JBL Pulse 5See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 7See price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|JBL Pulse 5
|Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 7
|ingress protection (ip) rating
|is dust proof and water resistant
|has a subwoofer
|size of subwoofer
|has stereo speakers
|driver unit size
|has a passive radiator
|snr - signal to noise ratio
|has a battery level indicator
|can be used wirelessly
|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
|control panel placed on a device
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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 IP67, the JBL Pulse 5'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 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 7 takes up 12,930.67cm³, it is a good thing to know the space that the speaker takes up just so as to ensure that it will fit with ease into the available space next to your other gadgets.
We take in account 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.
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 7, at 3,295g is lighter than the JBL Pulse 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 want to change the position of the soundbar after some time, then you should try to purchase a lighter soundbar.
This represents the vertical dimension of a device, JBL Pulse 5 has a height of 96.5mm.
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 7, at 302.5mm is longer in height than the JBL Pulse 5 with a difference 206mm
This represents the horizontal dimension of a device, JBL Pulse 5 has a width of 223mm.
The Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 7, at 268mm is wider than the JBL Pulse 5 with a difference 45mm
The thickness (or depth) of JBL Pulse 5 is 94mm, to know the thickness of the speaker you divide its volume(space occupied) by the surface area( length by width)
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 7 has a thickness of 159.5mm, meaning that it is thicker than the JBL Pulse 5 with a difference 65.5mm
The JBL Pulse 5 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.
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 Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 7 and JBL Pulse 5 have a subwoofer
Bigger subwoofers are capable of producing deeper bass sounds. Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 7 has a 120 mm subwoofer
JBL Pulse 5 has stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 7 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 7 driver unit is 25mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
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 7 has 3 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 Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 7 and JBL Pulse 5 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 7 has an audio signal level of 80 dB higher than the level of noise.
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. JBL Pulse 5's lowest frequency is at 70Hz, the lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
High frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component reproduces high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on the way through. JBL Pulse 5's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, the higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the 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. JBL Pulse 5's battery life is 12 hours
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 7's battery life is 8 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.
It takes 4 hours to fully charge the JBL Pulse 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.
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 7 takes 5 hours to fully charge the battery
JBL Pulse 5 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.
JBL Pulse 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.
JBL Pulse 5 can be used wirelessly, wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
The Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 7 also can be used wirelessly
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 7 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.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. JBL Pulse 5 has a v5.1
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 7 has a Bluetooth version of v4.2. 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 JBL Pulse 5 can connect at a 10meters distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
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 Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 7 can connect to Wi-Fi.
JBL Pulse 5 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, JBL Pulse 5 has 1 only
You can use your smartphone as a remote control for the device through a dedicated app. By this, you can change 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 JBL Pulse 5 and you can easily access it without pushing any button but just giving it 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.
There is a control panel on the JBL Pulse 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 Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 7 too have a control panel on them.