Harman Kardon Aura Wireless Speaker System

Harman Kardon Aura Wireless Speaker System

$399.95

4.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 30 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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  • iPod touch 3rd Generation

  • iPod touch 4th Generation

  • iPod touch 5th Generation 32GB/64GB

  • iPod touch 5th Generation 16GB

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (4.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • 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

    81 of 94 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

    79 of 92 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

    63 of 71 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great sounding system
  • Overpriced, a headache to control

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    The sound is good but you get tired of a mono speaker. there is no option for satellite LR speakers (as in adding a second speaker The sound is good but you get tired of a mono speaker. there is no option for satellite LR speakers (as in adding a second speaker to get stereo). Can't be done unless you have some sort of audio splitter and a comb filter - but that still isn't stereo_/

    The HK remote app is a pain to use. You frequently have to reset the thing and it is fiddly, plus the interface of the app is totally inadequate and the help function doesn't actually help you do anything.
    Switching inputs is a pain. You have to remember what to hold down and for how long.

    I've had this speaker for 10 months and I am the only one in the family who has been able to use it. This is because everyone else gave up on trying to figure it out. I hate this thing.

    I strongly advise getting a proper stereo speaker system. I am confused as why this approach is a good idea. It makes no sense to use this to watch movies and certainly not in a good sized room. The day-to-day operation is a major fail. For $399 you could get a better system.

    I'll put this on eBay and get something that is worth using.

    • Written by from Lubbock

    1 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Overpriced, a headache to control
  • A Home Run!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm an audiophile that enjoys rich sound for my massive jazz collection. After reading the reviews I purchased it from an Apple St I'm an audiophile that enjoys rich sound for my massive jazz collection. After reading the reviews I purchased it from an Apple Store (the only local place that had them in stock at the time). I am amazed at the sound quality! Sounds better than my high end surround system. On the 4th July I used it out back around the pool; even outside it sounds great. My newly remodeled backyard & pool area is pre-wired for speakers; but with this unit I won't be buying outdoor speakers! Very easy to setup and move inside. So far 3 friends are buying one. So far I've connected with iPhone, iPad, iPod (via cable) and PC; works flawlessly. The HK App for the Aura could use some improvement, but I still give 5 stars because of the sound quality. I found a small acrylic round table that sets off the visual display of the unit.

    • Written by from Carson
    Was this useful? A Home Run!
  • Wireless hopeless with Macbook Pro - but perfect with iPhone!

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    As others have mentioned the wireless is very poor and it's a great shame because when it is working the sound quality is brillian As others have mentioned the wireless is very poor and it's a great shame because when it is working the sound quality is brilliant. The problem does seem to be with my Macbook Pro, and so there is a solution. I now play my music from my iPhone (iTunes, spotify) with the bluetooth connection and it works a treat!!!!

    • Written by from London
    Was this useful? Wireless hopeless with Macbook Pro - but perfect with iPhone!

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