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A Review By Comparison of the Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9 Vs. Xiaomi Sound Pro

Last updated on May 29, 2023   5 minute read
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Xiaomi Sound Pro

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Reasons why you might like the Xiaomi Sound Pro

Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Has A Subwoofer
  • Has A Mobile App
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Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9

Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9

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Reasons why you might like the Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9

Overall Score 3.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Has A Subwoofer
  • Has A Mobile App

A summary of the review by feature comparison

Category Features Xiaomi Sound Pro Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9
DESIGN volume 4,012.12cm³ 261,604.79cm³
height 204.7mm 908mm
width 140mm 701mm
thickness 140mm 411mm
SOUND QUALITY has a subwoofer
has stereo speakers
driver unit size 38.1mm
has a passive radiator
audio output power 40w
lowest frequency 45hz 33hz
highest frequency 20,000hz 23,000hz
POWER has a battery level indicator
operating power consumption 23w
standby mode power consumption 2.6w
CONNECTIVITY has an aux input
has bluetooth
bluetooth version v5.1 v5.3
maximum bluetooth range 15meters 10meters
supports wi-fi
has usb type-c
usb ports 1only 1only
EXTRAS has a mobile app
has voice commands
has a radio
has voice prompts
has airplay
has a remote control
control panel placed on a device
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A breakdown of the review per specifications

Design

Volume

Xiaomi Sound Pro 4,012.12cm³
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9 261,604.79cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space taken up by the product's body or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies. Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9 takes up 261,604.79cm³, it is a good thing to know the space that the speaker takes up just so as to ensure that it will easily fit in the available space next to your other gadgets.

Xiaomi Sound Pro's volume is 4,012.12cm³ meaning it requires more space than the Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9 with a difference cm³

Height

Xiaomi Sound Pro 204.7mm
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9 908mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of a device, Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9 has a height of 908mm.

Xiaomi Sound Pro, at 204.7mm is shorter than the Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9 by -703.3mm

Width

Xiaomi Sound Pro 140mm
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9 701mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of a device, Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9 has a width of 701mm.

The Xiaomi Sound Pro, at 140mm is smaller in width than the Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9 with a difference -561mm

Thickness

Xiaomi Sound Pro 140mm
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9 411mm

The thickness (or depth) of Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9 is 411mm, to know the thickness of the speaker you divide its volume(space occupied) by the surface area( length by width)

Xiaomi Sound Pro has a thickness of 140mm, hence less thicker than the Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9 with a difference -271mm

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Sound Quality

Has A Subwoofer

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9

A subwoofer is a speaker that delivers lower frequencies in the range of 20 -200Hz, the low frequencies are produced by instruments such as pipe organs, bass guitars, even the kick drums, and any explosive sound effects say in a movie. Devices that have a subwoofer inbuilt give a richer bass sound when listening to bass-heavy music like hip hop.

Both the Xiaomi Sound Pro and Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9 have a subwoofer

Has Stereo Speakers

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9

Xiaomi Sound Pro has stereo speakers, what this means is that Xiaomi Sound Pro's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.

Driver Unit Size

Xiaomi Sound Pro 38.1mm
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the headphone. Xiaomi Sound Pro driver unit is 38.1mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Has A Passive Radiator

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9

A passive radiator is a type of driver in speakers that can get extra power and resonance from a speaker system, usually used in smaller speaker systems. This radiator is called passive because it is not powered by electricity but by air pressure found in speaker cones.

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, resonant tones that would normally be produced by speakers in large boxes powered by AC.

Audio Output Power

Xiaomi Sound Pro 40w
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9

The audio output power of a device is based on the number of speakers and their power in watts Xiaomi Sound Pro has 40W, this is the amount of power the speakers can be loaded with "comfortably".

A higher audio output power results in louder, clearer sounds though this is not the sole factor determining the device's loudness. To better understand how loud any speaker can get, there are other features to factor in such as sensitivity, sound pressure, etc.

Lowest Frequency

Xiaomi Sound Pro 45hz
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9 33hz

Low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component reproduces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it. Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9's lowest frequency is at 33Hz, the lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Xiaomi Sound Pro's lowest frequency is at 45Hz, this means that Xiaomi Sound Pro got a juicier bass than the Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9

Highest Frequency

Xiaomi Sound Pro 20,000hz
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9 23,000hz

High frequency response measures if and how well an audio component reproduces high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it. Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9's highest frequency is at 23,000Hz, the higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Xiaomi Sound Pro's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9 got a clearer and crispier treble than the Xiaomi Sound Pro

Power

Has A Battery Level Indicator

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9

Xiaomi Sound Pro has a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your speaker.

Operating Power Consumption

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9 23w

The amount of power a speaker uses depends on the loudness of the audio being played, its sensitivity, and the amplifier's volume. Operating power consumption is how much power the device consumes when it's in use. Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9's operating power consumption is 23W

Standby Mode Power Consumption

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9 2.6w

Also known as a device's energy-saving mode, the power consumption in standby mode measures the amount of power the device consumes when shut down but still plugged in. Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9 has a standby mode power consumption of 2.6W

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Connectivity

Has An Aux Input

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9

An auxiliary input allows you to play other audio sources by connecting them through a simple audio connection like a 3.5mm jack

Has Bluetooth

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and computers.

Bluetooth Version

Xiaomi Sound Pro v5.1
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9 v5.3

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9 has a v5.3

Xiaomi Sound Pro has a Bluetooth version of v5.1. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.

Maximum Bluetooth Range

Xiaomi Sound Pro 15meters
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9 10meters

Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology standard that is used for exchanging data between fixed and mobile devices over short distances. The Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9 can connect at a 10meters distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.

The Xiaomi Sound Pro can connect at a 15meters distance via Bluetooth

Supports Wi-Fi

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9

Wi-Fi is a wireless networking technology that allows devices such as computers, and mobile devices .i.e smartphones and wearables to connect and interact with other devices on the internet, the Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9 can connect to Wi-Fi.

Xiaomi Sound Pro too can connect to a Wi-Fi network.

Has Usb Type-C

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9

Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9 supports USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power on a single cable. The USB-C plug is now part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets, it features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

Xiaomi Sound Pro too has USB TYPE-C

Usb Ports

Xiaomi Sound Pro 1only
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9 1only

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices, like those you save your music on, Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9 has 1 only

Xiaomi Sound Pro has 1 USB ports

Extras

Has A Mobile App

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9

You can use your smartphone as a remote control for the device through a dedicated app. Through this, you can customize settings, unlock features, and get timely updates so you can always listen to your music the best way you see fit.

Has Voice Commands

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9

You can use your voice to control key functions of the Xiaomi Sound Pro and you can easily access it without pushing any button but just giving it voice commands.

Has A Radio

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9

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

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9

With voice prompts, the device notifies you via audio messages, say its battery is running low it will notify you that it's time to recharge the device.

Has Airplay

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9

AirPlay allows wireless connection of Apple devices with external screens or speakers.

Has A Remote Control

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely without moving to the device.

Control Panel Placed On A Device

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A9

There is a control panel on the Xiaomi Sound Pro 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.

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