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A Review By Comparison of the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 Vs. Lg Xboom Go Xg7

Last updated on May 29, 2023   7 minute read
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Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5

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Reasons why you might like the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5

Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Has A Subwoofer
  • Battery Life of 8 hours
  • Multipoint Count of 2 only
  • Has A Mobile App
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LG XBOOM Go XG7

LG XBOOM Go XG7

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Reasons why you might like the LG XBOOM Go XG7

Overall Score 4.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Ingress Protection (Ip) Rating of IP67
  • Battery Life of 24 hours

A summary of the review by feature comparison

Category Features Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 LG XBOOM Go XG7
DESIGN ingress protection (ip) rating ip67
volume 10,578.43cm³ 2,435.59cm³
weight 2,980g 1,090g
height 284mm 99.06mm
width 291mm 261.62mm
thickness 128mm 93.98mm
is dust proof and water resistant
SOUND QUALITY has a subwoofer
size of subwoofer 120mm
driver unit size 120mm
drivers count 1only
has a passive radiator
snr - signal to noise ratio 80db
audio output power 50w
lowest frequency 50hz
highest frequency 20,000hz
POWER battery life 8hours 24hours
charge time 5hours 5hours
has a battery level indicator
operating power consumption 10w
standby mode power consumption 0.5w
CONNECTIVITY multipoint count 2only
can be used wirelessly
has an aux input
has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
has bluetooth
bluetooth version v4.2 v5.1
has usb type-c
usb ports 1only 1only
EXTRAS has a mobile app
control panel placed on a device
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A breakdown of the review per specifications

Design

Ingress Protection (Ip) Rating

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5
LG XBOOM Go XG7 ip67

IP ratings refer to the level of protection offered by an electrical enclosure, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represent a number The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquid.

Scoring IP67, the LG XBOOM Go XG7's rating is read as, the first number of 6 denotes that they are completely dust proof, and the second number of 7 means that they are protected against temporary immersion in water under set conditions, say 1 metre for 30 minutes.

Volume

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 10,578.43cm³
LG XBOOM Go XG7 2,435.59cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space taken up by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies. Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 takes up 10,578.43cm³, it is a good thing to know the space that the speaker takes up just so as to ensure that it will easily fit in the available space next to your other gadgets.

LG XBOOM Go XG7's volume is 2,435.59cm³ meaning it requires more space than the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 with a difference cm³

Weight

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 2,980g
LG XBOOM Go XG7 1,090g

We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.

LG XBOOM Go XG7, at 1,090g weigh less than the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 with a difference g. Most of the time a genuine quality system is a little bit heavier than average quality products though If you will need to change the position of the soundbar often, then you should try to purchase a lighter soundbar.

Height

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 284mm
LG XBOOM Go XG7 99.06mm

This represents the vertical dimension of a device, Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 has a height of 284mm.

The LG XBOOM Go XG7, at 99.06mm is shorter than the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 with a difference -184.94mm

Width

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 291mm
LG XBOOM Go XG7 261.62mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of a device, Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 has a width of 291mm.

The LG XBOOM Go XG7, at 261.62mm is smaller in width than the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 by -29.38mm

Thickness

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 128mm
LG XBOOM Go XG7 93.98mm

The thickness (or depth) of Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 is 128mm, to know the thickness of the speaker you divide its volume(space occupied) by the surface area( length by width)

LG XBOOM Go XG7 has a thickness of 93.98mm, meaning that it is less thicker than the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 by -34.02mm

Is Dust Proof And Water Resistant

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5
LG XBOOM Go XG7

The LG XBOOM Go XG7 is dustproof and water-resistant. A water-resistant device can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, if it is to be submerged in the water this is usually set to a given depth and for a specific time period.

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Sound Quality

Has A Subwoofer

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5
LG XBOOM Go XG7

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.

Size Of Subwoofer

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 120mm
LG XBOOM Go XG7

Bigger subwoofers are capable of producing deeper bass sounds. Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 has a 120 mm subwoofer

Driver Unit Size

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 120mm
LG XBOOM Go XG7

The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the headphone. Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 driver unit is 120mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Drivers Count

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 1only
LG XBOOM Go XG7

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 5 has 1 only.

Has A Passive Radiator

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5
LG XBOOM Go XG7

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 LG XBOOM Go XG7 and Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 both have a passive radiator

Snr - Signal To Noise Ratio

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 80db
LG XBOOM Go XG7

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 5 has an audio signal level of 80 dB higher than the level of noise.

Audio Output Power

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 50w
LG XBOOM Go XG7

The audio output power of a device is based on the number of speakers and their power in watts Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 has 50W, 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 features to factor in such as sensitivity, sound pressure, etc.

Lowest Frequency

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 50hz
LG XBOOM Go XG7

Low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device reproduces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on the way through. Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5's lowest frequency is at 50Hz, the lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Highest Frequency

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 20,000hz
LG XBOOM Go XG7

High frequency response measures if and how well an audio device reproduces high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on the way through. Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, the higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Power

Battery Life

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 8hours
LG XBOOM Go XG7 24hours

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 5's battery life is 8 hours

LG XBOOM Go XG7's battery life is 24 hours. Each time you recharge your device, it gets a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first. But over a few years, you may find that your speaker, no longer plays for long like it used to.

Charge Time

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 5hours
LG XBOOM Go XG7 5hours

It takes 5 hours to fully charge the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5'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.

LG XBOOM Go XG7 takes 5 hours to fully charge the battery

Has A Battery Level Indicator

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5
LG XBOOM Go XG7

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 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.

Operating Power Consumption

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5
LG XBOOM Go XG7 10w

The amount of power a speaker uses depends on the loudness of the audio being played, its sensitivity, and the amplifier's volume. Operating power consumption is how much power the device consumes when it's in use. LG XBOOM Go XG7's operating power consumption is 10W

Standby Mode Power Consumption

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5
LG XBOOM Go XG7 0.5w

Also known as a device's energy-saving mode, the power consumption in standby mode measures the amount of power the device consumes when shut down but still plugged in. LG XBOOM Go XG7 has a standby mode power consumption of 0.5W

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Connectivity

Multipoint Count

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 2only
LG XBOOM Go XG7

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 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.

Can Be Used Wirelessly

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5
LG XBOOM Go XG7

LG XBOOM Go XG7 can be used wirelessly, wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

Has An Aux Input

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5
LG XBOOM Go XG7

An auxiliary input allows you to play other audio sources by connecting them through a simple audio connection like a 3.5mm jack

Has A Socket For A 3.5 Mm Audio Jack

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5
LG XBOOM Go XG7

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 5 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.

LG XBOOM Go XG7 too has this kind of connector

Has Bluetooth

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5
LG XBOOM Go XG7

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and computers.

Both the LG XBOOM Go XG7 and the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 have Bluetooth

Bluetooth Version

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 v4.2
LG XBOOM Go XG7 v5.1

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 5 has a v4.2

LG XBOOM Go XG7 has a Bluetooth version of v5.1. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.

Has Usb Type-C

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5
LG XBOOM Go XG7

LG XBOOM Go XG7 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.

Usb Ports

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 1only
LG XBOOM Go XG7 1only

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices, like those you save your music on, Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 has 1 only

LG XBOOM Go XG7 has 1 USB ports

Extras

Has A Mobile App

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5
LG XBOOM Go XG7

You can use your smartphone as a remote control for the device through a dedicated app. Through 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.

Control Panel Placed On A Device

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5
LG XBOOM Go XG7

There is a control panel on the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 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 LG XBOOM Go XG7 too have a control panel on them.

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