Harman Kardon CL Headphone Reviews

Manufacturer Harman Kardon Model CL
Headphone Type Closed Supraaural Headband Type Single
Weight (g) 198 Driver Type Dynamic
Enclosure Material Plastic Isolation (dB) 8
Impedance (ohms) 32 Cable Length (cm) 137
Frequency Response (Hz) 16 - 20000  
Connector 3.5mm Street Price US$200
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Average reviewer scores
Bass Extension 8.0 Bass Impact 7.0
Bass Quality 6.0 Mids Quality 5.0
Highs Quality 4.0 Soundstage 5.0
Detail 7.0 Portability 7.0
Isolation 5.0 Comfort 8.0
Durability 8.0 Improvement With Amplification 8.0
Value for Money 6.0    
Overall Score 6.5 Total Reviews 1

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Review by Senior Member dalethorn on 14 Nov 15  15:00
Individual review
Bass Extension8
Bass Impact7
Bass Quality6
Mids Quality5
Highs Quality4

The Harman/Kardon CL has a very recessed treble compared to an average high fidelity headphone, but responds well in my view to a bit of treble boost. With that accomplished expect a somewhat light (not dark) sound with good bass extension and satisfactory weight given the size and earpad type. Mids are slightly emphasized around 700 hz I think lightening up the sound. Detail resolution with good amps/DACS is pleasing but not the equal of many full size headphones above $200 or so. The headband is stretch-only, with no other adjustments. Earpads are very similar to the B&W P5. My only complaint is when wearing around the neck I can't pull the earcups down. It works OK but too close to my chin to be ideal as an all-day carry around the neck.