Ever since they first arrived in 2001, Harman Kardon’s Soundsticks always stuck a harmonious chord in balancing price, looks and performance. Designed by Jonny Ive himself, the first Soundsticks were inducted into MoMA’s permanent collection. Now they’ve gone wireless.
For the most part, the speakers are the same: 10 watts in each satellite and 20 watts going into the subwoofer. Now it has Bluetooth baked in too, and although that may not offer quite the same audio fidelity as a wired connection, it does mean a cleaner appearance for those more concerned with aesthetics. But that convenience comes at an added cost. Instead of the $US200 price tag of the Soundsticks III (which can be had even cheaper on the street), expect to pay $US230. [Harman Kardon]