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Linksys EA9500 (AC5400)
Zyxel Multy X WSQ50 (2017)
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Linksys EA9500 (AC5400) vs Zyxel Multy X (2017)

Analysis:

While the Linksys EA9500 (AC5400) wasn't able to make it to the very top of any roundups from sources that perform quality hands-on testing, it still got featured in a large number of them. Expert Reviews, Technically Well, TechSpot, hardwarezone.com.sg, PCmag, and CNET have all deemed it worthy of a place on their respective shortlists.

As for the Zyxel Multy X WSQ50 (2017), it wasn't able to earn a top spot in any roundups from trusted sources that conduct their own hands-on testing. Nevertheless, it managed to impress reviewers at Expert Reviews, CNET, and PCmag enough to make it onto their respective shortlists.

To get a better idea of how they fare when compared directly to each other, we analyzed review scores of sources that tested both. PCmag and CNET, for example, preferred the Linksys EA9500 (AC5400), while Expert Reviews rated both of them the same.

We also took a look at which sources had the best things to say about them. We learned that the Linksys EA9500 (AC5400) got reviewed the highest by Expert Reviews - it gave it a rating of 10, while the Zyxel Multy X WSQ50 (2017) most impressed reviewers at Expert Reviews, which gave it a score of 10.

Lastly, we averaged out all of the reviews scores that we could find on these two products and compared them to other Wi-Fi Routers on the market. We learned that both of them performed far better than most of their competitors - the overall review average earned by Wi-Fi Routers being 7.4 out of 10, whereas the Linksys EA9500 (AC5400) and Zyxel Multy X WSQ50 (2017) managed averages of 8.8 and 8.2 points, respectively.

Due to the difference in their prices, however, it's important to keep in mind that a direct Linksys EA9500 (AC5400) vs. Zyxel Multy X WSQ50 (2017) comparison might not be entirely fair - some sources don't take value for money into account when assigning their scores and therefore have a tendency to rate more premium products better.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
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PCmag
CNET
Expert Reviews
Technically Well
TechSpot
hardwarezone.com.sg
Lifewire
Digitaltrends
Gadget Review
10wares.com
Tech. Specs Comparison
Linksys EA9500 (AC5400)
Zyxel Multy X WSQ50 (2017)
$857
Mesh Router
No
Yes
Supported Frequency Ranges
  • 2.4 GHz
  • 5 GHz
  • 2.4 GHz
  • 5 GHz
Wi-Fi standard
Wi-Fi 5
Wi-Fi 5
Higher than average expert review score
Higher than average expert review score
7.4
Overall Avg. for Wi-Fi Routers
8.2
Avg. Review Score
Score
Recommendations
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