• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    You may want to consider other competitors at this price.

    • Written by from Toronto

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

    6 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent sound quality, but TERRIBLE TERRIBLE connection and app.

    • Written by from Montreal

    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.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought them, tested them ... And returned them

    • Written by from Milwaukee

    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.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice, but will be going back.

    • Written by from Honolulu

    I really like this speaker a lot. Sounds really good and has great features. It also looks great on my shelf. My main problem is that when you are using one audio source. All the other sources stay active. What I mean by that, I am using the speaker linked to my PC with an AUX cable, but the bluetooth stays on in pairing mode, you can not disable it. This is a problem for me as I live in an apartment and I do not like the idea of anybody that can detect this speaker be able to connect to it. Not for any security reasons, But one can simply connect to it and start blasting their music at max level during night time and the only control you will have over it is to simply unplug it or turn it off! Also, if you are not using it in WIFI mode, the wifi light stays blinking fast until it connects to a wifi network! It gets very annoying very quick that the light is always blinking and you can not turn it off. I know I could probably put a black tape on top but thats not a solution when you just spent $400 on this speaker.

    Maybe if you live in a big house and the bluetooth signal does not reach beyond the walls of your house then it will be ok as no random person will be able to connect to it. But in my case, this is a no-no.

    I will keep an eye on it and probably purchase it again if HK decide to release an firmware update to give you the option to turn off bluetooth AND WIFI if you are not using them. AND/OR have some kind of way to not have the speaker always in pairing mode if you are not using bluetooth. I already have sent them my feedback about this and hopefully they will fix it. Other than that, it is going back for now.

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