Harman Kardon Citation 500 (Black) is rated out of 5 by 5.
Harman Kardon Citation 500 (Black)
Voice Activated Smart Speaker
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Power to impress
As the Citation’s top of the range Smart speaker, the 500 has power to spare. Featuring a 200 watt amplifier and twin woofers, the Citation 500 matches much larger hi-fi systems for its room-filling ability. For a single speaker you’ll also find the bass drops way lower than you might expect.
Harman Kardon quality sound
World renowned for their premium home and in-car hi-fi systems, Harman Kardon have over 65 years of high-end audio experience. This immense knowledge is condensed into the Citation 500 for first-rate sound quality. As well as powerful bass, the Citation 500 uses 2-way speakers to deliver clarity and a lifelike sound that brings you closer to the live performance.
Pair up for even more immersive sound
Although the Citation already has stereo speakers built-in, you can make the sound even more immersive by paring up two speakers for even broader stereo sound. Ideal for larger rooms and higher volumes, twin speakers take the sound to whole new level.
The built-in colour touch screen enhances the user interface of this impressive speaker. Control your music by touch (perfect if you don’t have your smartphone to hand) or just view extra information about the music on the colour display.
Sleek, good looks
Using a premium wool blended fabric, made by Kvadrat, and rounded style the Citation 500 blends smoothly with your room. Available in black or grey the speaker is both distinctive and unobtrusive.
Built-in Google Assistant for voice support
With Google Assistant built-in, this Harman Kardon smart speaker is one of the smartest speakers around. Just talk to the speaker to stream music, find answers on Google Search (the world’s most popular search engine) and manage everyday tasks. As part of the Google Home system, you can also use the speaker to voice control your smart home – perfect for keeping control of a Nest thermostat, for example.
Chromecast Support for near limitless audio streaming
Chromecast Audio lets you stream music, podcasts and audio apps. With over 300 music services available, there’s always something to listen to on the Citation 500.
Stream direct with Bluetooth 4.2
As well as wi-fi music streaming, the Citation 500 also accepts Bluetooth. For quick and easy music streaming, simply pair your smartphone or tablet and go. Ideal for parties or when friends come over, Bluetooth connectivity is ideal for quick and easy music sharing.
Make it into a Citation multi-room system
As part of the Citation multi-room system, you can create a harmonious sound system all around your home. Use the app on your smartphone or tablet and play different music in different rooms or choose to play the same music throughout – perfect for parties, entertaining or just for music as you clean up!
For a Smart speaker that thinks big, the Harman Kardon Citation 500 tops them all.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous from The sound become FLAT! The last two firmwares have a flat sound !!! Friends, listen to your speakers !!! No volume and deep soft bass give the opportunity to choose the firmware !!!
Date published: 2021-01-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by Roba2194 from Great sound but not the best software support When I first purchased the Citation 500, the sound was the best I've heard, the sound is amazing till this day with the right highs, mids, bass at moderate to high volumes, its a listening experience you want to truly hear someday but Harman state it supports 2.4ghz and 5ghz routers but I'm having issues with this speaker struggling to connect a lot of the time, basically it'll work 2 out of the 7 days per week and I told Harman and they said to get a 5ghz router but my issue is why state it works for 2.4ghz connection when more often than not it doesn't, it only works when it wants to and sadly I'm moving to Sonos, may have had the best listening experience but only when I can listen which is like 2 days a week for an hour tops so it ain't worth it. It has too many software issues and they need fixing and I've had it nearly 2 years, spoke to Harman and all they say is try this try that and upgrade your router, too many issues and they can't do nothing when they state it supports 2.4ghz. But if you have a 5ghz router you are all set but if you have what I have then I wouldn't even bother with 2.4 ghz. All and all its the best listening experience ever but without good internals and software there isn't much to go off. Amazing listening experience, lacks what Harman states and bugs in the constant software updates they release. 3 stars is all I can give when it lacks so much.
Date published: 2020-06-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sergey T from Many problems in the latest firmware! The most important problem in the new firmware from 03.03.2020 (0.97.91591.0x8fcffa9) is the sound. It is simply impossible to listen to it. He was perfect in the previous version of the firmware. You for some reason do not ask if I want to update to the new version of the SOFTWARE. I don't need your new features, languages... for me, the most important thing is a beautiful sound!!! Other problem: After a while, the album covers disappear . When the volume is lowered, 6% is always lit, although the sound is no longer there. Of course, the reset was made several times. Via the menu and via the button. What do your engineers do? Aren't there too many flaws in the new firmware? Disappointment!!!
Date published: 2020-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by Catalin from HK Citation 500 Equipment meet all specifications. The price is too high.
Date published: 2020-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from More than amazing audio I got this beautiful beast and the audio was unbelievably amazing. However, I was told that there would be no audio lag from Bluetooth on my iPad when watching a film. There is so it went Beck the next day. It is a massive shame as the audio was the best I have ever heard. Better that my sound touch sound bar with base box. The Bose has Bluetooth with no lag. Very unhappy with that.
Date published: 2019-11-05