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Fly Series

Today, our culture is fueled by an always-on mentality, egged on by mobility and accessibility. This means that quality time, those moments of undivided attention away from the chaos, are a true rarity.

Travel with Style

Today, our culture is fueled by an always-on mentality, egged on by mobility and accessibility. This means that quality time, those moments of undivided attention away from the chaos, are a true rarity.

Yet, today, many audio brands are either overstimulating and adding to the noise, or uninviting and focused on the functional. These brands deliver audio experiences that leave us feeling overwhelmed or disengaged, rather than entice and invite us in.

Harman Kardon is a brand that draws you into the moment. Specifically, the Harman Kardon Fly series Headphones where beautiful sound, embedded in luxurious casing enables you to travel with style and bring next-level sophistication to each moment, for a transformative audio experience.

HK headphones design evolution

For the first time in six years, Harman Kardon was excited to combine the captivating Harman Kardon sound our customers love, with intuitively designed form-factors for everyday wear with the FLY Series - featuring the instantly recognizable rectangular ear cup silhouette and luxurious material.

HK headphones design evolution

The transformation of the headphone portfolio consisted of taking the most coveted features of three essential product types and evolving them into an even more seamless experience for the listener. With different sizes, weight, and features, the Fly Series was designed to deliver accessible and beautiful sound on the go.

HK Fly Series Sketch

Design inspiration

The design process for the headphone portfolio began with a detail-oriented examination of each element.
Iconic Shape: The simple circular form reduced to its essence, making it iconic and memorable.
Premium Materials: The finest leather and metals combined artfully to create a premium design solution.
Sophisticated details: Understated branding with a stylish design signature to capture the essence of brand Harman Kardon.

Design Exploration

The design process began with extensive hand-drawn explorations of different use-cases. The explorations sought to go through various shape iterations and details, aiming to create a unique form and iconic product design for all three products.

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Premium materials

During the design process, various types of material combinations were explored to deliver a high-quality look and feel, reflecting Harman Kardon design values. Even the cases or pouches for the products were designed after exploring many different fabrics, leather types and functional details.

Premium materials Premium materials casings

FLY HEADPHONES

Ergonomics & testing

Ergonomics and comfort are the most sensitive values of the headphones. Together with the acoustic and mechanical engineering team, several tests and surveys were done in order to deliver the best possible results.

Ergonomics and testing

After thorough research and understanding our consumer’s orientation, Harman Kardon engineers and innovators successfully designed the FLY Series headphones – the ultimate acoustic companion that takes sound to newer, sophisticated heights. Know more about the FLY Series products here.