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Harman Kardon Soundsticks Wireless

Powered 2.1 speaker system with Bluetooth®

4 Reviews | 1 question - 1 answer

Overview

Our take on the Harman Kardon Soundsticks Wireless

The original design for the Harman Kardon Soundsticks system is enshrined in New York's Museum of Modern Art. This version of the iconic speaker set retains that classic look, but adds wireless connectivity to bring it up to date. Connect to your laptop or mobile device via Bluetooth, and Harman's TrueStream™ technology delivers clear, reliable music, dialogue and sound effects. Built-in amplifiers deliver 10 watts to each "stick" and 20 to the subwoofer, creating a personal desktop "bubble" of sound. It not only looks like a work of art — it sounds like one, too.

Elegant design meets high-tech sound in the Harmon Kardon Soundsticks Wireless speaker system.

Elegant design meets high-tech sound in the Harmon Kardon Soundsticks Wireless speaker system.

A wireless work of art

The original design for the Harman Kardon Soundsticks system is enshrined in New York's Museum of Modern Art. This version of the iconic speaker set retains that classic look, but adds wireless connectivity to bring it up to date. Connect to your laptop or mobile device via Bluetooth, and Harman's TrueStream™ technology delivers clear, reliable music, dialogue and sound effects. Built-in amplifiers deliver 10 watts to each "stick" and 20 to the subwoofer, creating a personal desktop "bubble" of sound. It not only looks like a work of art — it sounds like one, too.

Unique design

The Soundsticks Wireless setup looks like no other speaker system out there. Each of the tall, translucent left and right speakers sports four 1" full-range drivers that create an excellent near-field listening environment. Bass is provided by the 6" down-firing subwoofer that's ensconced in a see-through ported cabinet detailed with dark accents and a luminescent white LED glow for added effect. Clever touch controls allow you to change volume or mute the system in an instant.

Highlights:

  • bundle includes one pair of Harman Kardon speakers and a 6" subwoofer
  • system power: 40 watts
  • system frequency response: 44-22,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • HARMAN TrueStream™ wireless technology lets you send music wirelessly Bluetooth-enabled devices quickly and easily
  • sensitive touch controls for raising, lowering or muting system volume
  • cutting edge industrial-design aesthetic features elegant black accents and a luminescent white LED glow
  • minijack stereo aux input
  • each speaker features:
    • four 1" full-range transducers
    • clear vertical cabinet design with small desktop footprint
    • rear-panel minijack input for connecting an audio source
    • 10 watts RMS per speaker
    • attached 6-1/2' cables
    • 2"W x 10"H x 2"D (each)
    • weight: 1.5 lb. (each)
  • powered subwoofer features:
    • down-firing 6" woofer
    • 20-watt RMS subwoofer amplifier
    • AC power adapter and cord
    • 9-3/16"W x 10-3/16"H x 9-3/16"D
    • weight: 4 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years speakers, 1 year amplifier
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 2 Satellite speakers (w/ attached 6.5' cables)
  • Powered subwoofer
  • AC power adapter (w/ attached 4' DC power cord)
  • 47" AC power cord
  • 5' Stereo minijack cable
  • 6" Female minijack-to-female stereo RCA cable
  • Setup Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions
Reviews

Harman Kardon Soundsticks Wireless Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(4 Reviews)

Low sound output

Anonymous from Pittsburgh,PA on 3/6/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They look nice but do not put out much sound when connected to my PC. There is no software to install with drivers to regulate the sound and because it is Bluetooth, the windows media PC sound controls are very limited. I expected better from HK

Pros: Look nice

Cons: Limited output

Harman Kardon Soundsticks

M. D. B from Germantown, MD on 6/7/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This sound system is not only excellent but it is awsomely designed. Its performance surpasses my expectations. Anexquise design that combines both beauty and amazing sounds.

Pros: Bleutooth works even when upstairs and the soundstick is downstairs. Designs is slick and unibtrusive.

Cons: Wish the sticks could go a little farther or better yet that they were wireless.

Soundsticks "Wireless"

Tech1 from pickerington, OH on 3/7/2016

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Extremely disappointed that the product is in no way wireless. I believe the intention is to state that you can use multiple devices - through bluetooth - to play through the speakers. However, the speakers themselves are fully wired. There's no need to use the word "wireless" with this product as bluetooth by definition is a wireless function. Poor advertising and incredibly misleading - especially when all product photos show zero wires.

Pros: Great sound when using quality media.

Cons: Wires all over the place.

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MOOSE from California on 1/12/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very good sound,the bass is a little harsh,I need to work with it a little more--mid and highs very crisp and clear look is amazing,installation very easy

Pros: LOOKS AND QUALITY OF SOUND

Cons: NONE REALLY

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Features

Bluetooth Music Streaming: The Harman/Kardon SoundSticks Wireless system offers built-in Bluetooth technology for wireless connection of your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows Phone/PC, Mac computer/laptop and more. You'll be able to stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled device to the H/K speaker system. You will continue to use your Bluetooth device to control music playback and view song/artist information. The SoundSticks Wireless offers a simple pairing procedure for most Bluetooth-enabled devices; a single button press pairs your Bluetooth-enabled device with the system.

Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Harman/Kardon SoundSticks Wireless system.

Harman TrueStream Technology: Harman TrueStream is Harman/Kardon's guarantee that you will experience the best possible listening experience when streaming wirelessly via Bluetooth technology. Because there are many connectivity options when it comes to Bluetooth technology, H/K engineers always use the most current and most advanced. This method ensures the highest quality sound no matter the application or source device.

2.1Ch Speaker System: The Harman/Kardon SoundSticks Wireless system features two satellite loudspeakers and a powered subwoofer for rich, detailed sound. The power subwoofer will need to be plugged into a AC outlet and the two satellite speakers plug into the powered subwoofer.

  • 40W Amplification: With 40 watts of amplification producing rich, realistic sound, the SoundSticks Wireless system offers consistent, optimal performance with strong bass output that will make all your music sound great, no matter what source is generating the music. The 40W amplifier is built into the powered subwoofer. The 6" woofer is powered by 20 watts, while  each satellite speaker is powered by 10 watts.
  • Satellite Speakers: The SoundSticks Wireless system features eight full-range 1" transducers (four in each satellite speaker) that offer increased power handling and audio output, while filling your room with great sound. With low distortion and high sound quality, the SoundSticks Wireless speakers ensure that you'll hear music exactly the way its creators intended.
  • 6" Subwoofer: In addition the pair satellite speakers, the SoundSticks Wireless system also features a 6" down-firing subwoofer with volume control. By aiming sound down instead of sideways, they subwoofer makes your system less susceptible to adverse room variables and gives you consistent performance. The subwoofer also has a flared port that reduces port noise during high-volume audio passages. A separate volume control for the powered subwoofer allows you to tailor the system's bass response to your room, music, and taste.

Touch Controls: The SoundSticks Wireless system makes it easy for you to interact with its subwoofer and satellite-speakers, 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 the SoundSticks Wireless system easy to operate.

Aux Input: Thanks to its 3.5mm Aux input, you can use the SoundSticks Wireless speakers with nearly any device that has stereo line-level outputs.

AC Power Adapter: The Harman/Kardon SoundSticks Wireless system operates off of standard household current using the included AC power adapter and cord.

  • Input: 100-240V ~ 50/60Hz, 1.5A
  • Output: 16V - 1.5A

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Great reviews about product. I have shopped from you guys for years and you have never led me wrong. Thanks [ Lucien  Mar 14, 2018 ]
great design, wireless, space saving, heard the product and liked the quality. [ Beate  Dec 16, 2017 ]
Great Sound, Great Looks, if the Harman Kardon speakers are good enough for Mercedes Benz that says a lot! ?????????? [ LAURA  Dec 14, 2017 ]
Brand reputation and buyer reviews and looks [ William K.  Oct 13, 2016 ]
I like the sound quality of Harman Kardon products and wanted an affordable, computer speaker system with good soundstage, fidelity and bass. The other speakers did not have enough bass from what I read. This Harman Kardon subwoofer, affordability and sound quality determined my purchase. I also saw a demo on YouTube that impressed me. [ Elizabeth A.  Sep 19, 2016 ]
Gift for my daughter. She had this speaker set without the bluetooth for 10 years and was very happy with it, so I upgraded to the bluetooth. [ Lenore  Dec 23, 2015 ]

1 question already asked

You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your current gear. Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Harman/Kardon SoundSticks Wireless system. They should be able to help sort this out on if it will connect to your current gear properly. [ Jeff  Jun 19, 2015 ]  Staff
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