Harman Kardon Aura Wireless Speaker System

Harman Kardon Aura Wireless Speaker System

$399.95

4.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 23 reviews

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Product Information

  • 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 (4.0 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

    66 of 76 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Ultimate Speaker for all occasions!
  • 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

    63 of 75 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great Sound, Beautiful Design
  • 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

    51 of 58 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great sounding system
  • HK

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    THIS SPEAKER IS SO AWESOME... The range and sound is without comparison to any other speaker alike. So DOPE!!! Great look during t THIS SPEAKER IS SO AWESOME... The range and sound is without comparison to any other speaker alike. So DOPE!!! Great look during the dark too with the illuminated center!

    • Written by from Lincoln
    Was this useful? HK
  • Incredible sound, spotty AirPlay

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Before buying this speaker, I wasn't convinced that one speaker could replace multiple. However, I was utterly convinced once I pl Before buying this speaker, I wasn't convinced that one speaker could replace multiple. However, I was utterly convinced once I played the very first notes of Michael Jackson's "Human Nature". The Harman Kardon Aura fills the entire room with sound with little indication that it's coming from just one speaker.
    The bass is very deep and smooth without any distortion. It creates a very rich sound unlike any speaker I've owned before. I listen to it at just 1/3 the volume and it gives quite the punch. I have no doubt that you could fill a very large space with sound with the Aura at near full power.
    The Aura is an absolutely gorgeous modern design show piece. Everybody who sees it is taken aback by its unconventional, almost alien design.
    That said, I purchased the Aura to join my AirPlay ecosystem and I'm often frustrated that it has fallen asleep and no device will wake it up as is expected. I often have to restart it which takes some time because the touch sensitive buttons aren't very responsive. I will say that once AirPlay connection is achieved, it sticks with it with no interruptions, but not knowing if it'll connect is a real downer. I don't want to have to think about it. Select it on AirPlay on any device and it should just connect and start playing. That's unfortunately not the case.
    So despite paying a hefty premium for AirPlay in the Aura, I'm convinced that I'm better off just plugging it into an AppleTV via optical link. At least the AppleTV is reliable in waking up when any device selects it for AirPlay. I'm still hopeful that Harman Kardon will rectify the issue with a firmware update.

    • Written by from Toronto

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Incredible sound, spotty AirPlay
  • Amazing speaker!!!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This speaker is amazing! I love it!!! The sound and connection is great so I'm not sure what other people are talking about bad co This speaker is amazing! I love it!!! The sound and connection is great so I'm not sure what other people are talking about bad connection. I use Bluetooth connection with my ipad, iphone and my macbook pro and it works fantastic!

    • Written by from Chicago
    Was this useful? Amazing speaker!!!

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