Harman Kardon’s sibling companies that are part of Harman International Industries release headphones quite often, but it has been years since H/K itself did. For CES 2020 the brand has prepared three models ranging from truly wireless to over year.
The Harman Kardon Fly TWS will sell for $150 and feature in-ear detection and touch controls. They are also sweat and rain resistant and last 5 hours of continuous use with the charging case capable of providing power for 15 hours more.
On the other end of the spectrum are the $250 Harman Kardon Fly ANC. As the name suggests, these over ear headphones have active noise cancellation. These feature 40mm drivers and you can customize their sound through the Harman Kardon Headphones app.
The Fly ANC features a premium design with aluminum cups and a leather-covered headband. Their 700mAh battery charges in under 2 hours and is good for 20 hours of listening with ANC on, 30 hours without it.
The H/K Fly ANC is available today, going for $250/€250/£230, you can find them at the official site by following the link below.
The most affordable of the lineup is the Harman Kardon Fly BT model. These have a thin cable running behind your back and only a small three button remote on the left. The whole thing weighs just 17.1g and is easy to stuff in your pocket. Or you can wear them around your neck, each bud has a magnet in it so they snap together.
The Fly BT has 8.6mm drivers. Their battery will last 8 hours of playback and can be charged pretty quickly - 10 minutes of charging add 1 hour of listening time. An IPX5 rating lets you take them for a jog.
The H/K Fly BT will start shipping on January 21 and cost $100/€150/£130.
All three headphones can summon your phone’s virtual assistant. The Fly TWS is not up on the official site just yet but it should ship before the end of winter.
Having tested the Fly ANC headphones for about a week, I have to say - it's a good quality headset. Loved it, probably getting a set when they go on sale over here.