Millet, glory TV, who won?
Recently, a debate about speaker audio power has become the front page news in the color TV industry. The cause of the incident came from Pan Da, the public relations manager of redmi Hongmi TV, who questioned the logo of the glory smart screen Pro speaker. He thought that the glory smart screen actually had only “two speakers, and the power was only 20W instead of the advertised 60W.” in this regard, the glory quickly explained that “the glory smart screen Pro logo method is a general parameter labeling standard in the industry.”
On this basis, not only the brand executives of both sides pinch each other, but also the fans of their respective brands have given various explanations. Some Xiaomi fans pointed out that the glory smart screen Pro involves false publicity; Glory fans also said that “the huge Xiaomi TV suddenly attacked the glory smart screen, which is intended to transfer the problem of incomplete frequency band of new redmi 5g mobile phones, and the actual official publicity of glory smart screen Pro is not exaggerated.”
The two sides have different opinions, and practice seems to be the final way. However, it is worth pondering that after the digital blogger @ Dayi Superman said it would broadcast the dismantling live, glory expressed its support, while Xiaomi did not respond directly.
And this seems to have become a footnote to predict the direction of the whole thing. After the live broadcast, glory smart screen Pro gained the upper hand with its excellent configuration. Although it still disagreed with the identification method, it also acknowledged the gap between their products and said that it would strengthen its understanding of TV products in the future.
Here, the debate seems to have come to an end, but the problem is obviously not over. What is the core point of the dispute between the two sides? What is the actual power of glory smart screen pro? How should users understand popular science after popular science?
Comparison with gap
In this disassembly comparison, blogger @ Dayi Superman first routinely tested the startup speed, sound quality performance and image quality performance of the two products (glory smart screen Pro / Xiaomi TV 5), and finally answered the corresponding problems most concerned by users through actual disassembly.
Startup speed test. This comparison is the most intuitive. The startup speed of glory smart screen Pro is much faster than that of Xiaomi TV 5. The test startup time is less than 3 seconds, while that of Xiaomi TV is 30 seconds. In addition, Xiaomi TV 5 has put in a certain amount of advertising. Although it can be skipped, in terms of practical experience, the startup non advertising feature of glory smart screen Pro is obviously more friendly.
Contrast of image quality and details. In this link, the blogger compared the same video broadcast on the two TVs. In terms of detail expressiveness, dark field and noise, the glory smart screen Pro also performs better than Xiaomi TV 5. In addition, the glory smart screen Pro is equipped with MEMC picture dynamic compensation function, which can provide a smoother visual experience, which is missing in Xiaomi TV 5. In addition, it is worth noting that in terms of chip decoding ability, when Xiaomi TV 5 plays 4k60 frames and higher pictures, it will get stuck, of which 8k24 frames of video can not even be played, and the playback of glory smart screen Pro is still very smooth.
Sound quality performance comparison. When testing this point, the blogger first stressed that the two TVs need to maintain the same loudness, but because their peak volume is different, the glory volume is adjusted to 55 and Xiaomi to 30, so as to ensure roughly flat loudness performance. In terms of practical test methods, bloggers use more subjective experience, and select two songs “ferry” and “Hotel California” to play. In terms of bass and vocal performance, the glory smart screen Pro has stronger bass diving ability. At the same time, the human voice is delicate and full, which has more intuitive advantages compared with Xiaomi TV 5.
Disassembly and comparison of sound cavity. For this part, the blogger mainly answered the speaker and speaker power. From the actual disassembly, the glory smart screen Pro is indeed equipped with 6 speakers, including 4 full frequency speakers and 2 high-frequency speakers, while Xiaomi TV 5 is equipped with 4 speakers. Back to redmi panda’s initial query, “glory smart screen Pro has only two speakers, and the left and right dual channel speakers have three speakers respectively”. In this regard, bloggers believe that speakers, sound generating units and speakers actually talk about one thing, so the glory smart screen Pro can be called having six speakers. From this point of view, the reason why the two sides are anxious about the debate is mainly because of the different conceptual cognition. In addition to the number, in the disassembly video, the speaker volume of glory smart screen Pro is larger than that of Xiaomi TV 5. With the addition of high-frequency speakers, the sound quality effect of glory smart screen Pro will naturally be better than that of Xiaomi TV 5.
In terms of power test, the blogger said that the correct test method should be “gb-t9396”, “it refers to inputting noise signal to make it work at the corresponding power for 100 hours. If the speaker can work normally after hanging up for 100 hours, it means that the rated power of the speaker can be determined by the tested power value.” Bloggers do not have standard equipment and test environment on hand, so they can only judge their power by testing the thickness of wire diameter.
Here, it is not rigorous to judge the specific power, because the test means is to measure the wire diameter and thickness of the two products respectively, and then determine the power of glory smart screen Pro through the equivalent method. Among them, Xiaomi TV 5 speaker has been identified as 10W, the wire diameter thickness is 0.15mm, and the glory smart screen Pro is also 0.15mm. Therefore, it can be roughly considered that the latter is about 10W.
The product gap is the wild hope of the market
Although the live comparison answers some questions, there are still some questions for some users. The most important point is that does glory involve false propaganda? Here we will go back to the 6 * 10W label of glory smart screen pro. The official interpretation is “speaker power”, not the “electric power” represented by Xiaomi 2 * 8W. Both are used in the industry and there is no unified standard. From the perspective of the parameter caliber expression of glory’s official sales channel, glory has always been labeled as 6 * 10W. From this point of view, the 6 * 10W label of glory still stands.
The biggest incentive for such disputes between the two sides lies in their mutual disagreement on standards, and the reason is the dispersion of industry standards. No matter from which angle you interpret it, you can always find a logical consistency. As a pinch from the space to the actual disassembly, no matter from which point of view, the glory must seem to have the upper hand.
Compared with tearing off the label of “false mark”, glory hopes to highlight the strong selling points of its products in this debate. The electric power of its products is no longer important. Based on the marking of 6 * 10W speaker power specifications, glory Zhihui screen Pro has shown its advantages over Xiaomi through this comparison. Even if the power amplifier power is calculated by professional means in the later stage, the overall experience of glory smart screen Pro is better than that of Xiaomi.
From the comprehensive comparison effect, there is a certain gap between the two. This gap is not only reflected in the experience and configuration, but also reflected in the price level. At present, the price of Xiaomi TV 5 (55 inches) is 2999 yuan and the price of glory smart screen Pro is 4799 yuan. It is unfair to hit low from high. However, glory obviously will not miss this publicity opportunity. On JD platform, the price of glory smart screen pro (2 + 32GB) is reduced to 3999 yuan, which is 555 inches of Xiaomi TV. On the one hand, it is an excellent and complete user experience, on the other hand, it is the same price, and the user purchase orientation can be imagined.
According to Baidu Index, on the day of live broadcasting, the search index of glory smart screen was as high as 7429, far exceeding the search volume of Xiaomi TV. In the past, there was still a certain gap between the sound volume of the two. In the subsequent exposure of the live broadcast, although the glory smart screen was lower than Xiaomi TV, its retrieval index base has increased significantly. Therefore, in this competition, glory has more first-hand advantages than Xiaomi in terms of product and market volume.
One is the volume first, and the other is the entry later. Under different strategies of cost performance and high-end, this debate will only be a small episode. The result of this round is not so much the triumph of glory as the victory of high-quality experience. In fact, it doesn’t matter who wins the final result. Instead of focusing on the result, it’s better to examine your real needs – what kind of TV do you need?