Review: Harman/Kardon Esquire
Oh look! A portable wireless speaker
There’s no need to roll your eyes at the arrival of yet another Bluetooth speaker. Harman/Kardon’s Esquire delivers in the sound department and it’s rather easy on the eyes, too.
love Impressively loud and clear for its size. Looks as good as it sounds. 10-hour battery hate It’s not cheap. Chiselled edge easily scuffed T3 says One of the best Bluetooth speakers we’ve ever had the opportunity to lay our, er, ears on frequency
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Harman/Kardon has a long-held and well-deserved reputation of sound expertise. It’s had six decades to learn a thing or two on the subject and, perhaps unsurprisingly, this refined Bluetooth speaker tickles the ears in ways that few can match.
Remarkably loud for a Bluetooth speaker, the Esquire is designed as much for the office as for the home. Its clear, high-quality audio is just as happy tackling conference calls as blaring whatever tunes you choose to annoy your colleagues with. It’s certainly in another league from the sub-$200 speakers that come through the T3 office on a weekly basis.
The Esquire also looks outstanding, with Harman/ Kardon appearing to have taken some tips from Apple’s designs. A chiselled edge echoes the design of the iPhone 5S and the speaker is reassuringly heavy, but not to the point that it might become an inconvenience.
The 10-hour battery and handsome carry case top it all off very nicely indeed.