Harman Kardon Onyx Studio Bluetooth Speaker Review

It is not so long ago that Harman Kardon Onyx Studio EISA award-winning wireless home speaker system Harman Kardon Onyx Studio earned top marks in our review. Now the Americans place gradually introduce the slightly stripped studio version to have the makings of a new bestseller not only because of its attractive price. We even looked at him take a closer look …

Price: The Harman Kardon Onyx Studio costs $141  with the 10% off Coupon Code: 10PRIMENOW (coupon only for 1st order).

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio practical

Times change. While your music collection a few years ago took a few meters of shelf space too complete, can this nowadays in most cases easily on your smartphone or tablet store. About appropriate HiFi devices, media players or docking stations this can then be played back in an amazing sound quality.

Qualitatively different it looks like most, when you want to enjoy their favorite albums in the pool, on the beach or in the city park. There is a reason, because in the mobile space, there are few wireless speakers with powerful battery unit, which are easy to transport and, moreover, offer a sophisticated sound quality.

With its Harman Kardon Onyx Studio provides claims to now such a wireless speaker that relies entirely on Bluetooth, is astonishingly light and exceptionally pretty, has a powerful battery on board, the sound level of his already tested by us big brother (Test here) promises, but it is significantly less expensive with its price of $119.99. If you believe the description, the next cookout or the nearest beach holidays can therefore start at any time.

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio Pull & Play

When unpacking our test model, it soon becomes clear that the manufacturer has not promised too much in terms of comfort. This allows the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio lift directly from its protective packaging and position it immediately. must be mounted and without that even a cable plugged in or a foot. This is ever practical.

As well as virtually ideal proves the size of the pretty American who provides plenty of volume for display more thorough bass passages, yet neither oversized nor inexpedient or acts even wood.

On the contrary, because thanks to its Oscar suspicious design environment hardly noticeable that our Test-pro-band has two placed in the front high and mid-range driver and a respective front and rear recessed passive radiator for bass performance, is expected which is already rich hi-fi sound.

An impressive assembly, which even exceeds the better compact speakers. And because it is in our test device to a powered speaker, which is primarily intended for mobile operation, another feature is to be mentioned in this connection with the integrated battery unit then. And a special, which promises uninterrupted reproduction of their own playlists of not less than five hours by the manufacturer.

An achievement that we were able to surpass in our test. More on this later, because first we want to clarify how access to play back soundtracks in the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio. This question is quickly not straightforward because the Onyx Studio takes only wireless signals transmitted via Bluetooth on.

To this end, the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio beauty has an integrated Bluetooth reception / transmission unit, which corresponds to the standard 3.0 (A2DP) and in our test even over a distance of 12 meters (outdoor) for uninterrupted and fault-free listening made.

And also the question of the operation of the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio club is quickly resolved. Thus, for all basic functions such as on / off, volume, and Bluetooth pairing via four buttons in the upper half of the housing surrounding the ring to make, while the track selection is made as usual via your smartphone or tablet, which of course also allows access to the level tuning.

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio Cordless – easy

As I said, the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio has a Bluetooth receiver, which means that you do not need to plug in a single cable, to start the music playback can. But if you think now, that the connection of a complicated filing or integration procedure requires mistaken.

And enormous, because after performing only two steps of the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio is connected in less than a minute wirelessly with your smartphone, tablet or PC. It works like this:

  1. Harman Kardon Onyx Studio on (Bluetooth is automatically activated).
  2. Select ” Harman Kardon Onyx Studio ” from the list of available Bluetooth receiver.

Awakens the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio back from standby, the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio is made to the last connected player device automatically.

If, however, be connected to the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio during operation (for example, during the party) a new device extends a short, continuous pressing the Bluetooth button. The sounding of an acoustic signal is seen for about three seconds connection standby.

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio in practice

Even before our review unit the first notes “spits” it has already earned the next advantages due to its foolproof means. And honestly, as simple as this unit allows the connection even with a wired speaker hardly accomplish.

The next step is now to finally find out how the Harman sound beats. The Stones anthem “Satisfaction” then gives us also the first findings in terms of activity. Here, the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio plays from the first second on merrily going on, as if it were created for the reproduction of this piece.

Unmistakably Mick Jagger’s voice now from our email active box what quickly ensures that the test jury equal with whips the clock and rely only moments later to feel to significantly raise the volume. A step, but obviously prepares no discomfort our test model.

No, obviously certainly not in the least because the rich sound, the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio will now create the day, put on to, rips and is great fun. After a few more Stones-pieces, we then switch to more modern “food”.

We choose by Daft Punk titled “Something About Us” to first take a song that has been forced into deeper passages so many mobile Bluetooth playback device to its knees. Not so the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio

However, a word on bass representation, because this is amazing profound and consistently dynamic.

Price: The Harman Kardon Onyx Studio costs $141  with the 10% off Coupon Code: 10PRIMENOW (coupon only for 1st order).


With the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio expands its world showered with honors Onyx series to an outdoor model that not only looks excellent, but has everything you need makes a sophisticated wireless speaker. He is an excellent workmanship, lightweight and fits into any bathroom or picnic bag.

He has a powerful battery and a Bluetooth unit that always produces a seamless connection even at a greater distance. But the best is yet, because you feed him with adequate audio files, he spoiled with a sound quality that are otherwise only known from more expensive hi-fi compact systems.

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