A humming ball
Consider the sound had the same comprehensive upgrade as the support for streaming.
- Pro: Supports HD audio. Nice format. More power options.
- Not battery or weather resistant as a big brother. Burning bass.
Three years ago we tested Omni 10, which had some missing. With Omni 10+, the issues are solved. The loudspeaker has a nice round format that allows it to naturally melt on, for example, the kitchen counter. The buttons on the top are clear and easily accessible. On the back is a large passive bass radiator.
The big improvement is in the app, which works as it should, and the support for music services has increased significantly. Above all, it is no longer missing Spotify, and can even flow directly. From many other services, you do not have to go through the app, and instead can use Chromecast support. The installation has become significantly easier, but the app may need to be further refined.
To begin with the positive, it has a warm and attractive mid-range register. But at normal listening volume the bass dominates a lot, and it is more humming than tactile. At higher volume it does not get any better, and then the treble becomes a little sharp and intrusive.
It’s a shame that there are no toner controls or an equalizer so you can adjust the sound.
New Omni 10+ is a true upgrade from the old model that had countless problems. The installation no longer requires you to be an engineer, and support for music services is now on par with the competitors. The ball has a nice format and had been excellent on the balcony if it had battery operation like the big brother Omni 50 +. The sound is still well dominated by the humming bass, and at higher volume the treble also lacks.
Harman Kardon Omni 10+ Characteristics
- Output power: 2 x 25 watts
- Connections: Ethernet, Wifi, BT, Aux
- Streaming: Spotify Connect, Chromecast
- Other: HD sound
- Dimensions / Weight: 18 x 16 x 17 cm / 1.3 kg
Price: $300, –