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Harman Kardon adds Google Cast support to its wireless speakers

Harman Kardon adds Google Cast support to its wireless speakers


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Harman Kardon has just announced an update to its Omni line of wireless speakers, the Omni+. Designed to compete with Sonos for the home audio market, has added a new speaker to its offerings with the Omni 50+ which is waterproof and can work outside in the elements. The company has also improved its high fidelity music streaming capabilities across the line of speakers, bumping the sample rate from 24-bit/96KHz to 24-bit/192KHz, which should please your favorite audiophile.

The Omni+ has picked up Google Cast support this year, to go along with streaming services including Spotify, Deezer, and Tidal. Harmon Kardon is among a number of growing competitors from the likes of Samsung and LG, and while the Omni+ hardware seems pretty decent, no one has been able to match the ease of use and number of streaming services available with Sonos just yet.

The new line of Omni+ speakers will be available starting at $199 for the Omni 10+, $299 for the Omni 20+, $499 for the Omni 50+, and a staggering $999 for the OmniBar+, which even exceeds Sonos' drastically high price for a soundbar. Harman Kardon says the updated line of speakers will hit stores this summer.

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