Harman Kardon HD 710 CD Players

4.12/5 (17 Reviews) MSRP : $300.00


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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Andrew a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2015

Bottom Line:   
This is a very basic, basic CD player from a company that is/was considered to be in the audiophile grade for enthusiasts with a budget. I got this unit for next to nothing. After I inspected it and checked out the details, it turns out to be full of generic parts in the also ran category. I would never have bought it new. It only has digital coaxial out, not optical out. For a mid level target, that is pretty low. The transport and chips are very middle low end. Anyone claiming the sounds is sweet hasn't listened to a decent chip. Made in China to make money for HK, which isn't a shadow of the 70's and 80's HK. I have a now "vintage" HD7600II which is much better built with an optical out so a modern DAC can hook in. For audiophile, don't spend much on this one.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by redneck a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 12, 2010

Bottom Line:   
stay away its a piece of junk if you like to play burnt cds foget it sounds harsh at higher volumes if you fart it will skip the older hk cd players are example 7325 or 7450 must say it is well built

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by rednecknber a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2010

Bottom Line:   
well built but does not like burnt cds i had a hk 7325 that was twice as good as this one and was older and played any thing you put in it

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by _Fefe a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 16, 2004

Bottom Line:   
I am posting a review again, I did it once more than two years ago. I recently purchased a pair of Dynaudio Contour 1.1 speakers (about ten times better and ten times more expensive than my previous Jamo boxes) and I was afraid that the CD player is going to turn out to be a weak point. And NO. Not even it didn't do so, but now I love it even much better than I previously did! It produces so natural and enjoyable sound that now I don't want to listen to any LPs until I get some really good turntable (my current turntable DID get much "worse" with the speaker change)
So, using a "10x magnifying glass" made things better, not worse.
Great piece of equipment for a very friendly price, I think.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1996

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   a second hand shop i



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Robert Seletsky a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2004

Bottom Line:   
I submit this review simply to place my review of a newly acquired, miserable Harman Kardon HD-720 in perspective. I have had the HD-710 since 1996. It is a brilliant musical player. The sound is sweet but not rolled off to the point where it sounds dull. It is very transparent, with a huge, multi-dimensional, almost live-sounding soundstage for serious music (I am a professional classical musician). The sound is as good as the best analogue equipment. It is a copmplete joy in every respect. The build is sturdy--no plastic at all (except the surface of the CD drawer that actually contacts the CD, and it does virtually everything one would wish.

Very occasionally, it takes a while to recognize CDRs but it always does. At the time of its availability, HK was still obviously more concerned with audiophile-quality sound than consumerist convenience. Some of the operational details have been skimmed over: it can't scan tracks back from track 1, the remote will only work if it is very precisely pointed at the infra-red sensor--since they were obviously thinking that serious listeners don't care, the display can't be dimmed--only on and off (though the manual claims otherwise and all units are the same in this regard).

These tiny operating blips aside, this player musically, puts NAD, Cambridge Audio, Rotel, Adcom, etc. to shame.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1995

Price Paid:    $199.00

Purchased At:   Cambridge Soundworks




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