|Part Number||Harman Kardon CL|
|Item Weight||2.53 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||3.6 x 8 x 9.7 inches|
|Item model number||Harman Kardon CL|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Special Features||foldable, ios-phone-control, lightweight|
|Included Components||One Set Of Harman Kardon Cl, Headphones, Two User-Exchangeable Headbands, One 4'7" (1.4M) Cable, One Premium Carrying Case, Owner'S Manual|
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Harman Kardon CL Precision On-Ear Headphones with Extended Bass
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|Color||Black||Black||White/Grey||Black/Aluminum||Carbon Blue||P5 - Wireless|
|Item Dimensions||8.04 x 3.62 x 9.69 in||7.2 x 9.6 x 2.8 in||5.8 x 8.8 x 3.2 in||7 x 9.12 x 3.62 in||1.4 x 7.2 x 8.2 in||7.09 x 2.87 x 8.7 in|
|Item Weight||2.53 lbs||0.88 lb||4.59 ounces||7.4 ounces||6.4 ounces||1.74 lbs|
|Additional Features||foldable, ios-phone-control, lightweight||Fold flat feature, dynamic drivers||foldable, ios-phone-control||foldable, ios-phone-control, lightweight, tangle-free-cord||lightweight||Fold flat feature, dynamic drivers|
Engineered to Outperform.
Harman Kardon CL headphones feature an exclusive acoustic system that integrates superb mechanical design, materials, and electronics. User-exchangeable bows, self-adjusting housings, soft leather cups, and slow-retention ear-cup foam ensure a comfortable fit and an optimal acoustic seal on the ear. Uniquely baffled 1-5/8" (40 mm) drivers enable the CL to outperform other headphones in extended bass response. Sandblasted steel frames and black matte housings create an iconic, modern aesthetic. A blend of sophistication and simplicity, the lightweight, comfortable CL headphones are part of the first-ever line of Harman Kardon headphones. Now you can take beautiful sound with you wherever you go.
Sophisticated, Modern Design
Harman Kardon CL headphones offer high-tech performance wrapped in an elegant package and interface. With its blend of sandblasted steel and black matte housings, the CLs’ design and function complement Apple products while reinforcing the sophisticated elegance of the Harman Kardon brand.
Optimized Sound Quality
High-performance 1-5/8" (40 mm) drivers produce an excellent frequency response (16Hz – 20kHz) for a natural tone. The wide dynamic range reproduces music with realism. A unique baffle creates air flow that extends low frequencies. The CL headphones also incorporate a bass tube that functions like a tuned bass port. It boosts bass performance and helps the headphones produce exceptional bass response at any volume level. As a result, CL headphones provide better bass response than other headphones in their class.
Drawing from a rich heritage of acoustic innovation, Harman Kardon CL headphones feature an exclusive acoustic system that integrates superb mechanical design, materials and electronics. User-exchangeable bows, self-adjusting housings, soft leather cups, and slow-retention ear-cup foam ensure a comfortable fit and an optimal acoustic seal on the ear.
Apple Three-Button Remote with Built-in Microphone
Made specifically for use with iPhones and iPods, the CL’s streamlined remote offers familiar controls for audio playback controls and phone calls.
One set of Harman Kardon CL / headphones / Two user-exchangeable headbands (small, large) / One 4'7" (1.4m) cable / One premium carrying case / Owner’s manual
- Sophisticated, modern design
- Optimized driver system
- Bass tube
- Sonic clarity and accuracy even at low volume levels
- User-replaceable metal bows
- Self-adjusting housings
- User-detachable, soft leather ear pads
- Slow-retention premium foam
- Apple three-button remote with built-in microphone
- 2D folding mechanism
- Detachable cable with metal connectors
- Premium carrying case
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-Aesthetics: presentation, packaging, beautiful and unique sophisticated design, nice pleather carrying case
-Option of 2 sizes (small vs large) of metallic headbands
-Magnetic leather earpads are easily removable and thus replaced
-Balanced sound, more than capable (though not booming) bass. Suitable for movie-watching and all sorts of music (instrumental soundtracks, vocals, hip-hop, pop, haven't tried rock yet)
-Easily driven by Galaxy Nexus using PowerAmp app with slight boosting of the treble, no amp necessary
-On-ear design makes music more vivid than around-the-ear design of other headphones. It also does a fair job of passively isolating noise (good enough to drown out 70% of engine noise during air travel)
-Minimal sound leakage
-More premium sound and design than direct competitor B&W P3. $100 cheaper than B&W P5, and after a quick test I could not tell the difference, probably only a very discerning audiophile could
What I don't like:
-Unlocking mechanism for earpieces may disengage them from the headband if you rotate them 360 degrees inadvertently
-Comfortable for half an hour but then clamping pressure on ears causes them to start throbbing
-Cable is proprietary. It also has a straight end rather than an L-shape to connect to device
-A little bit of noise when you move around, whether from squeaky leather or rubbing the metal headband
Sound and comfort when compared to Klipsch Image One, Harman Kardon CL, B&W P5, Bose QC15, Sennheiser Momentum:
-Klipsch Image One is too bass-heavy. Comfort is merely OK because the cushions are so small they straddle the line between circum-aural and on-ear
-UE6000 will have more prominent bass with active noise cancellation function turned on with better clarity in the mids and highs with noise cancellation turned off. It is very comfortable, superior to CL due to plush memory foam. However the UE6000's earpads cannot be replaced at all, and it is somewhat heavy/bulky especially with 2 AAA batteries installed. Plus you may noticed a "hiss" due to the noise cancellation
-B&W P5: Although this was by far the best-looking out of all the headphones, I found it to have a somewhat hollow sound especially when compared to the Harman Kardon CL. A very tight (and unadjustable) clamping force made listening very uncomfortable even for brief periods. That, plus the questionable durability (just go into any apple store and see how beat up the leather pads get over time), made me feel this was overpriced at $300
-Bose QC15 have best active noise-cancelling effect (and does not generate any hiss/white noise). In terms of sound quality, however, it is the worst of the bunch as bass is one-tone and highs sound shrill and hurt my ears. Its plush ear cushions make it the most comfortable around-ear headphones I have ever used
-Sennheiser Momentum has crisper highs and has less bass. Comfort is superior as long as your ears fit into the plush cushions, and overall weight is a barely-there 190g
For sound quality I would rank Sennheiser Momentum>Logitech UE6000=Harman Kardon CL>B&W P5>Klipsch One=Bose QC15
For comfort Bose QC15>Sennheiser Momentum>Logitech UE6000>Harman Kardon CL=Klipsch One=B&W P5
For noise isolation Bose QC15>Logitech UE6000 (active mode)>Harman Kardon CL>Sennheiser Momentum>B&W P5=Klipsch One
What you should do if you buy this product:
-For 90% of users, switch out the pre-installed small size metal headband for the larger size, it'll fit better
-Stretch out the metal headband a bit with your hands, it will reduce the clamping pressure
-If you wear glasses, put the headphones on then put your glasses so the earpieces are sitting on top of the headphones. This will further alleviate clamping pressure
-Buy AudioEquip's NEW! Replacement Upgrade Headband Comfort Cushion Pad in Leatherette with snap locks. Universal fit most Headphone models; Grado SR SRi-series, Sennheiser HD-series, Beyerdynamic and more. for more comfort as the included elastic band is somewhat hard when resting on your head. In fact, I've found this particular headband cushion very useful for the UE6000's, Monoprice 8323's, and HK CL's
-No need for an amp, just tune up your treble through an EQ
-Best for listening at home, on the train, on an airplane. Not while working out or moving a lot
I did some research on these and the only thing suspect to me was the assumed comfort of the rectangular 'phones over my ears, which I've noticed become sensitive to virtually any over-ear or on-ear headphones after about forty-five minutes. However, I didn't read many complaining of that issue with the CL Precisions. With respect to Harman Kardon as a mid-to-intro-high-end brand, I've been a rather consistent consumer for the past six or seven years, purchasing satellite audio speakers (which last, even after knocking them over...repeatedly) and a terrific component receiver (that has also lasted...). However, when it's come to headphones, I've been all-over-the-map, jumping between Bose earbuds to Shures to Sennheisers to bulky noise-isolating 'cans,' to much more reasonably-priced things by the likes of Monster and (yes) even Urban Ears more recently. (Hey, they've stood the test of time...just not comfort.)
I'll just say this: having used the CL Precisions for about two hours now, I'd honestly have invested the full MSRP of $250, regardless of the discount. They're that good. The sound is crisp and true, the bass impressively reverberant. There's real depth here, almost dimension. Brightness is restored to MP3s of poorer quality. What I was most concerned about--the comfort of the fit over my ears--is a non-issue. In fact, it's in the Pro column; with two interchangeable headbands included, these will never 'squeeze' your head, nor will they slide (assuming you're not doing something too physical--they're not really those kind of headphones). They adjust expertly and isolate exterior noise much better than I would have expected, given their rather boxy design.
My single Con, thus far, is a small, small design quibble with the integrated Apple remote. While I am, admittedly, not among those that would even consider this an important inclusion, I do think that the remote's placement is very high on the wire (only inches from the left earphone). Granted, there are only three buttons to deal with, but they are virtually placed in a blind-spot where you must pay nearly as must attention fidgeting with the remote as you would just changing a track or answering a call on your phone itself.
But overall, these are truly chic (the look is even more 'mod' than suggested in the photos--they are stunning), the packaging is superb (everything you'd expect from HK), design both detail-oriented and overly pragmatic (the fact that they pivot and fold for travel and storage is ingenious), and the current price point is unmissable.
Bottom line: for under $70, this is, far-and-away, the best sound that I have ever experienced.
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