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Harman Kardon AE

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 reviews of Harman Kardon AE. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and size are overall positive. The durability and sound also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the bass quality and comfort.

usability, sound, durability, size, reliability

comfort, bass quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Harman Kardon AE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Harman Kardon AE


alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Harman Kardon AE from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Opinions about the usability and design are generally positive. The durability and sound also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the price and comfort.

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comfort, price

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Michael Calore (

Review: Harman Kardon AE In-Ear Headphones


Harman Kardon's new headphones have aluminum-alloy bodies that match the look and texture of Apple's hardware. They're pretty, but the sound isn't.

Sleek, pretty and austere. All aluminum and black plastic — if you want some headphones to match your iPhone 5, look no further. Comfortable fit from both rubber tips and the Comply foam tips. Lots of bass from the 9-millimeter drivers

Sound is dark. Not enough detail in the high-end. Too heavy to wear while exercising. Expensive

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

Harman Kardon AE


The $150 Harman Kardon AE is a sensible antidote to the current earphone trend of overly boosted bass and treble.

Quality audio performance with healthy bass response. Built-in iPhone controls and three-button remote. Excellent carrying case.

Remote buttons are not well defined. Thin cable is somewhat rigid.

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Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Jeremy Horwitz (

Reviews: Harman/Kardon AE + NI In-Ear Headphones


As the owner of vaunted audio brands JBL and AKG—each with well-respected audio engineers and industrial designers—Harman/Kardon has all of the key advantages necessary to compete in the overcrowded headphone market. Beyond its trusted...

Taken as a whole, NI and AE feel as if they were artificially engineered to justify different—and frankly overly separate—price points: AE looks, feels, and sounds like the $100-$120 earphone Harman really wanted to make, while NI is a deliberately...

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Harman Kardon AE


Metal-bodied earphones - chunky design, chunky sound.

Robust aluminium outer, Powerful bass

Non-removable cable, Bass dominates sound, Can sound congested

Aug, 2012

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