• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than you can imagine

    • Written by from Fayetteville

    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.

    626 of 659 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from venetia

    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.

    550 of 587 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great little speakers

    • Written by from Clarksville

    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.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Sound - Easy Hookup

    • Written by from Divide

    I have the speakers set up at one end of a long front room (40'x16') in my mountain cabin (living room, dining area, kitchen). For this space, I can't imagine any speakers producing better sound.

    The speaker system works great with Airport Express playing music from iTunes on my iBook G4 or iPad3, and it plays the audio portion of movies or TV shows I'm watching on my iPad3. The set-up was simple enough for a klutz like myself, and I even accidentally placed the speaker with the barely noticeable volume controls in the easier-to-reach location.

    Pros: For simple listening enjoyment in a small home, it's nice to get away from the wall full of stereo components, equalizers, amps, etc. The equalizer on iTunes is adequate for my ears.

    Cons: Wish there was a remote control for the volume - I'm not always near the laptop or iPad when the volume needs adjusting.

    Note: I bought these identical speakers in Sep. 2012 for $152.12 (free shipping) at Amazon. Not much of a price difference, just FYI.

    52 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from victoria

    Short review here. Bought these to stream with my wireless airport. Simply amazing for the size and price. Rediculously great sound, and crisp deep bass. Dont wait!

    51 of 53 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound just like anything else

    • Written by from Columbus

    Im a video editor that was looking for some great speakers for monitoring audio, I fell into the hype and cool design of these speakers. I have found that they sound just like speakers that are much cheaper. They do get the job done, im not saying they are a bad speaker, but you can buy some about half the price and get the same performance.

    65 of 90 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great speakers

    • Written by from Vancouver

    good value for money. excellent, beautiful and clear sound. good bass midrange and highs -these are loud and clear unless you are trying to fill a really large room.

    39 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good at first, not so good later.

    • Written by from San Francisco

    After seeing all the great reviews here I thought I'd give you all a little perspective from someone who has owned a pair of these for several years. They sound great out of the box, but be aware that they do clip (distort) a bit. Over time mine even started rattling and coming apart. The magnets on two of the small speakers came off and I had to put tape on both sticks to keep them together, which has resulted in more rattling. They look cool and are a lot better sounding than most computer speakers, however, if you're a stickler like I am about sound quality then I would consider doing a little research. Perhaps there is a better option available. Alrighty, there you have it.

    54 of 74 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Still the Best

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I'm a professional in the sound & music industry and these are the only speakers that hold up for me at home when I want to check our mixes. With the adjustable sub, and with a little knowledge, they can be balanced to give a good representation of how well music can sound on a small projection.
    I have a set at home and now have many friends on them. Well worth the money in this new world of sound.

    35 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Sound

    • Written by from Cape Coral

    The sound blows me away for the size. It sounds better than stereos I spent thousands on in the past.

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth every penny

    • Written by from park forest

    I've done weeks of research before purchasing these and i'm glad i found them. Good looking speakers to compliment your apple product or anything else. Awesome sound from all ranges and more than enough bass when needed. glad i bought these puppies.

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing compares

    • Written by from Piedmont

    Don't let anyone tell you otherwise... NOTHING compares to these speakers. For the money, you will learn to live with the fact that the sub looks like a giant jellyfish. Even the larger, more expensive HK speakers are only a slight step up from their much cheaper cousins. Best in class- absolutely.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Unarguably THE best 2.1 sound solution for your Mac

    • Written by from Surrey

    I use H/K Soundsticks II and I would never trade them for anything else! At the beggining, despite all the reviews I have read - I was so sceptically tuned - how in Earth is possible, this set, built entirely of transperent plastic to sound as good as made of wood speakers?! Well, somehow they do! At least for me - they sound fantastic! Of course not better , but at least on par with my audiophile HI-Fi Pioneer stereo system, where sound is amplified thru a true MOSFET amplifiers and is delivered from 3-way speakers+subwoofer! Well, the Hi-Fi cost me 5 times the Soundsticks, you definitely can not place it on your desktop and despite of it good aesthetics can not compare with the "insanely beautiful" look of Soundsticks! So, if you can afford it - do not think about anything else! Go and buy one! And you won't be sorry!

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    10 Years Strong

    • Written by from KANSAS CITY

    As I continuously procure computer gear that interacts with my Mac systems I'm often left disappointed with the lifespan, let alone I find when I purchase something 24 months later it's outdated or has fallen to 25% of it's value at best.

    I was utterly surprised to find 2 years after I purchased the SoundSticks that they were still selling strong for the same price. Unparalleled in the industry for sure. I find it remarkable that 10 years later these are still on the market! I have B&O throughout our entire workspace and in my office, I still rock these speaks out on my desktop.

    I challenge anyone to say that they've had computer speakers for 10 years and for them to even be on the market to date, let alone, still selling at 80% of value. WOW!

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Newport Beach

    i have had them for almost two years still work amazing i love the intense bass...its legit

    31 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Looks & Even Better Sound

    • Written by from NORTH YORK

    I usually don't write reviews on products I have purchased, but these speakers impressed me so much I felt I had to back up what has been already said even more.

    Apparently the IIIs are very similar to the Soundstick IIs, with the difference being cosmetic only. The new speaker base is now black instead of a greyish blue. The sub emits a white light instead of blue, and the logos are silver now instead of gold. The sound is identical. Why fix what isn't broken I guess.

    The sound from this system is phenominal to say the least. They have great depth and outstanding clarity. A very well balanced system that sounds great at any volume. My wife works for a major audio/video company (who does not offer such a product) and even she was blown away by them at the store. Very rich and full sounding. Thankfully the store we went to had the 3 choices we were looking at lined up side by side by side and we were able to compare the Soundsticks with the JBL Creature III and the Bose Companion 2 Series II speaker systems using The Beatles Dear Prudence as our test song. The Bose sounded very muddy and didn't offer anything to control and adjust the sound. They also look ugly. No thanks. While the JBL system did offer up a decent sound for such a compact system and have a fairly cool look to them, they just could not match the quality of sound, nor the looks from the HK. They ready do go great with the iMac. The decision was one of the easiest I have ever made.

    If you are looking for a set of computer speakers and can afford them, the Harman Kardon Soundstick IIIs definitely deserve a look at the very least. Don't be surprised if it's these you end up taking home with you though. Five stars!

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Speakers

    • Written by from Canyon

    These speakers have a very crisp sound, look great and they are very loud. Best pair of speakers that I have heard.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good while they lasted

    • Written by from Minato

    I owned these speakers for about 4 years and was very satisfied with them. The bass bin under the desk, the satellites either side of my iMac. All well and good until one satellite started making an irritating buzzing noise. On close inspection, I found that the glue holding one speaker in the four-speaker stack had given up and the speaker was loose. No way to fix it. The way the speakers are fixed to the column is weak, the glue goes brittle and breaks. While cool to look at, and give a good sound, I now stick to standard designs.

    30 of 38 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I read tons of reviews on these, walked into the apple store and bought them without a question. when i got home and plugged them in i was a little disappointed. don't get me wrong, they are loud. the sub shakes the floor above me, but the sticks sound muffled to me when it comes to crunchy guitar rifs. they are probably awesome if you listen to mainly hip hop, rap or classical, but if you listen to metal these are weak. i've returned these, spent the extra 10 bucks and went with the m-audio AV40's. guitars just simply sound better and more accurate on them.

    31 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A MUST BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Written by from Manhasset

    I have gone through many speakers and some even over $500, but out of all these are the best. It doesn't matter that something is more expensive to be better because these are at an amazing price for the best household speakers ever. I wish i could give this product a 100 stars, thats how great they are!

    21 of 22 people found this useful