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Harman-Kardon SB 30

Harman-Kardon SB 30
alaScore 90

54 reviews

Oct, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Harman-Kardon SB 30 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Speakers on

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Harman Kardon SB 30 5.1 Soundbar and Wireless Subwoofer

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Harman Kardon SB 30


The Harman Kardon SB 30 soundbar isn't the loudest system we've tested, but it strikes a solid balance between home theater dynamics and smooth, natural music playback.

Clear, crisp sound. Impressive imaging, at least in the front soundstage. Surprisingly good stereo music performance

Bass, while fast and tight, could use a little more power for movies. No LCD or on-screen menu. No HDMI ports. Remote is a little basic for the price

The more soundbars we test, it becomes more apparent that this particular category is all about compromises. The Harman Kardon SB 30 ($799.95 direct) is a high-end soundbar speaker that includes a small, companion wireless powered subwoofer. The SB 30...

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Harman Kardon SB30


Harman's sumptuous soundbar delivers sonics to die for

Beautiful build quality ; Alluring gloss black styling ; Polished, powerful sound quality

Inelegant adhesive pads for table-top mounting ; Fiddly remote and rudimentary operating system ; No HDMI switching or HD audio

As for the subwoofer, it looks equally dapper in its lustrous gloss black finish and beautiful rounded corners. It stands on four sturdy feet and features a volume dial and phase switch on the back.


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Harman-Kardon SB30


Limited tech spec, but a capable soundbar nonetheless

Shiny good looks ; wireless subwoofer ; spacious, detailed and dynamic sound

Obvious rivals have HDMI switching

This, though, is a product of both haves and have-nots.

EISA Award - Best Product

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European HT Soundbar 2012-2013


With its SB30, Harman Kardon takes a big stride towards a grand home cinema experience. Key to the success of this soundbar and sub combination is its ‘Harman Wave Surround' technology, a marriage of no fewer than six small midrange drivers, seven...

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Dissapointing for a Harman Kardon product


I am a huge fan of HK products and enjoy them in my vehicle. This product has no HDMI or USB inputs and can't be paired with smartphones. the tiny remote can easily be lost and the system wouldn't work with any other remote(that's what HK tech support...

looks great

no HDMI inputs,tiny remote doesn't work more than 5 ft away,no wireless connectivity to smartphones

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Great sounds!!!


This sound bar is amazing, I enjoy it on a daily basis! The bass is deep and the sounds are clear. My only problem is that it's not Bluetooth enabled and that is a minus.

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I expect more from HK and $800


Back in the day, HK was considered one of the premier names in audio. Not so much anymore, I guess :( Like lots of people, I purchased this system to replace a "real" AV receiver when I moved into a house that did not have the space or the room layout...

Easy setup, looks good

surround" sound, remote control responsiveness

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Worked for about 5 minutes


This view is critical of the sound bar, not because it didn't sound good when I tested it out. The reason I am knocking this sound bar is because when I was testing it out, the sound cut out and the speakers started making a popping sound before I...

the sound quality

it only worked for 5 mins

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Amazing sound from a simple, small unit


This product is amazing, I can't believe the sound. Ordered on Sunday, arrived on Wednesday. Literally took me 5 minutes from unpack to turning the power on. The remote initially scared me as there is no screen to verify the remote is working HOWEVER,...

Easy setup, installed in 5 minutes, great sound

Nothing I've found yet

Product Specifications


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

General Features

Number of Speakers:1
Sound Projector:Sound Projector + Subwoofer
Speaker Type:Speaker System