Harman/Kardon CL in the Test

The Harman/Kardon CL can be flexibly rotated and can control Apple devices via the remote control on the cable. We have tested the HiFi headphones.

Oops, that’s not AKG. Typically, the headphones from the Harman Group wear always name and logo of the Austrian professionals who are part of the American entertainment Empire for years. But now, a new listener series directly under Harman/Kardon flag goes two in-ear headphones and a Bluetooth model with this unusual and elegant receiver named CL in the race. Silver stainless steel and black leather are the dominant ingredients of this headphone.

Adjust in size cannot be the light steel frame; for this you can change it if necessary directly against a smaller enclosed. The handset shells are just stuck through a refined mechanism, the cable runs through the leather loop under the bar. The plug-in system, listeners are very flexible Rotary – and folding. The cable along with hands-free kit and remote control for Apple devices (3-button remote) cannot be removed and the handset is then quickly stowed in his case provided.

Small disadvantage of stainless steel bar and the plastic handset: touches are transmitted acoustically to the ear. Otherwise it sits well with 200 grams of pleasantly lightweight handset.

Harman Kardon CL: hearing test

Who feared also a metallic sound at the sight of so much construction experienced a pleasant surprise at the CL: here comes powerful bass from the skins. The 40-millimeter driver provide ordinary level in the bass, without however with exaggerated punch to annoy or spongy.

This is joined by a clear, finely-definition soundstage that is looming well especially in the area of presence at votes. An aerial image of contributes to the more open-looking character – only with the dynamic something leaves the otherwise pretty loud playing listeners the concentration.