Harman Kardon SoundSticks III
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Harman Kardon SoundSticks III
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- 85AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE2 ReviewsCNET80Harman Kardon SoundSticks IIIThe $170 SoundSticks III speakers offer light cosmetic upgrades (and unfortunately retain a few irritations) from the previous model, but if you're a fan of the iridescent design, this speaker system won't disappoint.PC Mag90Harman Kardon SoundSticks IIIThe Harman Kardon SoundSticks III is mainly a cosmetic upgrade of previous models, and a subtle one at that, but this 2.1-channel PC speaker set remains our Editors' Choice.
- 93AVERAGE USER SCORE7 ReviewsEngadget Reader100January 11, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader70August 18, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!PRETTY GREAT DESIGN! Sound is Great! for HiFi but suck for Audiophile User .Not only me think this, I try to ask all of my friend to make I'm not wrong about this and they agree it's bad for audiphile.stevenswall100March 18, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Upon opening the box, I was impressed with the weight of what I previously thought to be 'pretty, though cheap' speakers... Though the cables were stiff, they seem well made and tough. Setup is straightforward, though there is a manual should one wish to follow instructions.Sound quality is excellent (for $100, yes, I realize there are systems and headphones that will blow it away, as I've listened to many flagships, but they aren't $100, and don't serve the same purpose as speakers.) with a slight 'U' curve that doesn't bury the midrange. These speakers are highly directional, and treble detail will present itself when they are properly aimed and aligned. For a smoother sound, point them straight out, rather than directly at your ears, or place them in a vertical position underneath ear level.Besides the directional nature of the satellites, which may bother some using it for multiple people, and the occasional subwoofer distortion when maxed out for those that value bass above all else, this is a well thought out speaker system that is both classy, and high quality.Two things that would have made it perfect would have been a solution for the dust that can get into the woofer (I stuff it with a microfiber cloth, even when playing, as it tones down the bass, and I'm okay with that.) A removable black open-cell foam insert would have been quite useful, as would removable cables. Provided the included ones are durable, and compressed air can be used to remove dust from the woofer, I daresay this is the system to get for $100.Engadget Reader90January 29, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100November 24, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100October 20, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!They are in MoMA for a reason.Engadget Reader90November 26, 2010Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!excellent sound, good looks. Only the glue used on the speakers to hold the two pieces together is somewhat crappy.
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