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Harman-Kardon SB 30

Harman-Kardon SB 30
alaScore 89

86 reviews

Sep, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews of Harman-Kardon SB 30. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and usability also get good views, but some have doubts about the size.

usability, price, design, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Harman-Kardon SB 30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 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 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Opinions about the reliability and design are overall positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, but many are negative about the size.

usability, price, design, reliability


77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (

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.

Performance and Conclusions Inside the main speaker enclosure are 13 separate drivers—six 2-inch midrange cones and seven 1-inch dome tweeters. There's also an 11-channel amplifier; four channels deliver 40 watts each, while the other seven deliver 10...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

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

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Harman-Kardon SB30 review


Limited tech spec, but a capable soundbar nonetheless

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

Obvious rivals have HDMI switching

A little more limited than we’d like, but a good alternative to a full-on home cinema system nevertheless

Jun, 2012

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (

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...

Sep, 2012

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