Home Portable Speakers Sonos Era 100 Vs. Denon Home 150

A Review By Comparison of the Sonos Era 100 Vs. Denon Home 150

Last updated on May 29, 2023   5 minute read
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Denon Home 150

Denon Home 150

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Reasons why you might like the Denon Home 150

Overall Score 5.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Has A Subwoofer
  • Has A Mobile App
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Sonos Era 100

Sonos Era 100

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Reasons why you might like the Sonos Era 100

Overall Score 5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Has A Subwoofer
  • Has A Mobile App

A summary of the review by feature comparison

Category Features Denon Home 150 Sonos Era 100
DESIGN volume 2,692.8cm³ 2,857.95cm³
weight 1,700g 2,020g
height 187mm 182.5mm
width 120mm 120mm
thickness 120mm 130.5mm
SOUND QUALITY has a subwoofer
size of subwoofer 89mm
has stereo speakers
driver unit size 25mm
drivers count 2only
POWER has a battery level indicator
operating power consumption 20w
standby mode power consumption 0.3w 1.98w
CONNECTIVITY can be used wirelessly
has a detachable cable
has an aux input
has bluetooth
bluetooth version v5
maximum bluetooth range 10meters 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

Denon Home 150 2,692.8cm³
Sonos Era 100 2,857.95cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space taken up by the product's body or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies. Sonos Era 100 takes up 2,857.95cm³, it is a good thing to know the space that the speaker takes up just so as to ensure that it will fit with ease into the available space next to your other gadgets.

Denon Home 150's volume is 2,692.8cm³ meaning it occupies lesser space than the Sonos Era 100 by cm³

Weight

Denon Home 150 1,700g
Sonos Era 100 2,020g

We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.

Denon Home 150, at 1,700g is lighter than the Sonos Era 100 by g. Commonly a genuine quality system is a little bit heavier than average quality products though If you will need to change the position of the soundbar after some time, then you should opt to purchase a lighter soundbar.

Height

Denon Home 150 187mm
Sonos Era 100 182.5mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of a device, Sonos Era 100 has a height of 182.5mm.

The Denon Home 150, at 187mm is longer in height than the Sonos Era 100 by 4.5mm

Width

Denon Home 150 120mm
Sonos Era 100 120mm

This represents the horizontal dimension of a device, Sonos Era 100 has a width of 120mm.

Denon Home 150, at 120mm has the same width as the Sonos Era 100

Thickness

Denon Home 150 120mm
Sonos Era 100 130.5mm

The thickness (or depth) of Sonos Era 100 is 130.5mm, to know the thickness of the speaker you divide its volume(space occupied) by the surface area( length by width)

Denon Home 150 has a thickness of 120mm, meaning that it is less thicker than the Sonos Era 100 with a difference -10.5mm

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Sound Quality

Has A Subwoofer

Denon Home 150
Sonos Era 100

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 Denon Home 150 and Sonos Era 100 have a subwoofer

Size Of Subwoofer

Denon Home 150 89mm
Sonos Era 100

Bigger subwoofers are capable of producing deeper bass sounds. Denon Home 150 has a 89 mm subwoofer

Has Stereo Speakers

Denon Home 150
Sonos Era 100

Sonos Era 100 has stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.

Driver Unit Size

Denon Home 150 25mm
Sonos Era 100

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the headphone. Denon Home 150 driver unit is 25mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Drivers Count

Denon Home 150 2only
Sonos Era 100

A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. Drivers come in different sizes and modes, but generally, you'll find three types: tweeter driver, which handles the high-frequency treble range (above 2,000 Hz), and midrange driver: which handles the midrange frequencies (200 Hz to 2,000 Hz). Woofer driver: handles the low-frequency bass range (below 200 Hz).

Based on the frequencies they handle more drivers may result in better sound quality, Denon Home 150 has 2 only.

Power

Has A Battery Level Indicator

Denon Home 150
Sonos Era 100

Denon Home 150 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

Denon Home 150 20w
Sonos Era 100

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. Denon Home 150's operating power consumption is 20W

Standby Mode Power Consumption

Denon Home 150 0.3w
Sonos Era 100 1.98w

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. Sonos Era 100 has a standby mode power consumption of 1.98W

Denon Home 150 has an energy-saving mode power consumption of 0.3W

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Connectivity

Can Be Used Wirelessly

Denon Home 150
Sonos Era 100

Denon Home 150 can be used wirelessly, wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

Has A Detachable Cable

Denon Home 150
Sonos Era 100

Detachable cables are cables that have connectors on both ends. One end goes into your headphone cups, while the other end is inserted into a source device. Some new headphones, and not just the expensive ones, are coming with detachable cables, Sonos Era 100 is one of those.

With a detachable cable, Denon Home 150 too can use alternative cables and if the cable is pulled, it will pop out instead of breaking.

Has An Aux Input

Denon Home 150
Sonos Era 100

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

Denon Home 150
Sonos Era 100

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

Both the Denon Home 150 and the Sonos Era 100 have Bluetooth

Bluetooth Version

Denon Home 150
Sonos Era 100 v5

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Sonos Era 100 has a v5

Maximum Bluetooth Range

Denon Home 150 10meters
Sonos Era 100 10meters

Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology standard that is used for exchanging data between fixed and mobile devices over short distances. The Sonos Era 100 can connect at a 10meters distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.

The Denon Home 150 can connect at a 10meters distance via Bluetooth

Supports Wi-Fi

Denon Home 150
Sonos Era 100

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 Sonos Era 100 can connect to Wi-Fi.

Denon Home 150 too can connect to a Wi-Fi network.

Has Usb Type-C

Denon Home 150
Sonos Era 100

Sonos Era 100 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.

Usb Ports

Denon Home 150 1only
Sonos Era 100 1only

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices, like those you save your music on, Sonos Era 100 has 1 only

Denon Home 150 has 1 USB ports

Extras

Has A Mobile App

Denon Home 150
Sonos Era 100

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 real-time updates so you can always listen to your music the best way you see fit.

Has Voice Commands

Denon Home 150
Sonos Era 100

You can use your voice to control key functions of the Sonos Era 100 and you can easily access it without pushing any button but just giving it voice commands.

The Denon Home 150 supports this feature, it has voice commands.

Has A Radio

Denon Home 150
Sonos Era 100

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

Denon Home 150
Sonos Era 100

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

Denon Home 150
Sonos Era 100

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

Has A Remote Control

Denon Home 150
Sonos Era 100

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

Control Panel Placed On A Device

Denon Home 150
Sonos Era 100

There is a control panel on the Sonos Era 100 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.

The Denon Home 150 too have a control panel on them.

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