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Harman/Kardon

Esquire 2

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Premium portable Bluetooth speaker with quad microphone conferencing system

£199.99199.99 each
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The centerpiece of master craftsmanship and performance

The Harman Kardon Esquire 2 portable Bluetooth speaker is the centerpiece of master craftsmanship and performance, blending premium materials with the needs of on-the-go professionals. Esquire 2 delivers rich high-end acoustics by incorporating advanced acoustic engineering into 4 professionally tuned sound drivers. Its rechargeable battery supports up to 8 hours of playtime and USB charge out to ensure that travelling professionals never run out of power. The Esquire 2 also features an unparalleled conferencing system; underneath the aluminum unibody design embedded with quad-microphone VoiceLogic noise and echo cancelling technology with 360-degree voice pick up for crystal clear conferencing experiences - even in the noisiest places. Esquire 2’s slim form factor and lightweight design effortlessly slips into a suitcase or handbag, but also makes its presence known when placed center stage in a conference room.

Item# HKESQUIRE2GRY

General Specifications

Weight (kg) 599 g

Audio Specifications

Frequency Response 75Hz ~20kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio >80dB

Dimensions

Width 190mm
Depth 34mm
Height 130mm
Weight 599 g
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Spec Sheet

2 MB
  • 1 x Esquire 2
  • 1 x Micro USB Cable
  • 1 x Quick-Start Guide
  • 1 x Safety Sheet
  • Warranty Cards

The latest owner's manuals, quick start guides, and documents.

Esquire 2 is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Form Follows Function I bought this fine Bluetooth speaker at a cellphone provider and after listening to the quality of sound, purchased it immediately. I didn't have a choice of colors but that wasn't important. I like the quick and easy Bluetooth connection from all of my electronic devices. One of the best options on the Esquire 2 is the addition of a very good carrying case. This adds protection and gives the Esquire 2 a more distinguished look of eloquence and produces a "Form Follows Function admiration.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fills the entire room with sound Great for rich music and for clear conference calls
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality sound! Got this impressive little sound machine a month ago and I always look forward to using it. Amazing bass, clarity and volume for such a perfectly portable unit. Looks sharp and works great inside and outside!
Date published: 2016-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome speaker Bought them a week ago after returning many other bluetooth speakers. I should have started here in the 1st place. I would have saved time. They're awesome, crisp, clear quality sound.
Date published: 2016-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small form factor and a great output How can I establish a wired connection with my desktop to use Microphone as well as speakers both? I am using ASUS X99 Deluxe motherboard and it has several connection options and that's confusing me a little bit. I read in some answers below it's recommended to use 3.5mm jack with 3 rings(aka TRSS or 4 pole cable). Does the cable on the PC end need to have a splitter, so that it can go in the line-in and mic-in ports of the motherboard(ASUS X99 deluxe)? If possible please provide a full description or the name of the cable. Thanks!
Date published: 2016-08-31
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Hi, does Esquire 2 Supported the 3.5 mm jack to be used for laptop speaker. this is just in case there is laptop could not connect using Bluetooth. Thanks

Asked by: Asep
If in any case your laptop is not equipped nor the Bluetooth driver isn't updated, then you can use a 3.5mm audio cable between the laptop and the Esquire 2 to play music or what not. For any laptop that has bluetooth connectivity, for it to work a Bluetooth enabled speaker the driver should be updated and the profile to stream music is A2DP, refer to the laptops manufacture for the update.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-03-09

Hi, I use my Esquire 2 for conferencing via Skype for Business. What happens is that the audio randomly cuts. Then I have to stop the call and rejoin in order to get the audio. The divise is about 20cm from my laptop.

Asked by: Jacques
It is possible that what you are experiencing is due to the ESQUIRE's power saving feature. It is auto sensing and will turn off if no audio signal is detected for approximately 10 minutes. So, if you have the volume on the ESQUIRE cranked up, and the volume on your source device set really low, it is very possible that the XTREME is not seeing enough of an audio signal to know to stay on. Please try turning the volume on the ESQUIRE down a bit, and then crank up the volume on your source device to get to the level you desire. This will send a signal to the ESQUIRE and it should stay on without any issues.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-03-06

My Esquire 2 will not connect to my Yealink T48G SIP phone with BT40 bluetooth dongle.  Is there any way of changing the firmware on the Esquire to version compatible with the BT40, or some other way of connecting the two devices? 

Asked by: JoeG
Unfortunately, the BT40 Bluetooth dongle only supports Bluetooth version of up to v4.0. The ESQUIRE 2’s Bluetooth version is 4.1.
Answered by: Miko at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-02-28

Hi there, I have purchased this as well as a 4-pole male 3.5mm jack to female MIC and Audio 3.5mm jacks. The sound output works but the computer is not getting any MIC signal. The computer shows a MIC is connected but it will not pick up anything.

Asked by: Kyle Farr
The ESQUIRE 2 is not designed to be connected to any third party microphone. The ESQUIRE 2 has its own built-in microphone to use for phone calls.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-02-21

Where do I download A2DP Audio codec for Mac?

Asked by: Raoul
You can download and reinstall the latest Bluetooth driver that supports A2DP audio codec from your computer's manufacturer support website.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-02-16

Can you ensure me that if i always keep the speaker plugged in,will not harm the battery after a certain period of time?Is this a certain fact or is a supposition?Best regards

Asked by: Alex Jianu
This is a fact. Newer batteries, similar with those in the ESQUIRE 2 have its own limiters to ensure that the unit does not get “over-charged”. When the unit is fully charged and is being used while plugged in, the ESQUIRE 2 will run off the AC/power instead of its battery.
Answered by: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-03-06

Hi, anyone knows the default BT password to connect? I've tried 000 and 1234 without result. Thanks in advance!

Asked by: SanBre
Please try to use "0000", this normally works. If it doesn't please remove the ESQUIRE 2 from your device's list and reset your speaker. Simply press and hold Volume + & phone button at the same time. When the unit is reset, it will power off, and turn on the unit again, and it is reset. I noticed you are in Netherlands. If this doesn't help, please submit a case at https://www.harmankardon.nl/support-contact.html#ns and the Customer Service team will be more than happy to further assist you.
Answered by: Memen at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-02-17

does this device have an app you can download to control music and what not????

Asked by: Rage
No, the ESQUIRE 2 does not have its own remote application.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-02-12
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