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A Review By Comparison of the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 Vs. Xiaomi Sound Pro

Last updated on May 29, 2023   6 minute read
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Xiaomi Sound Pro

Xiaomi Sound Pro

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Reasons why you might like the Xiaomi Sound Pro

Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Has A Subwoofer
  • Has A Mobile App
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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

A summary of the review by feature comparison

Category Features Xiaomi Sound Pro Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6
DESIGN volume 4,012.12cm³ 10,578.43cm³
weight 2,940g
height 204.7mm 284mm
width 140mm 291mm
thickness 140mm 128mm
SOUND QUALITY has a subwoofer
has stereo speakers
driver unit size 38.1mm 120mm
drivers count 2only
has a passive radiator
snr - signal to noise ratio 80db
audio output power 40w
lowest frequency 45hz 50hz
highest frequency 20,000hz 20,000hz
POWER battery life 8hours
charge time 5hours
has a battery level indicator
CONNECTIVITY can be used wirelessly
has an aux input
has bluetooth
bluetooth version v5.1 v4.2
maximum bluetooth range 15meters 10meters
supports wi-fi
has usb type-c
usb ports 1only
EXTRAS has a mobile app
has voice commands
has a radio
has voice prompts
has airplay
has a remote control
control panel placed on a device
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A breakdown of the review per specifications

Design

Volume

Xiaomi Sound Pro 4,012.12cm³
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 10,578.43cm³

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 a good thing 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.

Xiaomi Sound Pro's volume is 4,012.12cm³ meaning it occupies more space than the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 with a difference cm³

Weight

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 2,940g

We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that 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.

Height

Xiaomi Sound Pro 204.7mm
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 284mm

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

The Xiaomi Sound Pro, at 204.7mm is shorter than the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 by -79.3mm

Width

Xiaomi Sound Pro 140mm
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 291mm

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

The Xiaomi Sound Pro, at 140mm is smaller in width than the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 with a difference -151mm

Thickness

Xiaomi Sound Pro 140mm
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 128mm

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)

Xiaomi Sound Pro has a thickness of 140mm, hence thicker than the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 with a difference 12mm

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Sound Quality

Has A Subwoofer

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6

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.

Has Stereo Speakers

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6

Xiaomi Sound Pro has stereo speakers, what this means is that Xiaomi Sound Pro's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.

Driver Unit Size

Xiaomi Sound Pro 38.1mm
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 120mm

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 6 driver unit is 120mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Xiaomi Sound Pro driver unit is 38.1mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 by 81.9mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.

However, large drivers usually have difficulty reproducing high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better sound.

Drivers Count

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 2only

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

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6

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 6 both have a passive radiator

Snr - Signal To Noise Ratio

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 80db

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

Xiaomi Sound Pro 40w
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6

The audio output power of a device is based on the number of speakers and their power in watts Xiaomi Sound Pro has 40W, 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.

Lowest Frequency

Xiaomi Sound Pro 45hz
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 50hz

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.

Xiaomi Sound Pro's lowest frequency is at 45Hz, this implies that Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 got a juicier bass than the Xiaomi Sound Pro

Highest Frequency

Xiaomi Sound Pro 20,000hz
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 20,000hz

High frequency response measures if and how well an 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.

Xiaomi Sound Pro's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices produce equal treble

Power

Battery Life

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 8hours

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

Charge Time

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 5hours

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.

Has A Battery Level Indicator

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6

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 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.

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Connectivity

Can Be Used Wirelessly

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6

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

Has An Aux Input

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6

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

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6

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 6 have Bluetooth

Bluetooth Version

Xiaomi Sound Pro v5.1
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 v4.2

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

Xiaomi Sound Pro has a Bluetooth version of v5.1. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.

Maximum Bluetooth Range

Xiaomi Sound Pro 15meters
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 10meters

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.

The Xiaomi Sound Pro can connect at a 15meters distance via Bluetooth

Supports Wi-Fi

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6

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.

Has Usb Type-C

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6

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.

Usb Ports

Xiaomi Sound Pro 1only
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices, like those you save your music on, Xiaomi Sound Pro has 1 only

Extras

Has A Mobile App

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6

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.

Has Voice Commands

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6

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 Xiaomi Sound Pro supports this feature, it has voice commands.

Has A Radio

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6

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

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6

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

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6

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

Has A Remote Control

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely without moving to the device.

Control Panel Placed On A Device

Xiaomi Sound Pro
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6

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.

The Xiaomi Sound Pro too have a control panel on them.

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