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Harman/Kardon Enchant 1300 Review

True Score

70
70
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Experts

77
28

Consumers

Expert Rankings

Equipped with a phantom 5.0 design, the Harman Kardon Enchant 1300 brings great surround sound, for immersive movie and gaming content. It is a very loud soundbar and highly customizable.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

Promising MultiBeam surround sound for living rooms and home theaters, the Harman Kardon Enchant 1300 made its debut in 2019.

This premium system is similar to some of the finest speakers on the market, featuring a 5.0-channel surround design, and you can get a dedicated subwoofer for it to increase the bass.

The low-latency design with a very loud output is great for TV shows and even small parties. It has a room correction feature and dialogue enhancement, and you can find similar devices on our up-to-date list of the best-rated soundbars in the industry.

Ports on this model include one optical, one shared HDMI ARC+Out, and three full HDMI connectors. The system also feaures a 3.5mm port and USB connector.

It streams wireless content via Bluetooth, Chromecast and Airplay, and movie buffs will love its super-wide soundstage, although it doesn’t support Dolby Atmos. Read on for details below and look through our Devialet Dione review If you need deeper extended low-bass.

Consensus

our Verdict

Reviewers admire the bass-heavy sound profile and range of connectivity options on the Harman Kardon Enchant 1300, and they approve it for movies, TV dialogue, and games.

The speaker has a delightful sound output, and editors at Crutchfield say that it gets loud enough to entertain at small indoor gatherings.

Reviewers at Tech Hive adore its impressive 5.0-channel surround system, and testing revealed that it has a phantom setup, delivering movie and gaming sounds from various directions.

A pleasant boomy sound profile will please audiophiles, although it lacks deep extended low-bass out of the box. That said, you can customize the sound settings via the EQ presets or purchase a dedicated subwoofer for this model.

The system boasts room correction and dialogue enhancement for precise customization. However, it lacks a mobile app and doesn’t support Dolby Atmos.

Users who need an app-equipped soundbar should see our Sonos Five review. The Samsung HW-Q80R review presents a louder alternative, while the Hisense HS218 review discusses a more affordable 2.0-channel option.

ReasonS to Buy

  • An immersive surround soundstage is ideal for movies and games
  • Accurate out-of-the-box sound system
  • The speaker gets loud enough for big rooms
  • Three full HDMI ports and USB simplify connectivity
  • Low latency is suitable for TV dialogue

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor quality extended low-bass
  • Doesn’t support Apple Airplay
  • Lacks Dolby Atmos
  • No voice assistants for voice control
  • Speaker lacks a mobile app

Harman/Kardon Enchant 1300 Specs

Bluetooth EnabledBluetooth EnabledYes
DepthDepth4.9"
Dialogue Enhancement FeatureDialogue Enhancement FeatureYes
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star CertifiedNo
HDMI ARCHDMI ARCYes
HeightHeight2.6"
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channels5
SubwooferSubwooferOptional (sold separately)
Surround Sound SupportedSurround Sound SupportedDolby Digital, DTS
Voice AssistantVoice AssistantGoogle Assistant
Wall MountableWall MountableYes
WeightWeight12.5 lbs
WidthWidth44"
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityBluetooth, Wi-Fi, Wireless
Wireless Subwoofer ConnectivityWireless Subwoofer Connectivity
Works WithWorks WithBluetooth, Chromecast, Google Assistant, Remote Control, Wi-Fi

All Specs

Test Results

Low End Roll Off (Hz)63.496
High End Roll Off (Hz)2,751.676
Max Volume Test (db)93.6
Latency (ms)50
THD @ 80dB0.7

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Market Context

Promising MultiBeam surround sound for living rooms and home theaters, the Harman Kardon Enchant 1300 made its debut in 2019. This premium system is similar to…

Promising MultiBeam surround sound for living rooms and home theaters, the Harman Kardon Enchant 1300 made its debut in 2019.

This premium system is similar to some of the finest speakers on the market, featuring a 5.0-channel surround design, and you can get a dedicated subwoofer for it to increase the bass.

The low-latency design with a very loud output is great for TV shows and even small parties. It has a room correction feature and dialogue enhancement, and you can find similar devices on our up-to-date list of the best-rated soundbars in the industry.

Ports on this model include one optical, one shared HDMI ARC+Out, and three full HDMI connectors. The system also feaures a 3.5mm port and USB connector.

It streams wireless content via Bluetooth, Chromecast and Airplay, and movie buffs will love its super-wide soundstage, although it doesn’t support Dolby Atmos. Read on for details below and look through our Devialet Dione review If you need deeper extended low-bass.

Unlike the Harman Kardon Enchant 1300, which doesn’t support Dolby Atmos, the Harman Kardon Citation 1100 supports this format. However, both speakers have built-in Bluetooth…

Unlike the Harman Kardon Enchant 1300, which doesn’t support Dolby Atmos, the Harman Kardon Citation 1100 supports this format. However, both speakers have built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The Citation speaker is compatible with Siri, Google Assistant, and Alexa, but the Enchant doesn’t offer voice assistants.

Featuring Dolby Atmos and built-in Alexa and Google Assistant, Bose Smart Soundbar 900 is better for 3D audio content and is easier to control than…

Featuring Dolby Atmos and built-in Alexa and Google Assistant, Bose Smart Soundbar 900 is better for 3D audio content and is easier to control than the Harman Kardon Enchant 1300, which lacks Dolby Atmos and doesn’t support voice assistants or Dolby Atmos. On the other hand, the Harman Kardon speaker has four HDMI ports, supports HDMI passthrough, and boasts EQ presets, unlike the Bose speaker.

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Equipped with a dedicated sub and satellite speakers, the JBL Bar 9.1 produces deeper extended low bass and provides a more immersive soundstage than the Harman Kardon Enchant 1300. It also supports Dolby Atmos content and Apple Airplay, unlike the Harman Kardon system, which instead has built-in Chromecast.

Bluetooth Enabled

Yes

Depth

4.9"

Dialogue Enhancement Feature

Yes

Energy Star Certified

No

HDMI ARC

Yes

Height

2.6"

Number of Audio Channels

5

Subwoofer

Optional (sold separately)

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Score Card

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Expert Score

70

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Customer Score

77

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

70

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    Category Trust Rating

    75
    The Harman/Kardon Enchant 1300 is good for music. Out-of-the-box, it has a slightly bass-heavy sound… Read More

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