Our guests for today branded Harper, who is familiar to our regular subscribers. Because of him, we have been told and some accessories like a Bluetooth headphone adapter many relished in anticipation of picnic season is to talk about portable speakers from this manufacturer.
Stylish and compact
The first column will be Harper PSPB-200. Despite the complicated name, column the most simple in appearance. It can even be called minimalistic. The case there is no extra items, only three buttons, connectors under the decorative plug and round body shape.
Minimal set of buttons includes two buttons volume and Play/Pause button, combined with the function of switching on and off of the column by the continuous pressing.
In addition to buttons on the housing there are connectors that allow much. Pro charging connector can only say that it is microUSB. In addition, there is a microSD slot. It can be used to play music from memory cards with up to 32GB mp3 or wma.
Another connector under the decorative cap allows you to connect another device to charge it. The speaker itself has a built-in battery to 2500 mAh and can share charge. If you use the battery only for listening music, it will last about 8 hours depending on volume and type of playback.
The only drawback in ergonomics is that the connectors are a little recessed and not all leads will be able to connect to them. They are recessed because of the fact that they closes the rubber plug, performs a decorative function and to prevent dust and dirt in the connectors.
As for the sound, few would expect from a cheap and small speakers fantastic sound that will shake the powerful bass response and detailed mid. This will not happen, but for normal listening in a small volume of the speaker is more than enough. The total frequency slightly shifted high, but hearing it doesn’t cut. On the street the maximum volume enough for it to be from her not very far away and you feel the sound. If you take it at a decent distance, then, of course, heard it will be bad.
In the end, the sound can be described as sufficient for such a small case which not just fits in your hand and the size even less than many smartphones. Naturally, the thickness, he will lose the smartphone, but the dimensions just will not work beyond them. Because of this, by the way, it can be very convenient to put in pocket. If the figures, dimensions are 145 x 68 x 26 mm.
Of the main characteristics are the following:
- sensitivity — 38 dB
- frequency range is from 180 to 18,000 Hz
- number of speakers — 2
- power each speaker — 5 watts
- Bluetooth version — 4.2
The column can also be used as a hands-free device to talk on the phone hands-free.
Strict and reliable
The second column is called Harper PS-043. Its main difference is a slightly increased size and a more aggressive appearance, which is more like a option for a picnic than the first.
The column has a more powerful grid with ribs, rubber base, rubber coated side of the case and buttons, and the cap became more powerful relative to the first embodiment. Including through this column has a level of protection against dust and water according to the ipx4 standard.
To use the column as a PowerBank is impossible, but there is an AUX connector, which will allow you to connect external sound sources through the wire. Connector for a memory card left, but added a radio.
To use the speaker as a speakerphone is also possible thanks to the integrated microphone.
Battery capacity is 1200 mAh, which allows the column to play music for five hours or a little less depending on volume.
The quality of sound compared to the first option is to add nothing special. Sound about the same level. However, in PS-043 high frequencies not so much, and the sound is more balanced, but overall the quality is a bit weaker, in particular because of lower power loudspeakers.
The main technical characteristics are as follows:
- sensitivity — 80 dB
- frequency range — Hz 240-2500
- number of speakers — 2
- power each speaker — 3 watts
In addition to the charging cable in the box, you can find more carabiner, which will allow you to hang a column on a pocket, backpack, or other location where it will be convenient to use or to transport it.
Summarizing, we can say that due to the small size and flat shape of the column will be convenient to take with you, and thanks to the neat appearance they are not ashamed to put on the table and listen to music at home. It is difficult to compare them with more expensive competitors in the sound quality, but in its price category, they just do not lose to the opponents.
Buy Harper PSPB-200
Buy Harper PS-043