• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    power cord is long

    I've owned HK's Soundsticks before so knew what to expect in terms of size and design. Was pleasantly surprised because the AC cable was long. I only used Bluetooth to pair but works well with multiple devices. Haven't tried the other protocols. We like the loudness - adequate for a room where we were using Sonos Playbar. We hate the Playbar's app so wanted a simple Bluetooth speakers.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Speaker turning on by itself

    I absolutely love this speaker! I've had it about 2 months now and just a week ago I went to plug it in and turn it on. When all of a sudden it turned on all by itself.
    I unplugged it and waited a few mins, only to plug it back in and it just turns on by itself. Tried connecting to computer and nothing happens. Only works in AUX mode

    Help anyone ?!?

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mind Blown (POOF) - Just like that

    Even tho, this piece of technology is far more expensive in my country due to shipping and customs expenses - this is by far most brilliant, great looking, mind blown sound single speaker that I ever had. I used HK Sound-Sticks III Wireless and after switching to these, oh my oh my... I am just amazed.

    I have to say that Aura is just a bit less loud than SS III, but hey it takes less space and is combined all in one, which is what most people want from speakers. Less space taking - Highest possible sound quality, loudness and bass.

    I got what I wanted and I am satisfied customer!

    It is working great with my iPhone 6S and also with my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015). I do not experience any issues like other users from reviews. Their system control app for iPhone is very simple to use and to setup your bass as much or less as you want. I configured it once and I will be increasing and reducing the sound through my MBP from now on.

    Did I mention the look/design of this speaker? There's no better looking speaker YET made and their 360˚ technology is flawless.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Home Run!

    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.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice design with fantastic sound!

    I just bought this system and absolutely loved it!
    It sounds warmer and punches the bass sounds deeper and better than my previous sytem 'Marshall Woburn', which i've returned because of it's overall harsh sound characteristics.

    I guess, the surroundly placed six midrange & tweeters gives you a nice dimention of sound, which really helps to fill the whole room easily. (tested in a 45 square/meters room)
    Altough i placed it on floor near a wall, the sound was ritch and equally filling the room. It was definetely a better and different experience than my previous speaker, which sounded like a mono speaker.

    The HK app gives you a chance to tune bass level, as a bonus option.. I wish i could also adjust trebble, altough using the eq of your player really helps out there.

    Overall, The Aura is a very nice looking unique design, when comparing to most other options.
    It sounds fantastic, and highly recommended to anyone!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Product!

    After starting my search for a new speaker, I was immediately drawn to the Aura. Skeptical after reading all the reviews, regarding the flashing wi-light, and connection issues, I decided to take the plunge. Let me tell you, I COULDN'T BE HAPPIER! This is a fantastic speaker, providing 360-degree sound at a level that surpassed my expectations. The app is great, and very simple to use; like Apple products, the Aura doesn't come with a manual, but is very intuitive to set up. I was able to sync the speaker to my wi-fi network in moments, and the quality is excellent. The flashing light that people reviewed as being annoying is unnoticeable to me, as it sits on the back of the speaker, near the cable ports (and I don't keep the speaker on a pedestal in the middle of the living room). The app is a little finicky, and may have to be 'closed' and re-opened, but it takes a mere second or two for the speaker to show up again; also, the ability to adjust the volume and bass levels from the app is nice.

    Don't be deterred by any of the negative comments; I was more than surprised to find out the quality, appearance and sound output of this speaker greatly exceeded my expectations, and totally negated my fears of owning this incredible piece of technology.

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  • 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 the dark too with the illuminated center!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing speaker!!!

    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!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic unit some bad reviews should be disregarded.

    I purchased this unit after some debate. My main reason for purchase was sound quality and pricing, portability was not needed for my application. I listen to a wide variety of music from classical to jazz, rock, EDM and anything in between. This executes well on all styles. I am using the Aura as a bedroom speaker. This should be treated as leisurely listening device not a replacement for quality high end separate speakers with a high end receiver. Though it has a high volume threshold with clarity. Most will be surprised by what it can do.
    I've listened to Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air which may have a slight edge in the mid tones of music but for $200 more I found it to not be worth it. In comparison to friends that have the Bose Soundlink II and III this Aura is superior yet it lacks portability. As far as reviews about connectivity I found this to be extremely simple. I'm using the Ad-hoc mode which allows me to play it as a wifi speaker through iTunes. I'm using a mid 2011 iMac and an Airport Extreme router. There is a millisecond delay when controlling volume and a second delay when manually changing tracks. Note that you don't lose a second of the song iTunes waits with the delay in communication. With Bluetooth via an iPhone it's just as reliable.
    As far as the light in the unit. Unless you're hyper sensitive to light when trying to sleep with music playing that won't be an issue. I would chalk up some reviews to user error. I have not dealt with customer support from Harman so I have no opinion on that. I haven't used it with Apple TV or with a PC. The only issue I had was there was no manual in the box. Easily found on Harman Kardon's website. If you want a stationary speaker in this price range this is a great unit with fantastic sound quality for the price. Plenty of connection possibilities and loads of headroom for cranking it up.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The speaker is so awesome

    The speaker is so awesome. I love it! My mom and I do a lot of sewing downstairs in the basement and I always wished we could listen to my music on the Apple TV. The speaker is big in size. I had no idea :0). My music is stored in iTunes, but I streamed it to the Apple TVs for easy listening. My sewing area is a mess and needs to be made room for the speaker so when I get moved back down there I want to have a special place to put the speaker. I'll be moving it place to place wherever I am in the house.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Wireless Speaker I have ever purshased !!!

    First thing I looked for when I shopped around for speaker is the Sound quality and this speaker does far better job than I hoped for.
    I have bought this speaker for the living room use and it has just awesome bass, mid, and high all around and I am just loving it.
    The clarity and the punch of base I get from this beautiful speaker is top of the line!

    Second thing I look for in wireless speaker was the connectivity.
    I have had several Bluetooth/wireless speakers from Bose, Samsung, and Ultimate Ears and this Harman Kardon Aura was the easiest to connect and I have never had any connection drop for this. AirPlay and Bluetooth connection is so easy I got it to play music from my iPhone within a less than a minute after I got it out of the box!

    Third, I love the design of this.
    It's simple, clean and clear feeling with just right amount of LED lightings on it. I love the ring of light inside center of the speaker when I adjust the volume. Its elegant design and perfectly what I wanted it to be~!!

    Love Sound quality, easy to connect, lovely design. Every penny was worth it~!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great additional speaker

    I have a pair of Beolab 8000 speakers hooked up with a Martin Logan subwoofer for my living room, which are all connected to Airplay using Airport Express modules. But I needed something to bring sound to the deck off the living room where we spend a lot of time, especially in the afternoons. I tried a Bose Mini, and the sound was very muddy. But when I got the HK Aura, it really did the trick. Sound is crisp and the lows are just right. When I compare the B&O speakers to the HK, it's hard to tell any difference. But when all are played together in the living room, the HK really compliments the other speakers and gives an extra dimension of sound in the room. Using the Apple Remote, I can control the volume on each speaker system to get the perfect balance.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    BEST of the Best!

    There a ton of awesome speakers out there on the market but the Aura is one of the BEST wireless speakers. It combines both Bluetooth and AirPlay over Wifi which is an incredible feature in itself. Most speakers are either one or the other. Not only that, but the sound that this speaker produces is nuts! It is rich, round, and possibly one of the best speakers I have ever heard. Try this speaker out, you will not be disappointed!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice sound and nice connectivity.

    Loved it

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent performance and super cool to boot.

    I'll be honest, the cool shape of this extraterrestrial speaker is what first drew me to it but when I cranked it up, boy was I surprised. There is a richness to the sound that is completely unexpected. The low tones are full but not overbearing and the high notes sing with a real brightness. I highly recommend this device, it's one purchase you won't regret!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So much goodness packed into a small space

    I bought this about a month ago. The set up was easy with all of my devices (iMac, MacBook Air, and iPhone and Apple TV). From the packaging to the aesthetics to the sound - every attention to detail is evident.

    It's true, the sound quality is that good that you will hear new sounds in songs that you have listened to a thousand times before. I also purchased a digital optic cable to connect my tv and the Aura is instantly turned into a home theatre surround sound system.

    The design of the Aura is drool-worthy. The subtle swipe volume touch pad on the front, the soft glow of the blue light in the centre, the illuminated icons on the side all stand up and put the Aura over the top in most categories.

    Having it easily connect to all of my devices with just one digital optical cable and the power source cable is…well its very good. If you have ever been underneath your desk or behind your media centre trying to plug a bunch of cables, you know what I am talking about.

    The only negative thing about it is that I have spent the last month looking for a permanent stand for it to sit on that is worthy of its beauty and calibre of design. So far no luck, but I will keep looking, terrible situation to be put into I know :)

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Excellent sound and it really fills the room... Works seamlessly with my Macbook Retina and iPhone 5...... Looks great too.....

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound, Beautiful Design

    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.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ultimate Speaker for all occasions!

    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!

    85 of 101 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sounding system

    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.

    68 of 78 people found this useful