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Harman Kardon Unveils the Coolest Speakers Ever Made

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I wish their sister brand JBL would make PC speakers like they do PA gear =( I absolutely love JBL PA gear and would drop any kind of coin for that same kinda quality in PC speakers with say, 5.1 flavor?
 
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Ooooooooo, FANCY:p
 

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My JBL 250 Ti's would shatter those things. :laugh:
 

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#29
Have you seen Harman Kardon sound sticks people?

Costs £86 for a 2.1 sound system with horrible sound quality and more silly see-throughness : /

I just don't understand why people buy from this brand.
quite a while ago I had HK head unit and amps for my car (were lower power but EXCELLENT) .

However these are just too ugly (un conventional) for me
 
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It could be the only stuff I've seen from them tends to be this fancy clear stuff.

Not come across any normal things in the UK thus far.
 

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I wish their sister brand JBL would make PC speakers like they do PA gear =( I absolutely love JBL PA gear and would drop any kind of coin for that same kinda quality in PC speakers with say, 5.1 flavor?
Yep, JBL has a killer bang-for-buck ratio going on in PA gear. I ran a mix of JBL and Carvin for live shows.

Harmon Kardon used to be a spectacular brand, but they have become less focused on quality over the years, and more focused on design, and have become vastly overpriced.
 

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What size are these speakers?
 

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They look to be about 2" woofers from the pictures. Can't really tell for sure tho, without some point of reference.
 

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Ugh. Indeed they are a ripoff. I would love to hear them, but anything coming out of a 2" speaker isn't going to be work $1000 bucks.
 
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"£749.99" :roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll:

I am going to post a pic of these speakers and the price next to it on the wall and roll on the floor and laugh all day long. :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::roll::roll::roll:
 
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Thing is I bet it costs them very very little to produce these speakers.
 
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My JBL 250 Ti's would shatter those things. :laugh:
I used to have a set of TR 225's for my PCs "2.1" :roll:

*sigh* I love JBL.

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I hate to admit but i love the Kustom cabs better than the SRXs.
 
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LOL the model number makes me think of how clever their inventory system is with these speakers in stock: GLA55.
 

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:confused: WTF... :shadedshu
 
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Being an audiophile I can vouch for these speakers being a giant waste of money on some trashy sounding crap with outrageous distortion levels.

The longer the xmax on a driver the worse.
These tiny little drivers, sorry the old rules of physics still stand, big driver = low output, there is no such thing as a driver that small that does 60hz, maybe at -18db.

Next the power rating is completely ridiculous.

I hope HK goes out of business with all this CRAP they have been releasing lately and calling it "high end"

Want a 2.0 computer set look at KRK, they will rock these things silly sideways for less than half the price.

Want a 2.0 set here.
http://www.zzounds.com/item--KRKRP6G2

Sorry if I got emotional I can't stand when normally decent companies market such trash as "high end"

Personally I hate the way they look too.
 
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What rubbish. And I wasn't surprised to see apple's name crop up in the PR.

When Harman Kardon have their heads out of their asses, they make some quite nice integrated laptop speakers. My father's laptop has Kardon speakers and I'm very impressed by their performance (given their size / confinement).

These things are just rubbish though.
 
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#42
Wow. I think you would have to live in a space ship for these to not look so out of place. These have to be the most pointless speakers I've ever seen. I would never drop that kind of money on these speakers.