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Harman-Kardon NC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Harman-Kardon NC. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and noise isolation. The comfort and design also get good feedback, whereas the price and portability get critical views.

sound, design, comfort, noise isolation, size

portability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Harman-Kardon NC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Harman-Kardon NC from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Reviewers really like the size and noise isolation. The comfort and design also get good opinions. There are some negative comments about the price and portability.

sound, design, comfort, noise isolation, size

portability, price

70% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Harman/Kardon NC Premium Noise-Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones with In-Line Remote and Mic - Silver/Black

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: David Carnoy (

Harman Kardon NC


Last year I reviewed the Harman Kardon Classic (CL), an on-ear headphone model that has a very distinct design, with a modern take on an old-school double headband and square earcups that harken back a little to the Bowers & Wilkins P3 and P5...

Unique design; excellent fit and finish; impressive sound quality for a noise-canceling headphones; built-in rechargeable battery to power the noise cancellation; fold flat (a nice carrying case is included); work without the noise cancellation on...

Fairly pricey; the inline remote and microphone won't work with many non-Apple smartphones and tablets; the battery charging cable is not a standard Micro-USB cable.

While they may not be quite as comfortable as Bose's ultrapopular QC 15 headphones, the Harman Kardon NCs offer slightly better sound and have a built-in rechargeable battery to power the active noise-cancellation circuitry.

Mar, 2013

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Harman Kardon NC Headphones Review


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...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Thomas (

Harman Kardon NC


The Harman Kardon NCs are great isolators with style.

Fantastic Active Noise-Cancelling headphones.

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: (

Harman Kardon NC


The Harman Kardon NC headphones are beautifully built and have superior sound quality. See what makes these noise blocking headphones so popular in the full review.

The built-in battery is easy to charge, lasts for 40 hours and even with a dead battery you can still listen in passive mode

Even though they’re very stylish and well made, these noise-blocking headphones weigh 11.2 ounces, which is a lot of additional weight for your ears

These noise-cancelling headphones sound good, look good and perform very well.

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Harman-Kardon NC


Harman Kardon joins the noise-cancelling fray

Good detail ; Bass not overbearing ; Lovely styling

Sounds a bit lean ; Noise-cancelling could be better

Harman Kardon NC headphones: sound quality We have mixed feelings about their sound. On one hand, they’re more explicit with detail than the QuietComfort 15s and don’t over-egg their bass, but with that comes a slight brittleness to the treble and a...

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Harman Kardon NC


Good-looking; two different sizes of headband

Not very portable or travel friendly; disappointing sound quality

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Consumer review by: ErnestOnline (

"Perfect Headphones!"


I normally do not write product reviews, because the only existing but not really correspond to the product, I try it though.

Noise Cancelling Works Great

It's not inexpensive

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: aserhug (

"The best head phones for in this price range !!"


I have had these headphones now for 4 months now. I am really satisfied. I must say that I was very close to buying one of those Bose QC15 but then eventually decided on this one and boy I am glad I did that !

- Passive noise cancellation when the battery dies. For me this feature was perfect. I did not prefer another gadget which needs charging !

- what I can think of is probably after listening almost 5-7 hours continuously, one might feel a little bit pressure on the ears but I'd guess it would be also be dependent on the music that you hear & the volume levels as well.

Jul, 2013

Product Specifications


Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Neckband: No

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone:Not Applicable
Product Type:Headphones
Signal Connection:Wired