The Harman Kardon SoundSticks III desktop sound system brings a new level of excitement to music, games and movies with a minimum of wiring—and looks spectacular doing it. You get a 6-inch, 20-watt downward-firing powered subwoofer; eight 1-inch full-range transducers; and plug-and-play compatibility with virtually any multimedia device.
- Four Harman Kardon Odyssey transducers with computer-optimised equalisation per satellite
- 6-inch, 20-watt downward firing powered subwoofer
- Easy-to-use touch controls
- Subwoofer volume control
- Angle-adjustable satellites
- Compatible with all devices with a stereo mini-jack output
- Incredible industrial design
Did you notice?The original Harman Kardon SoundSticks system is now in the permanent collection of New York City's Museum of Modern Art.
Apple Recommends ForExperience incredible sound quality for the music on your Mac — plus stunning industrial design.
What's in the Box?
- Harman Kardon SoundSticks III
- AC power cord
- 3.5 mm auxiliary cable
- Frequency Response : 44Hz-20kHz
- Connections : Headphone port
- Weight : 7.8 lb./3.54 kg
- Mfr. Part Number : SOUNDSTICKS3AM
- UPC or EAN No. : 282922576362
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Ratings & Reviews
Better than you can imagine
These are the best speakers I have ever used. They have an adjustable subwoofer, and you can go from zero bass to "feeling your in These are the best speakers I have ever used. They have an adjustable subwoofer, and you can go from zero bass to "feeling your insides vibrate" bass. There is no distortion when maxed out on volume in all areas, actually they seem to get clearer (always crisp, never "tin can" sounding) the louder you crank them. I have tried at least a dozen "headset/ computer" speakers, some that were more than triple the price and some that were comparable. They do not look great in pictures, almost cheap, but in person, they are stunning and solid. The unique design is very minimal modern. I move them around my house with my airport express, and people ask me what they are (they have no idea they are speakers unless they are on) They are so versatile, I will plug them into my ipod, iphone, itouch, the computer, the airport express, anything with a headset jack, and I have an incredible stand alone stereo system. If you can't tell, I love them. Just try them, if they don't shock you and win you over, you can always return them, but I highly doubt that will happen. …
- Written by Allison B from Fayetteville
543 of 568 people found this useful
These are WAY LOUDER THEN I THOUGHT!
Wow! Now, you look at these little speakers and probably say, they probably are very crisp, but are not that loud. These little gu Wow! Now, you look at these little speakers and probably say, they probably are very crisp, but are not that loud. These little guys CRANK. I play this off my computer in my house and i can hear it from everywhere. The subwoofer is so crisp. These were WAY louder then I thought. Amazing Product. Highly endorse. …
- Written by Keith N from venetia
493 of 523 people found this useful
Great little speakers
I was reading reviews on the bose three speakers which was what made me decide to choose these HK's, have to say I'm not disappoin I was reading reviews on the bose three speakers which was what made me decide to choose these HK's, have to say I'm not disappointed at all. They have a great sound & simple to hook up, and for the money you can't beat them. they have great highs & good bass, sound great with audio or as movie cinema. I would recommend them highly for the money. …
- Written by Randall B from Clarksville
343 of 358 people found this useful
Prone to failure
These speakers produce amazing sound for their size. Be aware that the primary speakers are linear, so they are *very* directional These speakers produce amazing sound for their size. Be aware that the primary speakers are linear, so they are *very* directional. My only complaint is that mine (and those of numerous other owners) can suddenly stop working. I loved the sound, loved the looks, but will never buy H/K again. …
- Written by Richard H from Thornhill
Over a Year and I Still Love Them
I hate leaving reviews until I've had the product for a while, but since it has been a year I figure it's time.
When I first sta I hate leaving reviews until I've had the product for a while, but since it has been a year I figure it's time.
When I first started looking for new speakers to replace the absolutely terrible ones I had before I spent hours over the course of a few days reading reviews in the form of 'Top Ten Speakers'. To my surprise most of the lists were different, but these were always somewhere on the list, usually in the top 3-5. They also ended up being one of the more affordable from those lists as well.
Anyway, got them delivered and had a pretty easy time with the set up; no complaints there. Used them and was graced with fantastic sound that didn't distort the louder it went. These guys can get loud! They look super cool as well, and they are pretty sturdy (Mine have survived a few trips to the floor via my cat shouldering them out of her way)
In summary: a purchase that I have no regrets over, and I would recommend these to anyone …
- Written by Chalyse L from Saskatoon
4 of 4 people found this useful
Incredible sound, great price, awesome design
These not only look awesome, but sound incredible. They fill the room, even at low volume. And when turned up, they make sure ever These not only look awesome, but sound incredible. They fill the room, even at low volume. And when turned up, they make sure everyone in your apartment building knows you're partying- they are so loud! They are crisp and clear, regardless if the volume is low or maxed. Super easy to hook up, volume adjustment works great, and the led light is subtle, just enough to let you know it's on if you aren't listening to anything at the moment. The soundsticks are nicely weighted too, so the tip-over factor is much less than you'd expect. Don't buy them if you live in an apartment building and are hoping to make friends with your surrounding neighbors. …
- Written by Levi G from Vancouver
2 of 2 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Will these work with an iPod Classic ?
- Asked by John K from Downers Grove
- May 30, 2014
No answers yet
How do these compare to the Bose Companion 5?
- Asked by Ramnik M from Yorba Linda
- Jan 25, 2012
The harman/kardon soundsticks III are way better i have tested both of em and i own the soundsticks The harman/kardon soundsticks III are way better i have tested both of em and i own the soundsticks at the moment :D …
- Answered by Karla Esbeidy F from Ensenada
- Mar 26, 2012
how do i connect these to my macbook pro
- Asked by Sharon H
- Dec 24, 2012
Via headphone jack and independent power plug.
- Answered by Michael H from Hillsboro
- Apr 12, 2014
can you use for mac laptop
- Asked by Pedro N
- Mar 29, 2014
Yes. Signal source is a stereo mini-jack; my MacbookPro has one for headphones, which you can use f Yes. Signal source is a stereo mini-jack; my MacbookPro has one for headphones, which you can use for these H-K speakers. I used the headphones out from my TV as the source when used with the TV.
Note that these speakers need to have their own power plug, independent of the iMac/Macbook/TV. Because of this, they have a lot of power; much more than line-powered speakers.
The volumes of the bass speaker and of the SoundSticks can be set independently. …
- Answered by Michael H from Hillsboro
- Apr 12, 2014
does it have a headphone socket
- Asked by Graham H from Birmingham
- Jul 4, 2011
Looking at mine, I would say no. Mind you I am not sure why you would want one anyway. Seems to defe Looking at mine, I would say no. Mind you I am not sure why you would want one anyway. Seems to defeat the purpose of having these as speakers. …
- Answered by Andrew P from Churchlands
- Sep 8, 2011
Does this speaker have blue-tooth system connection? Thanks!
- Asked by 婉婷 林
- Jun 14, 2013
Harman Kardon Soundsticks III does have Bluetooth connection. However I think Airplay is the best wa Harman Kardon Soundsticks III does have Bluetooth connection. However I think Airplay is the best way. …
- Answered by John F
- Nov 4, 2013