JBL Charge 5 vs Sony SRS-XB12 - Where are the differences?
Where are the differences?
Let's compare the JBL Charge 5 and the Sony SRS-XB12 and take a closer look at the differences.
Size and weight
The two devices differ in their dimensions. The smaller a loudspeaker is, the more practical it is in use, of course.
- JBL Charge 5: 9.4 cm x 22.3 cm x 9.65 cm
- Sony SRS-XB12: 7.4 cm x 7.4 cm x 9.2 cm
With regard to battery life, the JBL Charge 5 can trump with up to 20,0 hours. The JBL Charge 5 has a battery life of up to 16,0 hours. In practice, the specification of the battery life can often be somewhat lower, since the manufacturers specify the maximum possible performance.
Both speakers are waterproof. Both the Sony SRS-XB12 and the JBL Charge 5 are certified with IP67.
With Bluetooth version 5.1 the JBL Charge 5 has a newer version than the Sony SRS-XB12. There we have Bluetooth of the version 4.2. A newer Bluetooth version offers a better stability in the connection. Thus also a higher comfort in the application is given. The range is the Sony SRS-XB12 up to 10,0 m.
The Sony SRS-XB12 has NFC, which allows you to connect playback devices more easily.
The function of a powerbank provides the JBL Charge 5. With the Powerbank function, other devices can be charged via USB using the speaker. Of course, this is at the expense of the battery life of the speaker.
The performance is the JBL Charge 5 at 30 + 10 Watt. The Sony SRS-XB12 has a power of 1 x 3.5 Watt. The driver of the Sony SRS-XB12 has 46 mm.