88points

Harman Kardon Esquire Mini

59points

Soundfreaq Sound Step Lightning

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Harman Kardon Esquire Mini vs Soundfreaq Sound Step Lightning

Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Soundfreaq Sound Step Lightning
Harman Kardon Esquire Mini
Soundfreaq Sound Step Lightning
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Why is Harman Kardon Esquire Mini better than Soundfreaq Sound Step Lightning?

  • Has stereo speakers
  • 92.56% less body volume
    253.34cm³vs3400.32cm³
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • 16.6mm shorter
    75.4mmvs92mm
  • 190mm narrower
    140mmvs330mm
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • 1.08kg lighter
    238gvs1320g
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack

Why is Soundfreaq Sound Step Lightning better than Harman Kardon Esquire Mini?

  • 19mm bigger driver unit
    46mmvs27mm
  • Has a subwoofer
  • Has a mute function
  • Has a radio
  • Has a cradle with 30-pin dock connector
  • Has a cradle with lightning connector
  • Has a removable battery

Top specs and features

Design

1.control panel placed on a device
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Soundfreaq Sound Step Lightning

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

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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3.driver unit size

27mm

46mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

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462mm

4.volume

253.34cm³

3400.32cm³

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58.75cm³

5.has a detachable cable
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Soundfreaq Sound Step Lightning

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

6.can be controlled remotely
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Soundfreaq Sound Step Lightning

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

Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
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Soundfreaq Sound Step Lightning

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

2.has a noise canceling microphone
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Soundfreaq Sound Step Lightning

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

3.has a subwoofer
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Soundfreaq Sound Step Lightning

Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.

4.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
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Soundfreaq Sound Step Lightning

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
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Soundfreaq Sound Step Lightning

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.wireless charging
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Soundfreaq Sound Step Lightning

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

3.has a removable battery
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Soundfreaq Sound Step Lightning

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Has WiFi
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Soundfreaq Sound Step Lightning

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an AUX input
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Soundfreaq Sound Step Lightning

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.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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Soundfreaq Sound Step Lightning

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

4.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
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Soundfreaq Sound Step Lightning

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

5.has AirPlay
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Soundfreaq Sound Step Lightning

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.

6.USB ports

1

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
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Soundfreaq Sound Step Lightning

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a mute function
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Soundfreaq Sound Step Lightning

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

3.has a radio
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Soundfreaq Sound Step Lightning

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

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