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A Review By Comparison of the Sonos Era 100 Vs. Lg Xboom 360 Xo3

Last updated on May 29, 2023   6 minute read
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LG XBOOM 360 XO3

LG XBOOM 360 XO3

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Reasons why you might like the LG XBOOM 360 XO3

Overall Score 5.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Ingress Protection (Ip) Rating of IP54
  • Battery Life of 24 hours
  • Multipoint Count of 2 only
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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 LG XBOOM 360 XO3 Sonos Era 100
DESIGN ingress protection (ip) rating ip54
volume 8,902.58cm³ 2,857.95cm³
weight 3,200g 2,020g
height 327mm 182.5mm
width 165mm 120mm
thickness 165mm 130.5mm
is dust proof and water resistant
SOUND QUALITY has a subwoofer
has stereo speakers
has a passive radiator
audio output power 50w
POWER battery life 24hours
charge time 5hours
has a battery level indicator
operating power consumption 10w
standby mode power consumption 0.5w 1.98w
CONNECTIVITY multipoint count 2only
can be used wirelessly
has a detachable cable
has an aux input
has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
has bluetooth
bluetooth version v5.1 v5
maximum bluetooth range 10meters
supports wi-fi
has usb type-c
usb ports 1only
EXTRAS has a mobile app
has voice commands
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

Ingress Protection (Ip) Rating

LG XBOOM 360 XO3 ip54
Sonos Era 100

Ingress protection ratings refer to the level of protection offered by an electrical enclosure, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represent a number The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquid.

Scoring IP54, the LG XBOOM 360 XO3's rating is read as, the first value of 5 denotes that ingress of dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in harmful quantities to interfere with the correct operation or impair safety, and the second value of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.

Volume

LG XBOOM 360 XO3 8,902.58cm³
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 fills. Sonos Era 100 takes up 2,857.95cm³, it is important to know the space that the speaker occupies just so as to ensure that it will easily fit in the available space next to your other gadgets.

LG XBOOM 360 XO3's volume is 8,902.58cm³ meaning it requires more space than the Sonos Era 100 by cm³

Weight

LG XBOOM 360 XO3 3,200g
Sonos Era 100 2,020g

We prefer 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.

LG XBOOM 360 XO3, at 3,200g is heavier than the Sonos Era 100 by g. Most of the time a genuine quality system is a little bit heavier than average quality products though If you want to change the position of the soundbar after some time, then you should aim to purchase a lighter soundbar.

Height

LG XBOOM 360 XO3 327mm
Sonos Era 100 182.5mm

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

LG XBOOM 360 XO3, at 327mm is longer in height than the Sonos Era 100 with a difference 144.5mm

Width

LG XBOOM 360 XO3 165mm
Sonos Era 100 120mm

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

LG XBOOM 360 XO3, at 165mm is wider than the Sonos Era 100 by 45mm

Thickness

LG XBOOM 360 XO3 165mm
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)

LG XBOOM 360 XO3 has a thickness of 165mm, hence thicker than the Sonos Era 100 with a difference 34.5mm

Is Dust Proof And Water Resistant

LG XBOOM 360 XO3
Sonos Era 100

The LG XBOOM 360 XO3 is dustproof and water-resistant. A water-resistant device can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, if it is to be submerged in the water this is usually set to a given depth and for a specific time period.

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Sound Quality

Has A Subwoofer

LG XBOOM 360 XO3
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.

Has Stereo Speakers

LG XBOOM 360 XO3
Sonos Era 100

Sonos Era 100 has stereo speakers, what this means is that Sonos Era 100's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.

Both LG XBOOM 360 XO3 and Sonos Era 100 have stereo speakers

Has A Passive Radiator

LG XBOOM 360 XO3
Sonos Era 100

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

LG XBOOM 360 XO3 50w
Sonos Era 100

The audio output power of a device is based on the number of speakers and their power in watts LG XBOOM 360 XO3 has 50W, 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.

Power

Battery Life

LG XBOOM 360 XO3 24hours
Sonos Era 100

Your speaker's battery life will reduce over time while in use, the battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often. LG XBOOM 360 XO3's battery life is 24 hours

Charge Time

LG XBOOM 360 XO3 5hours
Sonos Era 100

It takes 5 hours to fully charge the LG XBOOM 360 XO3's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using it for the first time or when they have been unused for extended periods.

Has A Battery Level Indicator

LG XBOOM 360 XO3
Sonos Era 100

LG XBOOM 360 XO3 has a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your speaker.

Operating Power Consumption

LG XBOOM 360 XO3 10w
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. LG XBOOM 360 XO3's operating power consumption is 10W

Standby Mode Power Consumption

LG XBOOM 360 XO3 0.5w
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

LG XBOOM 360 XO3 has an energy-saving mode power consumption of 0.5W

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Connectivity

Multipoint Count

LG XBOOM 360 XO3 2only
Sonos Era 100

LG XBOOM 360 XO3 support multipoint, which 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.

Can Be Used Wirelessly

LG XBOOM 360 XO3
Sonos Era 100

LG XBOOM 360 XO3 can be used wirelessly, wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

Has A Detachable Cable

LG XBOOM 360 XO3
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.

Has An Aux Input

LG XBOOM 360 XO3
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 A Socket For A 3.5 Mm Audio Jack

LG XBOOM 360 XO3
Sonos Era 100

Being an industry-standard audio plug, a standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards. This means that it is commonly used in stereo headphones to your phone or connecting your phone to an external amplifier, sound bars, your car radio, etc. LG XBOOM 360 XO3 has this connector giving it a wider range of connectivity with most of the sound devices out there. All plugs have at least a tip and sleeve with the number of rings that stand as a differentiating factor.

Has Bluetooth

LG XBOOM 360 XO3
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 LG XBOOM 360 XO3 and the Sonos Era 100 have Bluetooth

Bluetooth Version

LG XBOOM 360 XO3 v5.1
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

LG XBOOM 360 XO3 has a Bluetooth version of v5.1. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.

Maximum Bluetooth Range

LG XBOOM 360 XO3
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.

Supports Wi-Fi

LG XBOOM 360 XO3
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.

Has Usb Type-C

LG XBOOM 360 XO3
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.

LG XBOOM 360 XO3 too has USB TYPE-C

Usb Ports

LG XBOOM 360 XO3
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

Extras

Has A Mobile App

LG XBOOM 360 XO3
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

LG XBOOM 360 XO3
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 LG XBOOM 360 XO3 supports this feature, it has voice commands.

Has Voice Prompts

LG XBOOM 360 XO3
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

LG XBOOM 360 XO3
Sonos Era 100

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

Has A Remote Control

LG XBOOM 360 XO3
Sonos Era 100

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

Control Panel Placed On A Device

LG XBOOM 360 XO3
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 LG XBOOM 360 XO3 too have a control panel on them.

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