Harman Kardon Allure Smart Speaker Review

Harman Kardon Allure Smart Speaker Review

At times, you should flow with trending matters, especially if technology is concerned. It ensures you are not left out in the evolution. Harman Kardon Allure smart speaker is one of the devices you should possess. It is smaller when compared to a stereo. Thus, you can enjoy quality music while on the move.

This speaker allows users to use Alexa voice command to control it. Simply state your command such as the kind of music to play or question. You should be connected to a Wi-Fi internet to enjoy the services of Alexa.  It’s impressive how your commands from the other end of the room can be heard. Purchase your Harman Kardon Allure Smart speaker and enjoy every minute of this service.

ProsCons
It has one of the powerful bass.

It is pocket-friendly.

It is easy to use Amazon Alexa assistant.
Some people find touch buttons slow in terms of response.

Specifications

  • Harman Kardon Allure smart speaker is black in color. The color is dull which make it blend with any theme setting. Hence, you can comfortably place it at any spot in the house.
  • This smart speaker has a battery that should be charged for roughly 4.5 hours to be full. Afterward, you can play your favorite songs for 10 hours before charging it again.
  • The weight of Harman Kardon Allure Smart speaker is 5.5 lbs. It is one of the reasons behind the stability of this speaker when placed on top of surfaces. You will also have an easy time moving from one spot to another.
  • You can connect this smart speaker to devices such as tablet and mobile phone through Bluetooth. Afterward, you can control what you are playing on your paired device.
  • Harman Kardon Allure smart speaker can be connected to a wireless internet connection and stream songs online.
  • This speaker comes with a manual guide and safety book to advice users on how to correctly and safely use their devices. 
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Harman Kardon Allure Smart Speaker Review

Features

  • Alexa services– You are assured of Alexa voice assistant from Amazon when you purchase your device and connect it to the internet. You can use this voice assistant to order a meal, play your favorite song and ask variety of your questions using your voice. You will discover more things about Amazon Alexa as time progresses.
  • Two microphones– Harman Kardon Allure smart speaker comes with two in-built microphones that can clearly understand your command in a noisy background. Therefore, you don’t have to frequently repeat your command.
  • This smart speaker has a bass that projects enough sound in a room. Hence, you don’t require additional speakers when playing your favorite music.
  • There are touch buttons at the top of this speaker. They give numerous users an easy time operating their device. There is a mute button, volume button and power on/off button.
  • Harman Kardon Allure smart speaker perfectly fits in a smart home as you can control things paired to it with your voice.
  • You will enjoy an array of services when your device is connected to the internet and enjoy unlimited music. YouTube music, Pandora, Spotify and iHeartRadio are some platforms you can access.

Design

The name ‘Allure’ itself says that the design is Alluring. The smart speaker has a pretty clean-cut distinct design, which is sure to drop attention whenever a person enters. The head-turning, round, cylindrical design houses a metallic bottom with grills for allowing the sound to travel out from the device. Maybe, this metallic bottom is the only hint that gives a speaker like a look. Above the metallic grills, the speaker has a transparent plastic body. You can see through into a cylindrical body cased inside the plastic body. This cylindrical body is nothing but a bluish LED strip that illuminates to indicate that the speaker is active. You can also know the speaker’s activity by judging the color as soon as you turn as the speaker, the LED lits up into white. With Alexa integration into the device, the color fades into a blue shade. If you mute the speaker, it shows a red shade. You can also turn off these LED light settings anytime using the app.

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The top plate of the speaker is responsive to touch. The top surface is delimited from the rest portion with the help of a circular ring. The function response includes calling the Alexa with a button, a mute button to dumb the mic, and a touch-sensitive volume level changing zone.

The Harman Kardon Allure Smart Speaker measures 7.6 inches in height and 6.5 inches in length, weighing 2.5 kg. The bottom plate has a rubberized design to place the speaker comfortably on any flat surface.

Harman Kardon Allure Smart Speaker Review

Performance

The metallic bottom features three drivers of 38 mm, each which points and fires the audio outwards. The subwoofers of 90 mm are lifted inside and are downward facing. The overall set up of the speaker follows a different yet easy procedure. This is because the speaker is integrated with Amazon Alexa’s assistant. You need to download a special app, i.e., the HK Alexa app, to configure the speaker. Once you’ve followed the app’s instructions for its setup, you’re ready to connect it through WiFi. Alternatively, the speaker supports Bluetooth connectivity too. The Bluetooth button is present at the back.

You can use Alexa Voice’s assistant to give instructions to the speaker, say for, adjusting the volume, or controlling other playback options. The Allure, with an ample of deep bass notes and immersive audio quality, challenges the speaker to take it into a high-quality speaker. The speaker clearly fills up the room, and it doesn’t miss any directions. The four microphones easily pick up the voice from the far-field. However, it may struggle to hear the commands clearly when kept in the vicinity of other external noises. At a normal range, the device mics work well to satisfaction. For enjoying high-resolution audio, you’ll need to shift to WiFi streaming, as Bluetooth lacks such supports.

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The Alexa is quite responsive and wakes up with sharp alerts by the owner. The speaker lacks a battery, and you need to plug in to make the device work. The Allure with Alexa picks up the music default from Amazon music or Saavn. The speaker is wireless, offering audio deliverance through WiFi internet, and it doesn’t support any wire connections.

Verdict

Harman Kardon Allure Smart Speaker is a robust speaker with a small, compact, and visually appealing design. The highlights of the speaker include Alexa’s integration to run. This had indeed made the speaker more convenient in terms of language and ease-to-use as compared to Google Assistant. If you’re a music lover and enjoy music parties, these are a definite option to place in your homes. The drivers and subwoofers combine the effects to bring crisp, clear audio without any distortions.

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