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Harman Kardon onyx studio 5 vs 6 : is it worth the upgrade?

Today we are comparing if the Harmon kardon onyx studio 6 is an upgrade to the 5. Quality is important to get the clean, noise-free sound all true audiophiles crave.

Harman Kardon onyx studio 5 vs 6 : is it worth the upgrade?

Lower Priced

Harmon Kardon Onyx Studio 5

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  • Harman Kardon Onyx studio 5 Bluetooth 4. 2 enables wireless streaming for room-filling sound & Speakerphone lets you take hands-free calls
  • Rechargeable battery provides up to 8 hours of playtime, so you can keep the party going all night long
  • 50W total system power and 50Hz – 20kHz frequency response for crisp sound & connect up to 2 smart devices at the same time and take turns playing DJ
  • Wirelessly connect 2 Harman Kardon Onyx studio 5 speakers for an elevated Audio experience (additional speaker sold separately)
  • Round silhouette and premium fabric cover deliver an elegant look and feel & integrated aluminum carrying handle makes it easy to take the speaker anywhere
Newer Model

Harmon Kardon Onyx Studio 6

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  • 8 HOURS OF PLAYTIME: this Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 speaker features a rechargeable battery that supports up to 8 hours of playtime.
  • IPX7 WATERPROOF: use this wireless portable speaker at any place within the home without worrying, like by the kitchen sink.
  • WIRELESS BLUETOOTH STREAMING: stream music wirelessly via Bluetooth to enjoy room-filling sound. Connect up to 2 smart devices at the same time and take turns playing music.
  • PREMIUM MATERIALS: the premium wireless speaker is crafted in a unique aluminum and fabric finish for a truly elegant look and feel.
  • PREMIUM SOUND & EXTRA BASS: this Harman Kardon speaker has 50W rated power – Woofer 1 x 120mm, Tweeter 1 x 25mm

Harman Kardon onyx studio 5 vs 6

While both of these H/K Bluetooth speakers are good quality, there’s much debate over which is better. The only way to find out if less really is more was to test them. On paper and specs both models look very similar.

What We Were Looking For

If you’re intent on listening to professional quality audio coming from your phone, tablet or computer wireless you can’t do without the likes of an accurate sounding pair of Bluetooth speakers. We wanted to know:

harman kardon onyx studio 5 vs 6

The Specs

First let’s breakdown the technical info for both bluetooth speakers.

Common Features 1: Bluetooth Version 4.2

both speakers work on the same version of Bluetooth.

Studio 5

frequency response : 50Hz-20kHz (-6dB)

Studio 6

Because both devices are products of Harman Kardon, you won’t find any difference between them when it comes to there frequency response of  50Hz-20kHz (-6dB)And again, unless your intended audience is dogs or maybe bats, no one is likely to notice the difference.

Common Features 2: Transducers

Both The H/K Onyx Studio 5 and 6 transducers are as followed, Woofer 1 x 120mm, Tweeter 1 x 25mm.

Studio 5

 

With the studio 5, it’s debatable whether or not not being not the latest model have any differences when it comes to sound quality.

Studio 6

The Studio 6 is the latest model and as we are comparing common features, internally not much different the the 5.

Winner: Tie

Why? Only because simply both of these models common specs are exactly the same.

Which one are you leaning towards?

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Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker (Onyx5) (Black)
  • Harman Kardon Onyx studio 5 Bluetooth 4. 2 enables wireless streaming for room-filling sound & Speakerphone lets you take hands-free calls
  • Rechargeable battery provides up to 8 hours of playtime, so you can keep the party going all night long
  • 50W total system power and 50Hz – 20kHz frequency response for crisp sound & connect up to 2 smart devices at the same time and take turns playing DJ
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - IPX7...
  • 8 HOURS OF PLAYTIME: this Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 speaker features a rechargeable battery that supports up to 8 hours of playtime.
  • IPX7 WATERPROOF: use this wireless portable speaker at any place within the home without worrying, like by the kitchen sink.
  • WIRELESS BLUETOOTH STREAMING: stream music wirelessly via Bluetooth to enjoy room-filling sound. Connect up to 2 smart devices at the same time and take turns playing music.

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Unique Features: Onyx Studio 5

Weighs more

The Onyx Studio 5 is just heavier, but its so close! And while that might not seem like a lot, every little bit helps when you’re out carrying other gear.

Lower Price

The Onyx studio 5 can be had for about 28% less than the studio 6. If you’re on a budget, that is nice savings.

Unique Features: Onyx Studio 6

IPX7 Waterproof:

This feature is a BIG one, You use this wireless portable speaker at any place within the home without worrying, like by the kitchen sink.

Weighs less

The Onyx Studio 6 comes in at 2940 grams which is 6.48 pounds which is just 1.3% lighter then the 5 but a win is win in our books.

Winner: Onyx Studio 6

Why? It costs a bit more, but it’s a much more versatile speaker because its IPX7 waterproof.

Onyx Studio 5 vs 6 : Pros and Cons

Below is a breakdown of the good and the bad of each of these Bluetooth speakers. For a quick overview of the perks and downfalls read on and you’ll soon have an idea of which mic will work best for you.

Pros of Onyx Studio 5

Cons of Onyx Studio 5

Pros of the Onyx Studio 6

Cons of the 2i2

Final Verdict

It’s hard to find significant fault with both models. It is, after all both are fine portable Bluetooth speaker options.

But, if we assume that coughing up the extra few bucks isn’t going to be an issue, then we have to come down on the side of the Onyx Studio 6.

The IPX7 waterproof feature adds an extra layer of versatility and security without any loss of quality that puts it over the top.

 

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