harman kardon

  • Because someone had to make the first Cortana smart speaker

    Because someone had to make the first Cortana smart speaker

    People often stop after Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant when rattling off the list of smart assistants. Cortana really gets no love at all. The oversight can be chalked up, in part, to the fact that AI has been mostly desktop-bound. No one’s really bothered to take Cortana to the next level — Microsoft certainly isn’t taking the initiative. Read More

  • After Harman Kardon, HP signs on to launch Cortana-enabled devices, too

    After Harman Kardon, HP signs on to launch Cortana-enabled devices, too

    Earlier this week, Harman Kardon announced the Invoke, its Cortana-enabled Amazon Echo competitor. While Harman Kardon was the first company to integrate Cortana into this kind of device, it’s not going to be the only one for long. As Microsoft announced today, HP has also signed on to build similar devices. Intel, too, is getting into this game. Read More

  • AKG N90Q | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: AKG N90Q

    The AKG By HARMAN N90Q headphones are, in short, awesome. Harman has long been one of the top names in audio, but its newest pair of over-ear headphones — the latest in Quincy Jones’ signature line — add a new type of technology called TruNote, which uses microphones to tailor music to your environment. And it goes beyond loud cars driving by or noise from being on a plane… Read More

  • JBL’s CES Speaker Lineup Includes Portable Bluetooth, Beat-Pounding Boombox And Compact Lightning Varieties

    JBL’s CES Speaker Lineup Includes Portable Bluetooth, Beat-Pounding Boombox And Compact Lightning Varieties

    JBL will be at CES this year, which is no surprise, and it’ll be showing off at least a trio of new speakers, which also isn’t that surprising. The speakers themselves have some interesting features and quirks, however, and look like solid options for mobile device owners of all stripes. Also coming to the show are two new Harman Kardon receivers, each of which boast compatibility… Read More

  • The Harman Kardon MAS 102 Keeps The Bookshelf Stereo Alive

    There is nothing more sexy than a well-designed bookshelf stereo system and man is the MAS 102 a looker. It’s much of what you’d expect in such a device with a slot-loading CD player, FM tuner, two USB port, a ton of auxiliary inputs including digital, analog, and phono, and of course a connection for Harman Kardon’s iPhone/iPod dock, The Bridge III. The 2 x 65-watt amp… Read More

  • Harman Kardon Outs New BDS Systems — Pricey HTIB Packages

    The home theater in a box is alive and well with the latest setup coming from Harman in the form of the Harman Kardon BDS Series. The  BDS 400 and  BDS 800 pack similar equipment, with the latter sporting a 5.1 theme rather than the 2.1 layout found in the 400 model. Both packages come with a similar receiver that combines Blu-ray, DVD, FM tuner, with a front-panel USB port and a iOS… Read More

  • Harman Kardon SB 16 Soundbar Simplifies Your Home Theater Setup

    Home theater aficionados probably won’t be interested in this minimal setup, but I kind of like it. The five-speaker-plus-sub thing is great if you’ve got a room for it, or can afford to outfit it correctly, but for the average apartment-dweller or someone who just doesn’t care that much about surround sound, a good soundbar like this SB 16 from Harmon Kardon could be just… Read More

  • The Harman Kardon 3rd Generation SoundStick Speakers Are Now Available In The States

    Harman Kardon introduced the 3rd generation of its classic SoundStick speakers in Japan over the summer. Not much is different from the 2nd incarnation, just a few slight tweaks, but the US availability wasn’t announced. Well, the company just changed that. The speaker set is available to US customers for $209. The press release states it’s available now, although all… Read More

  • Review: Harman/Kardon HKTS 20BQ 5.1 speaker system

    Short version: Harman/Kardon makes great speakers, and this set is no exception. If you’re looking for a relatively inexpensive home-theater speaker system, you can definitely do much worse then the HKTS 20BQ. This is a complete 5.1 system in a box, and includes everything you need to get your system rocking. The speakers have great response throughout the range, and the 8 inch… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Harman Kardon iPod Drive + Play

    This Harman Kardon iPod controller is one of the best in-car iPod solutions ever made. Seriously, the product has been out for a few years, but it works great. Installation isn’t a breeze, though cause it should be wired directly into the car stereo, but the interface and sound quality is solid. Amazon has the docking edition on sale for only $39.99 too. Trust me, it’s a hell of… Read More

  • Harman Kardon AVR 7550HD 7.2 receiver announced

    I just got an email about Dolby Volume making its way into Harman Kardon’s latest receiver. That fact in of its self is news, but this receiver had yet to be announced and the email included most of the upcoming specs. We know now that the AVR 7550HD is going to be a 7.2, 110-watt receiver, capable of upscaling video sources to 1080p, and then shooting them over HDMI 1.3a. Plus, we… Read More

  • Harman Kardon breaks glass with GLA-55 speakers

    Indiana Jones or Superman prop; classy or just plain tacky? I can’t decide but I’ve to give the boys over at Harman Kardon for suck a clever name: GLA-55. ‘Cause it’s made out of glass. Get it?  Anyway, getting down to the details. Only two to three thousand are going to be made and priced at £500. Within the crystal speakers lay a 56 watt per speaker… Read More

  • Harman Kardon Present Drive + Play 2

    Hardman/Kardon’s Drive + Play 2 is a mobile media manager that can be installed into your car. It features a 3.5-inch customizable full-color display, five-button wireless controller, a power adapter that connects to the car’s lighter, digital expansion hub and allows you to fully browse through your Apple iPod or Microsoft Zune. If you don’t have an Apple iPod or a… Read More