|Praised for its stunning design, the harman/kardon® SoundSticks® II speakers and subwoofer system became a milestone in harman/kardon® history when it became part of the permanent collection at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Improving on its famous sibling’s pop-culture appeal, the SoundSticks III system is all that and much more. As a three-piece, 2.1-channel multimedia sound system, SoundSticks III brings a new level of excitement to music, games and movies to your home – with its exceptional sound clarity, enhanced color scheme and bare minimum of wiring. Beyond its eye-catching appeal, SoundSticks III continues to be incredibly capable – with 40 watts of dazzling amplification, a down-firing powered subwoofer, eight full-range transducers and compatibility with all sorts of multimedia devices. As the sublime sequel to a prized performer, SoundSticks III is performance art at its finest.|
Inspiring industrial design.
Few multimedia sound systems can boast that their predecessor was part of the permanent collection at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), but that’s exactly the claim the SoundSticks III speaker system can make. Taking its older sibling’s celebrated design even further, the SoundSticks III look is cutting-edge with a modern industrial design aesthetic, elegant black accents and a luminescent white LED glow. And though the SoundSticks III system may look like a visitor from the future with its transparent speaker covers, its exceptional performance makes it a more-than-worthy encore to its pop-culture predecessor.
Realistic, room-filling sound and outstanding bass performance.
Technically, the SoundSticks III system is “multimedia,” but once you hear it perform, you’ll realize it could easily become your primary audio system. With 40 watts of amplification producing rich, realistic sound, SoundSticks III offers strong bass output that makes all your music sound great – no matter where the audio is coming from. And with down-firing subwoofer amplifiers matched to the individual speakers, you can rest assured that each speaker will get exactly what it needs to deliver a consistent, optimal performance.
Connect to virtually any media device.
Other than its stunning good looks, the SoundSticks III system offers excellent compatibility with other audio components. Thanks to its 3.5mm stereo audio connection, SoundSticks III speakers can be used with MP3 players, portable CD players, computers and almost anything with stereo line-level outputs. By offering you this user-friendly option, SoundSticks III becomes a nimble addition to your desktop, bookshelf or entertainment center, keeping your life simple with a maximum of connection options – and a bare minimum of wiring.
Touch controls for volume and mute.
The SoundSticks III system makes it easy for you to interact with your subwoofer and “sticks,” offering sensitive touch controls for raising, lowering or muting the system volume. By responding to the gentle touch of your fingertip, this intuitive design feature makes your SoundSticks III system easy to operate, and keeps this work of audio “art” in the best possible condition.
Down-firing subwoofer with volume control.
In addition to 40 watts of amplification, the SoundSticks III system also features a six-inch down-firing subwoofer with volume control. By aiming sound down instead of at surrounding walls, your subwoofer makes your system less susceptible to adverse room variables – giving you a consistent performance. The subwoofer also has a flared port that reduces port noise during high-volume passages. This feature helps you tailor sound levels based on your room’s specifications as well as your own listening preferences.
Fill the room with eight full-range transducers.
The harman kardon brand has a rich history of engineering sound with highly regarded results. The SoundSticks III system is no different, coming with eight full-range transducers (four in each speaker) and deftly filling your room with great sound, while increasing your power handling and audio output. With less distortion and better sound quality, SoundSticks III speakers ensure that you’ll hear music or video exactly the way the composer intended.
Control the angle of your satellite speakers.
Elegant and easy to use, SoundSticks III satellite speakers are designed to fit exactly where you want them – and maybe even in a few other places.
Customer Reviews of Harman Kardon SoundSticks III Self-Powered Satellite Speakers and Subwoofer System
Harmon Kardon Subwoofer and Speakers5/9/2013
Refurbished Harmon Kardon computer speakers - excellent build quality and sound....no blemishes and appeared new, not refurbished...completely satisfied - you will not be disappointed, just buy them! If you can't get refurbished or discounted set buy new, as the sticker price is worth it - great product for the money.
hard to please5/1/2013
Fantastic sound. better then Bose . better then my biog speakers.
It's a light, it's a speaker, it's WWStereo!5/1/2013
This "super" product won't leave you "hanging." Give it a "try" and you'll like what you "hear."
best speakers EVER4/15/2013
Super nice BASS performance from subwoofer, no hum, perfect!!!!
Superb audio for the price3/12/2013
I've owned a pair Harman Kardon II's for almost 10 years with zero complaints, very happy with those so decided id purchase the III's for a bedroom audio system for my tv. The design refresh looks very nice, same great sound.
Harman Kardon soundsticks 310/30/2012
the sound is awesome!
Typically Harman Kardon10/9/2012
Harman Kardon continues to be the premier manufacturer of computer speakers. True audiophile quality sound. I recommend these to anyone who demands great sound. I plan to purchase the bluetooth model in the near future as well for use with other devices.
very nice to use
Great sound...better price7/12/2012
The sound quality is deceptively large for such a small product. On the quality of could as Bose. Overall a wonderful piece and quite stunning as well.
The sound quality is just awesome from this device and I am very satisfied with the purchase.
Merchandise was delivered timely and in like-new condition. However, both items were bought as gifts for relatives (wedding), so I don't know how well they work. Very eye-catching and cool design!
I actually never expected to be blown away by this system but consider me blown away!!!! The placement of sound and the weaving of sounds is incredible for such a small system.
As cool as they look5/14/2012
Wonderful set of MP3 or PC speakers
Great Sound from Unique Speakers!5/7/2012
A good, quality, small system for a Bedroom or a Blasting system for your computer.....either way, these H&K speakers do the trick!
Mediocre Bass, bright midrange, distort easily before reaching any thing like studio volume levels, underpowered amp, controls are on the subwoofer under the computer desk and almost impossible to use. There are much better sounding speakers for less money and with better design. Too bad, I generally like HK and JBL products. The first time I needed to adjust them I stayed on the floor a minute longer and disconnected them put them in the box and returned them. I would not recommend these to a friend.
this product offers so many neat and cool features it is amazing on how such a cheap product can be so useful and helpful every day of your life. the color of the product and the strength of the product is fantastic too. i really love it and i do thing other people should buy it too.
Acceptable sound; awesome looks4/4/2012
Looks great for office setting (mac pro). Acceptable acoustics for what I need.
This is the best set of speakers I have ever bought!
Nice set of speakers.3/28/2012
I bought these originally because they looked really cool. They sounds great. The high and mid - range speakers have really nice precise sound. The sub woofer has decent base and sound quality but not the best i have heard. Overall I am really happy with this purchase.
Perfect for what I was looking to do3/20/2012
All my major stereo equipment is in one room of my house but I entertain in many...kitchen, deck, etc. I was looking for self powered speakers with quality sound and portable. These are prefect, great sound, easy to use and they actually blend in to any surrounding background. I plug my MP3 or laptop even my Droid into these and I can go anywhere. Sound quality is very good but at max volume and max bass you will get destortion
Fantastic sound from such small speakers. The set up is easy. The sticks placed next to the MAC is modern and sleek. Subwoofer sound is adjustable. I am not an expert but what I see, I like! Would recommend.
Pleasing in every way.1/3/2012
Ok, so the marketing materials make much of the designer aesthetics of these speakers that earned them entry into the MoMA (no small feat), but I would like to emphasize just how good these sound. *** Despite their icy look, the treble frequencies are nicely tailored to sound sweet yet roll off the impact of the highest frequencies so sound isn't harsh or fatiguing. Midrange frequencies are probably the best part of these speakers: rich, musical, and very smooth, while also quite detailed for this price range (I'm spoiled by headphones for detail). Bass is also quite tight, and since I don't feel like the subwoofer needs to be hidden, I keep it out in the open where the bass-reflex port has room to breathe. This helps prevent a honking quality that mushes bass notes together on poorly placed subs, along with preventing a "controlled explosion" effect if the sound waves have only one way out. *** These speakers easily outperform cheapo logitechs (which are better than built-in computer speakers), and sound marginally BETTER than the Bose Companion 3 speakers costing over twice as much (mostly because I feel Bose speakers sound warm and fuzzy – fuzzing together minute details). *** Lastly, while you CAN make these part of your home theater (plugs into the headphone jack of most receivers/integrated amps), you will start to hear strain and distortion at high volumes or longer distances and in bigger rooms. This is true of pretty much any device designed as a near-field listening device, but at the same time it sounds far better to my ears than my TV's built-in speakers ;)
Great but not easy to use with TV1/11/2011
They sound great. I have had soundsticksII on my PC for about a year and love them. i put the soundsticksIII on my tv and they sound great but they are difficult to set to a TV and don't come with the necessary cable. it will however connect to your cable TV box from a cable company (like Comcast) with supplied cables. unfortunately the remote to your cable box or TV will not control the volume :-(.