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Harman Kardon CL

Harman Kardon CL
alaScore 87

74 reviews

Jul, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 reviews of Harman Kardon CL. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Views about the reliability and price are overall positive. The durability and sound also get good views.

usability, sound, durability, price, reliability

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

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Harman Kardon CL from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Reviewers really like the sound. Some have doubts about the price. Opinions are divided on the comfort.



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Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

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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Jul, 2012

Expert review by : (

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

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Chip Chick (

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

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Nir Schneider (

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...


Aug, 2012

Expert review by : John Nemerovski (

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?

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Tony Ibrahim (

Harman Kardon CL headphones review


Method is behind the CL's radical styling

Proficient sound ; Excellent design ; Inline controls for Apple devices

Tight on ears

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...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by (

Harman Kardon CL review


The Harman Kardon CL headphones offer quality audio with an unusual design

Audio quality ; Industrial design cues

Sharp edges ; Portability ; Budget case

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Harman-Kardon CL


This solid pair of headphones marks a strong debut for Harman-Kardon?s first ever cans

Comfortable on the ear; good inline mic; relatively light; open presentation; clear midrange

Lack the last ounce of sonic subtlety and agility of the very best in class

Expert review by : Tony Ibrahim (

Harman Kardon CL headphones review


Method is behind the CL's radical styling

Proficient sound ; Excellent design ; Inline controls for Apple devices

Tight on ears

Swivelling cups, two braces and a little exposed wiring are some of the confronting design elements that give the CL headphones unique character. So many moving parts lend the impression these headphones are frail, but that first impression is simply...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Rossi Fernandes (

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...

Oct, 2012

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