The market for conference speakers is a very competitive one because, as you can probably imagine, these devices come with a premium cost and they are needed in big numbers, depending on the working environment. Around a week ago, we checked out the latest eMeet OfficeCore M2 – the first AI-Powered conference speaker in the world, but, of course, the device will find some stiff competition, going from the popular Jabra 710, to eMeet’s own OfficeCore M1 which is still a great choice.
That is why we decided to compare these three devices to hopefully help you pick the right one for your needs; keep reading!
The latest eMeet OfficeCore M2, being the newest product, comes with many features the Jabra 710 lacks. For example, Jabra’s speaker does not sport Artificial Intelligence nor does it feature the VoiceIA™ Algorithm based on DNN (Deep Neural Network), which can effectively suppress background noise and eliminate echo, offering clear sound on both ends of the calls. The OfficeCore M2 then comes with a longer sound pickup distance, using high sensitive MEMS digital Microphone can listen to up to 26~33ft away.
The 4 microphone array is also very important, we only have one on the Jabra 710, meanwhile the older OfficeCore M1 sports 6. The four mics on the M2 do feature AI positioning though, which allows it to understand where the sound is coming from.
The M2 is expandable without limits, you can connect devices to each other for a really large coverage, Jabra’s speaker can only be connected to 1 more device. Finally, the M1 cannot be connected to additional speakers.
eMeet’s OfficeCore M2 is compatible with Multi Platforms like: Skype, Avaya, Gizmo Project, Wechat, Google Gtalk and many more, and compatible with most digital assistant (Siri, Cortana or Google Now), we can’t say the same about the Jabra alternative that supports only: Skype, Microsoft Lync, Cisco, Avaya, FaceTime, etc.
The eMeet OfficeCore M2 a Qualcomm CSR 8670 Bluetooth chip (V4.2 BLE, only V4.0 on the Jabra 710), a digital processing signal by XMOS and a battery for up to 12 hours of talk time.
Finally, pricing for the devices is really close at $209 for the eMeet OfficeCore M2, $229 for the Jabra 710, meanwhile the OfficeCore M1 is slightly cheaper at $179. In conclusion, if we have a look at the features to price ratio, the eMeet OfficeCore M2 easily comes out as the winner. The AI-powered speakerphone will be available starting May 28th.