Harman Kardon Soundsticks II 2.1 Speaker System | iLounge



Thanks for the review. I didn't know these were available as non-usb now. I've had the usb ones on my macs for the past five years or so. You know that the feet on the satellites fold down and back, so you can adjust the angle however you want? I think these are some of the best-looking objects out there, and they quickly become a point of focus in your home.

Posted by langdonauger on May 17, 2005 at 8:51 PM (PDT)


I used to have the stand-alone iSub, and I loved the thing. However, I avoided buying the actual speakers because they sounded terrible. It seems like they've improved their sound.

Posted by Joshdude in Long Beach, CA on May 18, 2005 at 8:44 PM (PDT)


Excellent! the sound quality on these litle baby's are great considering its size... they look damn great as well! a bit pricey but you cant go wrong!

Posted by darksyde on May 19, 2005 at 4:03 AM (PDT)


Interesting product photo selection... smile

Posted by Gordy. in Atlanta, GA on May 20, 2005 at 10:37 AM (PDT)


I got these for my new Mac Mini - but use them for the iPod too - They are totally ace!

Posted by Denzil in UK on May 22, 2005 at 11:55 AM (PDT)


I got these a few months after they introduced the soundsticks II, and didn't need the silly USB connection. I must say, they're pretty good, especially as far as computer speakers go!

Posted by shaunyeap on May 23, 2005 at 7:10 AM (PDT)


I purchased a refurbished set of these about 6 months ago on eBay. Couldn't be happier.

Costco, in Santa Barbara at least, is carrying these for $119.99.

Posted by jbn74sb on June 6, 2005 at 8:59 AM (PDT)


Anyone know how I can connect ipod mini to the soundsticks system? I have had these speakers for about 2-3 years, so I don't know if I have II or not...they work directly with my powerbook but I never use them there so would like to take to the porch (or on vacation) to use with the ipod.

Posted by ejdonovan on June 11, 2005 at 8:55 PM (PDT)


I have the USB Soundsticks which I have attached to my iMac, and I love them, except, they don't do piano well sometimes, distorting sometimes (maybe its the soundcard in the Mac???). They do electronic music nicely and have a nice presence. Came onto this site to check out the JBL Creature 11's but seems I have already a slightly better speaker so will feel happy with what I have.

Posted by tommy41950 on July 12, 2005 at 5:55 AM (PDT)


Haha, they make these in non-USB now?

I've had the original, USD SoundSticks for ages. I found the subwoofer/amplifier to be nice but the actual 'sticks' to be kind of dodgy (though apparently they sound better in this version) -- for the past few years I've had the subwoofer rigged up to output to two speakers in my wall instead and it sounds awesome.

Posted by admiraldennis on December 21, 2005 at 10:18 AM (PDT)


I have the old Soundsticks and always found it to be an aesthetic flaw the 3-cables hookup of the iSub, of an otherwise clean design. I see it remains on the STII.

Apple makes 1-cable hookup of their other product, why not this one?!!

It's too much clutter back there. Unclean. Dissapointed.

Also, the STII satellites have gray cables instead of the original's translucent. This is a step backward IMO.

Posted by bobb-mini on December 27, 2005 at 3:21 PM (PDT)


Hey guys i just discovered these speakers and are seriously considering buying them ($110 on Amazon). I was just wondering what kind of cords and stuff does this come with to connect ipods to. I was thinkin auxillary but i am not shure.

Posted by Eddieman201 on February 21, 2006 at 8:03 PM (PDT)


Does anyone know whether STII bought in the USA can be easily adapted to 220-240V in other countries (using a voltage adapter for example)?

Posted by JOBLOGS on November 21, 2006 at 1:18 PM (PDT)

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