Harman Kardon’s Onyx Studio speakers series grows by one with the just-unveiled Onyx Studio 5. It’s the maker’s latest wireless speaker also carrying its flagship Dual Sound feature, which lets you pair two more speakers for a more immersive listening experience.
The speaker itself features a circular design with a handle that doesn’t interrupt the machine’s sleek shape. Unfortunately, it comes in only three colors: grey, blue, and black. Harman Kardon should’ve opted for more adventurous colorways, but it probably wanted to the luxe presentation to remain. Riskier, more experimental themes could sit well with the millennial crowd, that’s for sure. However, one look at the price ($480) tells you they’re not the target market.
The main selling point isn’t aesthetics, though (although that fabric looks fancy as heck). It’s the aforementioned Dual Sound capability built in, which enables you to pair up to two different Bluetooth speakers at the same time. With this, you can can share your music streams with other friends. Take it to a BBQ, pair them together, and let ‘em rip.
Harman Kardon is light on details, but claims the new wireless speaker has a “built-in high capacity rechargeable battery.” That should give you up to eight hours of playtime. Sprint is selling the speaker exclusively In the United States, while Brightstar is handling international distribution. Again, the Onyx Studio 5 costs $480. That makes it a tad bit pricier than most Bluetooth speakers in the market right now (and some of them have smart features, mind you). Hoever, Harman Kardon is one of the most revered brands when it comes to audio quality, so that ought to account for something.BUY IT HERE