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.
- 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 ForExperience 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
- 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
- Mfr. Part Number: HKAURAAPBLKAM
- UPC or EAN No.: 028292263255
- 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
Harman Kardon Remote
Control and enhance your Harman Kardon products with this remote control and music player app. This is the centerpiece of your Harman Kardon ecosystem.
> Device Remote Control
Easily control all of your network-enabled Harman Kardon products.
> Music Streaming
Wirelessly stream content to your Harman Kardon products.
> Music Player
Manage your music content with custom playlists then play and control it straight from the app.
Compatible Models: Aura, Onyx, SB26, Sabre SB35, Go+Play Wireless, AVR 170, AVR 1700, AVR 270, AVR 2700, AVR 370, AVR 3700, AVR151, AVR1510, AVR161, AVR1610, AVR171, AVR1710, BDS 275, BDS 575, BDS 277, BDS 577, BDS280 and BDS580.
Visit harmankardon.com and check for the latest firmware update for your Harman Kardon product to assure compatibility with this app.
Note that Harman Kardon products that use wired network connections only, such as the AVR “x70” Series A/V Receivers and the Harman Kardon BDS "x75/77" Series Home Theater systems need to a wired Ethernet connection to your home network access point (router) in order to be discovered by this app. Control Wi-Fi-enabled products such as the AVR 370, AVR 3700 by connecting the product to your home network via wire or wirelessly. …
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Ratings & Reviews
Ultimate Speaker for all occasions!
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 Kosit C from Santa Cruz
67 of 78 people found this useful
Great Sound, Beautiful Design
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 Vincent L from Burnaby
64 of 76 people found this useful
Great sounding system
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 Ben B from ARLINGTON HEIGHTS
51 of 58 people found this useful
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
The good is it sounds really great for what it is. It isn't going to compete with a full blown surround system, but I was looking The good is it sounds really great for what it is. It isn't going to compete with a full blown surround system, but I was looking for a source of music in the living room. It does have an optical input, which at least from my TV would allow it to be the sound system if you live in a smaller house/apt and don't have a more robust system. It really sounds great.
The bad is it doesn't have a remote, and since mine is on the floor under a piece of furniture it means turning it off and on requires crawling on my hands and knees and holding this tiny little "button". No remote on/off is pretty horrible. The instructions are almost non-existent, so you really don't know if you could be using it better or not.
The ugly is it looks like a popcorn machine. My home is mid-century modern and this is straight up modern. I planned to have it hidden behind a piece of furniture to have sound out of nowhere. However putting it directly on carpet totally muffles the sound, so now I need to find a 8.5" round piece of marble or something to put it on. So right now this review is putting it on hardwood and it sounds terrific there, but looks totally out of place in the room.
I have no idea why there are not more dual airplay/blue tooth speakers, but it is what it is. I would rather have a traditional speaker look, but I could only find one and it was twice the price and also I am not sure it would cover the bass nearly as well as the Aura. If you like the look, can put it somewhere easy to access physically then it is a nice system. …
- Written by Andy L from IRVINE
Nice design with fantastic sound!
I just bought this system and absolutely loved it!
It sounds warmer and punches the bass sounds deeper and better than my previou I just bought this system and absolutely loved it!
It sounds warmer and punches the bass sounds deeper and better than my previous sytem 'Marshall Woburn', which i've returned because of it's overall harsh sound characteristics.
I guess, the surroundly placed six midrange & tweeters gives you a nice dimention of sound, which really helps to fill the whole room easily. (tested in a 45 square/meters room)
Altough i placed it on floor near a wall, the sound was ritch and equally filling the room. It was definetely a better and different experience than my previous speaker, which sounded like a mono speaker.
The HK app gives you a chance to tune bass level, as a bonus option.. I wish i could also adjust trebble, altough using the eq of your player really helps out there.
Overall, The Aura is a very nice looking unique design, when comparing to most other options.
It sounds fantastic, and highly recommended to anyone! …
- Written by Bora A from istanbul
1 of 1 people found this useful
After starting my search for a new speaker, I was immediately drawn to the Aura. Skeptical after reading all the reviews, regardin After starting my search for a new speaker, I was immediately drawn to the Aura. Skeptical after reading all the reviews, regarding the flashing wi-light, and connection issues, I decided to take the plunge. Let me tell you, I COULDN'T BE HAPPIER! This is a fantastic speaker, providing 360-degree sound at a level that surpassed my expectations. The app is great, and very simple to use; like Apple products, the Aura doesn't come with a manual, but is very intuitive to set up. I was able to sync the speaker to my wi-fi network in moments, and the quality is excellent. The flashing light that people reviewed as being annoying is unnoticeable to me, as it sits on the back of the speaker, near the cable ports (and I don't keep the speaker on a pedestal in the middle of the living room). The app is a little finicky, and may have to be 'closed' and re-opened, but it takes a mere second or two for the speaker to show up again; also, the ability to adjust the volume and bass levels from the app is nice.
Don't be deterred by any of the negative comments; I was more than surprised to find out the quality, appearance and sound output of this speaker greatly exceeded my expectations, and totally negated my fears of owning this incredible piece of technology. …
- Written by Cameron H from Denver
1 of 1 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Is this compatible with a physical remote or is the app the only possible way of controlling it?
- Asked by Adam J from Wolsey
- Oct 25, 2014
Won't it sound like sound is coming from one side?
- Asked by Pedro M from Toronto
- May 5, 2014
It very much fills the room with sound, but the 'stereo effect' isn't as strong as if you had separa It very much fills the room with sound, but the 'stereo effect' isn't as strong as if you had separate R/L speakers. I don't find that detracting in the least from the sound quality. …
- Answered by Peter S from San Francisco
- Aug 14, 2014
Can you setup more then one aura in the same room since it is wireless and does it sync properly.
- Asked by Lee D from Honolulu
- Feb 14, 2014
Airplay has syncing built into the standard and is compatible with between 3 - 6 devices simultaneou Airplay has syncing built into the standard and is compatible with between 3 - 6 devices simultaneously depending on network limitations. …
- Answered by Peter W
- Nov 11, 2014
If you are sitting at a desk, where do you place it for stereo sound? (On the floor? Behind you/in front of you, etc.?)
- Asked by Jonathan R from Boston
- Mar 23, 2014
across the room? the stereo effect is not particularly strong, its more of a fill the room with soun across the room? the stereo effect is not particularly strong, its more of a fill the room with sound thing than a precision stereo experience. …
- Answered by Peter S from San Francisco
- Aug 14, 2014
How loud is it, what power in watts per channel RMS ?. 4.5" tells me nothing
- Asked by Steve B
- Feb 27, 2014
Power output: 2 x 15W + 1 x 30W
- Answered by Max A from Panamá
- May 19, 2014
So how do you get rid of the dust that is bound to be piled up through the funnel?
- Asked by Tan Yau L
- Feb 5, 2014
Turn it off, then use some kind of vacuum/suction device that can fit inside.
- Answered by Vincent L from Burnaby
- Feb 6, 2014