Reviews and Problems with Harman Kardon SoundSticks III
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2 weeks ago
Summary: I bought these to replace a cheaper set of speakers which broke, and I'm honestly quite happy with them.
I usually listen to FLAC on ATH-M50 headphones through a Fiio E17 (Alpen) DAC, so I expect relatively clear sound.
Pros: Clear and punchy bass; sound seems natural, flat and clear, cool design, not too expensive, controls on speaker
Cons: Off/ bass amount button is on the back of the sub, light on sub when system activated (not very bright, thankfully), limited choice of inputs
Excerpt: What fast shipping and service..these speakers i have been using them for studio production on my macbook pro and the sound quality is amazing and meet the need and they are made very well and the fact that i could get insurance referenced from B&H at a fair price because i lived far no matter what...
Excerpt: I LOVE my new soundsticks. The speakers are beautiful and have a very small footprint (taking up very little desk space) and the subwoofer is a wonderfully spacey bubble-bot—if it weren't best suited to be on the floor, I would love to have it on my desk as well.
Excerpt: My wife is a professional musician, and very particular when it comes to sound quality. She also listens to a lot of podcasts. After comparing about thirty different computer speakers, the SoundSticks III came out on top.
Pros: Amazing Sound Quality, Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, Gorgeous Design
Summary: These are as cool looking as the picture shows. Very modern looking! The sound is decent and clear. (start with 5 stars) The power could be greater (I like speakers loud enough to drown me out when I sing and I'm loud) but about what you should expect in the price range.
Summary: I have had these for slight over a year now, and here's what I don't like about it. 1. The connection between the left speaker and the cable is loose. I get fuzzy and noisy sounds coming from that side of the channel.
Excerpt: It wasn't until a great amount of scouring the web had been done before I decided to fork over the money for these speakers and truly, I don't really have any regrets. The sound quality is suberb.
Good, but no warranty support if you ever need it.
Brandon H., Amazon
11 November 2014
Summary: I have owned these speakers for 3.5 years and for the last few months they have been getting more and more distorted. It appears that the small speakers in the soundsticks are blown or something is wrong with them.