JBL Charge 5 vs Sony SRS-XB32 - Where are the differences?
Where are the differences?
Let's compare the JBL Charge 5 and the Sony SRS-XB32 and take a closer look at the differences. With the year of publication 2021 the Charge 5 is newer than the SRS-XB32 from the year 2019.
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-XB32: 8.3 cm x 23.8 cm x 8.4 cm
The battery life is shorter with the JBL Charge 5 with up to 20,0 hours than with the Sony SRS-XB32. There the battery life is up to 24,0 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-XB32 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-XB32. 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-XB32 up to 10,0 m.
The Sony SRS-XB32 has NFC, which allows you to connect playback devices more easily.
In this comparison, both devices can be used as power banks. 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-XB32 has a power of 2 x 6 Watt. The driver of the Sony SRS-XB32 has 48 mm.
Light effects are only offered by the JBL Charge 5. But this is only an optical difference. The light effects have no effect on the sound. The Sony SRS-XB32 there are colored light effects.