Hello there, today I will compare “boAt Stone 350” and “Portronics Sound Drum.” Both of these speakers are a tough competition to each other and even though people think that the Sound Drum is a miniature version of the Stone 350, there are large differences between, and to know those differences we will be discussing everything from battery life to the output sound quality. So without any delay, let’s dive in.
Boat Stone 350 Vs Portronics SoundDrum Specifications Comparison
|S. No||Property||boAt Stone 350||Portronics Sound Drum|
|1.||Model||Stone 350||Sound Drum|
|3.||Power Output (RMS)||10 Watts||10 Watts|
|4.||Color||Black, Blue, Red||Black, Grey, Blue|
|5.||Battery Capacity||2200mAh||1800 mAh|
|6.||Bluetooth range||10 meter||10 meter|
|7.||Dimensions||9 cm x 9.3 cm x 11 cm||7.9 cm x 9.5 cm x 7.9 cm|
|8.||Warranty||One year||One year|
The boAt Stone 350 comes with a total of six items in its box, namely: User Manual, Warranty Card, Catalog, Auxiliary Cable, Micro USB Cable, and Speaker, while the Portronics Sound Drum comes with only three components, User Manual, Micro USB Cable, and Speaker.
Physical Feel Difference
The boAt Stone 350 has a complete plastic built and is covered with rubber padding all around. Its speaker grill has a tough premium fabric for extra durability. It has two bass radiators on the top and bottom. You can purchase it in Black, Red, and Blue colors. It also has a strap on the back for carrying it around.
The Portronics Sound Drum also has a complete plastic built with a matte finish on top and bottom. It has one bass radiator on top and rubber padding at the bottom for grip. You can acquire it in Black, Blue, and Grey colors.
Battery: Boat Stone 350 VS Portronics SoundDrum
The boAt Stone 350 has a battery of 2200 mAh. As claimed by the manufacturers, it can be used for twelve hours straight. When you use this speaker at 100% volume, it gives a total run-time of 8-9 hours. Charging time, as suggested by the manufacturers is 1.5 hours.
The battery capacity of Portronics Sound Drum is 1800 mAh. As claimed by the manufacturers, it can be used for six hours. When you use this speaker at 100% volume, it gives a total run-time of 5-6 hours. The charging time, as suggested by the manufacturers is 2 hours.
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Difference Between Water Protections:
The boAt Stone 350 has an IPX7 rating, which means it can stay 1 meter underwater for 30 minutes without any damage. The speaker is also Splash Resistant. So, it can play music in showers, beaches, and rain. The Input and Output Compartment is covered with a waterproof Silicon cap that prevents water from entering.
The Portronics Sound Drum has an IPX6 rating, which means it can survive moderate splashes and can be used in light rainfall without any damage. The Input and Output compartment is water-proofed by a rubber cap.
Input and Output Compartment:
The Input and Output Compartment of boAt Stone 350 has a total of three ports: a micro USB port for charging, a TF port for micro SD card compatibility, and an auxiliary port for aux support.
The Input and Output Compartment of Portronics Sound Drum also has a total of three ports: a micro USB port for charging, a USB port for pen drive compatibility, and an auxiliary port for aux support.
Connectivity Comparison: Stone 350 Versus Portronics Sound Drum Speaker
The boAt Stone 350 supports Bluetooth 5.0, which means it has easier connectivity and a larger range. Apart from Bluetooth, you can also connect it to your devices through an auxiliary cable or to your SD Card through the TF port.
The Portronics Sound Drum supports Bluetooth 4.2, which means, as compared to Stone 350, it lacks that ease of connectivity has a shorter ranger. It can also be connected to our devices through an auxiliary cable and USB port.
Sound Output Difference Between Boat 350 and Portronics SoundDrum
Both of these speakers produce very loud, clear, and sharp high frequencies but the Sound Drum sounds a little unpleasant as compared to the Stone 350 because of imbalanced sharp frequencies in the Sound Drum. Both of them have little to no distortion at maximum volume but the Sound Drum has more.
In the medium frequencies, where vocals lie, both of them give an excellent performance. Even though the Sound Drum has more sharpness and better clarity, it sounds a bit artificially sharpened in the vocals, while the Stone 350 is not as sharp and therefore sounds natural. Both of them lack the richness and warmth that is naturally present in vocals.
Stone 350 has two woofers, on top and bottom and the Sound Drum has only one still Sound Drum gives out more bass. The bass of Sound Drum is more punchy and the Stone 350 sounds cleaner.
Conclusion: Boat Stone 350 Vs Portronics SoundDrum Por-871
Keeping in mind the extremely similar output sound quality of both of these speakers, it is a good decision to buy the Stone 350 because you will be getting pretty much the same satisfaction with both of them and the Stone 350 comes at a lower price. If the price of the Sound Drum ever falls, then definitely it will become the better choice. If you are a bass-head and the cost does not matter to you that much, you should opt for the Sound Drum.