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Harman Kardon SB 16 Sound Bar and Wireless Subwoofer

Harman Kardon SB 16 Sound Bar and Wireless Subwoofer
alaScore 87

22 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Harman Kardon SB 16 Sound Bar and Wireless Subwoofer. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Harman Kardon SB 16 Sound Bar and Wireless Subwoofer is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 22 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 1 - 10 of 13 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (9)

Expert review by: Vincent Nguyen (

Harman Kardon SB 16 Review


Home speaker systems can be a complicated matter. Even with wireless speakers, surround sound setups usually involve bulky hardware spread across your living room. Harman Kardon believes it has the answer, though, with the SB 16: a $599.99 soundbar...

Performance for movies and TV is stronger than for music, though the SB 16 does a good job holding its end up there too. A separates system might deliver more authentic surround sound or better music performance, though at the price of more complex...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Clint DeBoer (

harman/kardon SB16 Sound Bar & Wireless Sub Video Review


So, I hear your wife won't let you install a real 5.1 system in her living room... Wait, let me try that again. So you're in an apartment and can't hang those surround speakers on your ceiling... Whatever the reason, soundbars are a viable alternative...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Clint DeBoer (

harman/kardon SB16 Sound Bar & Wireless Sub Review


We were kinda excited about the harman/kardon SB 16 Active Speaker Soundbar because it's from guys know speakers. It didn't mean that this one had to sound great, but it was a great indicator.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Tom Andry (

Harman Kardon SB 16 Surround Bar First Look


The Harman Kardon SB 16 seems to have it all from looks to features. But it also seems to perform really well sonically. The wireless sub is a plus and three inputs a definite bonus to consumers.

Harman Kardon rates the SB 16 surround bar solution down to 50Hz which, while not an impressive stat for bass freaks, is probably one of the most honest we've seen. We can't help but respect that. How many surround bar solutions have we seen that rate...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Chip Chick (

Harman Kardon SB 16 Speaker Package Review


Clean and sophisticated design that is not obtrusive to a home, simple installation, wireless from soundbar to subwoofer, warm bass and crisps highs provide a balanced listening experience.

Positioning of the sound bar and subwoofer is key – or you won’t get the full effect of the SB 16 experience, lack of remote, not particularly NYC apartment friendly because of the subwoofer’s size.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: (

Harman Kardon SB 16 – Awesome quality


Harman Kardon SB 16 might look like just another sound bar but take a look at the quality and you will be astonished. The cost of this system is a bit high at $600 but it is totally worth the money. The system has a big bulky subwoofer which...

Expert review by: Aaron Almeida (

Harman Kardon SB 16 Review


Gone are the days where the concept of a sound bar was alien to the masses and restricted only to audiophiles. The reason why many people are acquainted with the concept of a sound bar is mainly because the price for them has dropped drastically over...

The Harman Kardon SB 16 is available in India at a MRP of Rs. 34,990. This is a speaker system that is designed primarily for those willing to own a speaker system from a big brand that is at a somewhat affordable price. The SB 16 is not highly priced...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (

Harman Kardon SB 16


The Harman Kardon SB 16 features a premium price tag, a huge Aussie mark up and some remote control quirks, but its excellent sound quality and exterior design make it worth the extra cash.

Excellent sound quality for a sound bar ; Exterior design a cut above budget sound bars ; Two digital audio inputs should be enough for basic home theatres

Subwoofer's giant footprint may be too much for some ; Relying on TV remote to adjust volume may result in annoying on-screen messages ; Price ; Mark up over US price is steep


Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Adrian Covert (

Harman Kardon SB16 Sound Bar Review: How Much Is Good Sound Worth?


At $US600, Harman Kardon's SB16 sound bar is intended for someone who isn't quite impressed with a $US200 soundbar, but doesn't want...

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Toddwrtr (

Harman Kardon SB16 Soundbar

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications


Active / Passive Speakers:Full Active System
Signal Connection:Wired


Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

Number of Speakers:<=3
Sound Projector:Sound Projector + Subwoofer
Soundbar:Soundbar + Subwoofer
Speaker Type:Speaker System
System Type:Soundbar System