JBL SoundSticks II 2.1 Plug and Play Multimedia Speaker System

General Information

Harman Kardon’s 40-watt SoundSticks II three-piece speaker system produces high-quality stereo sound for music, MP3’s, movies and gaming experiences. The mini stereo jack connection allows you to enjoy awesome audio from a variety of devices such as digital music players, computers (all platforms), stereos and portable listening devices. Touch Volume Control – Just a touch increases or decreases the volume. Just a touch mutes or un-mutes the system. SoundSticks II also remembers your last volume setting. The SoundSticks II audio system utilizes a straightforward interconnect technology, which provides an effortless user interface with minimum desktop wiring. The powerful subwoofer provides clean, low bass. The treble and subwoofer level controls are located on the back of the subwoofer.

Latest reviews

Pros: Look good, Sound good, They don't take up to much room on my desk.
Cons: Speaker positioning, no power off switch
I'm also on my second set of these speakers, I sold the first with my last computer and later regretted it. I use them with my iMac and they are perfect for that job, I mainly use them when I want a break from headphones. The only really issue I have is that speaker position needs to be very accurate to get the most from them, it seems that unless you are sat directly in front of them you loose a lot of detail from whatever you are listening to. But for the price they are excellent and I haven't found anything else in the same price bracket that is as well built and sounds as good.
I have owned these for about 3 years and love them. No other speaker setup looks like them and they are highly capable. My only complaint is that there is too much separation between bass and upper mids. Instead of a four-speaker array, they would benefit from replacing maybe two of them with one larger midrange to provide a more seamless sounds. Otherwise, I am happy with the detail, clarity and bass extension considering this is a desktop setup. These puppies go loud and still retain distortion-free clarity.
Pros: Great look, good price, very good sound quality
Cons: sub doesnt seem to pick up very low bass, speakers are fragile and can split apart
Ive had 2 sets of these over the past 2 years, first set broke because i had a drink accident with the sub. as the first set of speakers i picked up after researching what to get i was sceptical on how good the sound quality would be. my computer only has on board sound card(crosshair extreme iv) but i was blow away at how good the sound quality was, and how crisp it was. obviously you are going to be able to find better speakers for a higher price but these are the best value ive seen, and are popular around many people. the design is very good looking with a clear and blue style. the 2 speakers can be volume controlled by 2 touch sensitive buttons, some visual reference for volume on the speakers would have been nice but its a small gripe i can live with. the speakers and sub are both fairly small and will most likely fit on most desktops.
all in all i highly recommend these speakers for those wanting some high quality speakers for a reasonable price 
Pros: Stylish, Good Quality
Cons: Can't think of any
I bought these and use them around my room for personal listening. I don't have them hooked up to my computer, but just use my Zune directly plugged into them. The cord length is good and they've held up great for over a year. I listen to my music fairly loud at times, and have yet to hear any distortion. Great Bass, and very clear mids and highs. Very pleased. Great value.
Indeed, Harmon Kardon stuff is very good for the price. Not high end by any means but sound great none the less.


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