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Harman Kardon Go + Play 3 - Bluetooth Speaker with powerful, room-filling sound

The new Harman Kardon Go + Play 3 combines an appealing design and high-quality workmanship with outstanding audio quality, is the promise of Harman International Industries around this new device of the Harman Kardon Go + Play Series.

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  • New from the Harman Kardon Go + Play Series is the Harman Kardon Go + Play 3, designed to deliver powerful, room-filling sound.

Harman Kardon Go + Play 3 is the latest generation of the Bluetooth speaker from the so-called Harman Kardon Go + Play Series, which Harman International Industries once again describes as a solution in which first-class design, impeccable workmanship and sound quality form a unity and thus offer a product of the premium class. The manufacturer promises that the latest generation has further improved essential features.

This Harman Kardon branded solution takes the home audio experience to a new level, offering powerful, room-filling sound in an elegant appearance, according to Harman International Industries.

Harman Kardon Go + Play 3 – A portable Bluetooth speaker

Interestingly, in the case of the Harman Kardon Go + Play 3, the manufacturer is not talking about a mobile Bluetooth speaker that you can always have with you wherever you go, but rather about a portable system. The Harman Kardon Go + Play 3 is thus designed as a solution that can be used throughout the house, sometimes here, sometimes there, and also on the balcony or terrace in the garden.

This is also supported by the fact that the Harman Kardon Go + Play 3 is comparatively large and also weighs 4.7 kg, which is above the class of mobile Bluetooth speakers.

Unique design and high-quality materials

As already mentioned, the new Harman Kardon Go + Play 3 is also based on a particularly outstanding design, whereby its elegance is underlined by a proven impeccable workmanship and high-quality materials.

The curved shape of the speaker, which is also picked up by a curved carrying handle made of anodised aluminium, as well as a noble textile covering in either black or grey are used. On the top, there is a tempered glass cover with touch controls.

Solid equipment

The comparatively generous dimensions of 439 x 240 x 192 mm allow the developers to equip the Harman Kardon Go + Play 3 with a solid set of features, such as two 70 mm diameter Mittenton drivers, which, together with two 20 mm tweeters plus an additional downward-firing subwoofer with a 130 mm diaphragm and a front-firing plus a rear-firing passive diaphragm, can reproduce a frequency range between 43 Hz and 20 kHz.

According to the manufacturer, a Class D amplifier module capable of delivering 160 watts will ensure a rich sound that fills any room.

The signal transmission from the source is done via Bluetooth, whereby Bluetooth 5.2 is used. Signals are transmitted here with SBC and AAC and the Bluetooth profiles A2DP 1.3, AVRCP 1.6 as well as HFP 1.6 are supported.

At least two Harman Kardon Go + Play 3 can be connected to form a stereo pair, and a connection can also be established with other Harman Kardon Dual Sound compatible Bluetooth speakers.

Likewise, two source devices can be paired with the Harman Kardon Go + Play 3, but of course only one of them can actually be used for playback at a time.

Of course, the new Harman Kardon Go + Play 3 has integrated microphones to be used as a hands-free device, Harman International Industries even promises a so-called Dual Microfone Conference System with integrated echo and noise suppression for optimal speech quality.

This solution has a special feature: the Harman Kardon Go + Play 3 automatically calibrates itself to its environment and thus ensures optimal sound for music, podcasts and telephone conferences everywhere.

Long battery life and integrated power bank function

The Harman Kardon Go + Play 3 has a lithium-ion battery with 25.92 Wh, as the manufacturer states, with which a playing time of up to eight hours is to be achieved. Interestingly, mobile devices such as smartphones can be connected via a USB-C port to charge their battery, so you can use the new Harman Kardon Go + Play 3 as a so-called power bank.

Prices and availability

The new Harman Kardon Go + Play 3 should be available in specialist shops by mid-September 2023, as the manufacturer states. The recommended retail price is € 349,99.

Getting to the point

With the new Harman Kardon Go + Play 3, the latest generation of a particularly elegant portable Bluetooth speaker of the Harman Kardon Go + Play Series is ready. With this new solution of the Harman Kardon brand, the manufacturer Harman International Industries once again wants to offer everything that has always distinguished these solutions, namely an outstanding design, high-quality materials and impeccable workmanship, but also, of course, a rich, room-filling sound.

Price€ 349,99
ManufacturerHarman International Industries Inc.
DistributionHarman Deutschland GmbH
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Michael Holzinger

Michael Holzinger, founder and editor-in-chief of HiFi BLOG and, has been working for years as a journalist in the fields of IT, photography, telecommunications and consumer electronics.

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