Style and substance
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.
A fresh and unique option for the discerning music fan on the move, according to What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision that gave the headphones a 5 stars review
Harman Kardon® CL headphones feature an exclusive acoustic system that integrates superb mechanical design, materials and electronics. User-exchangeable bows, self-adjusting housings, soft leather cups and slow-retention ear-cup foam ensure a comfortable fit and an optimal acoustic seal on the ear. Uniquely baffled 1-5/8-inch (40-millimeter) drivers enable the CL to outperform other headphones in extended bass response. Sandblasted steel frames and black matte housings create an iconic, modern aesthetic. A blend of sophistication and simplicity, the lightweight, comfortable CL headphones are part of the first-ever Harman Kardon line of headphones. Now you can take “beautiful sound” with you wherever you go.