The Harman Kardon Aura Wireless Speaker System has a sound as rich and rewarding as its appearance suggests. With its 6 X 1.5” high- and mid-range drivers and a 4.5” subwoofer delivering Omni-directional, 360º sound, the Aura packs a punch much larger than its modest footprint might suggest. Outfitted with premium materials and elite features – including built-in Bluetooth® to stream audio from your Bluetooth® devices, Wifi for Apple AirPlay and DLNA streaming on your home network – the Harman Kardon Aura delivers a look and feel you’ll be proud to include in your home. From its premium cloth grill to its transparent enclosure – which lets you see inside to observe the subwoofer and its custom-built metal housing and illuminating LED – your own expectations will be forever altered. Use the Harman Kardon Remote app to guide you through a simplified set-up, giving you full control over your wireless Harman Kardon ecosystem. Aura stands alone in a world of me-too speakers as it clearly demonstrated and shows that beauty can sound as stunning as it looks.
The Harman Kardon Aura, a home audio system combining the ultra-modern performance and precision of a hi-fi luxury sound system, also boasts a unique, iconic design. The Aura’s has a sound as rich and rewarding as its appearance with six high- and mid-range transducers plus a built-in subwoofer delivering superior, Omni-directional, 360º sound – while elite features like built-in Bluetooth®, Apple AirPlay lossless audio streaming and DLNA introduce you to the convenience and multi-function advantages of complete connectivity.
At A Glance:
6 mid- to high-range 1.5” transducers for accurate, Omni-directional sound and a 4.5” subwoofer for rich, powerful bass.
Customized Harman Kardon Remote app allows for easy set-up and added connectivity.
Built-in Apple AirPlay system with easy set-up for your Apple computers, network devices and DLNA for Windows.
Built-in Bluetooth® feature streams audio from your Bluetooth® devices wirelessly.
Custom, stereo-widening DSP audio technology engineered for room-filling, full frequency sound.
What's in the box:
1 Harman Kardon AirPlay Aura home sound system
1 Harman installation app
1 AC adaptor
- 6 mid- to high-range 1.5” transducers for accurate, Omni-directional sound and a 4.5” subwoofer for rich, powerful bass.
- Not only can the Harman Kardon Aura easily produce 360º, room-filling sound, its 6 high- and mid-range drivers join together with its 4.5” subwoofer to deliver a powerful, detailed soundstage which maintains absolute clarity from any angle in the room. Go ahead – connect, stream, turn it up. You won’t believe what you’re hearing.
- Custom, stereo-widening DSP audio technology engineered for room-filling, full frequency sound.
- Providing a fully customizable acoustic system, Aura also offers the added customization of Harman stereo-widening DSP technology. This delivers a balanced sound with enhanced equalization to create a full and more realistic audio experience.
- Built-in Bluetooth® feature streams audio from your Bluetooth® devices wirelessly.
- It couldn’t get any easier to connect your various Bluetooth®-enabled devices than Aura’s built-in Bluetooth® connectivity.
- Built-in Apple AirPlay system with easy set-up for your Apple computers, network devices and DLNA for Windows.
- With built-in Wifi the Harman Kardon Aura connects to your home network via Apple AirPlay or DLNA. Just get your Aura set up on your network with the Harman Kardon Remote app and you can have full access to your lossless audio in any room from any device – wirelessly.
- Customized Harman Kardon Remote app allows for easy set-up and added connectivity.
- Want easy set up? Want to control key features like EQ and volume? Do you want access to your music library even if it’s not on your wireless device? Then the Harman Kardon Remote app is the solution to all your needs.
Manuals & Downloads:
- Amplifier Power
- woofer – 30W; tweeter – 2 x 15W
- Power Consumption
- <0.5W (standby)
- Frequency Response
- 50 ~ 20kHz –6dB
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio
- Input Sensitivity/Impedance
- 250mV / >3k ohm
- Power Requirement
- 19V, 3A
- Height (in)
- Height (mm)
- Width (in)
- Width (mm)
Aura is rated out of 5 by 54.
Rated 5 out of 5 by LouisG from Great addition to any Studio I brought this speaker as I had previously brought an older model Onyx. I love the sound and quality of the speaker that I felt the need to add this to my home studio. I am an audiophile and don't buy into the overpriced items endorsed by celebrities. I buy pure audio quality and Harmon Kardon gets it. It does add the 360 room feel without having running wires all over the place. Overall, satisfied with my purchased, and look forward to the future generation of HK products. Just one question, there is another model Aura studio that doesn't feature the AirPlay but does offer a microphone to answer calls, where can people purchase that one?
Date published: 2016-04-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by John1235 from Looks nice but terrible connectivity and support I've been trying to get this work properly for about three days now. The Bluetooth works... as long as there's NOTHING at all between the computer and speaker at a range of about three metres. Even waving a hand in between breaks the connection. I then finally got the Wireless working only to find that apparently music can only be streamed via certain programs, not just as a general speaker like the Bluetooth. HK support essentially told me, "Contact Windows". For a company that advertises 'Lifetime Support' it was pretty poor. Very disappointed and i'll be returning this soon because it doesn't as advertised. Looks nice though!
Date published: 2016-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by snsb from Fantastic sound quality The Aura has amazing sound quality that fills up the room. It's probably one of the only speakers that has a subwoofer/bass. A lot of outer speakers just doesn't cut it. All you hear is the treble and you just don't hear the full sound of a song. The only negative I have is that I work in a multi unit space and since this is a wireless/Bluetooth connected speaker someone else also has a HK speaker and since all the speakers start with HK someone else connected to my speaker without their knowledge and cranked up the volume which wasn't good. We need to be able to change the names of our speaker or password protect it so this doesn't happen again. It's happened multiple times to me.
Date published: 2016-01-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by Penny from Horrible connectivity issues I bought this after reading glowing reviews about the sound quality. And I have had nothing but problems with it ever since. It's boxed up and sitting in the closet now. HK support won't answer any of my emails. The wifi connection is terrible, even sitting 2-3 feet from the apple AirPort it cuts out all the time, completely unusable. I also had an instance with the touch pad buttons glitching out and continually turning the speaker up. This happened in the middle of the night, and then somehow someone else's music was playing at full blast, I had to pull the power cord out to get it to stop. It's a lovely design, but makes a better flower vase than speaker, and forget any support from hk.
Date published: 2014-07-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by sayer from Aura Review Colorado This was a preorder so I never got to see any reviews online or see one in person. Pros: The sound is great, 360 degree sound projection works very well The design/style is very sleek Once you are connected via bluetooth, volume control and bass are easy via smart phone. Cons: Not as intuitive connecting via Bluetooth or changing controllers or switching from iPhone back to tv. Bluetooth blacks out randomly way to often while watching movies/tv via apple tv. The lower black part of the speaker is covered in fabric, I'm not sure if I like it or how long it will stay in shape.
Date published: 2014-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by null from I wanted to give it 5 stars First off it sounds amazing. I have connected to it via airplay, bluetooth and the little line in jack (and discovered the line out on my computer is simply awful). Set up is quick though a little less than intuitive (the app could give you more feedback in places). My only fault with the Aura, and it kills me is there is no way to disable the light which does a decent job illuminating my bedroom. And that is the problem, I don't want my bedroom illuminated; that is where I do my sleeping. If there was a way of disabling the lights this would be the most perfect product.
Date published: 2014-03-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by milo7899 from Great sound but connection problems Hi, I have been experiencing problems with the connection to my Aura speaker since the beginning. I have tried to connect it to my iphone, ipad, mackbook air and the connection via wifi or bluetooth would be in any case very unstable. With my iphone and ipad I often experience that the volume goes crazy and keeps going up and down by itself or straight to the maximum volume. It is pretty annoying and, although I love the look and the sound of this device, I cannot be happy with it. Anybody experiencing a similar problem? any tip is welcome! Thanks Camillo
Date published: 2014-06-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by BKoh from HACKED!! Design is good. But anybody near your house can hack this one. At 2AM, somebody connected my HK Aura without any permission and played adult video with maximum volume. It doesn't have any security method that handle this situation. Never buy it.
Date published: 2016-08-24
Is there a way to use this speaker wireless?
its bluetooth that is wireless...........................
Date published: 2016-09-05
Can you use two of these in a stereo configuration?
Unfortunately, no. The AURA does not have that feature. You can use two of them at the same time using a splitter AUX cable. However, audio would not be in stereo.
Date published: 2016-08-21
What are the dimensions for this product and the of the package it is shipped in?
The AURA has a dimension of (H x L x D) 270mm x 215mm x 215mm and its packaging size is 356mm x 254mm x 241mm.
Date published: 2016-08-16
I currently own a HK Aura and really like it BUT how do you clean. I have some dirt/dust that has dropped into the center opening and I need to get the clear lid off to clean. Please inform the method. Thank You
You should not open the AURA to clean it. While there are screws behind the feet, we do not recommend opening it as it could be dangerous and will void your warranty. The only solution we can recommend, if dirt falls into the AURA, is to try to shake it out through the bass tube. We do not recommend using a vacuum cleaner to suck or blow through the bass tube to remove the dirt to avoid damaging the speaker.
Date published: 2016-08-15
If water fell in the center of the speaker is there a way to remove it without damaging it?
Unfortunately, no. The AURA is designed in a manner that sound would depend on the dome. It has a sealant for the dome which, when removed, would drastically effect the sound quality of the speaker.
Date published: 2016-06-14
can you conect it to a smart samsung tv?
You can certainly connect it to a TV as long as the TV has an analog line level, digital optical and/or Bluetooth output transmitter. We do not recommend Bluetooth for TV as the video usually processes faster than Bluetooth audio, causing a lag/sync issue.
Date published: 2016-05-10
The reviews indicate many complaints regarding BlueTooth wireless connectivity... has Harman resolved these issues. There is no mention of a line in connection. Can you operate ith without the BlueTooth?
We do not have any known issues with Bluetooth. In most cases, when people have complained about Bluetooth connectivity it turned out to be that the unit was not actually in pairing mode. As for wired connection, it certainly does have an auxiliary line level input. It can be connected wireless or wired.
Date published: 2016-04-25
How do you get it to stay powered on - it switches off after a while of inactivity and I have to get up and manually press the on button to power it back up.
Hello, Thank you for the inquiry. This product has a power save feature. This feature is fixed and cannot be changed. I have included informational instructions regarding this feature. Best Regards. The power button on the side panel of the HK Aura allows you to set the wireless speaker to any of the following power modes: • Operational mode • Sleep mode • Standby mode • Off mode To change the power modes: • Press the power button to enter into Operational mode from Standby mode. • Press the power button again if you want to make the system enter into Standby mode from Operational mode. If the speaker remains inactive for more than 10 minutes, it automatically enters the Sleep mode. • Press the power button to enter into standby mode while the speaker is in sleep mode. The speaker can also enter into standby mode from sleep mode if it remains inactive for more than 30 minutes without Wi-Fi connection. • Press the Volume and the Source buttons to enter into operational mode from sleep mode. The speaker also enters into operational mode from sleep mode if Bluetooth is active.
Date published: 2016-02-26