Harman Kardon Aura Wireless Speaker System

Harman Kardon Aura Wireless Speaker System

$399.95

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 9 reviews

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  • Overview

    The Harman Kardon Aura Wireless Speaker System delivers rich, rewarding sound wirelessly via AirPlay or Bluetooth from your iPod, iPhone, iPad, or Mac. With 6 by 1.5-inch high- and mid-range drivers and a 4.5-inch subwoofer, the Aura system provides Omni-directional, 360-degree sound that's much larger than its modest footprint might suggest.

    From its premium cloth grill to the transparent enclosure—which lets you see inside to observe the subwoofer and its custom-built metal housing and illuminating LED—Aura presents a striking visual appearance that matches its audio power. Plus the Harman Kardon Remote app guides you through the easy set up, while giving you full control over your wireless Harman Kardon ecosystem.

  • Highlights

    • Six mid- to high-range 1.5-inch transducers for accurate, Omni-directional sound and a 4.5-inch subwoofer for rich, powerful bass
    • Custom, stereo-widening DSP audio technology engineered for room-filling, full-frequency sound
    • Built-in Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming
    • Built-in AirPlay with easy set-up for your iOS devices
    • Customized Harman Kardon Remote app for easy set-up and added connectivity
  • Did you notice?

    Built-in Bluetooth and AirPlay gives you maximum flexibility.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Experience rich wireless sound for the music on your iPod, iPhone, iPad, or Mac.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Harman Kardon Aura Wireless Home Speaker System
    • AC adapter
    • Harman installation app
    • Quick start guide
  • Tech Specs

    • Frequency Response: 50Hz – 20KHz
    • Input Type: 3.5mm Stereo Jack
    • Other Features: AirPlay, Bluetooth
    • Connections: AirPlay, Bluetooth
    • Speaker Configurations: Stereo
    • Power Source: AC
    • Height: 10.83 in./27.5 cm
    • Width: 8.46 in./21.5 cm
    • Weight: 5 lb./2.28 kg
    • Length: 8.46 in./21.5 cm
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: HKAURAAPBLKAM
    • UPC or EAN No.: 028292263255

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
    • Warranty: One-year limited

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Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.5 average)
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  • Ultimate Speaker for all occasions!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This HK Aura will serious make you rethink about all of your speakers that you ever have in your possession! the 360 omnidirection This HK Aura will serious make you rethink about all of your speakers that you ever have in your possession! the 360 omnidirectional speakers truly live up to what it says. Don't worry the bass isn't a loser at all...you can download the Harman Kardon App to adjust the bass as you wish and everything will be up to you to play. With the only speakers that I know now that carries both Bluetooth and AirPlay in the same device, I personally think this is the speaker to go for...no matter where you place it, the sound is perfect wherever it is placed...love it so much that I'm planning on buying extra ones around the house so that I can link it all up together!

    • Written by from Santa Cruz

    27 of 30 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Ultimate Speaker for all occasions!
  • Great sounding system

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The HK Aura is a great sounding speaker system. The mid and treble ranges are well-defined and the bass range is crisp and clear, The HK Aura is a great sounding speaker system. The mid and treble ranges are well-defined and the bass range is crisp and clear, even, surprisingly, at low volumes. Musical styles from classical to singer/songwriter to Nine Inch Nails all sound great, especially for such a small system.

    Streaming music from iTunes to the Aura plus an Airport Express is seamless, with no noticeable delay between the receiver (hooked up to the Airport) in one room and the Aura in another.

    • Written by from ARLINGTON HEIGHTS

    23 of 23 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great sounding system
  • Great Sound, Beautiful Design

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Harman/Kardon Aura, is one of the best wireless speakers available today. Priced at a reasonable $400, it is neither horrendou The Harman/Kardon Aura, is one of the best wireless speakers available today. Priced at a reasonable $400, it is neither horrendously overpriced nor what would be considered cheap. Its size is about the same as the box for a small~medium coffee-making machine. However, don't let its small footprint fool you. Its size belies the sound it produces, easily filling my 20x12 foot bedroom with beautiful crisp omnidirectional sound. With treble that does not roll off too much at highest frequencies, smooth natural mids, and punchy but not boomy bass, the Aura is a solid performer at any price point. At high levels there is no distortion, although I hesitate to really dial up the volume past ~60-70% since the sound becomes unnecessarily loud and unhealthy for your ears. It has a easily tunable bass boost with the HK Remote app from the App Store as well as small-step volume control. Connectivity features include Bluetooth apt-x and Airplay as well as DLNA and a 3.5mm auxiliary input to connect your Macbook's headphone out. Listening at low volumes is equally fun as at high levels, as the sound is crystal clear and not muffled even at 20% or less. Once set up, the Airplay connection is quite good and I have yet to experience any audio lag or dropouts. The Bluetooth input is equally good. Lastly, I would like to mention the design. It is reminiscent of the HK iSub from the iconic HK Soundsticks, though obviously the build quality is a step up. It has a premium cloth-covered grill, glass cover and sound tube and LED lighting to indicate operational/volume status. I would wholeheartedly recommend the Aura to anyone in the market for an Airplay speaker that is both well designed and capable of reproducing great sound.

    • Written by from Burnaby

    23 of 26 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great Sound, Beautiful Design
  • You may want to consider other competitors at this price.

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    There are better competitors at this price. The design is attractive, but sound quality is below the competitors.

    • Written by from Toronto
    Was this useful? You may want to consider other competitors at this price.
  • Excellent sound quality, but TERRIBLE TERRIBLE connection and app.

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Pro:
    1. Sound quality is among the best at 400 price level.
    2. 360 angle distribution of sound. (This is really nice)
    3. Beau Pro:
    1. Sound quality is among the best at 400 price level.
    2. 360 angle distribution of sound. (This is really nice)
    3. Beautiful design.

    Cons:
    1. Wifi (Airplay) function is practically broken. Very picky on your router... I tried three most updated routers, only one can pair with this speaker.
    2. Bluetooth connection is slightly better than the wifi, but still not close to competing products. You have to manually connect to your bluetooth device every time...
    3. The App for remote control is horrible.... you have to wait for 10s for the connection before you can adjust your volume.... which is nuts....
    4. BTW, You can only adjust the bass in the stupid app.
    5. I don't know if it is due to connection issues, the sound sometimes go to very low....

    Conclusion: For speaker functionality, it is very good and the speaker is absolutely beautiful. It is also very well built. However, HK company should really fire their wireless connection department, they did a horrible job for the wifi, bluetooth and app. I really wanna to keep it, but sadly, I'm cannot stand the poor connections.

    I would give the speaker 5 stars for the speaker part and 0 star for the wireless part. Since one major selling point is the wireless connectivity, I decided in total give it a 2 stars.

    • Written by from Montreal

    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Excellent sound quality, but TERRIBLE TERRIBLE connection and app.
  • Bought them, tested them ... And returned them

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice design but serious latency problems even with a super fast and reliable wi-fi network. Cannot compare to "wired" speakers. So Nice design but serious latency problems even with a super fast and reliable wi-fi network. Cannot compare to "wired" speakers. Sorry Harman: an overall very disappointing experience for me.

    • Written by from Milwaukee

    1 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Bought them, tested them ... And returned them

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