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The Harman Kardon® engineering team, which developed the world’s first stereo receiver, now introduces the first line of Harman Kardon headphones. The in-ear, on-ear and over-ear headphones achieve a harmonic blend of sophistication and simplicity. From high-quality materials to exceptional acoustic performance, the new headphones reflect the Harman Kardon commitment to innovative industrial design and uncompromising sound quality. A triumph of craftsmanship and audio engineering, Harman Kardon headphones are designed for those with an eye for style and an ear for sound. Drawing from a rich heritage of acoustic innovation, Harman Kardon NC 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. The NC model employs the proprietary HARMAN closed-loop, active digital noise-cancelling technology developed for acoustic installations in luxury cars. The USB-rechargeable NC headphones have a battery that lasts up to 40 hours. Even when the battery dies, the headphones will still work when connected by the supplied bypass cable to a playback device. No other noise-cancelling headphones offer this passive playback mode.

Item# HARKAR-NC-Z

General Specifications

Cable 4' 7" (1.4m)
Type Over-ear style

Audio Specifications

Driver 40mm
Frequency Response 16Hz - 20kHz
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Spec Sheet (EN)

English 2 MB
  • 1 set of Harman Kardon NC headphones
  • 2 user-exchangeable headbands (S, L)
  • 1 4' 7" (1.4m) cable
  • 1 premium carrying case
  • Owner’s manual
  • Warranty card
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NC is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 30.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Sound and Battery Life, But a Bit Heavy I bought these a couple months back, and they sound amazing! The noise cancelling works extremely well, and the battery lasts an almost unbelievable amount of time. I've only charged it about 3 times since when I got it 6 months ago. It does work without battery, but it cuts out the bass, when noise cancelling is on, it brings it right back though. They are surprisingly comfortable considering the shape, but they are quite heavy. After an hour or two of use my ears start to hurt, which is a shame because the sound from these is truly amazing. I just wish they came with more wire options such as Audio Technica, but that isn't such a big deal. Pros - Amazing sound, comfortable if not worn for long, extremely long battery life, unique design Cons - Quite heavy, only one cable apart from charging
Date published: 2015-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just perfect I bought this headphone las year , it has got a great NC(doesn't make any noticeable change in the music) , and its very comfortable for a heavy headphone.
Date published: 2014-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound, build quality, and features! I've only had a few weeks to try these out but so far I'm extremely impressed. The sound quality blows away Beats, Sol Republic, or Bose headphones I've used in the past. So often nowadays headphone manufacturers love to throw in ridiculous amounts of bass without taking into account that listeners may want more than a reproduction of an 8" subwoofer blowing out their eardrums. The Harman/Kardon NC headphones do a wonderful job at keeping the bass tight and boomy, but not sacrificing the minute details of each track. It's truly a joy to listen to these and experience sounds I've never heard before in my music. The noise canceling is great too; haven't used them on a plane yet but vacuuming and other loud household noises are severely suppressed. My only "complaint" is that the sound quality without the noise cancelling feature engaged is not the same, as you lose a little bass/mid-range quality. Honestly though, with a rechargeable battery and not having to worry about replacing AAs, you can safely always listen with the NC feature engaged without a care in the world. I shouldn't even be complaining though as being able to listen to these without NC active is a big bonus and further sets these apart from other headphones. Build quality is excellent as usual, and I actually like the heavy feel (like a door on a fine German automobile!). All in all I'd highly recommend these even if you don't plan on needing them for a plane ride, etc. Simply engaging the noise cancelling feature while lounging at home will give you an experience you'll rarely get with another pair of headphones. Oh yeah, and the NC "static noise" that others might complain about is virtually undetectable while the NC is active. Wouldn't have expected anything less than awesome from Harman/Kardon!
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good stuff Good headphones. Go ahead you will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Headphone I bought this two weeks ago, and the shipping was very quickly. It makes me feel like real, such as go to the concert. Nice sound, especially alto voice.
Date published: 2014-11-11
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Does the noise cancelling feature operate even if there is no audio being transmitted to the headphones, that is can I use them to cancel ambient noise while sleeping on an airplane?

Asked by: paul z
Yes, the HARKAR-NC's noise cancellation feature can be activated when it is switched on, even without music. It has an active noise cancellation feature which uses a microphone to pick up the outside noise. The NC feature produces a slight hiss which cancels out the ambient noise. If the room is very quiet, you might hear the slight hiss since there is no music being played at all.
Answered by: Miko at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-10-17

i got a gift HARMON KARDON IENC i have connected all the wires ..when i switch to NC(i.e ON ) i hear no sound .if switched to OFF side i can hear the sound  even i have connected to charging port ..May i know the problem  please ?

Asked by: vishu44k
Sounds like the battery is dead. Leave the 2.5mm to USB plugged in for a while longer and try again.
Answered by: RobbyK
Date published: 2017-10-17

I've had good experience with my HK premium NC over ear headphones.  Recently though I've noticed that the right speaker is substantially lower volume than the left.  push on right earphone, volume is restored.  Loose wire connection?  How to repair?

Asked by: Jeremy
Unfortunately, the headphones are not user serviceable. If your unit is within 1 year from date of purchase, please do submit an email case to www.harmankardon.com/contactus and our customer support team would be able to assist you with your unit.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-10-17
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