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Harman Kardon Classic

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Harman Kardon Classic. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the bass quality and mids quality. The comfort and design are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the price. Many are less positive about the usability and size.

sound, design, comfort, mids quality, bass quality

treble quality, size, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Harman Kardon Classic is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: David Carnoy (

Harman Kardon Classic review: Harman Kardon Classic


Harman Kardon has recently made a big push into the headphone space with a number of new models, including the Classic (or CL for short), a set that retails for $199.95 and may be the best of the bunch.

The Harman Kardon Classic headphones have a unique, sleek design with excellent fit and finish and impressive sound quality. They also fold flat (a nice carrying case is included) and have a detachable cable and an Apple-friendly inline remote and...

The headphones are fairly pricey, and the inline remote and microphone won't work with many non-Apple smartphones and tablets.

The Harman Kardon Classic on-ear headphones combine impressive design and excellent sound quality to create a very enticing headphone set for a comparatively fair price.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: roshga (

"Amazing sound quality, impressive design!"


Great buy for its price range, could seem a little high, but trust me, its worth it! Plugged in to my Xonar, sound clarity is so amazing, I can hear things ive never head before and amazing improvements to my playlists!

Super high-sound quality, impressive clarity in sound, decent bass, great range!

Feels a bit treble shy, but with a small touch in an EQ, you can fix it. Not much of a 'con' really.

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: QueenRV (

"Great for a wide range of music genres quite well."


Lovely all around headphones. It's sound quality is such that there is no fatigue when doing extended listening. No muddy lows, and it has very good mids.

Mids are distinct. Lows are not muddy. Highs are not tinny sounding. Comfortable listening for extended periods of time.

Highs can be a bit lacking, but nothing eqs can fix.

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: jukeaces (

"Ok, but there are better."


A few weeks ago I decided it was time to try out a better, more expensive headset than my not very stylish Koss Porta-pro's. I ordered a pair of Harmon Kardon CL's based on great CNET reviews. I have had the Porta Pro's for about 2 years. I also bought...

Stylish, good sound.

Kinda pricy

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: ViktorDsign (

"Awesome Headphones!"


I wanted something different then Beats, not too expansive but with a good build quality and amazing balanced sound - CL gave it all in one package. I've got them on sale for $99, great sound, nice caring leather pouch, awesome design. I'm not...

Great balanced sound!

Microphone doesn't work with my Nokia Lumia 920, and its blocking internal mic while plugged - that is the only reason I'm giving 4.5 stars. I don't use headphones for headset purposes. I bought them for sound and they are amazing!

May, 2013

Consumer review by: mchlwlsh (

"Simply Amazing!"


After a bit of research, Denon Audio is probably the best, but has some limitations. Arguably the best paid app is EQu ($2.99). It delivers rich sound while leveraging the Classics over-the-ear noise cancellation to give you listening bliss and gives...

Seals out pesky office noise and road noise while as a passenger on a crowded commuter van.

Not Harman Kardon's fault, but almost requires a third party equalizer. If listening on a iPhone, the standard EQ setting are pretty lousy.

Jan, 2013