Reviews and Problems with Harman Kardon SOUNDSTICKS III
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Kristin S, Apple Store
4 August 2013
Summary: 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.
Summary: 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.
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.
Summary: Im a video editor that was looking for some great speakers for monitoring audio, I fell into the hype and cool design of these speakers. I have found that they sound just like speakers that are much cheaper. They do get the job done, im not saying they are a bad speaker, but you can buy some about half the price and get the same performance.
Summary: I am, frankly, a little baffled by these terrific-looking speakers. The sound is decent if nothing particularly special. They tend towards a brighter tonality, which I personally like, with a relatively clear and uncolored midrange. As can be expected, the crossover between the satellites and the subwoofer is not perfect, so you lose a bit of fullness in the lower midrange, but the bass is pleasantly punchy (provided you place the subwoofer on some sort of wooden...
Great value, though not perfect. Adding mids really helps!
David T, Apple Store
7 September 2012
Summary: Nearly all reviews for these speakers say they are phenomenal. I would say that they are good, and undeniably great value for money. I think a lot of the speakers' success lies in using them EXACTLY as the designers intended - on a desk at which the listener is sitting, with speakers positioned exactly perfectly to get the right sound.
Summary: I got these speakers because I read they're the best for their price. Well they are good and they sound great, but I believe they could be better. First of all, the well known weird design choices. There's no way to tell how high the volume is, and the sub controll is on the sub itself. These are secondary problems tho. The subwoofer is not as good as I expected. Some frequencies are a bit disturbed, and I had to work on the equalizer to fix the problem.