Top positive review
You won't regret it!
on 24 March 2015
I own a NAD Viso 1 which is awesome but wanted something a little smaller and battery powered for portability, I had read the reviews about the onyx studio but didn't really want to spend that kind of money just yet! I happened to stumble across one for around a ton so plummed for it, and I do not regret it at all. I didn't buy from Amazon but as I always look at reviews on Amazon before I buy most things I thought it's only fair I pay back my debt. Normally I'd wait a week to post a review to give me a chance to use the product and suss it out. No need this time! This thing is brilliant, I'm no audiophile but I do like music with a full range so I'd class myself as an average joe who likes good sounding music like most people today. As most of the reviews will back up, this thing is loud for its size, easily filling an average room with loud quality sounds. Whilst writing I'm listening to a little snoop dog and its handling it all very well with no distortion even at full volume through my iPhone. Some have marked it down for no microphone for hands free calling! It has never claimed to have one! So why mark it down? You paid for a bluetooth speaker and a very good one is what you got! Yes it's bluetooth connectivity only but if you don't have that these days then you probably wouldn't be looking for a Bluetooth speaker! Maybe a wireless or a radio broadcasting device is what you're looking for! This is the first Harman Kardon product I have owned although I was aware of their reputation but will definitely keep them in mind in the future even if they are that few £'s more, more than worth it I say. Now I'm aware there is another version of this speaker which has more connectivity with AirPlay but seriously I wouldn't bother with the extra £, they are the same speaker inside with different connectivity so if you can manage Bluetooth only then you most definitely won't be disappointed. This is a minimalist speaker with not much more than volume buttons, power button and a Bluetooth button incase for some reason you need to force connect, connecting took me no more than 10 seconds as all I did was search from my phone and there it was. It has a quality feel with a soft rubber feel coating and good build quality, rubber feet on them stumpy legs stop any vibrations so all good there. I was a little worried when I plugged it in to charge as it says that the power button with flash slowly when charging and mine wasn't! You need to turn the speaker on for this to happen, I'm not sure whether it charges without being turned on as this is my first charge.
Would i recommend it? In a heartbeat! Even at the price on Amazon.