Reviews and Problems with Harman Kardon SOUNDSTICKS III
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4 weeks ago
Summary: After looking into several brands, reviews and write-ups online I came to these interesting little speakers to solve my PC music infatuation. Almost certain I would be underwhelmed by ANYTHING I purchased (being spolied to several hundred watt BOSE sound systems) I didn't think I could find the clairty, amplification, volume, depth and pitch in a computer speaker. Especially not in my budget... These proved me quite wrong. I am THRILLED with them.
Summary: I was a bit nervous about purchasing the H-K Soundsticks III after reading some of the 1-star reviews. My sense of the 1-star issues was mostly around poorly designed cabling. If so, then H-K heard the message because the cabling looks first rate. It was a breeze to install and looks crisp & clean. More a work of art than speakers and subwoofer. The speakers can be moved and adjusted to hit the ear perfectly while sitting at a desk. The real test, of course is music.
Summary: I use these not only for personal listening at my computer desk, but for entertaining guests at social gatherings as well. Great bass and clear treble. The only downside is that the sound from the satellite speakers is a bit one-directional. It's not terribly significant though. Before these I had some JBL Creature II speakers which were quite nice, but these are even better.
Summary: If you asked me a year ago would I recommend these speakers, I would of said yes. But after having these speakers for over 2 years they are more of a hassle then they perform. - Speakers constantly make cracking sound - First time I sent my speakers into service (which was a hassle with customer service) because 3 months after use the cable needed to be leaned at a certain position to work. - I called customer service to help be get a replacement guess what the guy said?
Summary: The sound stick build is very lovely. I am satisfied with the audio quality,they are computer speakers after all. If you want excellent build quality for the money these should meet that goal.
Summary: Received the speakers and opened it to find out that I had 2 bags of the same wiring instead of one bag of wiring and the adapter for power. Which makes the system unusable. In the course of trying to get a return authorized I also found that they had shipped me 2 of the same speaker instead of a left and right, and due to the terrible idea of needing a special hookup for one of the speakers the entire system was unusable in 2 different ways. Returning.
Summary: These are one of the best 2.1 speakers out there in market. I did a lot of research before deciding to buy these since these come from a company who is famous for their sound technology. The sound is crisp and clean. You can hear all the lows, mids, and highs without any distortion. Another thing that make these stand out is the stylish design. I have not found one person who saw these and didn't compliment them for sound and design.
Summary: Great speakers - as good sound as the older USB HK speakers. Wireless will never be as consistently good as wired technology because of the nature of wireless. It is pretty good though and nice to finally have music in our bedroom!
Summary: These speakers are outstanding in some ways, and not good enough in others. Good stuff: These are outstanding in the high frequencies range. Very clean and powerful. Crisp. I am hearing things I've never heard in my recordings before. In fact, I had to turn the highest frequencies down using the software equalizer - the highest range was actually hurting my ears. The base is good, I think.