetoo...Portable Bluetooth Speaker,SANAG Bluetooth 5.0 Dual Pairing Loud Wireless Mini Speaker, 360 HD Surround Sound & Rich Stereo Bass,24H Playtime, IP67 Waterproof for Travel, Outdoors, Home and Party
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$29.99
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonApple Pencil
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$79.99

Bose SoundLink Mini II

ProductStorePrice
Bose SoundLink Mini II AmazonBose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II...Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II (Carbon)
Amazon logo
$134.77
Bose SoundLink Mini II AmazonBose SoundLink Mini II Bluetooth Speaker...Bose SoundLink Mini II Bluetooth Speaker, Black
Amazon logo
$155.49
Bose SoundLink Mini II AmazonPortable Bluetooth Speaker Replica - Mad...Portable Bluetooth Speaker Replica - Made in China
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$189.99

Features

1.has AirPlay
Apple HomePod Mini
Bose SoundLink Mini II
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.
2.has a mute function
Apple HomePod Mini
Bose SoundLink Mini II
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
3.can recognize individual voices
Apple HomePod Mini
Bose SoundLink Mini II
It can recognize different people's voices. This allows it to respond with information tailored to that person.
4.supports pairing for stereo sound
Apple HomePod Mini
Bose SoundLink Mini II
If you have a second speaker of the same type, you can pair them together to create a stereo sound setup.
5.works with Alexa
Apple HomePod Mini
Bose SoundLink Mini II
It is compatible with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Alexa-compatible devices.
6.works with Siri/Apple HomeKit
Apple HomePod Mini
Bose SoundLink Mini II
It is compatible with Apple's Siri voice assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Apple HomeKit-compatible devices.
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The smart speaker can be set to monitor your home for sounds such as glass breaking or a smoke alarm. If these sounds are detected, it will send a notification to your mobile device. Note: This feature may not be available in all markets.
8.has Chromecast built-in
Apple HomePod Mini
Bose SoundLink Mini II
Chromecast built-in is a technology that allows users to stream entertainment and apps from their phone, tablet, or laptop, straight to the Chromecast-enabled device.
9.compatible with Google Assistant
Apple HomePod Mini
Bose SoundLink Mini II
It is compatible with Google Assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Google Assistant-compatible devices.

Sound quality

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
2.has a subwoofer
Apple HomePod Mini
Bose SoundLink Mini II
Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
3.has Dolby Atmos
Apple HomePod Mini
Bose SoundLink Mini II
Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology that allows sounds to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects. By doing so, Dolby Atmos allows for immersive, 360-degree sound.
4.Has a passive radiator
Apple HomePod Mini
Bose SoundLink Mini II
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.
5.has stereo speakers
Apple HomePod Mini
Bose SoundLink Mini II
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
6.has a neodymium magnet
Apple HomePod Mini
Bose SoundLink Mini II
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
7.has a magnetic shielding
Apple HomePod Mini
Bose SoundLink Mini II
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.).

General info

1.has a detachable cable
Apple HomePod Mini
Bose SoundLink Mini II
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
2.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Apple HomePod Mini
Bose SoundLink Mini II
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.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Apple HomePod Mini
Bose SoundLink Mini II
Wi-Fi 4 (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.
4.has an AUX input
Apple HomePod Mini
Bose SoundLink Mini II
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.
5.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple HomePod Mini
Bose SoundLink Mini II
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
6.is DLNA-certified
Apple HomePod Mini
Bose SoundLink Mini II
All DLNA-certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
7.supports Ethernet
Apple HomePod Mini
Bose SoundLink Mini II
Ethernet is a local area network technology.

Design

1.control panel placed on a device
Apple HomePod Mini
Bose SoundLink Mini II
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.volume

807.97cm³

534.9cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
3.weight

345g

680g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.width

97.9mm

180.3mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.thickness

97.9mm

58.4mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
6.height

84.3mm

50.8mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
7.has a touch screen
Apple HomePod Mini
Bose SoundLink Mini II
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Miscellaneous

1.has voice commands
Apple HomePod Mini
Bose SoundLink Mini II
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.
2.Can be used wirelessly
Apple HomePod Mini
Bose SoundLink Mini II
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
3.Has voice prompts
Apple HomePod Mini
Bose SoundLink Mini II
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.supports a remote smartphone
Apple HomePod Mini
Bose SoundLink Mini II
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Apple HomePod Mini
Bose SoundLink Mini II
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.has a battery level indicator
Apple HomePod Mini
Bose SoundLink Mini II
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
7.has a rechargeable battery
Apple HomePod Mini
Bose SoundLink Mini II
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Price comparison

Apple HomePod Mini

Buy used:

$16.00

ProductStorePrice
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonV-MORO HomePod Mini Wall Mount Holder, O...V-MORO HomePod Mini Wall Mount Holder, Outlet Mount Stand Hidden Cable Management for Apple HomePod Mini Smart Speaker Shelf Without Messy Wires Excellent Space Saving Punch-Free 2-Pack White
Amazon logo
$19.99
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonApple Homepod Mini Wall Mount,Outlet She...Apple Homepod Mini Wall Mount,Outlet Shelf Holder,Outlet-Shelves Power Perch with Built-in Cable Management,A Space Saving Solution for Google Home/Echo/Electric Toothbrush (White,Standard)
Amazon logo
$9.99
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonApple AirTag Leather Key Ring - Saddle B...Apple AirTag Leather Key Ring - Saddle Brown
Amazon logo
$31.85
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonEcho (4th Gen) | With premium sound, sma...Echo (4th Gen) | With premium sound, smart home hub, and Alexa | Charcoal
Amazon logo
$59.99
Apple HomePod Mini Amazonbalolo Real Wood Tripod for HomePod Mini...balolo Real Wood Tripod for HomePod Mini (Black Walnut)
Amazon logo
$34.90
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonThe Apple Homepod Mini User Guide: Maste...The Apple Homepod Mini User Guide: Master Your Apple Homepod With Tips, Shortcuts And Pictures
Amazon logo
$3.99
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonApple AirTag
Amazon logo
$29.00
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonPortable Bluetooth Speaker,SANAG Bluetoo...Portable Bluetooth Speaker,SANAG Bluetooth 5.0 Dual Pairing Loud Wireless Mini Speaker, 360 HD Surround Sound & Rich Stereo Bass,24H Playtime, IP67 Waterproof for Travel, Outdoors, Home and Party
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$29.99
Apple HomePod Mini AmazonApple Pencil
Amazon logo
$79.99

Bose SoundLink Mini II

ProductStorePrice
Bose SoundLink Mini II AmazonBose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II...Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II (Carbon)
Amazon logo
$134.77
Bose SoundLink Mini II AmazonBose SoundLink Mini II Bluetooth Speaker...Bose SoundLink Mini II Bluetooth Speaker, Black
Amazon logo
$155.49
Bose SoundLink Mini II AmazonPortable Bluetooth Speaker Replica - Mad...Portable Bluetooth Speaker Replica - Made in China
Amazon logo
$189.99

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