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Harmon/Kardon's debut headphone proves that classic style and old-school engineering still have a place in the today's flashy and saturated headphone market.Audio design giant Harman/Kardon is no stranger to premium sound. Established in 1953, the Connecticut company was one of the founders of the hi-fidelity industry. It holds credit for several milestones in audio innovation, including the world's first hi-fi receiver in 1954, and the world's first stereo receiver in 1958. Since then, HK has maintained a strong foothold in hi-fi, creating a multitude of modern products, from computer speakers, to first-class sound systems for luxury vehicles like BMW, Mercedes, and Land Rover. When a company with that kind of clout announces it's putting out a line of headphones, people listen - literally. And after laying eyes on the sleek, minimalist design of Harman/Kardon's new $200 pair of on-ears, simply titled the Classic (or CL), we were pretty excited to do some listening of our own. Would HK's newest offering live up to the company's storied lineage? Probably, but we still had to do a ton of extensive testing to make sure. Here's what we found.
Harman Kardon is a fixture in the audio world, blending unique visual design and high- quality performance to make stand-out products like the SoundSticks III PC speakers ($169.95, 4.5 stars). Aside from a couple of in-ear models several years ago, headphones have not been part of the speaker manufacturer's lineup, so the Harman Kardon CL ($199.95 direct), is something of a debut for the established speaker company. This well-designed pair of headphones offer solid audio performance and, like most Harman Kardon products, looks good doing it. The headphones are reminiscent of the lineup from Bowers & Wilkins, another speaker icon that has recently tried its hand at consumer-level headphones. The CL is a strong first attempt, but it has some fierce competition in the $200 price range. As mentioned, a quick look at the CL, and one headphone pair immediately comes to mind: The Bowers & Wilkins P5 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones (4.5 stars). Both pairs are on-ear (supra-aural) headphones with rectangular earpads and a design that feels simultaneously retro—in the space age sense—and modern, thanks to the use of black leather and metallic accents.
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