Harman Kardon is a well-known brand, and the CL over-ear headphones are testament as to why. It's all about quality: right from the eye-grabbing aesthetics through to the ear-cushioned audio experience. Industrial yet elegant, they may not be to everyone's tastes, but we like the raw look as much as the balanced audio. However the not traditionally adjustable headband and flat ear cups aren't especially comfortable for long periods of wear, and we feel that there ought to be a pinch more top end for a more complete listen. Still, we're impressed overall.
The BT is a handsome bit of kit. The square earpads and steel headband
are lovely design touches and it feels very well assembled. […] Sonically, the
BT is very capable too. Very
recommended! 4 stars and a half verdict.
Bluetooth cans with comfort. The BT's performance is very good indeed, bringing both impressive high-frequency detailing and war, enjoyable bass to the party. […] Equally impressive is the design and build.
There is a great deal to like about the BT. Harman Kardon has created a superb piece of industrial design that manages to deliver sonically as well. […] On a purely subjective level, they are a pleasure to use.