The best 10 smart speakers in comparison

Smart speakers (1 - 5)
JBL Link PortableAmazon Echo StudioBang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9Braun Audio LE01Braun Audio LE02Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin (2021)Amazon Echo Plus 2Bose Home Speaker 500Amazon Echo Show 10Google Nest Hub (1st Gen)
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JBL Link Portable
Amazon Echo Studio
Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9
Braun Audio LE01
Braun Audio LE02
Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin (2021)
Amazon Echo Plus 2
Bose Home Speaker 500
Amazon Echo Show 10
Google Nest Hub (1st Gen)
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Features
Stereo pairingIf you have a second speaker of the same type, you can pair them together to create a stereo sound setup.
Stereo pairingIf you have a second speaker of the same type, you can pair them together to create a stereo sound setup.
Amazon AlexaIt is compatible with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Alexa-compatible devices.
Amazon AlexaIt is compatible with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Alexa-compatible devices.
Mute functionThe device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
Mute functionThe device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
Multiple voice recognitionIt can recognize different people's voices. This allows it to respond with information tailored to that person.
Multiple voice recognitionIt can recognize different people's voices. This allows it to respond with information tailored to that person.
Spotify ConnectSpotify 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).
Spotify ConnectSpotify 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).
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Sound quality
Stereo speakersDevices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
Stereo speakersDevices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
Number of microphonesMore microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
Number of microphonesMore microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.2
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Passive radiatorA 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.
Passive radiatorA 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.
SubwooferDevices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
SubwooferDevices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
Dolby AtmosDolby 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.
Dolby AtmosDolby 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.
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General info
AUX inputAn 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.
AUX inputAn 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.
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) connectivityWi-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.
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) connectivityWi-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.
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) connectivity802.11ac 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.
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) connectivity802.11ac 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 versionBluetooth 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.
Bluetooth versionBluetooth 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.4.2
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AptXaptX 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.
AptXaptX 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.
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Design
Control panel on deviceThere 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.
Control panel on deviceThere 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.
Megapixels (main camera)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.
Megapixels (main camera)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.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.13MP
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ResolutionResolution 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.
ResolutionResolution 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.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.1280 x 800px
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Screen sizeThe bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Screen sizeThe bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.10.1"
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Touch screenYou can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Touch screenYou can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
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