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NEW! harman/kardon by HARMAN Classic CL vs. BT shootout video

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If you are at an Apple store and have money in your pocket waiting to be spent on headphones, I hope my shootout video will help you narrow down which harman/kardon headphones to buy.

 

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post #2 of 13

I don't want to spoil the video, but you would say that the one you recommend is the clear winner right?  No question in your mind about it?

post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
The BT is a better sounding headphones. The BT feature is just a bonus in my book.
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post #4 of 13

Very..  square...  looking

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Well that's the new strategy these days.  Having run out of fresh ideas, and being generally unwilling to spend money on celebrities, b**ches, and hos, old guard manufacturers are reviving the concept of shoving square units where round ones should be.  They were gonna try dodecahedrons, but Monster beat them to that punch with their Vektr.

post #6 of 13

Somehow still intrigues me..

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Somehow still intrigues me..

 

wilzc, did you see that three way shoot-out that HiFiGuy528 did between three square units?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHNv7i1KVIw

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no..  not really...

I'll check that out at home in awhile.

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The BT is a better sounding headphones. The BT feature is just a bonus in my book.

yes i agree 100% with this.. the BTs are a joy to listen to..

post #10 of 13

How much loss of fidelity (if any) is there going from wired to BT? 

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How much loss of fidelity (if any) is there going from wired to BT? 

about 15% loss in over all quality

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Great review; thanks for doing it. My question regards how well the BT blocks out exterior noise vs. the CL. I tried the CL at an Apple store today and was impressed with it in general (also comparing it to the B&W P5), but was also surprised at how well it blocked out exterior noise. Does the BT do a commendable job of that, too? I work in a noisy office environment, and while i have IEMs, i also need something that can be taken off quickly when someone approaches my desk (which can be often).

post #13 of 13

Greetings,

 

Deciding between the BT and the CL. 

 

A few quick questions: 

 

1. Does the microphone cable from the CL work on the BT? 

 

2. With the regular cable, does the BT microphone work well taking calls?  i know that it fares poorly in bluetooth mode taking calls.  The Cl works great with the cable taking calls. 

 

3. You mentioned that the BT sounds much better than the CL. 

 

Yet looking at the review at the Apple Store, the CL gets much higher rating from consumers than the BT.  The Crutchfield reviewer comparing both also preferred the CL audio - both in wired mode.  

 

So a bit confused.  Would it be accurate to say that the CL is warmer, more organic, more tube like compared to the BT which may be more detailed but less warm? 

 

Thanks,

UL

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