80points

JBL Charge 4

68points

Sonos Roam

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JBL Charge 4 vs Sonos Roam

JBL Charge 4
Sonos Roam

Why is JBL Charge 4 better than Sonos Roam?

  • Has a passive radiator
    ?
  • Has an AUX input
    ?
  • 10h longer battery life
    ?

    20hvs10h
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
    ?
  • Has USB Type-C
    ?
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
    ?
  • Works as a power bank
    ?
  • 73mm shorter
    ?

    95mmvs168mm

Why is Sonos Roam better than JBL Charge 4?

  • 67.85% less body volume
    ?

    624.96cm³vs1943.7cm³
  • 3 more drivers
    ?

    4vs1
  • 0.8 newer Bluetooth version
    ?

    5vs4.2
  • Supports Wi-Fi
    ?
  • Has voice commands
    ?
  • 1 more USB ports
    ?

    2vs1
  • Has a radio
    ?
  • Has AirPlay
    ?

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User reviews

Overall Rating

JBL Charge 4
8.9
8 User reviews
JBL Charge 4
8.9/10
8 User reviews
Sonos Roam
6.0
1 User reviews
Sonos Roam
6.0/10
1 User reviews

Features

Build quality

9.5/10
8 votes
8.0/10
1 votes

Sound quality

9.3/10
8 votes
8.0/10
1 votes

Design

9.0/10
8 votes
6.0/10
1 votes

Value for money

8.6/10
8 votes
2.0/10
1 votes

Portability

8.9/10
8 votes
8.0/10
1 votes

Comments

Fabio

Fabio

1 year ago

9 / 10

Good value for the price

Fabio

Fabio

1 year ago

9 / 10

It has everything one can ask to a portable speaker: good sound, can get loud and is resistant. It uses USB-C and the design is beautiful. You can buy it in different colours

Pros

  • Solid build
  • USB-C

Cons

  • No microphone
0 users found this helpful
8D

8D

1 year ago

10 / 10

крутая удобная водонепроницаемая порт. калонка

8D

8D

1 year ago

10 / 10

7500mAh аккум в колонке хватит зарядить телефон и еще послушать музыку

Pros

  • порт для зарядки USB TYPE C
  • 7500mAh
  • может заряжать телефон

Cons

  • при подкл. зарядки и aux есть громкие помехи
0 users found this helpful
Ksenia

Ksenia

1 year ago

6 / 10

Naja

Ksenia

Ksenia

1 year ago

6 / 10

0 users found this helpful

Design

Ingress Protection (IP) rating

IPX7

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sonos Roam)

The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against dust, while the second number refers to protection against liquid. E.g. a first number of 6 denotes that it is completely dustproof, and a second number of 7 denotes that the device can withstand full immersion in water.
volume

1943.7cm³

624.96cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. More drivers may result in better sound quality.
driver unit size

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Charge 4)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sonos Roam)

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
has a neodymium magnet
JBL Charge 4
Sonos Roam
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
control panel placed on a device
JBL Charge 4
Sonos Roam
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.
travel bag is included
JBL Charge 4
Sonos Roam
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
has a touch screen
JBL Charge 4
Sonos Roam
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
weather-sealed (splashproof)
JBL Charge 4
Sonos Roam
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Sound quality

has stereo speakers
JBL Charge 4
Sonos Roam
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
has a subwoofer
JBL Charge 4
Sonos Roam
Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
highest frequency

20000Hz

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sonos Roam)

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

60Hz

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sonos Roam)

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

1 x 30W

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sonos Roam)

Audio output power is based on the number of speakers and their power in watts. High audio output power results in loud, clear sounds.
Has a passive radiator
JBL Charge 4
Sonos Roam
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.
number of microphones

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Charge 4)

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
has a noise-canceling microphone
JBL Charge 4
Sonos Roam
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)

80dB

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sonos Roam)

Signal-to-noise ratio is a measure that compares the level of a desired signal (meaningful information) to the level of background noise (unwanted signal), the bigger the less perceived noise.

Power

battery power

7500mAh

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sonos Roam)

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
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.
charge time

5.5h

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sonos Roam)

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
has a battery level indicator
JBL Charge 4
Sonos Roam
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
has a rechargeable battery
JBL Charge 4
Sonos Roam
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
has a removable battery
JBL Charge 4
Sonos Roam
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
has wireless charging
JBL Charge 4
Sonos Roam
It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
operating power consumption

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Charge 4)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sonos Roam)

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

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Charge 4)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sonos Roam)

The more power per year a device consumes, the less energy efficient it is, making it more costly over time.

Connectivity

multipoint count

2

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sonos Roam)

Multipoint allows you to link to more Bluetooth devices and switch between them. For example you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
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.
supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
JBL Charge 4
Sonos Roam
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.
has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
JBL Charge 4
Sonos Roam
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
has an AUX input
JBL Charge 4
Sonos Roam
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.
has LDAC
JBL Charge 4
Sonos Roam
LDAC is a codec developed by Sony for Bluetooth audio. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high resolution audio. It can also automatically adjust to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.
has aptX Adaptive
JBL Charge 4
Sonos Roam
aptx Adaptive is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps), which means it can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio or reducing interference from other devices.
has aptX HD
JBL Charge 4
Sonos Roam
aptX HD is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
has aptX
JBL Charge 4
Sonos Roam
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.

Features

Can be used wirelessly
JBL Charge 4
Sonos Roam
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
supports a remote smartphone
JBL Charge 4
Sonos Roam
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.
has voice commands
JBL Charge 4
Sonos Roam
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.
Has a radio
JBL Charge 4
Sonos Roam
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
Has voice prompts
JBL Charge 4
Sonos Roam
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.
has a mute function
JBL Charge 4
Sonos Roam
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
works as a power bank
JBL Charge 4
Sonos Roam
The power bank feature allows you to use the battery to charge other devices, such as your smartphone.
has a sleep timer
JBL Charge 4
Sonos Roam
A sleep timer is a function that shuts off the power after a preset amount of time.
internal storage

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Charge 4)

4GB

The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.

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