Harman Kardon Soundsticks III – Review

Feb 20, 13 Harman Kardon Soundsticks III – Review

The Harman Kardon Soundsticks III successor to Soundsticks II comes with minor refreshing update sporting the same transparent body. The cool and sleek speaker system is capable of delivering amazing sound effects when you hear them perform. Lets take closer look on the design and other factors that make it great speaker…


The third generation design chiefly remains unaltered by carrying on with the original one found in predecessor models that was developed in collaboration with Apple. Notably, the design had made its way in to the Museum Of Modern Art – Newyork, USA and is kept on permanent display for it futuristic values.

With the sub-woofer looking like a jelly fish, the only thing that decorates it, is a pale light that glows when in the system is in use. Accompanied by duo sticks, the transparent sticks showcases each of its 4 mid-range drivers. The only noticeable difference in the new speaker system is the rubber base that the sticks are getting this time.

Audio Performance

You just can’t complain about it!

Incorporated with pretty same components like drivers in each sticks and sub-woofer that were present in the previous version, it offers the best and unbeatable audio quality. Similar to other 2.1 Speaker systems,  the Harman Kardon Soundsticks III has a volume touch control button that helps increase, decrease and muting the bass response.

As for the four drivers (transducer) on each stick divinely handle and control the output of mid and upper level range of audio exactly the way it were recorded.

Technical Specification Of  Harman Kardon Soundsticks III

  • Frequency Response (-10dB): 44Hz – 20kHz
  • System – Power Consumption: 65W (maximum); 4W (idle)
  • Sub-woofer- Transducer (1): 6-inch down-firing cone
  • Sub-woofer- Amplifier Output Power: 20W RMS
  • Sub-woofer- Dimensions (height x diameter): 9-3/16″ x 10-3/16″ (232mm x 258mm)
  • Sub-woofer- Weight: 2.2kg
  • Satellite – Transducers: Four x 1-inch per channel
  • Satellite – Amplifier Output Power: 10W RMS per channel
  • Satellite – Dimensions (height x diameter): (W x H): 2″ x 10″ (51mm x 254mm)
  • Satellite – Weight: 1.5 lb (0.7kg)
  • Input Connection: 3.5mm stereo

The Goods

  • Artistic Design – that is good to go for many years.
  • Magnificent Audio Quality
  • Uncompromising Bass Performance

The Bads

  • A remote control in the third generation device could have been ideal.
  • Bass Control on the Sub-woofer. (Annoying at times to reach, typically when the sub-woofer is placed under a table or so)


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