• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Perfect Computer Speaker - and then some!

    • Written by from Bridgewater

    Purchased the SoundSticks III a couple weeks ago. Former speakers were Logitech. A highly rated model with nice mid-range sound with good base, albeit somewhat muddy. Good for 50's rock but not so much for Jazz, which is my preferred genre. I also enjoy Classical, i.e. 1812 Overture, Grand Canon Suite and William Tell Overture, etc. Love Beethoven. When I first hooked these up my immediate reaction leaned toward not enough base and the highs were, well, too high. However, tilting and pointing the Sticks outward took away the any harshness and filled my computer room with extraordinary sound. I am hearing instruments more upfront than I had with prior speakers, The base is perfect for Jazz with that tight beefy pluck of a base string! No more muddy lingering boom. Depending on the song, you will still get that full bass sound but its clean and specific. I only have the sub turned up to to about 3/4. A real pleasure to listen too. IMHO, I believe these speakers must be broken in as each time I listen, they sound better. I cannot get these speakers to distort at the almost highest level on my iMac. Sticks volume is set to 100%. Great looking too and the LED light is not annoying to me as some have critiqued. Get these!!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound at all levels.

    • Written by from Port Saint Lucie

    I bought these on a whim and wasn't sure how I'd really like them. Hook up and install was pretty easy. With a a/v selector was able to hookup both the iMac and PC at my desk to them. Amazed at how great they sound. The sound sticks have great weight to them and won't easily be knocked around. I highly recommend them to anyone.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrific Sound

    • Written by from Chicago

    I purchased the first Soundsticks 10+ years ago (they served me well) and just received the 2.1 Channel system - love the flexibility of being able to attach them to my mobil devices or laptop. The thing that thrilled me most is that I truly believe they are better, stronger more powerful than the first series which I guess is only natural - newer, better. The sound is almost too big (turn the volume down!)

    I thought I would miss the convenience of the old USB version (you could control volume via your computer) and the "volume controls on the speaker" concept worried me when I read about them. What they don't tell you is that you barely touch the +/- to adjust volume.
    Terrific System.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing longevity!

    • Written by from Anchorage

    I bought my HK Soundsticks back in 2006! I've used them with an eMac initially, then a macbook, then had several iMacs come and go since then, but these speakers have continued to perform flawlessly throughout. They are used almost daily as I listen to music on iTunes, CD's, or internet radio with them at work. I haven't touched the subwoofer in years but the little blue light in it is still on, letting me know all is well way back under my desk behind the many other items that have become rooted there over the past eight years. Very happy with this purchase. Mine must be an earlier version than the current HK SoundSticks III as the bases on my satellites are silver colored.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the best speakers I've ever heard

    • Written by from Sofia

    Much louder than you can imagine! Great sound, even they have great bass.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound with plenty of power for sub woofer speaker.

    • Written by from Tyler

    I loved mine when I got them when they first came out. The only problem was in the sub woofer adjustment knob. After a year or so the connection started to not connect the sound and I had to jiggle it and put tape around it to hold it in place. Some form of defect in the circuit. That was about 8 years ago. I hope they have fixed it by now. If not, they need to look at it. Otherwise , really great speaker sound.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Speakers!!!

    • Written by from Surrey

    Unbelievable quality of sound.. I am very impressed . Love the quality of sound it produces

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great speakers .. great look.. booming bass

    • Written by from New York

    So after reading all the reviews I decided to get these. They live up to the expectations. Matter of fact... better. Perhaps because I quite love sound and have really good equipment in all other areas I wasn't really expecting what I received.

    First let me say "articulate", the sound is very articulate. The bass coming from the sub is way more than I need to hear....actually turned the dial less than have. Additionally I would like to add....the look way better than the pictures. Well the left and right towers. The woofer still looks like a space craft.

    My only I wish if something were different is ... The on/off switch is on the sub woofer.
    But I digress
    To sum up, you will get
    A very sleek, expensive looking towers.
    Sound that will be most certainly loud enough.
    Articulate...articulate.....the sound is articulate....be prepared to be impressed with the clarity of sound.
    The bass, is booming....if you need.

    Great set up, well worth the money.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Sub woofer control, Very nice Design, Overall best Speaker

    • Written by from Dhaka

    I have read many users review before purchase harman kardon soundstricks. After listening music, it seems to me really very good speaker for low price.

    The subwoofer's bass volume is controlled on the sub woofer itself. Overall very good Sound quality. It is enough for mid line music lover I think so. Many Thanks to harman kardon.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sub-woofer Designed by Jonathan Ive

    • Written by from Scarborough

    These speakers are in Moma because of it's design by Jonathan Ive and they also sound great! Fits the classroom, small party, and personal listening needs perfectly! Connect via the headphone plug from any device!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Years of Use

    • Written by from Stephens

    I've had these speaker for a few years now. They look great and sound pretty good for the price you pay for them. They're no B&O but they also don't cost nearly as much as they do either. Only problem I've had out of them is the casing for the smaller two speaking coming unglued and I had to glue them back. But I use them a lot so it's not surprising that it happened. A DEFINITE BUY!!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Bang for Buck

    • Written by from Toronto

    Bass is punchy without being overpowering, tweeters are accurate and bright. Excellent design, very modern, and functional. So great sound, great design, but I really wish they included the bass adjustment knob on one of the tweeters like they did the volume. Otherwise, perfect, especially for the price.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    World class

    • Written by from Longmont

    I'm a bass lover, bought these for my dorm room and they are amazingly loud and have awesome sound quality for computer based speakers. They beat out alot of the stand alone units and entertainment systems that are easily twice the price. Well worth the money. The only problem is I wish they had the same blue glow as the soundsticks 2.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic, overall.

    • Written by from Montreal

    These speakers are opportune for college. I'm bringing them to Montréal with me. They sound superb and were recommended by the owner at Headphone Bar.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Phenomenal Sound - And Price!

    • Written by from Brampton

    After a long hard debate between these and the much more expensive B&W MM-1s, I settled on the H/Ks and am exceedingly glad I did. These little guys pack impressive sonic performance in a relatively small, iconic package! Can't think of a better value in computer speakers.

    Highly recommended for anyone looking for crystal clear highs, warm defined mids, and clear , punchy bass response. 4/1/2 out of 5 (lack of a remote costs 1/2 a star).

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!

    • Written by from Locust Grove

    To those with negative reviews, I say: Really? This system rocks, jams, and just plain kicks it. Under 200 bucks? For real. Bass? True. Treble? Sweet. Listen to strings. Listen to a flute. Listen to a Fender. Vocals? I cried. Truly. And, I'm a poet and a musician. And not an employee of Harman! Hey, I also love the aesthetics of this system. What a cool look. Knock out design, sound, price and I bet long term quality. Buy anything else, pay more than $200 and you'll be very sorry. Sure, wireless systems are terrific. But, again, for the price, the sound, the style - a few harmless cables - I could care less. Thank you Harman Kardon! Thank you Apple, once again, a happy customer!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb Performance -- Excellent Price -- Easy Set-Up

    • Written by from Port Jefferson

    I have used a number of different speakers with sub-woofers on my Mac. I am very particular about sound quality and have found this set to be the best performing at this price level. In fact, they outperform many premium speaker systems costing far more. Sound across the audio spectrum is produced faithfully even at high volume. Set up couldn't be simpler: just plug into a USB port. connect to an AC outlet, and start listening. Their appearance is a bit unusual, which may be a positive or negative according to your taste. However, the two sound sticks are mostly clear plastic and are quite unobtrusive, so this isn't much of an issue.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another Great HK Product

    • Written by from pine bluff

    I purchased the original HK Series One USB powered speakers back in the day and since the originals became obsolete in Lion, I wanted to wait until I could get another HK system. For the price you cannot go wrong. The sub sits under my desk and the satellites sit on both sides of the monitor. The sound is fantastic. I doubt a speaker system that cost over the cost of these HK's are any better, I can't justify $400 speakers no matter the quality.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    SoundSticks III

    • Written by from Zephyrhills

    For a small package these speakers give out some great sound. Also for the price you can't beat it. You won't be disappointing with these. My neighbors right now don't like them very much. haha enjoy

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best so far

    • Written by from LOS ANGELES

    Ok... Ive had these sticks for about 5 years now and they still perform as they did from the start... IMPRESSIVE... at a great price...
    I just bought a Mac desktop and thought that i would upgrade my speakers. I spent double the amount on new speakers and WOW... no comparison to the Sticks... I plugged them in side by side and Wow... the Sticks blow the others away for less than half the price.

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