Summary: Good build quality and impressive sound performance make the Harman Kardon BT stereo Bluetooth headphone worth the expense, say most reviewers. A carrying case is included, but the BT is a bit bulky to be the perfect mobile companion. The design also won't be everyone's cup of tea. But if the best Bluetooth music performance you can buy is a must-have, the Harman Kardon BT should be at the top of your shopping list.
Pros: Great music sound quality, Comfortable design, Excellent build quality
Conclusion: The cool design of the Harman Kardon BT is paired with excellent performance, making it a compelling addition to the crowded Bluetooth headphone field.
Pros: Powerful Bluetooth wireless audio performance is clean, with rich lows. Comfortable fit. Beautiful leather carrying pouch, extra headband, and an audio cable for wired listening are included. Includes microphone and on-ear controls for mobile devices.
Cons: Could use a bit more high-mid presence, and the bass-heavy sound signature isn't for purists.
[Quick Review] Harman Kardon BT Bluetooth Headphones
4 June 2013
Excerpt: are a pair of high-ish end over-ear Bluetooth headphones, and the current street price for them is around $200. They don't offer active noise-cancellation, but they are extremely striking and very obviously a premium product. So, are they worth two-hundred of your big ones? I paired up the HK BTs with a Galaxy S4 and Note II with zero problems. Audio transmission sounded fantastic, and latency was well within the range I've come to expect with Bluetooth headsets.
Summary: Harman Kardon did an awesome job at building a set of headphones that appeal to today’s tech enthusiasts: distinguished design, Bluetooth with built-in audio controls and mic, long battery life with optional pass-through cable, and great sound. They’re comfortable, but it depends on the head. The Harman Kardon BT Bluetooth headphones for iPhone, Android, and basically any Bluetooth or audio device are currently available from Amazon or Apple for $249.
Conclusion: However, if you’re looking for an easy to use pair of wireless headphones that are comfortable and have great battery life, in addition to having great audio, then you’d be hard pressed to find something as stylish and well built in this price range. harman/kardon’s first outing is surely remarkable, but not without flaws.
Excerpt: From a technical standpoint, BT isn’t hugely different from the old Reference Series 610. Inside is a Bluetooth 2 chip paired with a 12-hour rechargeable battery, a small but welcome bump from 610’s 8-10 hour run time, while both units feature 40mm audio drivers, integrated track and volume control buttons, and soft carrying cases.
Conclusion: At £195, the Harman Kardon BT is a good looking, well-built, strong performing pair of Bluetooth headphones. It'll appeal more to those who favour bass than to those who want something a bit brighter or flatter, but its sound signature is exciting and distortion-free, and it earns our Best Buy award with the acknowledgement that the Bluetooth headphone field has several compelling players. Published under license from Ziff Davis, Inc., New York, All rights reserved.
Pros: Powerful wireless audio performance, Clean sound with rich lows, Great quality accessories, Includes microphone and on-ear controls, Comfortable fit