Anker Soundcore Motion X500 vs JBL Boombox 2: What is the difference? (2024)

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Anker Soundcore Motion X500

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JBL Boombox 2

$309

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82 facts in comparison

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

JBL Boombox 2

Why is Anker Soundcore Motion X500 better than JBL Boombox 2?

  • 91.34% less body volume?
    2156.95 cm³vs24904.7 cm³
  • 1.5 hours shorter charge time?
    5 hoursvs6.5 hours
  • Has LDAC?
  • Has USB Type-C?
  • Has a sleep timer?
  • Has AAC?
  • Supports pairing for stereo sound?
  • 4.1kg lighter?
    1.8kgvs5.9kg

Why is JBL Boombox 2 better than Anker Soundcore Motion X500?

  • Has an AUX input?
  • Has a passive radiator?
  • 40.01W more audio output power?
    2 x 40Wvs3 x 13.33W
  • 12 hours longer battery life?
    24 hoursvs12 hours
  • Works as a power bank?
  • Has a detachable cable?

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User reviews

Overall rating

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

0 User reviews

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

0 User reviews

JBL Boombox 2

9.0

4 User reviews

JBL Boombox 2

9.0/10

4 User reviews

Features

Build quality

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10.0/10

4 votes

Sound quality

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9.0/10

4 votes

Design

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9.0/10

4 votes

Value for money

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9.0/10

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Design

Ingress Protection (IP) rating

IPX7

IPX7

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

2156.95 cm³

24904.7 cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.

drivers count

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Anker Soundcore Motion X500)

4

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

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106 mm

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

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

JBL Boombox 2

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

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

JBL Boombox 2

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

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

JBL Boombox 2

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

has a touch screen

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

JBL Boombox 2

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

weather-sealed (splashproof)

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

JBL Boombox 2

The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Sound quality

has stereo speakers

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

JBL Boombox 2

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

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

JBL Boombox 2

Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.

highest frequency

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20000 Hz

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

lowest frequency

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Anker Soundcore Motion X500)

50 Hz

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

audio output power

3 x 13.33W

2 x 40W

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

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

JBL Boombox 2

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

1

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More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

has a noise-canceling microphone

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

JBL Boombox 2

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)

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80 dB

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

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10000 mAh

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.

Battery life

12 hours

24 hours

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 hours

6.5 hours

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

has a battery level indicator

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

JBL Boombox 2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

has a rechargeable battery

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

JBL Boombox 2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

has a removable battery

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

JBL Boombox 2

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

has wireless charging

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

JBL Boombox 2

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. (Anker Soundcore Motion X500)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Boombox 2)

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

annual power consumption

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Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Boombox 2)

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

Connectivity

multipoint count

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Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Boombox 2)

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 version

5.3

5.1

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

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

JBL Boombox 2

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

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

JBL Boombox 2

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

has an AUX input

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

JBL Boombox 2

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 aptX Lossless

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

JBL Boombox 2

aptX Lossless is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 16-bit/44.1kHz audio (at a maximum bit rate of 1200kbps). This codec provides CD-quality audio without any loss of data.

has LDAC

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

JBL Boombox 2

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

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

JBL Boombox 2

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

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

JBL Boombox 2

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).

Features

Can be used wirelessly

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

JBL Boombox 2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

supports a remote smartphone

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

JBL Boombox 2

This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.

has voice commands

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

JBL Boombox 2

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

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

JBL Boombox 2

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

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

JBL Boombox 2

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

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

JBL Boombox 2

The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.

works as a power bank

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

JBL Boombox 2

The power bank feature allows you to use the battery to charge other devices, such as your smartphone.

has a sleep timer

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

JBL Boombox 2

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. (Anker Soundcore Motion X500)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Boombox 2)

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.

Miscellaneous

supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

JBL Boombox 2

Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.

supports pairing for stereo sound

Anker Soundcore Motion X500

JBL Boombox 2

If you have a second speaker of the same type, you can pair them together to create a stereo sound setup.

Price comparison

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