• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Speakers

    • Written by from San Pedro

    These are excellent speakers. I am still using SoundSticks II on my 27" iMac and sound just great using iTunes, Djay or any audio app. Going to buy version III for my Macbook. I highly recommend these speakers. For the price you cannot lose.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Georgetown

    Couldn't ask for anything more, they are simply perfect. Perfect bass, Clear sound <3

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Speaker!

    • Written by from Royal Oak

    I have a set of soundsticks II that I got in 2004 and they still sound great today. The only thing I notice is the blue light has faded and is much less bright than when it was new. Besides that they still sound great almost 7 years later.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    HK Sound

    • Written by from Nashville

    Love my new speakers have given me a whole new depth of hearing .

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Burlington

    these speakers are very very good. the sound is very clear and you will hear each and every sound as it is meant to be heard. bass is not lacking at all. for this price range I cannot recommend them enough. I own speaker sets that cost over $1000 and these I feel are comparable for much less.

    6 of 6 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.

    53 of 73 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    These WILL blow your mind!!!!!

    • Written by from Lincoln

    I had heard these in apple stores and knew they were amazing but when I finally bought a pair and hooked them up at home, my jaw hit the floor. Worth every cent.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from New York

    These speakers look great, and the sound is fantastic. The manufacturing quality is excellent. The wire plugs are gold coated. Each of the speaker wires is deeply mesh shielded. The volume control is touch sensitive (no buttons or knobs to turn), and the woofer has a nice LED light. The wires are ample in length, and there is an extra adaptor in case you are using the speakers for some other device, such as a TV which has dual plug audio wires. The sound of these speakers really distinguishes them. And of course, they are physically beautiful and pleasing to the eye. Looking inside, you can see the quality of the workmanship -- each solder, each connection is visible, and you can see the quality of the assembly. Kewl!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    10+ Years of an amazing product

    • Written by from Cary

    I purchased the first version of the Harmon Kardon SoundSticks back in 2001 and they are still thumping proudly almost 11 years later. The bass is stunning, the richness of the collective speakers is unmatched for the price.

    And man - they get loud when you need them to. I almost feel bad that I have not been able to blow out the bass yet like almost all other speakers I'd had previously and since.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth Every Penny

    • Written by from Victoria

    These are awesome. I have a Macbook Pro with a display but needed some speakers because the factory ones are decidedly sub-par. I was a little unsure if I wanted to spend as much money as the soundsticks cost, but knew that Harman Kardon makes good stuff so I figured I'd give them a shot; I'm glad I did. They are very loud and very clear, I would highly recommend them.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It deserves its 5 stars rating.

    • Written by from Kanab

    I bought these HK in 2006 when I came to the States to give my Mac mini some voice. What a voice!
    Did the trip US-France/France-US twice in my suitcases and still work since on my Imac 27".
    I do both listening classical music and watching DVDs with the same pleasure.
    For 170$ it's a excellent buy.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Houston

    I listen to a lot of hip-hop/rap, and love bass. If you're like me than these will do the trick for sure. Also very, very crisp sound

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from spirit lake

    I've had these speakers for several years. I LOVE them! I used them with my personal, old fashioned, CD player, for music at a wedding, and they worked PERFECTLY! You can use them with anything that has a headphone jack! I use them daily, with my computer and I would be lost without them. The sound is rich and, to me, doesn't miss a tone! I'd encourage anyone to have them! I bought them for my daughter and son in law! They love them too!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound!

    • Written by from Williamsburg

    I bought these back in January of '11 and these things are still pumpin' like they did back then! I had a harman/kardon speaker set that was probably 20 years old and the subwoofer would pop when it got to medium volume so i thought it was time to upgrade. This speaker set was the best deal for $169! The down-firing subwoofer provides enough to send some vibrations through the room! I also love the touch-controled volume! NIce touch on the design too because these are highly attractive. (in a cool speaker way)

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy anything else

    • Written by from GREEN BAY

    I have two sets of these, both 6 years and working perfectly. Hands down the best speakers I have ever owned.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome sound but sound sticks stopped working

    • Written by from Oxenford

    This was my first purchase for a sound system for my computer and iPod.
    Outstanding sound but just after 1week, one of my sound sticks stopped working which was disappointing. But a great sound would recommend.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissappointed - First Time Around

    • Written by from Mooresville

    Just received the HK SSIII. Any music played (regardless of genre) through these speakers at a volume level just over 1/2 produces a noticable distortion as if peak-clipping is occuring. It is noticeable on both my MacBook Pro 2010 and MacPro Early 2008. I called Apple and they are going to send out a replacement. I hope that is all there is as I hope to write a more positive review once the replacement is tested.

    10 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome! Must buy!

    • Written by from Greenwood

    To begin with, this is my first sound system purchase. I just got tired of built in TV speakers so decided to take the plunge...and DANG it blew me away! This sound system is affordable, modern-looking, and has great sound. The subwoofer shakes the room a little bit, even on half power and the two sticks have wonderful sound. If you have a Mac, a PC, or a TV you should definitely buy the Soundsticks

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Baton Rouge

    My friends and I all love these speakers! They have incredible quality & volume, and are the right size to fit almost anywhere. Also, instead of crackling, humming or buzzing, they've performed excellently since I first purchased them!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worlds best speakers

    • Written by from Leominster

    In all honesty this is the best set of speakers i have ever purchsed. Ialso own a set of jbl alien speakers and these blow them away. I was so impressed with them that i actually use them with my 46" Samsung tv. The jbls are with the imac. Sperb speakers. Only complaint is that if something falls inside the subwoofer you can see it. Other than that they are fantastic.

    8 of 8 people found this useful