If you’re short on time and just want the highlights of this article, here it is:
To wrap it up, I think the Airpulse A300Pro is a decent speaker with good sound quality and a host of features. Its 6.5-inch woofer and horn-loaded aluminum ribbon tweeter deliver sound well across a wide space and provide crisp high and low frequencies. Its cabinet is constructed with 1″ high-strength MDF and it has a wave-absorbing material to enhance the absorption of standing waves.
It also comes with a host of connectivity features like Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX HD, KleerNet wireless transmission technology, and a USB digital audio interface. The speaker also has a wireless remote control and an ASIO audio drive.
Overall, I’d say the Airpulse A300Pro is an above-average speaker that is suitable for casual listening and small gatherings. It’s not the best choice for serious audiophiles, but it can still give you decent sound quality and a range of features.
Now let’s get to its bolts and nuts.
Airpulse A300Pro Review: Sound quality
Let me tell you something right off the bat.
The sound quality performance you'll end up getting from a speaker will always depend on your room acoustics - particularly room dimensions and speaker positions.
The impact of the combination of these two is actually so strong that in most cases, it doesn't even make sense to utter a single word on sound quality without speaking of them.
This is also why it's not unusual to see completely different reviews of the same speaker.
In one case the speaker might be placed in a sweet spot inside the room and hence the user might be satisfied. In other cases the same speaker might be ill placed and hence user might even have returned it.
- Check out the great deals at B&H Photo Video: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Great-Deals/
The point most people miss here is that it mostly isn't even about the engineering behind the speaker itself. It's about where you place the speaker inside which room.
So, in order to solve this problem, I've partnered with Acoustics and Audio Engineering PhD Andrea Cicero from AC Acustica and created Soundton - a simple, 2D, browser accessible online speaker placement calculator.
With Soundton, now there's a way to figure the sound quality of most speakers before you buy them.
Read more about its working principles at soundton.com.
The end colormap provides you the locations with the best (green) and worst (red) acoustics.