Harman Kardon NI

In-ear headphones with in-line remote and microphone

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  • Harman Kardon NI


  • Harman Kardon NI

    Choose from the included ear tips for optimum comfort and sound

  • Harman Kardon NI

    Three-button in-line remote and microphone

Item #: 532NIPHON

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by David Brown
Harman Kardon

NI is for "Noise Isolation"

Good in-ear headphones do more than make your music sound rich and full. They also provide proper noise isolation by forming a tight but comfortable seal in your ear canal. That's what Harman Kardon designed their NI in-ear headphones to do, so you can enjoy your music with minimal distractions from the outside world. These elegant black headphones fit snugly into your ears with your choice of three included pairs of silicone ear tips. Each earpiece houses a tiny 9mm driver that delivers your music with wide dynamic range and accurate bass response backed by Harman Kardon's years of audio innovation.

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In-line remote and microphone

It may seem like overkill to have a remote for a device that is always so close by. But once you have it, you'll never want to go without. The NI headphones feature a three-button remote for track and volume control of your Apple devices. Skipping songs and turning it up are easier than ever, even when your iPhone® is in your pocket. And the remote's built-in microphone gives you the freedom of hands-free phone conversations. Plug these handsome headphones into your iPhone and you're ready for great-sounding music and clear calls everywhere you go.


  • 3-button in-line remote for use with iPod®, iPhone and iPad®
  • built-in microphone for taking calls on an iPhone
  • 3 pairs of silicone ear tips to ensure comfortable fit and proper noise isolation
  • 44-inch tangle-resistant cable
  • carrying case
  • frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Fit Style In-ear
Earcup Type Closed
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Frequency Response 20-20k Hz
Sensitivity Not Given
Impedance Not Given
Weight 0.6 ounces
Cord Length 44"
Airline Adapter Included No
iPod Control Yes
Volume Control Yes
Built-in Microphone Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
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What's in the box?

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  • Black in-ear headphones with attached 44" cable and in-line remote/microphone (3.5mm plug)
  • Pair of medium silicone ear tips (installed)
  • Pair of large silicone ear tips
  • Pair of small silicone ear tips
  • Warranty card
  • Remote control instruction sheet
  • Attention! sheet
  • FCC compliance sheet
  • Environmental statement

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Overview: The Harman Kardon NI (noise-isolating) in-ear headphones feature premium 9mm drivers in a sculpted rectangular housing to deliver high quality sound with accurate bass response and clear sound, even at low volumes. Three pairs of silicone ear tips are included, so you'll be able to get the best fit. The 44" cable has an in-line remote/microphone that is compatible with iPod, iPhone, and iPad. The headphones can be stored in the supplied hard case.

Cable: The attached heavy duty cable is terminated with a durable straight 3.5mm plug. Its elastomer coating helps keep the cable from getting tangled. The in-line remote/microphone is positioned only 6" from the ear, making it easy to find, and making sure your voice is heard clearly by your caller.

Remote/Microphone: The 3-button remote/microphone allows you to raise and lower the volume with the outer buttons, while the center button can control your phone calls or music. The remote control is "Made for iPod, iPhone, and iPad", which means that it is certified to meet Apple performance standards. During music playback and phone calls, the control function is determined by the number of center button presses:

  • One Press: Pause/Play; Answer/Hang Up
  • Two Presses: Skip to next track
  • Three Presses: Skip to previous track
  • Press and Hold: "Voice Over" feature (such as the iPhone's Siri), if available

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Written By D R, Fallon,NV on Monday, December 30, 2013
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Outstanding sound and comfort and I can't her the wife talking at me...Highly recommend
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Written By John H, Dothan, Al. on Sunday, December 08, 2013
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Great sound for the price!
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Great earphones

Written By Randy511, Mount Vernon, NY on Wednesday, November 13, 2013
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Lives up to it's name. What more is there to say. Love these earphones. I would highly recommend.
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