Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Xiaomi Sound ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4
|Xiaomi Sound Pro
|has a subwoofer
|size of subwoofer
|has stereo speakers
|driver unit size
|has a passive radiator
|snr - signal to noise ratio
|audio output power
|4 x 15w
|has a battery level indicator
|has an aux input
|has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
|maximum bluetooth range
|has usb type-c
|has a mobile app
|has voice commands
|has voice prompts
|has a remote control
|control panel placed on a device
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Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space taken up by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product fills. Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 takes up 11,528.66cm³, it is important to know the space that the speaker occupies just so as to ensure that it will easily fit in the available space next to your other gadgets.
Xiaomi Sound Pro's volume is 4,012.12cm³ meaning it occupies more space than the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 by cm³
We prefer a lower weight better 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.
The height represents the vertical dimension of a device, Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 has a height of 260mm.
Xiaomi Sound Pro, at 204.7mm is shorter than the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 with a difference -55.3mm
This represents the horizontal dimension of a device, Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 has a width of 278mm.
Xiaomi Sound Pro, at 140mm is smaller in width than the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 by -138mm
The thickness (or depth) of Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 is 159.5mm, 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 less thicker than the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 by -19.5mm
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 Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 have a subwoofer
Bigger subwoofers are capable of producing deeper bass sounds. Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 has a 75 mm subwoofer
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 has stereo speakers, what this means is that Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Xiaomi Sound Pro also has stereo speakers
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the headphone. Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 driver unit is 20mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
Xiaomi Sound Pro driver unit is 38.1mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 by 18.1mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty reproducing high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better sound.
A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. Drivers come in different sizes and modes, but generally, you'll find three types: tweeter driver, which handles the high-frequency treble range (above 2,000 Hz), and midrange driver: which handles the midrange frequencies (200 Hz to 2,000 Hz). Woofer driver: handles the low-frequency bass range (below 200 Hz).
Based on the frequencies they handle more drivers may result in better sound quality, Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 has 2 only.
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.
The Xiaomi Sound Pro and Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 both have a passive radiator
The signal-to-noise ratio is a measure that compares the meaningful sound a speaker produces to the level of noise produced by internal components of that speaker, the higher the number the less perceived noise. Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 has an audio signal level of 80 dB higher than the level of noise.
The audio output power of a device is based on the number of speakers and their power in watts Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 has 4 x 15W, 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 get a better understanding of how loud any speaker can get, there are other aspects to look at such as sensitivity, sound pressure, etc.
Xiaomi Sound Pro has an audio output power of 40W
Low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component reproduces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on the way through. Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4's lowest frequency is at 50Hz, the lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
Xiaomi Sound Pro's lowest frequency is at 45Hz, this implies that Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 got a juicier bass than the Xiaomi Sound Pro
High frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device reproduces high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on the way through. Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, the higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
Xiaomi Sound Pro's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble
Your speaker's battery life will reduce over time while in use, the battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often. Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4's battery life is 8 hours
It takes 5 hours to fully charge the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using it for the first time or when they have been unused for extended periods.
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 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.
Xiaomi Sound Pro too has a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to determine the charging state of your speaker, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 support multipoint, which allows you to link to more Bluetooth devices and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
An auxiliary input allows you to play other audio sources by connecting them through a simple audio connection like a 3.5mm jack
Being an industry-standard audio plug, a standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards. This means that it is commonly used in stereo headphones to your phone or connecting your phone to an external amplifier, sound bars, your car radio, etc. Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 has this connector giving it a wider range of connectivity with most of the sound devices out there. All plugs have at least a tip and sleeve with the number of rings that stand as a differentiating factor.
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 Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 have Bluetooth
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 has a v4.2
Xiaomi Sound Pro has a Bluetooth version of v5.1. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology standard that is used for exchanging data between fixed and mobile devices over short distances. The Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 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
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 Xiaomi Sound Pro can connect to Wi-Fi.
Xiaomi Sound Pro 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.
With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices, like those you save your music on, Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 has 1 only
Xiaomi Sound Pro has 1 USB ports
You can use your smartphone as a remote control for the device through a dedicated app. By this, you can alter settings, unlock features, and get timely updates so you can always listen to your music the best way you see fit.
You can use your voice to control key functions of the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 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.
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.
AirPlay allows wireless connection of Apple devices with external screens or speakers.
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely without moving to the device.
There is a control panel on the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 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.