• 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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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!!!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    goood value

    • Written by from Monument

    It's very easy set up. the cords aren't very long, but if placement of your subwoofer isn't too far from the hard drive, then you should be okay. The sound is decent. The subwoofer can't be adjusted, so you get what you get, but it's enough base for hip hop and techno listeners. Overall, a good pair of speakers for the price.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Design issue

    • Written by from Parker

    Great sound. But they recommend the subwoofer be placed under the desk. That would be fine except the on/off switch is on the BACK of the subwoofer which is under the desk.... They are proud about their design, but forgot the customer on that feature.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound but not loud enough!

    • Written by from Elkhart

    I like the look of the speakers and the sound is pretty good but they just don't have the ooomph that my klipsch system had! The sound cuts out when turned up to high and you never know what the volume is set at because its a touch volume system, not a knob. Kind of disappointed! If they had 1/2 stars i would've given it 2 1/2 stars.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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


    • 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!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 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.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never impressed

    • Written by from Boulder

    These speakers never even came close, let alone lived up to all of the great reviews.
    I've had them a little over a year and the speakers have essentially quit working.
    Really disappointing! If Harmon Kardon won't do anything for me then they have lost a customer forever. If you are thinking about getting these speakers - be wary.

    31 of 77 people found this useful

  • 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.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 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

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent performance for an awesome price!

    • Written by from Shediac

    Wow! These things kick! It's a real treat to listen to music on these things! The sound is filling and the bass.... WOW! The bass is at it's default setting and it's awesome! Love how it doesn't shake anything! Highly Recommended!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great sound

    • Written by from Huntsville

    I have had these speakers for many years now and they sound awesome. Subwoffer plus sticks produces great bass and clean treble at loud volumes. The only complaint is that they are pretty distinctive in appearance, and, well, it depends on your style. I'd prefer a more subtile effort. Still, if great sound is your objective, get these.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Highly recommend

    • Written by from PARADISE

    I received the second gen version of these (almost identical) in 2008. They are playing crisp, beautiful music today (2013) and still look new. If looking for a 2.1 sound system in this price range I would find it difficult to buy anything else. Form factor, sound quality, bass response: its all great.

    6 of 6 people found this useful