Harman Kardon Soundsticks iii Review

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Updated June 27, 2022
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If you have a little bit of taste for the unconventional, then the Harman Kardon Soundsticks iii might be of interest to you. They look unlike any other kind of speakers you’ve ever come across, and this is because of their see-through, plastic design. Similar to the Klipsch Promedia 2.1, the speaker set of the Soundsticsk III consists of 2 satellite speakers, and one 20-inch subwoofer that you’ll probably have sitting on the floor. Each of the 2 satellite speakers has got 4 drivers, and you get to use touch controls for volume and mute. Think this is something you’d like? Make sure to get to the end of this review and find out if these could be the best computer speakers for you.

Why We Like It – Harman Kardon Soundsticks III Review

The Harman Kardon Soundsticks iii speaker set will blow your mind away with its amazing design, and keep you on the edge of your seat with its top-notch sound quality.

Pros
  • Great design
  • 5 Year warranty
  • Down-firing speakers
Cons
  • No wireless connectivity

Performance

This 3-piece, 2.1 speaker system is sure to be a topic of conversation whenever you have any friends visit your home. Unlike the Logitech Bluetooth Z600 speakers or the Bose Companion 2 Series III multimedia set, its down-firing subwoofer is powered by a 20-watt amplifier, and with a 3.5 mm stereo audio connection, the speakers can be used with anything that’s got stereo line-level outputs. The audio system works in unison to produce a crisp and bass-heavy sound, and because of the lack of Bluetooth support for wireless connections, you’ll have to hook up your computer, laptop, or even TV through some of the cables provided. For great speakers with wired and Bluetooth connections, you’ll want to check out our Elegiant SR300 review and our Edifier Luna E review.

Design

You’ll have to be someone who appreciates distinctive design to purchase the Harman Kardon Soundsticks. These speakers are quite eye-catching, and unlike the TaoTronics TT-SK018, partially see-through so they’re likely to blend in easily with whatever surrounding you place them in. The cables are also transparent, giving it a seamless design. The pill-shaped Harman Kardon Soundsticks are also easily adjustable, so you’ll be able to switch between a low angle and a high angle based on your preference.

Value

This Harman Kardon sound system sets itself apart from other makes in terms of design, and also in the kind of warranty that it comes with. Damage and defects on the Soundsticks iii speakers are covered by a 1-year warranty that applies to all Harman Kardon electronics, and a 5-year warranty that covers all loudspeakers manufactured by the company. This adds up to a cumulative 5-year warranty from the manufacturer, unlike the AmazonBasics USB-powered PC computer speakers.

Harman Kardon Soundsticks III Review Wrap Up

Having been in the sound engineering industry for over 60 years, you can bet that Harman Kardon’s audio equipment beats out a lot of other manufacturers in quality, design, and value offered in the long term.

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