Those looking for a sturdy speaker for indoor and outdoor use that fits their budget would find the monoprice harmony capsule 200 ideally suited for their needs. Buyers who focus on durability, affordability, and ease of use with less emphasis on the sound quality should be happy with the speaker. Priced at $70, the 88-inch tall speaker has all the basic features, including a USB charging cable, but sadly does not have a wall charger. You will need to buy a charger to run the speaker regularly. While this might appear to be a shortcoming for many people, some may still be eager to put up with it by considering the affordable price of the speaker.
To know more, keep reading this monoprice speaker review.
Monoprice Harmony Capsule 200 – Design and Looks
The cylindrical-shaped tall speaker has a black mesh cladding, and the large-sized volume buttons are a replica of the UE (Ultimate Ears) hallmark. But the raised rubberized feet are unique, as are the end caps that act like passive radiators. The slightly raised ends facilitate unrestricted airflow across the bottom of the radiator. In addition, one side of the surface has molded feet. You can place the speaker horizontally or vertically. Within the sealed compartment are the 3.5 mm audio jack, USB C port, and Micro SD card slot are within the sealed compartment. The Bluetooth connectivity allows wireless streaming of music from an audio source or phone, and you can load a Micro SD card containing MP3 files.
The audio performance of the harmony Bluetooth speaker is as good, but the specifications appear impressive. The 66 mm driver provides 18W output, and in addition, there are a pair of 6W drivers of 52mm each and dual bass radiators. DSP EQ tuning is also available ultimately. The speaker delivers 30W of power cumulatively, but no tweeters, woofers, or full-range.
The underwhelming bass in the mid-range is frustrating. The bass has some punch but vanishes on reaching a deep low-end response. Although the bass prevails at the higher end, clipping the higher notes can be disappointing. However, the impact of the music varies according to the genre.
Create Stereo Sound
Regardless of the number of drivers, all portable Bluetooth speakers produce mono sound, and the harmony Bluetooth speaker is no different. However, the wireless connectivity allows pairing a speaker with another similar speaker to create dual-channel stereo sound. The arrangement can take care of many of the audio issues stated earlier.
The monoprice harmony capsule 200 battery can last between 8 and 10 hours on a single charge under ideal conditions. But the battery’s longevity varies according to the usage.
Besides the rugged construction that ensures adequate durability, the speaker is water-resistant, as indicated by the IPX7 rating. You can use the speaker outdoors without worrying about moisture exposure.