CES 2020 – LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 6, 2020 – At CES, Harman Kardon launched its first new headphone series since 2014, the Harman Kardon FLY. This line-up of sophisticated headphones includes three models – FLY BT, (Bluetooth), FLY TWS (true wireless) and FLY ANC (active noise cancelling) – to complement every lifestyle. The FLY series is specifically designed with the savvy commuter in mind. Whether traveling to the office across town, or on a business trip across the country, Harman Kardon’s high-quality audio takes center stage, further enhanced by the headphones’ integrated technologies and support for voice assistants.
For an untethered, truly wireless experience, there’s the FLY TWS. Once connected to a smartphone, the FLY TWS provides full-functioned touch control, avoiding twisted wires or needing to constantly reach for a phone to control music. Ideal for commuters, the FLY TWS provides a transfixing audio experience for 15-hours of combined playback. With TalkThru functionality, users can quickly chat with a barista or say hello to a friend without skipping a beat. For impromptu conference calls, stay connected with the hands-free stereo mode for crystal-clear audio and suppressed ambient noise. Queue up a personal voice assistant by tapping the ear bud to activate the built-in smarts of the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. The FLY TWS is also rain- and sweatproof, built to withstand commutes in less-than-ideal weather conditions.
The in-ear FLY BT model brings intuitive features in an effortless design. Harman Kardon’s signature sound ensures each note is captivating, while 8.6mm drivers guarantees 8-hours of active listening. The FLY BT is equipped with speed charge functionality, allowing users to quickly power-up their headphones before heading out the door. Magnetic earbuds, a high-quality fabric cable and compact storage pouch provide a seamless, tangle-free experience, while retaining durability if listeners need to quickly toss the headphones in a bag or pocket. The FLY BT even supports smartphones’ native voice assistants – simply tap a button on the in-line controls to activate the Google assistant or Amazon Alexa.
The FLY ANC over-ear headphone encourages listeners to get lost in the moment. With 40mm custom drivers and a sound signature optimized for travel, the FLY ANC creates an immersive audio experience. Listeners can block out external noise for up to 20-hours of uninterrupted listening with Bluetooth and active noise-cancelling enabled. Effortlessly transition from watching a movie to taking a call with multi-point connection between two separate devices. A detachable audio cable, speed-charge capabilities and a hard-sided travel case provide flexibility and durability while traveling. For a seamless transition from takeoff to landing, listeners can tap the earcup to activate the Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa to call a rideshare or find directions to the hotel.
“For the first time in six years, we’re excited to bring the captivating Harman Kardon sound our customers love into intuitively designed form-factors for everyday wear,” said Dave Rogers, President, Lifestyle Audio Division at HARMAN. “The Harman Kardon FLY Series brings next-level sophistication to each moment, for a transformative audio experience.”
The Harman Kardon FLY is the first headphone with added support from the Harman Kardon app. By connecting the headphones to the app, users will be able to have intelligent, advanced control over their listening experience. Adjust the audio to fit each individual song, with pre-set equalizer options for Classic, Orchestra and Stadium modes. Audio enthusiasts can create their own custom sound signature though the app and control hands-free with voice assistant support.
The Harman Kardon FLY Series will be available in black at HarmanKardon.com in winter 2020.
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World-renowned audio brand Harman Kardon seamlessly merges function and form. Beloved for iconic design and exceptional sound, Harman Kardon products provide sophisticated audio in a premium package. Harman Kardon is part of HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co, LTD.
HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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