I think it’s fair to assume that a set of wireless speakers should be largely free of wired connections. But it seems that Harman Kardon disagrees with that way of thinking. It’s all wires all the time with their SoundSticks Wireless speakers. The only cable-free part of the equation with the hardware is that you can connect it to an audio source via Bluetooth. But even then, there’s the option of plugging into an auxiliary jack.
I spent a week with these things, and while they produced some great sound when they worked, I was frustrated by the constant cracks, pops and other interruptions I experienced when using their Bluetooth functionality—something I can’t say for the other Bluetooth speakers I use on an almost daily basis.
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