Excerpt: When Harman Kardon introduced its first line of consumer headphones last year we marveled their high-end, unparalleled aesthetics and appreciated the fine audio quality that came with it all. In many ways Harman Kardon's CL Classic headphones were and still are a trowback of modern sophistication. They've done their job at pleasing our ears, our tasteful appetite for good design and even our wallet. So how does it get any better than this?
Excerpt: Harman Kardon’s $326.99 NC features both a simple name and a minimalist design. If you’re a fan of Apple’s hardware, you’ll appreciate the look of the NC. Thin, metal trim surrounds rectangular black earcups, which are connected by a sleek metal headband. Harman Kardon provides two different sizes of headbands, so you can choose the one that better fits your head.
Pros: Good-looking; two different sizes of headband
Cons: Not very portable or travel friendly; disappointing sound quality
Excerpt: Harman Kardon has turned out some quality cans in recent months. The on-ear CL s and over-ear Bluetooth-toting BT s both got top marks. Now it's time to judge the noise-cancelling Harman Kardon NC . They all share the same design DNA – rectangular, close-fitting earcups, self-adjusting leather headbands and an interchangeable metal bow (for more size flexibility).
Pros: Good detail, Bass not overbearing, Lovely styling
Cons: Sounds a bit lean, Noise-cancelling could be better