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Harman Kardon Precision CL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Harman Kardon Precision CL. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the bass quality and comfort. The design and sound also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the mids quality and noise isolation. There are mixed reviews on the reliability and portability.

sound, design, comfort, bass quality

usability, noise isolation, mids quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Harman Kardon Precision CL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 44 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Harman Kardon Precision CL

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Harman Kardon Precision CL from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the sound. There are some mixed views about the comfort. Some have doubts about the price.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Harman Kardon CL Premium On-Ear Earphones with Microphone and Apple iPhone Controls

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Harman Kardon CL Headphones Review

 

The brand Harman Kardon comes to mind when you think home theatres and high-end audio systems. They aren't really known for making headphones, but the Harman International Industries already has a brand called AKG under its belt that specialises in the...

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...

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Harman Kardon CL

 

Audio design giant Harman/Kardon is no stranger to premium sound. Established in 1953, the Connecticut company was one of the founders of the hi-fidelity industry. It holds credit for several milestones in audio innovation, including the world's first...

Exceptional detail ; Outstanding balance ; Taught, defined low end ; Elegant, ergonomic design

Midrange a little bright ; Slight lack of depth ; Little passive noise isolation

For those looking for a great fit, fantastic sound, and a handsome design, we highly recommend taking the Harman/Kardon CL for a test drive.

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Harman Kardon CL

 

Harman Kardon's CL headphones sound as good as they look, but they have serious competition in the $200 price range.

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

Earcups can be slightly uncomfortable over long listening periods. Very minor distortion on some deep bass tracks at top volume

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Harman Kardon CL Review

 

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...

Rich audio, Well defined bass, Tangle resistant detachable cable, Comfortable

Wee bit lacking on the soundstaging front

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Harman Kardon CL On-Ear Headphones Review

 

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! For...

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

Headband starts to squeeze your head after a several hours of listening

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Harman Kardon CL Classic Headphones Review

 

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...

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Harman Kardon CL Headphones

 

That's a good start. What about the other attributes of Harman Kardon's new premium on ear CL headphones, sold exclusively at Apple?

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Method is behind the CL's radical styling

 

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. The cups do sit too snug...

Proficient sound, Excellent design, Inline controls for Apple devices

Tight on ears

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Harman Kardon CL over-ear headphones review

 

We first saw Harman Kardon's swanky-looking "industrial chic" over-ear CL headphones in the middle months of 2012. Classic by name, are these cans able to deliver as classic a listening experience?

Quality construction, cool and simple industrial style, integrated Apple controller, decent and rounded audio quality, won't drown you in bass

Uncomfortable for long periods of wear, not adjustable in traditional sense, industrial style won't suit all, neutral listen lacks top-end sparkle

It's not often we get to say things like "industrial chic", but the Harman Kardon headphones sure do ooze that certain style. Impressive looks are met with impressive audio, which, while certainly grand, just lacks the long-wear comfort and...

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Harman Kardon CL review

 

The Harman Kardon CL headphones square up to their rivals by offering top quality audio teamed with an unusual design that's set to split opinion

Audio quality ; Industrial design cues

Sharp edges ; Portability ; Budget case

The audio is absolutely brilliant, the comfort is high, and although the price is relatively salty, these are quality audio tools. That said, the styling will polarise buyers, and the finish detailing might not measure up to everyones expectation of a...

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Product Specifications

Configuration

Active Noise Cancellation: No
DECT: No
Display: No
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Integrated Amplifier: No
LCD Display: No
Mute Control: No
Neckband: No
SCREEM: No
Sound System:STEREO
Speakers:STEREO
Volume Control: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Connection:3.5 mm Plug / ONE 3.5 mm Plug
USB: No

General Features

Compatibility:for 4 and more brands
Ear Canal Headphone:Not Applicable
Form factor:Headband Headset
Product Type:Headband Headset / Headphones
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:Headband Headset
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