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.
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
62 of 72 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
57 of 69 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
48 of 55 people found this useful
Fantastic unit some bad reviews should be disregarded.
I purchased this unit after some debate. My main reason for purchase was sound quality and pricing, portability was not needed for I purchased this unit after some debate. My main reason for purchase was sound quality and pricing, portability was not needed for my application. I listen to a wide variety of music from classical to jazz, rock, EDM and anything in between. This executes well on all styles. I am using the Aura as a bedroom speaker. This should be treated as leisurely listening device not a replacement for quality high end separate speakers with a high end receiver. Though it has a high volume threshold with clarity. Most will be surprised by what it can do.
I've listened to Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air which may have a slight edge in the mid tones of music but for $200 more I found it to not be worth it. In comparison to friends that have the Bose Soundlink II and III this Aura is superior yet it lacks portability. As far as reviews about connectivity I found this to be extremely simple. I'm using the Ad-hoc mode which allows me to play it as a wifi speaker through iTunes. I'm using a mid 2011 iMac and an Airport Extreme router. There is a millisecond delay when controlling volume and a second delay when manually changing tracks. Note that you don't lose a second of the song iTunes waits with the delay in communication. With Bluetooth via an iPhone it's just as reliable.
As far as the light in the unit. Unless you're hyper sensitive to light when trying to sleep with music playing that won't be an issue. I would chalk up some reviews to user error. I have not dealt with customer support from Harman so I have no opinion on that. I haven't used it with Apple TV or with a PC. The only issue I had was there was no manual in the box. Easily found on Harman Kardon's website. If you want a stationary speaker in this price range this is a great unit with fantastic sound quality for the price. Plenty of connection possibilities and loads of headroom for cranking it up. …
- Written by Adam S from Clifton Heights
The speaker is so awesome
The speaker is so awesome. I love it! My mom and I do a lot of sewing downstairs in the basement and I always wished we could list The speaker is so awesome. I love it! My mom and I do a lot of sewing downstairs in the basement and I always wished we could listen to my music on the Apple TV. The speaker is big in size. I had no idea :0). My music is stored in iTunes, but I streamed it to the Apple TVs for easy listening. My sewing area is a mess and needs to be made room for the speaker so when I get moved back down there I want to have a special place to put the speaker. I'll be moving it place to place wherever I am in the house. …
- Written by CntryMusLuvBugAuntie B from Lexington
Best Wireless Speaker I have ever purshased !!!
First thing I looked for when I shopped around for speaker is the Sound quality and this speaker does far better job than I hoped First thing I looked for when I shopped around for speaker is the Sound quality and this speaker does far better job than I hoped for.
I have bought this speaker for the living room use and it has just awesome bass, mid, and high all around and I am just loving it.
The clarity and the punch of base I get from this beautiful speaker is top of the line!
Second thing I look for in wireless speaker was the connectivity.
I have had several Bluetooth/wireless speakers from Bose, Samsung, and Ultimate Ears and this Harman Kardon Aura was the easiest to connect and I have never had any connection drop for this. AirPlay and Bluetooth connection is so easy I got it to play music from my iPhone within a less than a minute after I got it out of the box!
Third, I love the design of this.
It's simple, clean and clear feeling with just right amount of LED lightings on it. I love the ring of light inside center of the speaker when I adjust the volume. Its elegant design and perfectly what I wanted it to be~!!
Love Sound quality, easy to connect, lovely design. Every penny was worth it~!! …
- Written by Michael P from Fort Lee
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
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
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
Does this work with apple tv?
- Asked by Lucas K from Annapolis
- Feb 12, 2014
- Answered by Brad F from Madison
- Mar 1, 2014
- Asked by David S from Beverly Hills
- Feb 10, 2014
The speakers are built in around the bottom. I had the soundsticks, and these blow those out of the The speakers are built in around the bottom. I had the soundsticks, and these blow those out of the water. …
- Answered by Myers P from Salt Lake City
- Feb 12, 2014