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A Review By Comparison of the Sonos Era 100 Vs. Xiaomi Sound Pro

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

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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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 Xiaomi Sound Pro Sonos Era 100
DESIGN volume 4,012.12cm³ 2,857.95cm³
weight 2,020g
height 204.7mm 182.5mm
width 140mm 120mm
thickness 140mm 130.5mm
SOUND QUALITY has a subwoofer
has stereo speakers
driver unit size 38.1mm
has a passive radiator
audio output power 40w
lowest frequency 45hz
highest frequency 20,000hz
POWER has a battery level indicator
standby mode power consumption 1.98w
CONNECTIVITY has a detachable cable
has an aux input
has bluetooth
bluetooth version v5.1 v5
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 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
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 important 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.

Xiaomi Sound Pro's volume is 4,012.12cm³ meaning it requires more space than the Sonos Era 100 by cm³

Weight

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Sonos Era 100 2,020g

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

Height

Xiaomi Sound Pro 204.7mm
Sonos Era 100 182.5mm

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

Xiaomi Sound Pro, at 204.7mm is longer in height than the Sonos Era 100 with a difference 22.2mm

Width

Xiaomi Sound Pro 140mm
Sonos Era 100 120mm

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

The Xiaomi Sound Pro, at 140mm is wider than the Sonos Era 100 by 20mm

Thickness

Xiaomi Sound Pro 140mm
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)

Xiaomi Sound Pro has a thickness of 140mm, hence thicker than the Sonos Era 100 by 9.5mm

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Sound Quality

Has A Subwoofer

Xiaomi Sound Pro
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 Xiaomi Sound Pro and Sonos Era 100 have a subwoofer

Has Stereo Speakers

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Sonos Era 100

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

Both Xiaomi Sound Pro and Sonos Era 100 have stereo speakers

Driver Unit Size

Xiaomi Sound Pro 38.1mm
Sonos Era 100

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
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

Xiaomi Sound Pro 40w
Sonos Era 100

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 aspects to look at such as sensitivity, sound pressure, etc.

Lowest Frequency

Xiaomi Sound Pro 45hz
Sonos Era 100

Low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device reproduces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it. Xiaomi Sound Pro's lowest frequency is at 45Hz, the lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Highest Frequency

Xiaomi Sound Pro 20,000hz
Sonos Era 100

High frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device reproduces high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal on the way through. Xiaomi Sound Pro's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, the higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Power

Has A Battery Level Indicator

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Sonos Era 100

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.

Standby Mode Power Consumption

Xiaomi Sound Pro
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

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Connectivity

Has A Detachable Cable

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Sonos Era 100

Detachable cables are cables that have connectors on both ends. One end goes into your headphone earpieces, while the other end is inserted into an audio source. 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

Xiaomi Sound Pro
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

Xiaomi Sound Pro
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 Xiaomi Sound Pro and the Sonos Era 100 have Bluetooth

Bluetooth Version

Xiaomi Sound Pro 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

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

Maximum Bluetooth Range

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

Supports Wi-Fi

Xiaomi Sound Pro
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.

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

Has Usb Type-C

Xiaomi Sound Pro
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.

Xiaomi Sound Pro too has USB TYPE-C

Usb Ports

Xiaomi Sound Pro 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

Xiaomi Sound Pro has 1 USB ports

Extras

Has A Mobile App

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Sonos Era 100

You can use your smartphone as a remote control for the device through a dedicated app. Through this, you can change 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
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 Xiaomi Sound Pro supports this feature, it has voice commands.

Has Voice Prompts

Xiaomi Sound Pro
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

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Sonos Era 100

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

Has A Remote Control

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Sonos Era 100

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

Control Panel Placed On A Device

Xiaomi Sound Pro
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 Xiaomi Sound Pro too have a control panel on them.

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