The HTC One M8 Harman Kardon Edition targets music fans with Spotify preloaded and Sprint's Music Plus store promoted heavily across its homescreens.
Above and below the screen are speakers highlighted in gold metallic.
The back of the HTC One M8 Harman Kardon Editon is smooth, curved, and black.
As part of the deal for buying the HTC One M8 Harman Kardon Edition, you get a nice pair of earbuds.
layered over Android KitKat is the HTC Sense UI (version 6).
I happen to think the back of the One M8 HKE has a cool, no frills Rock and Roll look. Too bad it gets greasy easily.
The top of the phone houses an IR blaster to control HDTVs and home theater gear.
You'll find a thin volume bar on the right edge plus a micro SD Card slot.
On the bottom lip of the One M8 HKE is a 3.5mm headphone jack and micro USB port.
Harman Kardon integrates its audio processing technology on the phone which you can adjust via the settings menus.
The default wallpaper on the HTC One M8 HKE has tabs to access Sprint Music Plus and other carrier services on every homescreen.
Double tapping the screen to wake it up from sleep is easy to do with one hand.