Updated November 11, 2020 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best Harman Kardon Speakers

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in March of 2019. If you're in the market for a speaker for your home or office, or even something you can take with you on the go, the Harman Kardon models on our list have a lot to offer. Many boast excellent audio fidelity, and we've included everything from the lightweight and exceedingly portable to those you can use to set up a home theater system or interface with all your smart devices. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. High Performance 5.1

2. Onyx Studio 6 Bluetooth

3. SB26 Advanced Soundbar

Editor's Notes

November 09, 2020:

While the company has moved away from certain model lines, they've upgraded some notable others, like the HK SoundSticks 4, which may be their most iconic design to date, and that was certainly overdue for an upgrade. This iteration has a nice signal to noise ratio and comes in a bright white color, but the placement of its pairing and power controls on the back of the subwoofer makes them tough to access.

Users looking for a single purchase that might tick all the boxes without breaking the bank should consider the Enchant 1300. It can act as the main speaker for your entertainment center whether or not you choose to augment its low end with a subwoofer like the Enchant 10-Inch. It creates a kind of virtual surround by bouncing sound vibrations around your room, which might make it the next best thing to the complete home theater package offered in the High Performance 5.1.

March 26, 2019:

Given the fact that everything on this list comes from the same manufacturer, the focus when evaluating their lineup was on sound quality above all else, but it was also certainly influenced by the potential uses of a given product. For example, the Go+Play model at number four could arguably be said to possess superior sound stats than our number one pick, but the differences between the two were slight enough, and the superior portability of the latter so obvious, that it failed to compete for the top spot. The Invoke was something of a surprise, as you might not expect a Microsoft model to gain ground over something tuned for Alexa, but it genuinely outperforms its Amazon-oriented cousin.

Special Honors

Harman Kardon Citation Tower If you have the space to spare, these particularly tall offerings will completely fill your space with high-fidelity sound. They can interface with other units in their product line to create a multi-room experience, and they offer 200 watts of power each. They are among the company's more expensive choices, however. harmankardon.com

Harman Kardon Citation 300 This model features a nifty little touchscreen on top that displays useful information such as song titles, artists, and even album art. It's available in grey and black with a blended wool fabric cover that is both dust-resistant and flame-retardant, and its software includes Google Assistant, making this a nice choice for home automation. harmankardon.com

4. HK SoundSticks 4

5. Enchant 10-Inch

6. Go+Play Mini Black

7. Enchant 1300

8. Aura Studio 3 Bluetooth

9. Esquire Mini 2 Ultra-Slim

10. Astra Wireless Extra Bass


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on November 11, 2020 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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