iPod OMG!! Sooo many options - Best iPod speakers??

k24a.ivtec

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Dec 27, 2005
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Ok I am freaking out trying to decide what sound dock/speakers to get for my nano!!! There are so many options out there I really can't decide what the hell to do. I want something that sounds excellent (deep, powerful, loud, not distorted, are a few terms that come to mind), is reasonably priced, is portable, plugs into a socket, and won't fry my iPod. Any suggestions or input would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks!
 

snakelda

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Jan 23, 2006
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k24a.ivtec said:
Ok I am freaking out trying to decide what sound dock/speakers to get for my nano!!! There are so many options out there I really can't decide what the hell to do. I want something that sounds excellent (deep, powerful, loud, not distorted, are a few terms that come to mind), is reasonably priced, is portable, plugs into a socket, and won't fry my iPod. Any suggestions or input would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks!
I recently bought a product called "iHome". I love it!!It has an alarm,it works for all the iPods, and it also plays your music with the speakers it has and it also charges your iPod while it is docked.It cost me $100 at Target.
 

JeffTL

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Dec 18, 2003
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I use an Onkyo TX-8211 stereo receiver and a generic, but decent, pair of Realistic (Radio Shack) bookshelf speakers from the 1980s. No iPod specific, but plug it into a dock and it sounds as good as almost anything within a reasonable price range.
 

jamesi

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Sep 13, 2005
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JeffTL said:
I use an Onkyo TX-8211 stereo receiver and a generic, but decent, pair of Realistic (Radio Shack) bookshelf speakers from the 1980s. No iPod specific, but plug it into a dock and it sounds as good as almost anything within a reasonable price range.
thats funny, im using radio shack wooden bookshelf speakers from the 80s too. my reciever is ancient as well but hey, i got all of it for free and its a good 200+ watt system for me. would like the pro media from kilspch tho...
 

jamesi

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Sep 13, 2005
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k24a.ivtec said:
Ok I am freaking out trying to decide what sound dock/speakers to get for my nano!!! There are so many options out there I really can't decide what the hell to do. I want something that sounds excellent (deep, powerful, loud, not distorted, are a few terms that come to mind), is reasonably priced, is portable, plugs into a socket, and won't fry my iPod. Any suggestions or input would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks!
those ipod speaker sets are such a joke. the quality isnt too impressive and the cost is the real killer. if you arent an audiophile, then just pick up a 40-80 buck 2.1 setup at best buy. if you wanna spend more then look at 4.1 and 5.1 options. at least if you bought regular speakers you can use them with other things besides an ipod
 

Xeem

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Feb 2, 2005
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jamesi said:
those ipod speaker sets are such a joke. the quality isnt too impressive and the cost is the real killer. if you arent an audiophile, then just pick up a 40-80 buck 2.1 setup at best buy. if you wanna spend more then look at 4.1 and 5.1 options. at least if you bought regular speakers you can use them with other things besides an ipod
I partially agree; most "all-in-one" options sound noticeably worse than cheaper 2.1 speaker sets, but portability was a must here. I recommend JBL Creature Speakers if you want the best sound quality under $100, but they aren't very portable. The Altec Lansing inMotion 7 (the "tube") sounds pretty good, but I haven't heard one being played loudly so I'm not sure if there are distortion problems. Apple's iPod HiFi is very deep, loud, and doesn't distort much at all (it better not, at $350!). I was in Target a couple days ago checking out the HiFi on demo there, and the guy working electronics looked around to make sure it was clear, grinned, and jacked the volume up most of the way. It is a great way to go if you aren't on a budget.