Excerpt: User Report Q & A using our The Answer Is Yes — Now WTQ (What’s the Question?) format: Do they sound good? [ Yes ] Are they comfortable for extended wearing? [ Yes ] Is the $200 price reasonable? [Yes] That’s a good start.
Excerpt: Everything about the Harman Kardon CL exudes understated class - the packaging, the pleather carrying case, the old-school design, and finally the matter black housing with steel trimming - it's all pure visual delight. Put them on and you're transported into a world of exceptional aural detail.
Excerpt: Harman Kardon, a successful and sought-after name in the audio industry to say the least. The company is better known for having AKG and JBL under its audio belt as well as for its magnitude of outstanding household and desktop speakers, most notably the SoundSticks speakers which are one of the...
Summary: The Harman Kardon CL Headphones are a classic addition to any headphone collection. It won’t break the bank too much, and for a change, you get a pair of headphones that actually look a lot more expensive than what they cost. Now that is a switch!
Pros: Rich acoustics. Sounds amazing when listening to Jazz, easily listening, or instrumentals. Solid design that looks expensive. Ear cups are very comfortable and only get more-so over time.
Cons: Headband starts to squeeze your head after a several hours of listening.
Conclusion: The Harman/Kardon CL is an extremely well-designed headset that had us hooked from the start. Keeping one foot in the past, and one in the future, it’s classic-yet-modern styling is perfectly complimented by its outstanding sonic performance and comfort.
Conclusion: Harman Kardon's CL headphones sound as good as they look, but they have serious competition in the $200 price range.
Pros: Strong audio performance with rich bass and crisp highs. Includes removable headbands in various sizes for secure fit. Integrated controls for iOS devices. Detachable, replaceable cable. Classy carrying pouch.
Cons: Earcups can be slightly uncomfortable over long listening periods. Very minor distortion on some deep bass tracks at top volume.
Summary: Harman Kardon’s CLs tick all the right boxes for a pair of on-the-go headphones. All audio - be it music, movies or audiobooks - are played with gusto, while the design keeps extraneous perversions out and your music private.
Pros: Proficient sound, Excellent design, Inline controls for Apple devices
Summary: If you’re looking for a pair of high-performance headphones, then you’ll find the Harman Kardon CL to be decent, although we think you can find headphones that offer better performance for this kind of price. The Harman Kardon CL headphones sell for Rs.