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A Review By Comparison of the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 Vs. Tronsmart T7

Last updated on May 29, 2023   6 minute read
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Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6

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Reasons why you might like the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6

Overall Score 5.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Battery Life of 8 hours
  • Has A Mobile App
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Tronsmart T7

Tronsmart T7

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Reasons why you might like the Tronsmart T7

Overall Score 4.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Ingress Protection (Ip) Rating of IPX7
  • Has A Subwoofer
  • Battery Life of 12 hours
  • Has A Mobile App

A summary of the review by feature comparison

Category Features Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 Tronsmart T7
DESIGN ingress protection (ip) rating ipX7
volume 10,578.43cm³ 2,964.38cm³
weight 2,940g 870g
height 284mm 255mm
width 291mm 125mm
thickness 128mm 93mm
is dust proof and water resistant
SOUND QUALITY has a subwoofer
driver unit size 120mm
drivers count 2only
has a passive radiator
snr - signal to noise ratio 80db
audio output power 30w
lowest frequency 50hz 60hz
highest frequency 20,000hz 20,000hz
POWER battery life 8hours 12hours
charge time 5hours 3hours
has a battery level indicator
CONNECTIVITY can be used wirelessly
has an aux input
has bluetooth
bluetooth version v4.2 v5.3
maximum bluetooth range 10meters
EXTRAS has a mobile app
has voice commands
has a radio
has voice prompts
has airplay
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 6
Tronsmart T7 ipX7

Ingress protection 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.

Having a value of IPX7, the Tronsmart T7's rating is read as, the first value of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, 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 6 10,578.43cm³
Tronsmart T7 2,964.38cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space taken up by the product's body or, in simpler terms, the space the product fills. Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 takes up 10,578.43cm³, it is important to know the space that the speaker occupies just so as to ensure that it will fit with ease into the available space next to your other gadgets.

Tronsmart T7's volume is 2,964.38cm³ meaning it occupies more space than the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 by cm³

Weight

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 2,940g
Tronsmart T7 870g

We consider 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.

Tronsmart T7, at 870g is heavier than the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 with a difference g. Commonly a genuine quality system is a little bit heavier than average quality products though If you want to change the position of the soundbar after some time, then you should opt to purchase a lighter soundbar.

Height

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 284mm
Tronsmart T7 255mm

This represents the vertical dimension of a device, Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 has a height of 284mm.

The Tronsmart T7, at 255mm is shorter than the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 by -29mm

Width

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 291mm
Tronsmart T7 125mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of a device, Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 has a width of 291mm.

The Tronsmart T7, at 125mm is smaller in width than the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 with a difference -166mm

Thickness

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 128mm
Tronsmart T7 93mm

The thickness (or depth) of Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 is 128mm, to know the thickness of the speaker you divide its volume(space occupied) by the surface area( length by width)

Tronsmart T7 has a thickness of 93mm, hence less thicker than the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 by -35mm

Is Dust Proof And Water Resistant

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6
Tronsmart T7

The Tronsmart T7 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.

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6
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Sound Quality

Has A Subwoofer

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6
Tronsmart T7

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.

Driver Unit Size

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 120mm
Tronsmart T7

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the headphone. Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 driver unit is 120mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Drivers Count

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 2only
Tronsmart T7

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 6 has 2 only.

Has A Passive Radiator

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6
Tronsmart T7

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.

Snr - Signal To Noise Ratio

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 80db
Tronsmart T7

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

Audio Output Power

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6
Tronsmart T7 30w

The audio output power of a device is based on the number of speakers and their power in watts Tronsmart T7 has 30W, 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 6 50hz
Tronsmart T7 60hz

Low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device reproduces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it. Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6's lowest frequency is at 50Hz, the lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Tronsmart T7's lowest frequency is at 60Hz, this implies that Tronsmart T7 got a juicier bass than the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6

Highest Frequency

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 20,000hz
Tronsmart T7 20,000hz

High frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component reproduces high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal on the way through. Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, the higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Tronsmart T7's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices produce equal treble

Power

Battery Life

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 8hours
Tronsmart T7 12hours

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 6's battery life is 8 hours

Tronsmart T7's battery life is 12 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 6 5hours
Tronsmart T7 3hours

It takes 5 hours to fully charge the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6'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.

Tronsmart T7 takes 3 hours to fully charge the battery

Has A Battery Level Indicator

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6
Tronsmart T7

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 has a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your speaker.

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6
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Connectivity

Can Be Used Wirelessly

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6
Tronsmart T7

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 can be used wirelessly, wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

The Tronsmart T7 also can be used wirelessly

Has An Aux Input

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6
Tronsmart T7

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

Has Bluetooth

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6
Tronsmart T7

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

Bluetooth Version

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 v4.2
Tronsmart T7 v5.3

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 6 has a v4.2

Tronsmart T7 has a Bluetooth version of v5.3. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.

Maximum Bluetooth Range

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 10meters
Tronsmart T7

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 6 can connect at a 10meters distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.

Extras

Has A Mobile App

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6
Tronsmart T7

You can use your smartphone as a remote control for the device through a dedicated app. By this, you can customize settings, unlock features, and get real-time updates so you can always listen to your music the best way you see fit.

Has Voice Commands

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6
Tronsmart T7

You can use your voice to control key functions of the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 and you can easily access it without pushing any button but just giving it voice commands.

The Tronsmart T7 supports this feature, it has voice commands.

Has A Radio

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6
Tronsmart T7

A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.

Has Voice Prompts

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6
Tronsmart T7

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.

Has Airplay

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6
Tronsmart T7

AirPlay allows wireless connection of Apple devices with external screens or speakers.

Control Panel Placed On A Device

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6
Tronsmart T7

There is a control panel on the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 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.

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6
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