Harman Kardon SoundSticks III comparison

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Harman Kardon SoundSticks III

Harman Kardon SoundSticks III
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Altec Lansing Expressionist Ultra MX6021

Altec Lansing Expressionist Ultra MX6021
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Audioengine 2 (white)

Audioengine 2 (white)
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Logitech Speaker System Z523

Logitech Speaker System Z523
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Audioengine 5+ (black)

Audioengine 5+ (black)
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Price $169 at 1 store $185 at 1 store $179 at 1 store $83 to $106 at 7 stores $399 to $399 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 10 reviews 3.5 stars out of 9 reviews 3.5 stars out of 7 reviews 3.0 stars out of 6 reviews 4.5 stars out of 1 review
Release date December 08, 2010 August 27, 2009 July 07, 2009 July 14, 2009 January 03, 2012
The Bottom Line The $170 SoundSticks III speakers offer light cosmetic upgrades (and unfortunately retain a few irritations) from the previous model, but if you're a fan of the iridescent design, this speaker system won't disappoint. The Altec Lansing Expressionist Ultra MX6021 PC speaker system is a superior combination of design and performance available at a fairly affordable price. Though they're not cheap, the Audioengine 2 speakers are an ideal combination of compact size and good looks, delivering great sound for their size. While it won't blow you away with its sound quality, if you're looking for an affordable PC speaker-plus-subwoofer system, the Z523 is one of the best speaker systems in its price class. The Audioengine 5+ powered speakers deliver excellent sound quality and provide a clutter-free way to listen to smartphones, iPods, or any other audio source.

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