Ipod hi-fi or altec lansing IM7?

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  1. Cloudgazer macrumors 6502

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    Which is the better product?
    The iPod hi-fi or the Altec Lansing In Motion 7?

    There is not a huge price difference between the two, but which one sounds better?
     
  2. jalagl macrumors 6502a

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    I would go with the im7, specially since they are $177 at amazon.com, which is half of the $350 charged for the Hi-Fi.
     
  3. mojohanna macrumors 6502a

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    I have the iM7 and paid $250 for it. Damn, the things are cheap now. however, it has great room filling sound, is very portable and IMO keeps the ipod neatly protected to some extent.
    I would save your cash and get the iM7
     
  4. paperinacup macrumors 6502

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    I've heard the Hi-Fi system at the apple store and was not impressed at all.
     
  5. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    can one connect the iPod hi-fi to an airport express and use AirTunes with it?
     
  6. Cloudgazer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    There is probably only a $30 difference in the price here.
    Didn't realise it was quite such a drastic price difference in the US.
     
  7. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    id go for a bose sounddock, but if you want portable, id go with the im7
     
  8. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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  9. dcv macrumors G3

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    I have the iM7 and am really pleased with it. I wrote a review of it here, which also includes lots of pics. I bought it about 3 weeks before the iPod Hi-Fi was announced, so I then went to the Apple Store to compare the two side-by-side. I posted a few of my thoughts in the news discussion thread at the time (here). Might be worth you doing a search of that thread to read other people's comments on the iPod Hi-Fi.

    In my opinion they are both very good products and both better than the Bose SoundDock. The iPod Hi-Fi is louder, more powerful but also slightly larger, much heavier and so far less portable than the iM7. If you want room-filling sound, go with the Apple one. If you want more portability, go with the Altec Lansing.
     
  10. jalagl macrumors 6502a

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    I just came back from the Apple store (I went with a friend who just got a new mini) and my impression is that the IM7 produce better sound than the Hi-Fi, specially the bass - on the IM7s it is pretty impressive, not so much on the Hi-Fi (I set the EQ to "flat" on both iPods).

    BTW, nice review, dietcokevanilla.
     
  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Personally I'd go with the IM7 because the hifi is just plain ugly. Seriously the worst design I've seen from apple.
     
  12. joshwest macrumors 65816

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    they should of built in a airport express in the hi fi.
     
  13. lu0s3r322 macrumors 6502a

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    the hi-fi is kind of bulky and ive heard good reviews from people about the im7
     
  14. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    Altec Lansing anything is a good way to go. Very good quality stuff.
     

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