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Harman Kardon’s new Quotation 500 Google Assistant speaker is swish, sensible and punchy

Harman Kardon has presented its newest sensible house speaker, the Harman Kardon Quotation 500.

The emblem has teamed up with design textile producer Kvadrat to provide a chic and minimalistic speaker which targets to slot in with the decor of your own home in addition to offering a dynamic listening revel in. And, as with every sensible audio system, it’s were given voice regulate (courtesy of the Google Assistant) inbuilt too.

What does it appear to be?

The Quotation 500 is a rectangular cylinder that’s sufficiently small to put on a side-table, with a grey or black wool cloth external and plastic most sensible panel – Harman Kardon calls it a ‘Nordic’ design – and a touch-sensitive colour menu display.

Options

The Quotation 500 options integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Chromecast and voice regulate by way of Google Assistant. Google Assistant is a digital assistant in a position to answering questions, managing duties, making plans your day, and controlling hooked up media or house gadgets. Sound-wise it supplies 360 levels of audio playback and 24 Bits/96Khz of HD audio streaming, with an output of 200W.

How a lot is it?

The Harman Kardon Quotation 500 is priced at £549 (which converts to more or less $697 / AU$960) with pre-orders to be had on the finish of September from the Harman Kardon web page. The house speaker can also be showcased at IFA 2018.

Google Assistant audio system

The Quotation 500 goes up in opposition to stiff festival, particularly taking into account its worth. The Google House vary provides sensible audio system with Google Assistant, and is available in a Mini or Max model. The JBL Hyperlink 10 additionally provides Google Assistant and takes up significantly much less area. Each Google House audio system and the JBL Hyperlink 10 value significantly lower than the Quotation 500, with the Google House priced at $129 (£129/AU$199), and the JBL Hyperlink 10 costing simply $99 (£150, AU$230).