55points

Apple HomePod Mini

100points

JBL Link Portable

Apple HomePod Mini
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66 facts in comparison

Apple HomePod Mini vs JBL Link Portable

Apple HomePod Mini
JBL Link Portable

Why is Apple HomePod Mini better than JBL Link Portable?

  • Supports pairing for stereo sound
    ?
  • 2 more microphone(s)
    ?

    4vs2
  • Has Dolby Atmos
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  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • 38.63% less body volume
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    807.97cm³vs1316.48cm³
  • Works with Siri/Apple HomeKit
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  • 0.8 newer Bluetooth version
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    5vs4.2
  • 390g lighter
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    345gvs735g

Why is JBL Link Portable better than Apple HomePod Mini?

  • Has stereo speakers
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  • Compatible with Google Assistant
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  • Has Chromecast built-in
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  • Has Spotify Connect
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  • Supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
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  • Has a detachable cable
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  • Has voice commands
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  • Has voice prompts
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Price comparison

Apple HomePod Mini

ProductStorePrice
Apple HomePod Mini amazonApple Smart Keyboard for iPad (9th, 8th ...Apple Smart Keyboard for iPad (9th, 8th and 7th Generation) and iPad Air (3rd Generation) - US English
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$150
Apple HomePod Mini amazon2021 Apple TV 4K (64GB)
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$190
Apple HomePod Mini amazonApple AirPods Max - Sky Blue
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$479
Apple HomePod Mini amazonApple AirPods Pro
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$175

JBL Link Portable

ProductStorePrice
JBL Link Portable amazonJBL Charge 4 - Waterproof Portable Bluet...JBL Charge 4 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Gray
amazon logo
$109
JBL Link Portable amazonJBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Wireless ...JBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Bundle - (Pair) Black
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$200
JBL Link Portable amazonJBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth...JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Black) (Renewed)
amazon logo
$80
JBL Link Portable amazonJBL Xtreme 3 - Portable Bluetooth Speake...JBL Xtreme 3 - Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Powerful Sound and deep bass, IP67 Waterproof, 15 Hours of Playtime, powerbank, JBL PartyBoost for Multi-Speaker Pairing (Blue)
amazon logo
$380

Features

1.supports pairing for stereo sound
Apple HomePod Mini
JBL Link Portable
If you have a second speaker of the same type, you can pair them together to create a stereo sound setup.
2.works with Alexa
Apple HomePod Mini
JBL Link Portable
It is compatible with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Alexa-compatible devices.
3.compatible with Google Assistant
Apple HomePod Mini
JBL Link Portable
It is compatible with Google Assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Google Assistant-compatible devices.
4.works with Siri/Apple HomeKit
Apple HomePod Mini
JBL Link Portable
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.
5.has AirPlay
Apple HomePod Mini
JBL Link Portable
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.
6.has a mute function
Apple HomePod Mini
JBL Link Portable
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
7.can recognize individual voices
Apple HomePod Mini
JBL Link Portable
It can recognize different people's voices. This allows it to respond with information tailored to that person.
8.has Chromecast built-in
Apple HomePod Mini
JBL Link Portable
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.has Spotify Connect
Apple HomePod Mini
JBL Link Portable
Spotify Connect allows you to control the music playing on the speaker from the Spotify app on another device (when the devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network).

Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
Apple HomePod Mini
JBL Link Portable
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
3.Has a passive radiator
Apple HomePod Mini
JBL Link Portable
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.
4.has a subwoofer
Apple HomePod Mini
JBL Link Portable
Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
5.has Dolby Atmos
Apple HomePod Mini
JBL Link Portable
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.
6.built-in subwoofer size

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Bigger subwoofers are capable of producing deeper bass sounds.
7.driver unit size

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49mm

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

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1

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

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20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

General info

1.has an AUX input
Apple HomePod Mini
JBL Link Portable
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.
2.has a detachable cable
Apple HomePod Mini
JBL Link Portable
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
3.warranty period

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1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
4.supports Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Apple HomePod Mini
JBL Link Portable
Wi-Fi 6, released in 2019, is based on the IEEE 802.11ax wireless LAN standard. Designed to operate in all frequency bands between 1 and 6 GHz, it offers higher data rates and lower latency compared to previous Wi-Fi technologies.
5.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Apple HomePod Mini
JBL Link Portable
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.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
7.Has Bluetooth aptX
Apple HomePod Mini
JBL Link Portable
aptX is a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm, and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.
8.is DLNA-certified
Apple HomePod Mini
JBL Link Portable
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.
9.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Apple HomePod Mini
JBL Link Portable
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.

Design

1.control panel placed on a device
Apple HomePod Mini
JBL Link Portable
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.megapixels (main camera)

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The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
3.resolution

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Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
4.screen size

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The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
5.volume

807.97cm³

1316.48cm³

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

84.3mm

170mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
7.width

97.9mm

88mm

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

97.9mm

88mm

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.
9.weight

345g

735g

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.

Miscellaneous

1.has voice commands
Apple HomePod Mini
JBL Link Portable
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.
2.Has voice prompts
Apple HomePod Mini
JBL Link Portable
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.
3.Can be used wirelessly
Apple HomePod Mini
JBL Link Portable
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
4.supports a remote smartphone
Apple HomePod Mini
JBL Link Portable
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.
5.maximum Bluetooth range

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10m

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
6.USB ports

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1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
7.Has USB Type-C
Apple HomePod Mini
JBL Link Portable
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
8.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Apple HomePod Mini
JBL Link Portable
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
9.supports Wi-Fi
Apple HomePod Mini
JBL Link Portable
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Price comparison

Apple HomePod Mini

ProductStorePrice
Apple HomePod Mini amazonApple Smart Keyboard for iPad (9th, 8th ...Apple Smart Keyboard for iPad (9th, 8th and 7th Generation) and iPad Air (3rd Generation) - US English
amazon logo
$150
Apple HomePod Mini amazon2021 Apple TV 4K (64GB)
amazon logo
$190
Apple HomePod Mini amazonApple AirPods Max - Sky Blue
amazon logo
$479
Apple HomePod Mini amazonApple AirPods Pro
amazon logo
$175

JBL Link Portable

ProductStorePrice
JBL Link Portable amazonJBL Charge 4 - Waterproof Portable Bluet...JBL Charge 4 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Gray
amazon logo
$109
JBL Link Portable amazonJBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Wireless ...JBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Bundle - (Pair) Black
amazon logo
$200
JBL Link Portable amazonJBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth...JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Black) (Renewed)
amazon logo
$80
JBL Link Portable amazonJBL Xtreme 3 - Portable Bluetooth Speake...JBL Xtreme 3 - Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Powerful Sound and deep bass, IP67 Waterproof, 15 Hours of Playtime, powerbank, JBL PartyBoost for Multi-Speaker Pairing (Blue)
amazon logo
$380

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