New iteration ... same great sound but with same shortcomings as previous versions
A. Cazarescastillo "wary shopper", Amazon
29 May 2014
Summary: New version, big price hike, same wonderful deep bass and clear treble, same sleek design, same shortcomings. Especially all the complaints about omitting a battery. But I have some comments about that, since I also own the previous 30-pin iPod model: As to battery power (and why H-K did not include rechargeable battery) here are several thoughts: - Do you realize how heavy this would be with such a battery built-in? Yeah, as heavy as it is with 8 "D" cells now.
Summary: Finally received my harman kardon, thought it would have came with the instructions. I was under this impression, even if used/refurbished, since it was coming from amazon warehouse, but nothing followed but remote and cords. Overall I am satisfied with the product, really need user guide.
Summary: I love the sound quality, but the volume is not up to my expectations of harman kardon. I had sound of the theater speakers in the past, and they rocked. I expected BIG sound and didn't get it.
Summary: GREAT SOUND WHEN I ATTACH MY IPHONE 4 AND IPHONE 4S TO THE UNIT. IT EVEN CHARGES MY PHONE WHILE LISTENING TO MUSIC THROUGH MY IPHONE. IF YOU HAVE THE IPHONE 5, I DON'T KNOW IF THE ATTACHMENT CONNECTS TO THE UNIT. ALSO, I JUST WISHED THAT I WOULD BE ABLE TO PLAY MUSIC WIRELESSLY AND NOT HAVING TO ATTACH MY PHONE TO THE UNIT.
Summary: I looked at many different speakers before chosing the Harmon Kardon Micro speaker. I have a Bose speaker and didn't want to spend that much money for a 2nd portable speaker. I'm very pleased with the sound quality and it rivals the Bose sound I have at a fraction of the cost. Sound quality and style are '5' Star. The only reason I gave it '4' Stars is the remote. I was disappointed that it wouldn't control my ipod touch. It would adjust sound but that was it.
Summary: Received the Harman Kardon, it came very well packed. The instruction / manual leaves a bit to be desired, but they are not know for that. That unit played up to the Harman Kardon reputation. Crisp and clear sound with no distortion. The cord, if used is plenty long enough to satisfy those needs when the unit must be plugged into the wall. the remote is a nifty gadget and even has an onboard place for ease of carry. The handle is very sturdy and extremely stylish.
Summary: Wasn't sure if this was worth the original $300 price, but at the sale price at over 50% off it's a really good deal for a solid ipod speaker system. The pros: * Battery operated option - though it is 6 C batteries * Great sound, good depth and clarity especially at higher volumes * Nice simple design, I really like the simplicity of the 3 buttons, though a shuffle button would have been nice.
Summary: Wonderful, rich sound, as advertised. We are hearing parts of songs where we turn to each other and say "Where did that come from?". That is, once we are able to insert the iPod Touch (same size as the iPhone) or the iPod Classic into the system. They both work, but for the first time, I've had to make use of the little plastic adapters. My set of adapters came with a teeny instruction sheet as to which VERY tiny-numbered adapter works with which ipod.