Awards Editors' Choice Award Editors' Choice Award    
Price $300 List
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Pros Excellent sound quality, very loud, long battery lifeExcellent sound quality, water resistant, great battery lifeGood overall sound, great volume, great battery life, waterproofGood sound quality, waterproof, long battery lifeGood sound quality, waterproof, long battery life
Cons Expensive, relatively large and heavyExpensive, relatively heavyNot the strongest bass, a bit priceyNot the best sounding nor most portableLarge and heavy
Bottom Line The exceptional sound quality, high volume, and somewhat heavy weight make this perfect for backyard partiesTop notch sound from a relatively small and durable packageA solid choice for those that want a bit of power in a fairly portable and waterproof packageA good mid point for those that want good sound quality and portability, but don't want to pay a premium price for the absolute bestSounds good and is waterproof, but weighs enough that it's a bit too noticable in a bag
Rating Categories Bose Soundlink... Bose SoundLink... UE Boom 3 JBL Flip 5 Sony SRS-XB32
Sound Quality (40%)
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Portability (25%)
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Volume (20%)
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Battery Life (15%)
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Specs Bose Soundlink... Bose SoundLink... UE Boom 3 JBL Flip 5 Sony SRS-XB32
Dimensions (in x in x in) 4.1" x 4.1" x 7.3" 5.97" x 3.24" x 3.24" 2.9" x 2.9" x 7.25" 3.64" x 3.6" x 8.5" 10.6" x 4.5" x 5.5"
Inputs Charging port, Micro-USB, 3.5mm auxillary input 3.5 mm auxiliary input, Micro USB port Micro USB port Charging port USB charging port, micro USB, 3.5mm auxillary input
Reported Weight 34 oz 24 oz 24 oz 19.04 oz 32oz
Measured Weight 34 oz 24 oz 22 oz 19 oz 32 oz
Wireless Range (feet) 30 feet 30 feet 150 feet Not Listed 32.81
Reported Battery Life (hours) 16 12 15 12 24
Measured Battery Life (hours) 24 18 24 27 18
Warranty 1 year limited 1 year limited 2 year limited 1 year limited 1 year limited
Receive Phone Calls Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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