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Harman Kardon Go+ Play Micro review - Auditory odyssey

T3 India | Updated on August 03, 2011

Harmon Kardon Go Plus Micro   -  BUSINESS LINE

Micro, by definition, means small. The Harman Kardon Go+ Play is no way small – in terms of size or its ability to belt out tunes of every kind. Someone even made a passing mention of it looking like a large iron. We had to agree to the odd semblance it bears to a home appliance but we have to add that this piece of gear looks way cooler. The heating elements in the Micro are made up of four Odyssey tweeters and a down-firing Atlas subwoofer. Behind each of the speaker grills lie two tweeters that are rated at 15W, while the sub is rated at a sober 30W.

Buttons on the dock are limited to the shiny power and volume controls. The infrared remote control, by the way, gives you complete control of the media on the iPhone/iPod. Apart from the standard playback buttons, we were also able to browse through tracks, go back a level or even bring up the menu. The angled top face made it easier to view the device screen while using the remote.

And while connected to the mains, it will also charge your iThing. The Micro has a composite video-out too, allowing for videos or photos to be viewed on a TV or PC. A 3.5mm line-in for additional players is also provided, as is a USB port to sync with iTunes.

Things started warming up once an iDevice was placed in the dock. Every genre, be it hip-hop, instrumental or rock, was belted out with superb clarity, making it very difficult for us to put an end to the test. The punchy bass and the wide angle separation of the twin tweeters were a joy to listen to and played well within its limits without distortion.

The Go+ Play Micro, which is loud enough for small spaces, will cost you a pretty penny but in return your ears will be amply rewarded.

Love: Fabulous speakers, good build quality

Hate: Eight C-cell batteries needed, pricey

Rs 14,990

Published on May 04, 2011

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