Harman Kardon Soundsticks III 2.1Ch Speakers - £75 using £10 Tesco Direct Voucher and free Click and Collect Delivery
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Harman Kardon Soundsticks III 2.1Ch Speakers - £75 using £10 Tesco Direct Voucher and free Click and Collect Delivery

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Found 26th Dec 2012
Using the £10 off voucher for new Tesco Direct customers (just use a new email address if you're not a new customer), you can get these Harman Kardon speakers for £75 - the lowest I could find anywhere, when using the click and collect option. Otherwise delivery is, I think, £3.

Vocuher Code: TDX-KJPW (posted to HUKD by ColetteK).

This is similar to the deal at the Telford store where they were going for £74 and that deal reached 425 degrees - with this deal having the advantage of not being store specific.

They review extremely well, and have done so since the original model was released in the early 2000's.

Amazon has an average review of 4.5 stars over 191 customer reviews: amazon.co.uk/Har…8-1

It is also worth mentioning that there is the possibility of 3% cashback through Quidco, although due to the use of the voucher code, this may be annulled.
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Been looking at these for a while now and that's the cheapest I've seen. I've heard a great deal about the below speakers as an alternative , anyone got any experience of them and the above sticks.

amazon.co.uk/Cre…h_4
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Not sure about the creatives. I was stuck between these and some monitors, like the M-Audio AV40's, which are about £95. However every time I heard these in the shops I fell in love with them. Once I saw them for £75 it seemed as if I didn't even have a choice
Creative Gigaworks T20 is a good quality set, but Harman Kardon Soundsticks III 2.1 is a different level. Using T20.
Hot (_;)
Edited by: "jorro69" 26th Dec 2012
jorro69

Creative Gigaworks T20 is a good quality set, but Harman Kardon … Creative Gigaworks T20 is a good quality set, but Harman Kardon Soundsticks III 2.1 is a different level. Using T20.Hot (_;)



thank you, had heard the soundsticks myself before so that's it settled ordering the sound sticks!!!
This always remind me of his and hers, errrr toys
Whilst working in a store that recently ceased reading known as a flying star....
We used to live these, and YES we always made fun of the d i l d o comparisons
Heard these are pretty rubbish. Cheap tat
Fantastic speakers but expect to return a couple due a common buzzing sound defect until you get a clean one. Once done, absolutely perfect audio quality and bass.
Possibly being a bit dumb here, but can they be plugged into a TV to act as an alternative to a Soundbar etc - or is it purely PC and other items limited to a 3.5mm audio plug??
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the_zooter

Possibly being a bit dumb here, but can they be plugged into a TV to act … Possibly being a bit dumb here, but can they be plugged into a TV to act as an alternative to a Soundbar etc - or is it purely PC and other items limited to a 3.5mm audio plug??



So long as the TV has a 3.5mm headphone jack, it shouldn't be a problem
I haven't read a single bad review via Google.
S'pose if you're one of those an*lly retentive 'audiophiles' who spend £300 on speaker cables you might think that, but to normal people with normal ears they're probably just fine.

Great price. Ordered, thanks OP.
bailey87

Heard these are pretty rubbish. Cheap tat



You heard wrong,they produce a great sound for the money at full price,so at £75 they are a bargain.
davidhird485

So long as the TV has a 3.5mm headphone jack, it shouldn't be a problem


What if it hasn't?? What if I've only got optical or RCA etc?? Can you convert them?!? (second dumb question of the night!!)
They look nice. Shame they're rubbish.
ChampionshipManager

They look nice. Shame they're rubbish.



The sound quality of these speakers is excellent, design and build quality are average. Easily the best quality sound in that price bracket, by a mile. If I'm wrong, please tell me what is better at this price?
ChampionshipManager

They look nice. Shame they're rubbish.



Shame they are rubbish!?

I purchased these a while ago for around £135 and thought that was a bargain so at £75 it is a real steal!

Enjoy this deal people
ChampionshipManager

They look nice. Shame they're rubbish.

Rubbish is incorrect. As a recording engineer these are pretty damn good value for money, especially considering they're essentially just meant to be PC speakers. There are some decent Logitech sets around the same price, but these pack a solid punch and are a lot more pleasing than the standard black bricks.
They look horrid imo.
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spaceinvader

The sound quality of these speakers is excellent, design and build … The sound quality of these speakers is excellent, design and build quality are average. Easily the best quality sound in that price bracket, by a mile. If I'm wrong, please tell me what is better at this price?



M-Audio AV40 Studio Speakers.
On Amazon there's a lot of talk about these breaking very easily, what does everyone else reckon? And given this, is it worth paying the extra for Amazon's great customer service?
ExtrudedBadger

On Amazon there's a lot of talk about these breaking very easily, what … On Amazon there's a lot of talk about these breaking very easily, what does everyone else reckon? And given this, is it worth paying the extra for Amazon's great customer service?



They don't appear to be breaking for me at all, very solid construction. Ordered mine from Tesco too about a year ago, still going strong and I know people who have had the previous versions for many many years with no problems. They really do sound fantastic & look funky especially paired with an aesthetic computer such as iMac etc.

The only issue I did encounter is when set up and you unplug the 3.5mm jack, there's a distinct interference buzzing sound emitted. This is a common issue with them apparently and after swapping 2-3 times, current set are perfect. Tesco have no hassle exchange/refund. People behind the counter seem they couldn't care less, never even checked box contents once. Just exchanged straight away at Tesco Extra store.
Bought these for my sister as a christmas present last year, everytime I go to her house I wish I would have kept them for myself as they sound fantastic. Can't justify the purchase as I'm at uni so only really have one room to myself and I've already got two pairs of speakers in there Hot price too.
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ChampionshipManager

M-Audio AV40 Studio Speakers.



I did like the look of the AV40's, but the mark II's lost the bass boost button, which reportedly effected the quality at lower volumes (which is important as I won't often be listening to these at any kind of loud volume). I could have went for the Mark I's, but they are famed for having a constant buzzing, in all units, not just a few faulty ones. Still, the AV40's are great value for money, but I'm not sure they are worth £25 extra unless clinical sound is a priority. (Plus they take up way way way more desk space).
The M-Audio AV40 Studio Speakers are exactly that, studio speakers. If you want to relax and listen to your music in bed, or whatever, do not buy studio speakers. They are very directional, if you aren't in the sweet spot they will sound a bit ****. I would never suggest to buy these things as they are tiny, and look like some creature you'd find a mile under the ocean. Just pointing that out!

Edited by: "rev6" 27th Dec 2012
ChampionshipManager

M-Audio AV40 Studio Speakers.



That's not a good comparison - those M-Audio speakers are monitors, and as such they're designed for completely different purposes. Monitors don't colour the sound, unlike traditional speakers. That's good for when you need to hear audio in an unadulterated form, but most people don't want not need that when they're listening to the latest Adele album.

ps - I have some M-Audio monitors I use for DJing and producing. They were cheap... and it shows. My next set of monitors will be KRK Rokit 5's.
Had these for over a year now. Absolutely fantastic sound quality and had no issues whatsoever.

I paid £99 for them and at £75, I'm tempted to buy another set along with an AirPort Express to use as AirPlay speakers!
bailey87

Heard these are pretty rubbish. Cheap tat


U need remove some wax from ur ears dude
the_zooter

What if it hasn't?? What if I've only got optical or RCA etc?? Can you … What if it hasn't?? What if I've only got optical or RCA etc?? Can you convert them?!? (second dumb question of the night!!)



Your tv should have aux out which will be 2 phones (red & white).
They do a phono to 3.5mm jack lead so can't see any reason why you wouldn't be able to use one of these from the aux out to 3.5mm jack in on the speaker set.
I think the quality of these is awesome
carambar

That's not a good comparison - those M-Audio speakers are monitors, and … That's not a good comparison - those M-Audio speakers are monitors, and as such they're designed for completely different purposes. Monitors don't colour the sound, unlike traditional speakers. That's good for when you need to hear audio in an unadulterated form, but most people don't want not need that when they're listening to the latest Adele album.



If you listen to the Adele album go for the Harman Kardon.
carambar

That's not a good comparison - those M-Audio speakers are monitors, and … That's not a good comparison - those M-Audio speakers are monitors, and as such they're designed for completely different purposes. Monitors don't colour the sound, unlike traditional speakers. That's good for when you need to hear audio in an unadulterated form, but most people don't want not need that when they're listening to the latest Adele album.ps - I have some M-Audio monitors I use for DJing and producing. They were cheap... and it shows. My next set of monitors will be KRK Rokit 5's.



Exactly. The M-Audio 'monitors' are primarily designed to be used for 'monitoring' sound, with as flat a frequency response as possible so any 'problems' in the sound spectrum can be picked up by an engineer. Anyone who buys the M-Audio monitors for just day to day listening is a bit of a twit, they'll sound aright, but they're simply not designed for that purpose.
ChampionshipManager

I did like the look of the AV40's, but the mark II's lost the bass boost … I did like the look of the AV40's, but the mark II's lost the bass boost button, which reportedly effected the quality at lower volumes (which is important as I won't often be listening to these at any kind of loud volume). I could have went for the Mark I's, but they are famed for having a constant buzzing, in all units, not just a few faulty ones. Still, the AV40's are great value for money, but I'm not sure they are worth £25 extra unless clinical sound is a priority. (Plus they take up way way way more desk space).



You'll find using balanced cables will solve the buzzing issue in the main.
If you think these produce good sound, you don't know what good sound is
I wish they were in black, would go well with the xbox and tele then
Bought a pair. Always wanted some of these!
bailey87

If you think these produce good sound, you don't know what good sound is


WRONG.They produce a very good sound IN RELATION to what they cost.No they are not going to sound as good as a £10k pair of reference speakers if that's what you are getting at,but if that is your point then it's a bit rubbish,unlike this deal.
Biggunspaul

WRONG.They produce a very good sound IN RELATION to what they cost.No … WRONG.They produce a very good sound IN RELATION to what they cost.No they are not going to sound as good as a £10k pair of reference speakers if that's what you are getting at,but if that is your point then it's a bit rubbish,unlike this deal.



If you use 10K reference speakers with your PC set up then I think you're missing the point. These give a better multi-media experience than audiophile gear.
OOS.
I wanted these, but can't let go of my logitech z2300 which is a beast of a system, got it on my tv as wasted on my pc, heat
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