4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
BEST SPEAKERS EVER!!,
This review is from: Harman/Kardon Soundsticks III 2.1 Channel Multimedia Sound System (Electronics)
First of all I do not understand why these are priced at £99 and there are a couple of versions around for £124 or something..I really cannot c the difference after reading the specs for the other models.
Anyways, these speakers look the part and most importantly SOUND the part. Friends will desire them with envy and the only disadvantage really is the lack of remote control to adjust the volume. But really these days when u can remotely connect on your laptop or use the phone to manipulate the sound WHO CARES!!?
When watching movies the sound is amazing. Doors open and slam like in the cinema, cars crash with a bang, planes are passing in front of your eyes and helicopters are genuinely flying in your living room. Concerning songs it really depends on the quality of the song. Mp3 they are ok but if you really want the bass to rock the party you need to go for FLAC files. They produce the best quality of sound.
Some users give them 4 stars because the sound is not loud enough for them. This is only because they do not know how to use them! There is not a MAXIMUM sound for these speakers that really depends on the quality of the file you are playing. You will never listen to these speakers scrambling because the volume is too much, BECAUSE THEY JUST WON'T, no fear of damaging them! You can easily connect them to your tv or laptop as they are using a standard 3.5mm head audio jack. Just remember before you do connect them; MAKE ABSOLUTELY SURE THEY ARE OFF, connect them first and then switch them on!
Lastly the blue glow on the main unit gives a bit of alien aura to them and the right standing speaker unit has a - and a + for the volume that needs barely touching in order to operate.For me the best speakers around and if you are thinking of buying a good set of speakers of about £60 it is far better to give 39 more and get these ones as the other ones they will burn sooner or later. 3 years now and they still look and sound like brand new. A VALUE FOR MONEY CHOICE in my humble opinion.