Harman Kardon released the latest Onyx Studio speaker called Onyx Studio 5 at the end of August of 2018. All the previous versions looked pretty much the same (Onyx Studio 1 to 4) but this one is different. HK has finally accepted some customer suggestions and made some changes. Harman Kardon decided to stick to the recognizable circular design but they finally removed those undetachable legs from the rear panel (you can find them on all the previous models). Onyx Studio 5 is slightly wider than the previous versions and has a rubberized bottom that is supposed to ensure stability. Besides removing those legs, HK made this speaker even more portable by installing a nice aluminum carrying handle on the top. Also, the control buttons are relocated from the top to the front panel. Harm...
Klipsch RP–280F is the largest floorstanding speaker from the Klipsch Reference Premiere line of home theater speakers. Reference Premiere line of speakers is the successor of the Reference line. Klipsch RP-280F represents an enhanced version of the R-28F floorstanding speaker from the Reference series. Klipsch made some cosmetic changes but they also improved the performance of the speaker. The most noticeable changes are related to the design of the tweeter and Tractrix horn. R-28F (Reference line) VS RP-280F (Reference Premiere line) You will notice that both speakers have that recognizable Klipsch design with the famous Klipsch trademarks like Tractrix horn and woofers with the spun copper finish but there are some important differences. R-28F features aluminum LTS tweeters, i
Harman Kardon Aura Studio 2 is unlike any other Bluetooth speaker you can find on the market. Now, you probably already know that Harman Kardon makes stylish, visually appealing speakers but this one is unique and looks better than any other Harman Kardon Bluetooth speaker we’ve reviewed in the past. When it comes to design, it can’t get much better than this. Aura 2 should not be mistaken for similar versions Aura and Aura+ (they support wi-fi, AirPlay, and come with an app) which are more expensive but look pretty much the same. Besides the impressive design, there are a few more great things about Harman Kardon Aura Studio 2. The most interesting feature is the ambient lighting. That's the first thing you are going to notice when you turn on the speaker. The lights are truly magi
Klipsch Reference Premiere series of home theater speakers was released in 2015 and in three years, it has become one of the most popular and highest rated lines of speakers on the market. We are presenting to you the largest bookshelf speaker from the Reference Premiere series - Klipsch RP-160M. Klipsch RP-160M is maybe larger and heavier than an average bookshelf speaker but it is almost perfect in every other way. It features sophisticated and instantly recognizable Klipsch design with spun copper woofer and Tractrix horn tweeter. It’s made of quality materials – MDF was used for the cabinet, polymer veneer was used for the finish, the woofer is made of Cerametallic (which is a combination Ceramic and Aluminum) with polymer baffle, and the tweeter is made of Titanium and it’s placed
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 is one of the best sounding Bluetooth speakers under $150 on the market. There’s a bunch of reasons to buy Onyx Studio 4 – rich, powerful, and balanced sound, amazing design (one of the most elegant speakers on the market), Bluetooth connectivity, great connection quality, multi-host (connect up to 2 phones simultaneously) and daisy chaining features (connect up to 100 speakers together), built-in battery, built-in microphone, HK Connect app. Unfortunately, it’s not all that great. Most of our complaints are related to battery durability (this beautiful speaker needs some stronger battery) and build quality. This speaker is made of premium materials and looks/feels expensive but it’s not rugged enough and it’s not the best choice if you need an outdo
DOSS SoundBox XL comes from the manufacturer called DOSS AUDIO which is another Chinese audio manufacturer. They usually make entry-level Bluetooth speakers but SoundBox XL was supposed to be their premium unit. DOSS SoundBox XL is, just like all the other DOSS speakers, mostly made of plastic and it’s actually another affordable budget speaker that looks pretty good (even premium). The best thing about SoundBox XL is the sound. It sounds better than most of the other budget Bluetooth speakers under $100. It can even compete with much more expensive speakers of similar size (like Sony XB40). The starting price for the SoundBox XL was way too high (more than $100) but it dropped fast. Today, you can have this speaker for less than $60. Besides great sound quality (very balanced sound)
Aiwa Exos-9 is one of the most popular and highest rated battery-operated (portable) Bluetooth speakers on the market. Exos-9 is not a high-end speaker but judging by the reviews and ratings on the Amazon, you might get the impression that it is. Aiwa Exos-9 is a nice-looking and quite large Bluetooth speaker. It’s portable and you can use it outdoors but be aware that it’s not rugged or waterproof. One of the things that make this speaker special is the number of drivers. People from Aiwa managed to install five drivers (2 midrange woofers, 2 tweeters, and 1 subwoofer) and some high-quality crossovers inside this speaker. You won’t see that many drivers in a Bluetooth speaker that often. Most of the today’s Bluetooth speakers have woofers in charge of reproducing low and midrange
If you are looking for a relatively affordable, large, and powerful party/tailgate Bluetooth speaker, you should definitely check out ION Audio Road Warrior. This monster speaker delivers incredibly loud sound and crazy bass. It also has some nice additional features like an FM tuner, mic input, USB powerbank port, and 12V DC input. We’ve already mentioned ION Audio Road Warrior in our previous article on 10 Loudest Bluetooth Speakers. ION Audio is a not a big name in the audio industry but they are getting bigger every day. The company was established in 2002. They manufacture audio equipment, mostly Bluetooth speakers and turntables. They also make lighting and conversion equipment. All ION Bluetooth speakers have a recognizable design – they are all large and rugg