Harman Kardon Classic on-ear headphones achieve a harmonic blend of sophistication and simplicity that beautifully complements your iPhone, iPad and iPod. As part of that advanced design approach, they allow custom sizing for the most comfortable fit.
Excellent acoustic performance
The wide dynamic range reproduces music with realism, and the bass tube produces exceptional bass response.
Comfortable and portable by design
Self-adjusting housings maintain an ideal fit and acoustic seal on the ear, enhancing comfort and maximizing the rejection of ambient noise for superior sound. A unique 2D folding mechanism also makes for easier portability.
Touch and go—iOS device ready
With the ingenious three-button remote, the Classic headphones lets you control music playback functions and make and receive phone calls at any time.
- High-tech performance drivers produce an excellent frequency response for a natural tone
- Integral bass tube boosts bass performance
- User-exchangeable metal bows to provide optimal positioning of the ear cup on the head
- Slow-retention foam ear pads create an excellent seal, providing passive noise cancellation and privacy
- Ear cups fold flat making the headphones easier to transport and store
- Flexible and durable, the heavy-gauge detachable cable resists tangling
- Premium carrying case slips easily into bags or briefcases
- Part of the first-ever line of Harman Kardon headphones
Did you notice?Different metal bows let you change the size of the headphones to achieve the best possible fit.
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What's in the Box?
- Harman Kardon Classic headphones
- Two user-exchangeable headbands (small, large)
- Audio cable (4.59 ft./1.4m)
- Premium carrying case
- Owner's manual
- Frequency Response: 16 Hz - 20,000 Hz
- Impedance: 32 ohms
- Other Features: With Remote and Mic, Stereo, Foldable
- Form Factor: On Ear
- Cable Length: 4.59 ft./1.4m
- Mfr. Part Number: HAR/KAR-CL
- UPC or EAN No.: 885038033608
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- Warranty: Two years
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Ratings & Reviews
Very good...much better than B&W P3
You can read my review of the P3...it is not very good sonically. No highs...all lows (midbass). The HK CL (Classic) is much bet You can read my review of the P3...it is not very good sonically. No highs...all lows (midbass). The HK CL (Classic) is much better...the frequency range is much wider, from highs to lows. Much more balanced sound. On my iPhone 4S, i turn off EQ setting (as i do with every other headphones). Not many people know this (apparently), the stock EQ is pretty flat on the iPhone already. Anyway, the HK CL sounds amazing! Love it! Keeper for sure!
Stay away from B&W P3 and Bose OE2i. …
- Written by Thai H from Sugar Land
80 of 88 people found this useful
Slick. Sleek. Sound.
These headphones deliver an experience unrivaled by others in the same price range. The quality is nearly Slick. Sleek. Sound.
These headphones deliver an experience unrivaled by others in the same price range. The quality is nearly impeccable and the design is wonderful. The shape is deceiving, while these box-shaped headphones may simply rest on your ears, they do an outstanding job isolating outside noise, and the comfort level is simply a 10/10.
Haven't taken them on a plane yet but I will soon, and I'm betting they will be just fine, as the sound quality remains steady at the highest possible volume.
Recommended for anyone who thinks they've heard good quality and are willing to be corrected. …
- Written by Stuart P from Encino
69 of 70 people found this useful
Look and sound amazing
First, off, these things look sexy as heck. The finish on these is cutting edge and stylish. I've never thought of headphones as f First, off, these things look sexy as heck. The finish on these is cutting edge and stylish. I've never thought of headphones as fashionable but these things are really good looking.
Second, you put these on and the noise around you disappears so you're totally in tune and alone with your music. Then you hit play and wow, the sound just draws you in. I listen to a wide range of music and these things deliver in every genre. From booming bass to not overly pushy highs, these things sound awesome.
I think they could have charged more for these because these outperform headphones in the $300 range, which most are. …
- Written by Maria G
74 of 80 people found this useful
I was addicted to the whole Beats By Dr Dre product line but when I finally got a pair of Solos they were bad. I brought them back I was addicted to the whole Beats By Dr Dre product line but when I finally got a pair of Solos they were bad. I brought them back and decided to take the Harman Kardon CLs and the Bowers & Wilkins P5 for a sound test. The first pair I tried were the CLs and I was amazed by the diversity of sound I could hear that I had never heard before. The P5s were there in the clarity but I found they were not as capable of giving the same range. …
- Written by Eric O from Calgary
1 of 1 people found this useful
Best Headphone in its Class
I consider myself as an audiophile and I'm very particular about every aspect of sound quality.
So overall these headphones deliv I consider myself as an audiophile and I'm very particular about every aspect of sound quality.
So overall these headphones deliver good lows, strong mids, and excellent highs. I did find myself looking at equalizer apps to make a well balanced sound because although they sound good out of the box if you take the time to make a good equalizer setting for them it will make a big difference because when I made my own customized setting the headphones really do shine. The app i used to make my equalizer settings was called SuperLoud and its in the app store for about $10 and don't back away because of the price believe me it would be the best $10 app you've ever bought promise. My only concern is for people who wear glasses like myself they do pinch the sides of your head after a good 4 - 5 hrs of using them, other wise I have no more complains about them and I would recommend them to a friend. …
- Written by Christopher R from hempstead
1 of 2 people found this useful
Harman Kardon Classic Headphones: OK with glasses
Having read as many reviews as I could find and knowing there has been some concern about some discomfort when wearing these headp Having read as many reviews as I could find and knowing there has been some concern about some discomfort when wearing these headphones with glasses, I tested them in store along with the B&W P3s and some other sets.
Other reviews of the P3s are spot on: they sound good and are comfortable, but compared to the HK Classics, their sound is definitely muddled and not as sharp. I really like the B&W C5 earbuds, but I found the P3s lacking somehow.
The Harman Kardon Classics give a crisp, full sound, with just enough bass.
Re: comfort: At first, using the "small" metal band that came attached to the set, there was some discomfort behind my ears (I wear Ørgreen glasses; titanium and very thin, yet there was still noticeable pinching). When I switched to the larger band, I found I could slide the cups a bit further down so they don't pinch the tops of my ears as much. They still provide full coverage of my ears and they fit more comfortably. The downside is that the large band is a bit too big, ideally, for my head. Not too bad, but there is some slippage.
I'll test it out for another week and give an update. If I get used to them over time, I foresee bumping the rating up to a 5; the sound is great! …
- Written by Ian N from Toronto
10 of 11 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
iphone 5 compatible??????!!!! Writeup does not say.
- Asked by Robert M from Madison
- Nov 22, 2012
Yes they are and work great used them on my iPhone 5 myself
- Answered by Robert P
- Dec 13, 2012
Is the audio cable detachable?
- Asked by Zharal L from Durham
- Aug 1, 2012
Yes, the cable is detachable. Cable goes into the left ear pad.
- Answered by Thai H from Sugar Land
- Aug 11, 2012
Do they leak noise?
- Asked by Z. Roberto R
- Sep 20, 2012
Not really. They do provide a pretty good seal. Now, if you crank it up, then it can leak a little Not really. They do provide a pretty good seal. Now, if you crank it up, then it can leak a little bit. …
- Answered by Thai H from Sugar Land
- Sep 27, 2012