Harman Kardon Aura

7.6/10 AVG.
RATING

  • Harman Kardon Aura
  • Harman Kardon Aura
  • Harman Kardon Aura
  • Harman Kardon Aura

Specs / Features


Six mid- to high-range 1.5"transducers deliver accurate, Omni-directional sound while a 4.5"subwoofer gives rich, powerful bass | Custom, stereo-widening DSP audio technology is engineered for room-filling, full frequency sound | Built-in Bluetooth feature streams audio from your Bluetooth devices wirelessly | Built-in Apple AirPlay system has easy set-up for use with all your Apple devices and DLNA for Windows and Android | Customized Harman Kardon Remote app allows for easy set-up and added connectivity

Six mid- to high-range 1.5"transducers deliver accurate, Omni-directional sound while a 4.5"subwoofer gives rich, powerful bass | Custom, stereo-widening DSP audio technology is engineered for room-filling, full frequency sound | Built-in Bluetooth feature streams audio from your Bluetooth devices wirelessly | Built-in Apple AirPlay system has easy set-up for use with all your Apple devices and DLNA for Windows and Android | Customized Harman Kardon Remote app allows for easy set-up and added connectivity

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Specification

Brand Harman Kardon
Model Aura Black
Size 25 x 36 cm (9.9 x 14.2 in)

Reviews (7.6/10 Avg. rating)


A good choice for those who prefer listening to bass-heavy music

from Top Ten Reviews

A sleek wireless speaker that produces strong bass. We weren't partial to listening to acoustic or jazz music on this speaker, as it doesn’t have the treble clarity to make that type of music sound crisp. It mostly shined during heavy bass-driven music. Overall, its sound quality isn't as i... More

A sleek wireless speaker that produces strong bass. We weren't partial to listening to acoustic or jazz music on this speaker, as it doesn’t have the treble clarity to make that type of music sound crisp. It mostly shined during heavy bass-driven music. Overall, its sound quality isn't as impressive as its physical appearance.

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A feast for both eyes and ears

from Sound Vision Review

We were surprised and amazed at how good it actually sounded. The Aura seems to have a subtlety that other speakers in this category usually do not have. Music played at all volume levels sounded balanced, and the effect of the 360-degree sound worked wonderfully.

We were surprised and amazed at how good it actually sounded. The Aura seems to have a subtlety that other speakers in this category usually do not have. Music played at all volume levels sounded balanced, and the effect of the 360-degree sound worked wonderfully.

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Very good overall sound quality

from PCWorld

We are very much impressed by this wireless speaker and think its sound quality will be good enough to satisfy most tastes. The design is funky, the controls are minimal (there are soft-touch buttons for power and input selection, while the volume control is a series of bumps that illuminates a s... More

We are very much impressed by this wireless speaker and think its sound quality will be good enough to satisfy most tastes. The design is funky, the controls are minimal (there are soft-touch buttons for power and input selection, while the volume control is a series of bumps that illuminates a series of LEDs in the centre of the speaker), and it’s easy to set up and use (especially if you use Bluetooth).

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Eccentric design

from NDTV

The Harman Kardon is selling for a discount on Harman's official website. We don't think its performance warrants even that.

The Harman Kardon is selling for a discount on Harman's official website. We don't think its performance warrants even that.

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Great-looking, great-sounding, one-piece wireless speaker system

from PC Magazine

The Harman Kardon Aura combines a very attractive, unique look with excellent performance and a plethora of connection options. Its $400 price tag is pretty steep. But with both AirPlay and Bluetooth support and a sound that rivals the Marshall Stanmore in a smaller, less retro-looking package, i... More

The Harman Kardon Aura combines a very attractive, unique look with excellent performance and a plethora of connection options. Its $400 price tag is pretty steep. But with both AirPlay and Bluetooth support and a sound that rivals the Marshall Stanmore in a smaller, less retro-looking package, it's an excellent choice for a one-piece wireless sound system and a clear Editors' Choice. If you'd prefer a less powerful, more portable speaker, the Bose SoundLink III is still one of the best battery-powered models out there.

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A stunning looking speaker, but one that doesn’t have the ‘wow’ sound or usability to boot

from What Hi-Fi

Had this test been all about looks, this speaker would have bagged five stars – no problem.

A stylish showpiece for any room, it’s sure to catch a few eyes, turn a few heads and steal a few hearts.

Unfortunately for the Aura we’re not that shallow. And when sound... More

Had this test been all about looks, this speaker would have bagged five stars – no problem.

A stylish showpiece for any room, it’s sure to catch a few eyes, turn a few heads and steal a few hearts.

Unfortunately for the Aura we’re not that shallow. And when sound comes into play, we’re less than inspired.

If you’re only looking for background entertainment, it will deliver. But it needs more clarity, with rivals topping the leader board within this price point doing more – and doing it better.

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Space-age design looks great, excellent sound quality at all volumes

from Pocket-lint

Space-age looks deliver a sound that's grounded in the here and now: the Harman Kardon Aura is an immensely capable wireless home speaker, whatever genre you throw at it.

In terms of audio quality this is a full-marks product. The only reason it doesn't achieve that accolade is simple... More

Space-age looks deliver a sound that's grounded in the here and now: the Harman Kardon Aura is an immensely capable wireless home speaker, whatever genre you throw at it.

In terms of audio quality this is a full-marks product. The only reason it doesn't achieve that accolade is simple: there are connectivity and volume issue foibles that, at least from our MacBook Pro and tested over two separate products to verify the issue, aren't good enough from a high-spec product such as this. Whether other users will replicate this volume issue we cannot verify, and do note it's only been a problem via Mac - when used with our HTC One smartphone we found the HK Aura to run perfectly over Bluetooth.

Every time the tunes started to roll at a consistent volume though we were swept up by the sheer quality of the Aura and do love the omni-directional output that delivers all-encompassing sound. There's no avoiding it: the HK Aura is an exceptional audio product in terms of output, albeit one that appears to have some software communication issues and that, unfortunately, is a black mark against its name that would make us think twice about buying one.

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Sound is very rich in all frequencies, and can be really loud

from MacReview

No matter if your play music through the Lightning port or via AirPlay, sound quality will remain the same. Sound is very rich in all frequencies, and can be really loud. Inside Z2 there are two 3.5inch drivers and two 20Watt amplifiers. You will also notice some bass, which is in pair with the s... More

No matter if your play music through the Lightning port or via AirPlay, sound quality will remain the same. Sound is very rich in all frequencies, and can be really loud. Inside Z2 there are two 3.5inch drivers and two 20Watt amplifiers. You will also notice some bass, which is in pair with the small size of this speaker.

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Amazon.com Reviews Summary

174 from Amazon.com

174 Amazon.com shoppers shared a review for the Harman Kardon Aura. Ratings are middle of the road, averaging 3 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.com customer reviews.

6/10

Amazon.ca Reviews Summary

11 from Amazon.ca

11 Amazon.ca shoppers shared a review for the Harman Kardon Aura. Ratings are generally positive, averaging 4.2 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.ca customer reviews.

8.4/10

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