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Harman Kardon SOUNDSTICKS III

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2758 reviews of Harman Kardon SOUNDSTICKS III. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Harman Kardon SOUNDSTICKS III is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Harman Kardon SOUNDSTICKS III

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 411 user reviews of Harman Kardon SOUNDSTICKS III from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The usability and design also get good feedback.

price, design, usability, size, reliability

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Harman/Kardon Soundsticks III 2.1 Channel Multimedia Sound SystemHarman/Kardon Soundsticks III 2.1 Channel Multimedia Sound System

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Harman Kardon SOUNDSTICKS III

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1062 user reviews of Harman Kardon SOUNDSTICKS III from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and usability. The price and design also get good feedback, but comments are divided on the reliability.

design, price, usability, size

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Harman Kardon Soundsticks III 2.1 Channel Multimedia Speaker System with SubwooferHarman Kardon Soundsticks III 2.1 Channel Multimedia Speaker System with Subwoofer

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Harman Kardon SOUNDSTICKS III

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 user reviews of Harman Kardon SOUNDSTICKS III from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the size and usability. The price and design are also mentioned favorably.

design, price, usability, size

98% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Harman Kardon Soundsticks IIIHarman Kardon Soundsticks III

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Justin Yu (cnet.com)

Harman Kardon SoundSticks III review

 

The Harman Kardon SoundSticks III speakers don't offer much more than the first SoundSticks and their SoundSticks II sequel we've already reviewed, but who are we to argue with a design that was deemed worthy of the New York Museum of Modern Art's...

The Harman Kardon SoundSticks III 2.1 speakers equip music lovers with four drivers in each satellite and a large subwoofer to pump extra bass.

There's no external jack for plugging in headphones, the bass controls are mounted on the subwoofer itself, and there's no way to turn off the translucent lighting without powering down the entire system.

The $170 SoundSticks III speakers offer light cosmetic upgrades (and unfortunately retain a few irritations) from the previous model, but if you're a fan of the iridescent design, this speaker system won't disappoint.

Sep, 2011

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Harman Kardon SoundSticks III

 

The Harman Kardon SoundSticks III is mainly a cosmetic upgrade of previous models, and a subtle one at that, but this 2.1-channel PC speaker set remains our Editors' Choice.

Excellent audio performance. Unique—and now classic—design. Powerful, with strong subwoofer. Improved cable quality.

No remote control. Bass volume control is on subwoofer itself. Semi-hardwired cables—if cables fail, system needs to be repaired or replaced.

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Nov, 2010

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

Best value 2.1 computer speakers

 

The futuristic, see-through design of the Harman Kardon SoundSticks (now part of the permanent collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art) has impressed critics since it debuted a decade ago -- and so has the clear, full sound. The latest...

Clear, detailed sound, affordable, no distortion at high volumes, museum-quality design

No headphone jack, no volume indicator on volume buttons, no remote, no way to turn off the glowing light

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Ben Pitt (bit-tech.net)

Harman Kardon Soundsticks III Review

 

These interesting looking speakers might look great, but do they sound great too?

The elegant, curvy visual appearance of the Soundsticks III is a little at odds with the aggressive sonic tone. However, the sound from the set was patchy, and some elements of the design weren’t as clean as we’d want from something so visually...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: macevanscb (cnet.com)

Looks great... poor sound...

 

CNet... you've got to be kidding. I just got a set of these speakers (refurbed from H-K) because I thought they would look great and sound great with my vintage Apple Cube system. Well, at least they look great. The woofer is woefully underpowered and...

Beautiful design

Flabby bass... shrill highs...

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: JazzFingers34 (cnet.com)

I've loved these speakers since day 1 in 2000.

 

I first encountered these back in 2000. The original SS1's when a friend bought them in Singapore for a third of the price they were selling for back in the UK. I personally have a set of SS2's that I've had since 2009 & never a problem with. I imagine...

I regard my self as having a good ear so I rarely listen to bit rate under 320kbps & I'm blown away by the quality of sound they produce. Plus they always draw an envious comment from a friends.

The power button & Sub volume combined? But not that much of an issue as the only time I touch it is to turn the thing on. Floor boards I need new ones since Dub Step.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: ELMO (tigerdirect.com)

Great Buy

 

I have owned previous models of these same speakers and just as the others, these are amazing. Sound quality is great. Crisp clear sound at any volume level. Goes great with my games and movies. A definite must have for any home computer system. HIGHLY...

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: SGB CONSTRUCTION, (tigerdirect.com)

BEST SPEAKERS FOR PRICE

 

I've had them now for a month and they sound awesome. Friends come over and all say they are going to get some. A little pricey for most but well worth the extra money.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Freya (tigerdirect.com)

Totally Awesome

 

I can't say enough about these speakers. They look great, sound great and the price is right...Buy them

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Tull151 (tigerdirect.com)

Unbeatable

 

This system puts every other computer speaker set I've ever heard to shame. The sound is crystal clear...even the bass. No muddy sounds. May I suggest you get the two side speakers, one left and one right, at ear level . I did this by putting them up...

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications

Harman Kardon's SoundSticks is a 3-piece speaker system designed for easy plug-and-play. SoundSticks was created for USB-equipped Apple computers, such as iBook, iMac, PowerBook, Power Macintosh G3, and Power Mac G4. Looks stylish and sounds great - engineering for superior sound quality doesn't mean sacrificing great looks.

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Manufacturer:Harman International Industries
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Harman/kardon SoundSticks

Remote Control

Type: None

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active
Audio System Nominal Output Power:40Watt
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Response Bandwidth:44 - 20000Hz
Speaker System Configuration:2.1-channel
Speaker System Type:PC multimedia speaker system

Subwoofer

Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):6