Do you like your Apple Hi-Fi?

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    briansolomon

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    For those of you that did buy an Apple Hi-Fi...

    Are you happy with your purchase?
    Does the design look better in person?
    Was it worth the money?
    Does it sound like $349?

    I'm pretty curious because I haven't heard much about it after the firestorm of criticism when it debuted...
     
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    I'm interested to hear about it too. Me and my friend blasted it pretty loud in the Apple Store, took some angry looks, and then had to stop. It sounded okay I guess, I don't think worth the price. If I ever have that amount of money laying around, I'd pick up a Bose SoundDock, but my Creature II's are doing the job for my computer and iPod just fine.

    Daniel.
     
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    The Bose SoundDock doesn't have real speakers, though. (assuming you're speaking of the flat-speaker, "curved" contraption that's $300) The Hi-Fi sounds better than the SoundDock whenever I've seen the two side-by-side.

    If the Hi-Fi had video-out and wireless it'd be a whole lot easier to justify the $349 in my mind though.

    (sorry, non-owner, should've kept my mouth shut)
     
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    The sounds dock is unequivocally better sounding.
     
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    I bought one because I thought it would be nice for my bedroom. However, it sounded awful—my Harmon Kardon Soundsticks have better sound than the hi-fi. Pop/Rock was OK. However, classical and jazz sounded really muddy. I also found the indicator lights to be very bright and annoying at night.

    I sold it on eBay a few weeks ago.
     
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    Yes. "Muddy" is the exact word I'd use to describe the Hi-Fi. I have to disagree with anybody who says the SoundDock isn't as good as the Hi-Fi. Maybe the Hi-Fi sounds pretty good at low levels, but the SoundDock sounds crystal-clear, no matter how loud it is... and the thing gets pretty freaking loud. I don't think I had it on 50% in the Bose outlet before I got scared and had to turn it down. That stupid employee kept egging me on.

    Daniel.
     

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