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Harman-Kardon AVR 355

Harman-Kardon AVR 355
alaScore 79

36 reviews

Aug, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Harman-Kardon AVR 355. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Harman-Kardon AVR 355 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Harman-Kardon AVR-355 review


There's stiff competition at this level of the AV receiver market, so can Harman Kardon's latest offering keep up with the pack?

Neat, design ; great graphical menus ; solid sound, rich midrange ; iPod dock comes as standard

A touch bright at the top end ; lacks clarity, detail and dynamic clout compared to class-leaders

The AVR 355 sounds capable in isolation, but it's found wanting when compared to the very best around this price point

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (

Harman Kardon AVR 355


Tailored towards the casual listener rather than Harman Kardon's usual hi-fi customers, the AVR 355 is solid, with great features, but somehow lacking.

Great home theatre sound ; A-BUS simplifies multi-room set-up ; 1080p upscaling ; DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD decoding

Pushes simulated surround over stereo sound ; No "source direct" capability ; Maddening controls ; Complicated set-up ; Video issues

Conclusion We like this receiver, it sounds great, and has top-notch cosmetics — but it's not without its problems. Namely, Harman Kardon's too intent on pushing its own Logic 7 technology down your throat. And the unit's inability to downscale without...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Jamie Gemming (

Harman Kardon AVR 355 and DVD 39


Here are the key facts about the Harman Kardon AVR 355. Its HK's top receiver, it upscales video to 1080p, output is a deceptive 65 watts per channel and it looks gorgeous. Good looks have always set the HK products apart from the rest and their...

If you have a flat panel TV and you are looking for sexiest receiver and DVD player to sit on the stand beneath it, then look no further.

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (

Harman Kardon AVR 355


I had a few previous HK, Yamaha and Marantz avr's. this one is best sound by far. use best cables for best sound.

great sound, osd, ipod dock

audio set ups initially a fiddel, eventually got it right

Dec, 2009

Consumer review (

Harman Kardon AVR 355


Don't completely agree with the main review, I found the setup very simple and the on screen menu's are excellent.

Sounds great and looks pretty good

Nothing so far

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (

Good AVR, zone 2 limits


Fine sounding piece of equipment which handles AV nicely as well. Very disappointed zone 2 will only accept analogue input. Seems strange but there are other brands with the same limitation. Surround sound is good from this unit but I bought this to...

Sound clarity and power

Can crash and require restarting when changing input source

Mar, 2013

Consumer review (

Very Happy


I have been using the AVR 355 for over a year now. Awesome power more than stated in the books. The unit cosmetically is excellent and it is very easy to use. The only let down I would say it reverts to pre settings for movies. Apart from that do not...

Awesome power and clarity

Dec, 2012

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