72points

AQ Audio SmartSpeaker A1

88points

Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

65points

Harman Kardon Nova

AQ Audio SmartSpeaker A1
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AQ Audio SmartSpeaker A1 vs Harman Kardon Esquire Mini vs Harman Kardon Nova

AQ Audio SmartSpeaker A1
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Harman Kardon Nova
AQ Audio SmartSpeaker A1
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Harman Kardon Nova

Why is AQ Audio SmartSpeaker A1 better than Harman Kardon Esquire Mini & Harman Kardon Nova?

  • Is an active speaker
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Width
    135mmvs140,191mm
  • Has a mute function
  • Is DLNA certified

Why is Harman Kardon Esquire Mini better than AQ Audio SmartSpeaker A1 & Harman Kardon Nova?

  • Height
    75.4mmvs245,231mm
  • Weight
    238gvs1000,3175g
  • Can be controlled remotely
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • Wireless charging
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has a microphone in

Why is Harman Kardon Nova better than AQ Audio SmartSpeaker A1 & Harman Kardon Esquire Mini?

  • Lowest frequency
    55Hzvs90,180Hz
  • Has a passive radiator
  • Audio output power
    1 x 40Wvs2 x 12,2 x 4W
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
  • Highest frequency
    22000Hzvs20000,20000Hz

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Design

1.control panel placed on a device
AQ Audio SmartSpeaker A1
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Harman Kardon Nova

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

2.drivers count

2

2

1

A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. More drivers may result in better sound quality.

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Vifa Stockholm 2.0

8

3.can be controlled remotely
AQ Audio SmartSpeaker A1
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Harman Kardon Nova

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

4.has a detachable cable
AQ Audio SmartSpeaker A1
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Harman Kardon Nova

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

5.weight

1kg

238g

3.17kg

Best

Meridian Explorer 2

50g

6.height

245mm

75.4mm

231mm

Best

Soundmatters FoxL DASH7

19mm

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Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
AQ Audio SmartSpeaker A1
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Harman Kardon Nova

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.is an active speaker
AQ Audio SmartSpeaker A1
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Harman Kardon Nova

An amplifier is integrated into the device. An audio amplifier takes a small signal and makes it bigger without making any other changes in it which results in better sound, so any sound source can be connected to speakers.

3.audio output power

2 x 12W

2 x 4W

1 x 40W

Audio output power is based on the number of speakers and their power in watts. High audio output power results in loud, clear sounds.

Best

Devialet Silver Phantom Gold

2 x 2250W

4.lowest frequency

90Hz

180Hz

55Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Samsung WAM750

8Hz

5.has a passive radiator
AQ Audio SmartSpeaker A1
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Harman Kardon Nova

A passive radiator looks like a normal driver (speaker) from the front, but on the backside all of its 'guts' are removed. Passive radiators allow woofers to produce deep tones that otherwise may not have been possible. They can have the same sonic output as larger speaker cabinets, but in a much smaller size.

6.has a noise canceling microphone
AQ Audio SmartSpeaker A1
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Harman Kardon Nova

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

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Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
AQ Audio SmartSpeaker A1
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Harman Kardon Nova

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a battery level indicator
AQ Audio SmartSpeaker A1
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Harman Kardon Nova

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.wireless charging
AQ Audio SmartSpeaker A1
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Harman Kardon Nova

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

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Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
AQ Audio SmartSpeaker A1
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Harman Kardon Nova

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an AUX input
AQ Audio SmartSpeaker A1
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Harman Kardon Nova

An auxiliary input allows you to play other audio sources by connecting them through a simple audio connection like a 3.5mm jack, i.e for MP3 or portable DVD/CD player.

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
AQ Audio SmartSpeaker A1
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Harman Kardon Nova

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

4.has a 3.5mm male connector
AQ Audio SmartSpeaker A1
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Harman Kardon Nova

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

5.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
AQ Audio SmartSpeaker A1
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Harman Kardon Nova

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

6.has AirPlay
AQ Audio SmartSpeaker A1
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Harman Kardon Nova

AirPlay allows wireless connection of Apple devices with external screens or speakers. You may stream computer screen, video and music from iOS devices, play games like on consoles or present your slideshows easily on your TV.

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Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
AQ Audio SmartSpeaker A1
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Harman Kardon Nova

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a mute function
AQ Audio SmartSpeaker A1
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Harman Kardon Nova

The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.

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