HK Onyx Studio 3 Big Speaker, Big Sound!

-It’s been several weeks since Phabletguru brought you something juicy to read. We took a brief hiatus, a regrouping if you will but fret no more kids, and prepare for the juice. This speaker brings a savory sound to please any ear. The Onyx Studio 3 is a Bluetooth speaker made by the legendary Harmon Kardon company. Before we get into my opinion on the sound, I would like to disclose the geeky specs.

  • Frequency Response 50Hz-20kHz
  • Transducers Woofer 2x75mm Tweeter 2x20mm
  • Battery Up to 5 hours of playtime with 3.7v/2600 mAh lithium ion battery
  • Bluetooth 0-9dBm version 4.1
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Charging port with 19v/2A
  • Noise canceling mic w/call support

-Basically the HK Studio 3 is high end speaker at a high end price. It will run you about $459 dollars, unless you did what I did and purchase one at a Sprint retail store. If you do that you can get 2 of them for less than the cost of one. Walk out of the door with 2 Studio 3’s and only pay $318.00! That’s $600 off! Can you say hell of a deal? If you have Sprint as your mobile phone provider you can even pay that $318 over the course of a year, which works out to about $26 bucks a month. You just have to pay the sales tax, about $27 upfront. 

-All deals aside, Harmon Kardon has produced a speaker that gets plenty loud with a deep loud bass sound, crisp highs, and well rounded mids. I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to various genre’s of music on it. From jazz to rock to dubstep and triphop. It has a very immersive sound that might get the cops called on you if you blast it at 2:00 am.

-A lesser known feature of this speaker is the fact that if you have 2 of them you can actually pair them together to give an even richer extensive sound. You could have one playing in the living room and the other in the kitchen. Entertain guests on the patio by taking one speaker outside with the built in ergonomic handle. 

-For you audiophiles, or “purists” who aren’t big fans of the slight compression involved in Bluetooth, HK has got your back. They have included a High fidelity 3.5 mm headphone jack. Pair that with the LG V20’s 32 bit quad DAC, and you’ve got quite the listening experience. Although, truth he told, any phone will sound great on this monster of a speaker.

-If you’ve got the money, and you love music I can highly recommend that you buy one, immediately or throw caution to the wind and acquire 2. That choice is yours of course. I can only say that if you are a human being then you want this speaker. And let’s not forget that the human ear enjoys the archaic expression of the human soul, imagination and experience. Your ear will thank you later.

-This has been another edition of a Phabletguru Review. I hope you enjoyed it, stay tuned for news from mobile world Congress. Until next time remember kids, a happy ear is a used ear.


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