With the recent arrival of the new JBL EON ONE Compact and hype surrounding this portable battery-powered PA, we thought it prudent to check out what else is out there in portable battery-powered PA land.
We’re sure most will be familiar with the Bose S1 Pro System, which has somewhat set the bar in this style and form factor of portable PA systems. In this video, we compare these two units checking out what features they share in common and what’s unique about each, whilst also looking at what applications are applicable for each model. We also capture a basic recording of each model, playing the same piece of music into an AKG 414XLS mic, measured at a distance of 1/2 a meter running into a Universal Audio Apollo 8X unison mic pre.
We recommend using good quality headphones or monitors to hear these recordings at their best.
|Spec||JBL EON ONE COMPACT||BOSE S1 PRO|
|Freq Response:||37.5 Hz – 20 kHz||62 Hz – 17 kHz|
|Sensitivity (SPL):||112 dB||109 dB|
|Mixer:||4 channels||3 channels|
|EQ:||4 band (via app)||2 band|
|Phantom / Hi-Z:||Yes / Yes||No / * ToneMatch|
|Bluetooth:||Streaming + control of 4 units||Streaming only|
|App DSP Control:||Yes||No|
|Battery Life:||12 hrs||11 hrs|
|Dimensions (H x W x D) mm:||399 x 255 x 291||330 x 241 x 286|
|Net Weight:||8 kg||7.1 kg|
*ToneMatch is Bose’s technology which helps microphones and instruments sound natural when either source is plugged into a ToneMatch enabled input.