When comparing Audioengine HD6 vs Microlab M300U, the Slant community recommends Microlab M300U for most people. In the question“What are the best high end speakers for casual music listening? ” Microlab M300U is ranked 1st while Audioengine HD6 is ranked 4th.
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Pro Many input connections are available
The HD6 will work with a wide range of audio sources, as there are a number of connectivity options to choose from. Wired connections include analog RCA, 3.5mm as well as optical. Bluetooth connectivity is also available if you don't want to deal with wires.
Pro Clean sound with forward mids
If you love mids then you’ll find HD6’s sound signature to be quite appealing. Overall sound is clear, with the mids getting extra emphasis. You’ll easily hear guitars and vocals and movie or game dialogue won’t be lost in the mix.
The highs are slightly recessed so these speakers do not sound harsh at all, but at the expense of a bit of detail and airiness.
The bass is present and tight, but not very powerful.
Pro Having a remote is convenient
The included remote allows you to adjust the speakers’ volume, put them in sleep mode, or mute.
Pro Physical volume control is easily accessible
The volume knob is very easy to reach as it is on the front side of the main active speaker. Pressing the knob mutes the speakers.
Pro You can easily integrate a subwoofer
You’ll be able to easily add a subwoofer to enhance bass output thanks to the RCA sub out connection.
Pro Perfect crystal clear and powerful sound
Pro 3.5mm jack from the computer to the subwoofer
This makes it compatible with the most hardware, not only computers.
Pro Wonderful bass
Pro Huge subwoofer speaker
About 23 cm in diameter.
Con The sound lacks energy
Due to the forward mids, the highs and bass are compromised. There is not a lot of sparkle from the high frequencies and the low end is not very powerful. You’ll need to make EQ adjustments for an airier sound and add a subwoofer to increase bass output.
Con Has a radio antenna but not radio tuner...
... and it's not clear what that antenna is for. Supposedly it can catch radio signal in order to listen to radio but there's no visible frequency tuner anywhere.
It's strongly recommended to unscrew the antenna from the subwoofer.