Harman Kardon BT
Harman Kardon BT headphones are over the ear block headphones in the mid-level price range. They are substantially identical to a previous Harman Kardon entry, the CL series. The crucial difference is their wireless capability. So let’s begin the Harman Kardon BT review with reactions and specs.
AAC and aptX Wireless Coding
BT headphones employ AAC (used by Apple) and aptX coding to ensure wireless audio performance from Bluetooth-equipped devices
Passive Playback Mode
BTs let you enjoy continuous playback even when the battery dies. Just connect them to the playback device using a supplied bypass cable. This makes BTs compatible with in-flight entertainment systems
Optimized Driver System
40mm drivers produce a frequency response of 16Hz to 20kHz, wide dynamic range, and high sound-pressure levels. As a result, BT headphones deliver accurate sound and extended bass response
Sonic Clarity at Low Volume Levels
The BTs’ acoustic engineering and passive noise reduction mean that you can hear music and other audio content clearly at low volume levels so that you can enjoy all the music definition without all the volume – and that’s safer for your ears
User-Interchangeable Metal Bows and Self-Adjusting Housings
BT headphones come with two headband bows (small and large) to optimize fit and improve acoustic performance. Steel hinges enable the housings to swivel in two dimensions. This enhances comfort and maintains an ideal acoustic seal around the ear
Foam in the ear pads contributes to the BT headphones’ passive noise reduction and extended bass response. The slow-retention foam helps maintain an acoustic seal around the ear, which keeps outside noises out and also keeps the listener’s music from disturbing others
BT users can charge the headphones on the go with a supplied USB cord, which eliminates the need for batteries or an extra charger
2D Folding Mechanism
The BT ear cups fold flat when they’re not in use, making the headphones easier to transport and store in the included carrying case
• When corded, the Harman Kardon offers top of the line sound quality, unparalleled at its price point.
• Materials are sturdy and sleek, with minimum reports of spontaneous breakage or headphone malfunction.
• This headset has excellent compatibility with all devices tested, and no lag was experienced. The actual Bluetooth range was much higher than the manufacturer reported, over 100 feet.
• Like most wireless earcup headphones, the controls for volume are located on the earphones themselves. This makes changing volume while listening relatively unwieldy until you get the hang of it. The design doesn’t necessarily lend itself to use during physical activity.
• The sound is much better when connected via wire, especially the mids and bass. This “benefit” has a downside, however. Some users report cord noise during headphone movement.
• The boxy headphones take a brief period of user accommodation, particularly because of their square instead of circular fit. Individuals with smaller ears may have difficulty retaining a suction.
The Harman Kardon BTs are some of the best Bluetooth headphones for their stylish design and long battery life. If you can work with a shorter wireless range, other features such as the detachable cable, folding design and on-ear mic and remote make this set convenient to use.