Free Your Mind: Harman/Kardon Sound System Showcase

Is there anyone out there that enjoys a good sound system while road tripping? You know what I’m talking about. Feeling the beat of the music deep in your bones. I don’t care how old I get, there is something about the bass of a track making my teeth tremble…if I want it that way. I usually find that I turn up all music by my fun sized babe, Bruno Mars, and his inspiration Michael Jackson. I also crank every single old school gospel track way up too. I’m an equal opportunist. Milton Brunson, Timothy Wright and the Mississippi Mass Choir will ALWAYS get the volume cranked up to the highest turn. Music is the universal language, and it seems to be what so many people turn to when they are sitting behind the wheel of their car for long periods of time. 

As a matter of fact, music surrounded this entire press trip that we took. From staying at the Hard Rock Hotel, and being entrenched in some of the music greats, to live band karaoke on our last night, music was everywhere we turned. 

One of the things that I can’t really shy away from on a press trip is a challenge that they give to get to know their brand a little bit better. When we were guests of Kia Motors America in San Diego last week, they encouraged us to try out their Harman/Kardon sound system, and make a video. Well, we did that. And we did it throwing back to the 90s when En Vogue was at the top of the girl group game. 

I was part of a group not on shying away from this challenge, and my goodness, the sound system in the Kia fleet of vehicles is amazing. What you’re hearing is our mobile phones connecting through bluetooth, and playing the music that we’re lip synching to. We got into FULL character, and had a ton of fun making it. I’m pretty sure if the veterinary clinic, we parked next to, was open, the animals would have had a field day howling and purring along with us. 

One important piece of information. I do NOT own the rights to this song. I’m not making any money off it, as there aren’t any affiliate links, or clicks for payments embedded in this post at all. So listen, and enjoy it for what it is. Just some ladies, having fun testing out the Harman/Kardon sound system in their Kia vehicle. 

Also, the lighting that comes through these windows, even when you’re backed up to what looks like a forest? The best! If you’re wondering, the video was recorded on my Samsung Galaxy S 7 Edge. I may not hate this phone as much as I did when I had to give the Note 7 back. To be honest, the hate is only because I had to trade in, not because it’s a horrid phone. True story. 

So, I hope this put a smile on your face, and I hope that you have a fantastic weekend. 

*all photos courtesy of Cielo Roth Photography. Video courtesy of a Samsung S7 Edge. 

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  • Reply
    June 11, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    I love it! Looks like you ladies are having so much fun! And yes I love turning the music up LOUD on a road trip!

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    Jenna Wood
    June 12, 2017 at 12:34 am

    KIAs, my heart- they definitely have SOUL- and SOUND- the Harman sound systems are amazing to cruise in! It’s just one of the reasons I have KIA on my short list of makes for my next vehicle.

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    June 12, 2017 at 3:41 am

    Music blasting on a road trip is MANDATORY ha!! This looks like so much fun!

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    robin rue
    June 12, 2017 at 6:33 am

    I always crank up the music!!! It sounds like an amazing sound system in that Kia 🙂

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    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    June 12, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Harman/Kardon is the gold standard of audio. I think at this point, they’re right up there with Bose. I know I drove a Kia recently, and that radio was absolutely thumping!

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    Colleen Lanin
    June 12, 2017 at 7:33 am

    Ooooh nice. We have Harman/Kardan speakers in our entertainment system in the house, and those bad boys are awesome. Love this brand of speakers. That alone is enough to make me consider a Kia. LOL

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    Sarah Bailey
    June 12, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Oh wow it looks like you are having so much fun, I can’t have music as loud as I once did, but there is nothing like turning your favourite tunes and dancing and singing.

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    Tara Pittman
    June 12, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Music is very powerful. I love cracking the radio when I am driving.

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    June 12, 2017 at 11:18 am

    I am right there with you! I always have music on in the car and when I’m by myself I blast it! Music is my favorite sound!! I will listen to it all day and all night!

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    June 12, 2017 at 11:26 am

    What a blast. Singing along in the car is a MUST in any situation. Looks like you guys had an awesome time!

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    June 12, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    I am definitely a car dancer 🙂 I love the music turned up loud, especially if it is a song I like and can sing to.

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    Cynthia Nicoletti
    June 12, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Music is awesome. You all look like you are having the best time. That is great !!

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    hey sharonoox
    June 12, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Looks like you guurls had lots of fun. I would love to test drive a Kia.

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    Diane Hoffmaster
    June 12, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Im so jealous…I have an old pickup truck with a HORRIBLE sound system. A good stereo is a must for my next car!

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    Amy Desrosiers
    June 12, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Oh my gosh, I love that song! You all killed it! Love the video!!

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    Tiffany Stuart
    June 12, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Ohh looks like you had a great time. I’ve been hearing great things about the Kia. Thanks for sharing

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    June 12, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Reminds me of me basically any time I’m driving lol. I really want to try live band karaoke!

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    June 12, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Love your video! How fun! I definitely like rocking out in the car. My 4 yr old is kinda a party pooper n yells at me to turn it down though. Lol

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    Jennifer Soltys
    June 12, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    That video you ladies did made my day. How on earth did you all keep a straight face?!?!?! Serious pros! LOL My sister said this trip was a blast.

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    June 12, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    This looks like it was so much fun to do! I love to have my music up loud.

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    Jenn Mitchell
    June 12, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    I absolutely love Kia vehicles. This sound system showcase is so awesome. I love how much fun you all are having.

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    Jaclyn Anne
    June 12, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Ohhh I have always heard great things about Harman/Kardon sound systems! From what I am hearing in the video they really are amazing! Love the video ladies!

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    June 12, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    This looks like a lot of fun! I loved seeing the video. I always have music on when I’m driving.

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    June 12, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    It looks like you gals had a rockin good time making that video! It’s hard for me to do that with my kids in the car because of all the booing from the backseat.

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    June 12, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Music makes long car trips a LOT easier for me. Incredible sound in that Kia.

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    Claudia Krusch
    June 12, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    KIA makes amazing vehicles. It looks like you were having a blast. Bluetooth make everything easier.

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    Elizabeth Lampman
    June 12, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    A good sound system is important to me in my car. KIA has so many great vehicles to choose fro. We are looking to replace our cat this summer. I will have to take a KIA for a test drive.

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    June 12, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    We must have good music on our trips. lol Those Kias are nice.

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    Dawn Lopez
    June 12, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    Your video is so cute! It looks like you ladies had a lot of fun with it. The Harman/Kardon sound system seems to have an amazing sound quality.

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    Tatanisha W
    June 13, 2017 at 6:20 am

    You guys did an AWESOME job! And yes, the Harman/Kardon are AMAZING sound systems! I’ve tested it out quite a few times and compared it to other sound systems, and you just can’t beat them! Glad you had a wonderful time!!

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    Jay Colby
    June 13, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Love the video. This sounds like an awesome event you guys did an amazing job.

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    June 13, 2017 at 10:30 am

    This looks like so much fun! I have to look into this!

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    June 13, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    I absolutely love your video. What a great sound system. So crystal clear.

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    June 13, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    My daughter would have that sound system cranked up for road trips. You girls looked like you were having a good time making the video.

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    June 13, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    I have to have my radio on when I’m driving. Your press trip sounded like it was a lot of fun. I love attending live music events. There’s just something about listening to music live. You ladies rocked the En Vogue video! I watched it with my daughters and they loved it, too! 🙂

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    Lia World Traveler
    June 13, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Love this! Looks like you had a lot of fun too! Great post!

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    June 13, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    I LOVED your video!! It looked like you guys really enjoyed the sound system and like you, I always have my music blasting. I great sound system is part of the criteria I look for when purchasing a car. I’ll have to give Kia a look. Great post!

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    Elle (CleverlyChanging)
    June 14, 2017 at 4:37 am

    You’ve been blessed with many many talents. I loved every minute of your video.

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    June 14, 2017 at 5:31 am

    Congrats for going on this cool Kia press trip I saw a few other blogger going to this too. Looked fun and Kia has really stepped up their game (my first two cars were Kias).

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    June 14, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Why an amazing video! This looked like an awesome time!!

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    June 14, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Yes, this certainly put a smile on my face! Great video and I love that song!

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    June 14, 2017 at 8:56 am

    I’m so addicted to music! I always sing when I’m at home!

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    June 14, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Just recommendation please share more about the car and features I forgot what the post was about until the end.

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      Natasha Nicholes
      June 14, 2017 at 11:04 am

      Hi Ra’Nesha. This post was to showcase the soundsystem, not the car. The link to features is included. I do love that my story of how music is important to Kia captured your attention though!

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    Mimi Green
    June 14, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Yes, ladies! I was shaking my head and singing along. Great song choice, I see your lipstick was popping. Music is my soundtrack to life.

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    Erinn Sluka
    June 14, 2017 at 10:27 am

    I have done so much to learn to do better videos but just need to get over that timid feeling I have about just doing one. Glad you made a fun and successful video

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    June 14, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Love! Love! Love this! Especially seeing the joy on the faces of many of my favorite bloggers. Looks like you guys had a blast. I am a music addict and amateur (very amateur) music historian… LOL!

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    June 14, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    We definitely always have music blasting. We love just about any kind of music. The video is awesome – I love it.

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    Nichole Shirell
    June 15, 2017 at 4:56 am

    I love a great sounds system also. I learned something from you. I didnt realize our phones could do all that! Great jib and great read.

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    June 15, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Now this trip looks like it was all kinds of fun! I know you had a blast!

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    June 16, 2017 at 11:38 am

    This is so incredibly awesome! I love karaoke and I definitely need a good sound system, because I am constantly busting out the vocals in the car!

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    June 19, 2017 at 3:25 am

    I’m in love with awesome sound systems! However, I stopped driving KIAs when mine caught on fire while I was driving it last year.

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