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 $199 at 1 store $78 to $99 at 6 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.

Basic specs

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System Components 2 speakers
Subwoofer
2 speakers
Subwoofer
2 speakers
2 speakers
Subwoofer
2 x Bookshelf speakers
Audio System Max Output Power Info unavailable Info unavailable 60 Watt
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Audio Amplifier Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
Input Impedance Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 10 KOhm
Nominal Output Power (Total) 40 Watt
200 Watt
30 Watt
40 Watt
Info unavailable
Color Info unavailable Info unavailable High-gloss white
Info unavailable Black
Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable Info unavailable 4 in x 5.2 in x 6 in
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Battery Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable None
Remote Control Info unavailable Remote control - Cable
Info unavailable Info unavailable Remote control - Infrared
Speaker System Details 2 x Satellite speaker - 10 Watt
1 x Subwoofer - 20 Watt
2 - 66 Watt - 150 - 20000 Hz - 4 Ohm
1 x Subwoofer - 68 Watt - 40 - 180 Hz - 8 Ohm
2 - 15 Watt - 65 - 22000 Hz
2 x Right/left channel speaker
1 x Subwoofer
Bookshelf
2 - 50 Watt - 50 - 22000 Hz - 10 KOhm
Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Speaker Type Active subwoofer, passive satellites
Active
2-way - Active
Active
2-way - Active
Manufacturer Warranty Info unavailable Info unavailable 3 years warranty
2 years warranty
3 years warranty
Product Description Harman/kardon SoundSticks III - PC multimedia speaker system
Altec Lansing Expressionist Ultra MX6021 - PC multimedia speaker system
Audioengine 2 - PC multimedia speakers
Logitech Z 523 - PC multimedia speaker system
Bookshelf
Audioengine A5+
Max (RMS) Output Power Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 75 Watt
Nominal (RMS) Output Power Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 50 Watt
Response Bandwidth 44 - 20000 Hz
40 - 20000 Hz
65 - 22000 Hz
48 - 20000 Hz
50 - 22000 Hz
Power Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Product Type 2.1-channel PC multimedia speaker system
2.1-channel PC multimedia speaker system
PC multimedia speakers
2.1-channel PC multimedia speaker system
Bookshelf
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