Harman/Kardon OMNI 20 XL Wireless WiFi HD Audio Loud Speaker System – does what it says on the box – can recommend this product

This has set bose sountouch/sonos to disgrace, they require to understand from harman that how a speaker of this sizing should sound. Build: seems to be rock stable and has a nice really feel and body weight to it, held in the residing space and gives an remarkable search. Great packing and wonderful shipping and delivery from amazon as generally. Setup : it was a flash i made use of the wps button on the router and the speaker and it was all connected and all set to rock. App: there goes a person star for an all remarkable speaker, the app requirements advancement and additional world wide web radios, bose has bought loads. App is not that consumer helpful there is no selection to ahead or rewind tracks and crashes a ton as properly. Sound: that’s what this is for: speakers as they need to sound, almost nothing is overpowered anything is the way it should be : i listen to trance mostly and this picks up the mids extremely properly, bass is in the ideal place and you could let it enjoy all day. In just one line : this is finest sounding speaker for electronica.

Terrific packaging, excellent help, exceptional sound quality and a doddle to set up = happy.

Does what it says on the box – can advise this product or service. Attractive to glimpse at and does what it claims on the box – can endorse this product or service.

  • HK app is very poor, if they improved it sure it would get
  • does what it says on the box – can recommend this product
  • Connection issues let it down.
  • of these a few days ago and they are fantastic, I purchased 2x10s and 1×20 the sound quality
  • TRANCE to earsAmazed.
  • Disappointing sound

I have massive esteem for harman kardon, so i put my blind faith in the brand name and bought two of the omni 20s as a reward to use as a stereo pair. The omnis are advertised as wireless hi-fi in distinction to other harman kardon wireless speakers which are explained as ‘home’ or ‘portable’ implying a lesser stage of sound high quality. However obtaining listened to the two omni 20s in a stereo pair i can say that hi-fi speakers they are not. The sound though correct at higher frequencies lacks depth and electricity in the decreased frequencies. Simply just claimed there is not adequate of the stunning, specific bass that i have come to be expecting from hello-fi harman kardon products and solutions. The streaming application does not aid both as it does not have an equalizer or similar frequency command feature. All round to me the marketing of this system as hi-fi is deceptive, neither is the price stage for every speaker (and of course they appear in kinds, not twos) justified. I will not be returning this item as they were a gift, and i only listened to them following i experienced offered them, but if they ended up for me i would undoubtedly have sent them back. Edit: obtaining appeared all over again at the hk website, i see they are advertising these speakers as ‘wireless hd’, not wireless hi-fi.

Completely really like this speaker. Much less expensive than sonos and equally as excellent if not superior than sonos.

Seems good and multi-structure aid is fantastic. Sounds great and multi-structure guidance is great, although the hello-res group are kidding on their own if they assume this will let them to listen to the change in quantization noise in between “44khz/16bit” cd good quality and hello-res “96khz/24bit”.

Relationship difficulties enable it down. . Enjoy the type and sound good quality but sadly they are going back again as they is not going to hold my wifi or bluetooth connection so the audio cuts off or just does not play.

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  1. This review is from : Harman/Kardon OMNI 20 XL Wireless WiFi HD Audio Loud Speaker System with Bluetooth and Firecast for Multi-Channel/Device Surround Sound Streaming – White

    Great speaker, dodgy appbut there is hope. Your satisfaction with these speakers will depend on your level of expectation and the way you intend to use them. I opted for just the one solitary speaker to use in a bedroom so can’t offer any insight in to how they work in a multi room/speaker set up. I’m sure other reviewers can enlighten you in that regard. First the good – sound quality is very good, for such a small speaker the output is impressive, a deep bouncy bass (it probably could go to neighbour annoying levels if pushed) a decent top end too, these certainly don’t have that horrible thin tinny sound that so many small speakers are blighted with. It’s a weighty speaker too, feeling very robust and solid. Bluetooth and wifi connections are stable too. The not so good – the hk app to control it is next to useless, buggy and prone to crashing, it was probably designed by monkeys and is so un-intuitive and frustration inducing it’s best avoided. . This is where you may find yourself crying if you intend to use these speakers in a multi room environment. As i mentioned i’m just using this as a stand alone bedroom speaker so i use the bubbleupnp media player app on my android tablet which is one of the best media players i’ve used.
    • Absolutely love this speaker. Cheaper than sonos and equally as good if not better than sonos.
      • Connection issues let it down. . Love the style and sound quality but sadly they are going back as they won’t keep my wifi or bluetooth connection so the music cuts off or just does not play.
  2. This has put bose sountouch/sonos to shame, they need to learn from harman that how a speaker of this size should sound. Build: looks rock solid and has a nice feel and weight to it, kept in the living room and gives an amazing look. Nice packing and amazing delivery from amazon as always. Setup : it was a flash i used the wps button on the router and the speaker and it was all connected and ready to rock. App: there goes one star for an all amazing speaker, the app needs improvement and more internet radios, bose has got loads. App is not that user friendly there is no option to forward or rewind songs and crashes a lot as well. Sound: that’s what this is for: speakers as they should sound, nothing is overpowered everything is the way it should be : i listen to trance mostly and this picks up the mids very well, bass is in the right place and you could let it play all day. In one line : this is best sounding speaker for electronica.
  3. This review is from : Harman/Kardon OMNI 20 XL Wireless WiFi HD Audio Loud Speaker System with Bluetooth and Firecast for Multi-Channel/Device Surround Sound Streaming – White

    Of these a few days ago and they are fantastic, i purchased 2x10s and 1×20 the sound quality. I picked up a full set of these a few days ago and they are fantastic, i purchased 2x10s and 1×20 the sound quality is rich and deep for a small speaker and the connectivity is a doddle to set up. I have placed them around the house and contrary to what people are saying about the harman app (the app that controls the device) i find it to work well, all that said i am only streaming my own music collection and i do not use spotify or any of the other music streaming services. The system really work as advertised and i love the fact you can just touch the top of a speaker to connect it to the others in the house. I would suggest that to buy a single speaker may not be the best route as i found that if i only use the 20 by itself it is a bit lack luster but with several speakers my house is completely filled with sound. I found buying from harman worked out alot cheaperi also did not like the fact that the bluetooth can override the speaker (if you connect vie bluetooth the speaker seems to search for the bluetooth signal and will contiue to do so until you turn the bluetooth off) i would of thought that the wifi signal would take priority. Other than that they are great. I am not a noob to speakers and have ran everything from keff to anthony gallos so i do know good sound but when you are buying a system like this its never going to compete with a decent amp and speaker combo so dont expect that what this is is a system that is easy for the family to use and not short of decent sound quality and good looks to boot. I would definitely recommend this system but don’t expect sound quality of an arcam amp and mordaunt short combo.
  4. This review is from : Harman/Kardon OMNI 20 XL Wireless WiFi HD Audio Loud Speaker System with Bluetooth and Firecast for Multi-Channel/Device Surround Sound Streaming – White

    Deep base and high sound quality. I guess top volume could have been bit more louder but still really a good speaker.
    • Does what it says on the box – can recommend this product. Lovely to look at and does what it says on the box – can recommend this product.
  5. This review is from : Harman/Kardon OMNI 20 XL Wireless WiFi HD Audio Loud Speaker System with Bluetooth and Firecast for Multi-Channel/Device Surround Sound Streaming – White

    Good enough for a large room. . I have just bought this today. I didn’t want a mains only unit really , but a portable recharging unit to move around. However i found that there wasn’t the choice i wanted for the price i’ve paid. So i bought this as a static player for my large living room. And the sound is more than loud enough. My current portable player is a big jambox. And it’s that i shall use for using when out and about. The sound of the omni 20 is very good. There is more midrange and very good bass.
  6. This review is from : Harman/Kardon OMNI 20 XL Wireless WiFi HD Audio Loud Speaker System with Bluetooth and Firecast for Multi-Channel/Device Surround Sound Streaming – White

    Hk app is very poor, if they improved it sure it would get. Hk app is very poor, if they improved it sure it would get a 5 star rating. The sound is great, shame about the app.
  7. This review is from : Harman/Kardon OMNI 20 XL Wireless WiFi HD Audio Loud Speaker System with Bluetooth and Firecast for Multi-Channel/Device Surround Sound Streaming – White

    Sounds great and multi-format support is good. Sounds great and multi-format support is good, although the hi-res crowd are kidding themselves if they think this will allow them to hear the difference in quantization noise between “44khz/16bit” cd quality and hi-res “96khz/24bit”.
    • Already very good right now, more future-proof than competition. Reviews on these as of april 2015 are practically non-existent. The only one i could find is at brokenpxl, which did a pretty good job. However, it was written in jan. And some things have changed since then. 02 on the omni 20s (i recently purchased a pair through amazon). Before going through the pros/cons of the omnis, let me cut to the chase and say i think this is a very good product right now. Overall, i’m pleased with sound quality.
      • I was amazed at the sound quality of these speakers that i. I was amazed at the sound quality of these speakers that i bought a pair of them to play music around the house and also play different music on each speaker in different rooms, i agree that the app needs a lot of work but on the plus side you can use bluetooth to stream spotify to one speaker while in party mode which automatically stream to the second speaker the best of both worlds for me.
  8. This review is from : Harman/Kardon OMNI 20 XL Wireless WiFi HD Audio Loud Speaker System with Bluetooth and Firecast for Multi-Channel/Device Surround Sound Streaming – White

    Great productbut not the best. I dont usually write reviews but this product made my write one. One word to say it all : amazing. I have previously owned soundticks from harman and wanted to get in the wifi speakers and was thinking of getting a sonos but then came across the omni from harman and thought will go with this as i have always been a fan of harman/kardon umbrella (jbl as well). Out of the box: looks neat and well built not too big can be kept in the corner has main controls on the top and reset and wps button on bottom of the unit. Was easy to connect via bluetooth and sound was good. Real life came when i connected it to wifi using harman kardon remote app on my iphone. It was just pleasure to the ears. Filled up the room with rich quality sound. I mostly listen to electronic music and this manged it like i would have imagined, proper depth in bass and no pwer powering highs.
  9. This review is from : Harman/Kardon OMNI 20 XL Wireless WiFi HD Audio Loud Speaker System with Bluetooth and Firecast for Multi-Channel/Device Surround Sound Streaming – White

    Great sound but app still needs lot of work. Sound quality is great, but the way how it’s working over the wi-fi and the iphone app still needs a lot of work compare to sonos app. Sometimes disconnecting without a reason.
    • I have huge esteem for harman kardon, so i put my blind faith in the brand and bought two of the omni 20s as a gift to use as a stereo pair. The omnis are advertised as wireless hi-fi in contrast to other harman kardon wireless speakers which are described as “home” or “portable” implying a lesser level of sound quality. Unfortunately having heard the two omni 20s in a stereo pair i can say that hi-fi speakers they are not. The sound while accurate at higher frequencies lacks depth and power in the lower frequencies. Simply said there is not enough of the beautiful, precise bass that i have come to expect from hi-fi harman kardon products. The streaming app does not help either as it does not have an equalizer or similar frequency control feature. Overall to me the advertising of this system as hi-fi is misleading, neither is the price point per speaker (and yes they come in ones, not twos) justified. I will not be returning this product as they were a gift, and i only heard them after i had given them, but if they were for me i would surely have sent them back. Edit: having looked again at the hk website, i see they are advertising these speakers as “wireless hd”, not wireless hi-fi.
      • Good wireless speaker from harman kardon. Usual top quality sound from this manufacturer , sleek lines , good finish , sturdy builddownside for such a neat unit is the big chunky transformer at about 5″ long spoils the attempt at being discrete , unless you do some clever concealment of the transformer and mains leads. Doesnt come with battery option which would have been better. Other negative is the hk controller app , not very user friendly. Only have 1 unit so cant comment on the stereo , multi party room function. Good speaker but could have been a bit better for the price.

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