which iPod/iPhone dock speakers SOUND best?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by StellaBlue, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. StellaBlue macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm shopping for a dock/speakers system for my iPod and iPhone. I want GREAT sound, strong bass, etc. I can spend around $300 or less. Its for our bedroom so it doesn't have to be portable but if it is that's a bonus that would be nice.

    Suggestions?

    Thanks!
    J
     
  2. lollicup macrumors regular

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    Why don't you spend the money for a real sound system and then just connect your iPhone using an aux cable
     
  3. SooneratND macrumors regular

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    If you are going to spend $300 and you want ipod specific, the Bose SoundDock system is one of the best out there. Love mine. Really loud and sounds awesome.

    However, I also own a Logitech PureFi Anywhere 2 that I got because I wanted something cheaper and portable to take to the beach. It's less than half the cost of the Bose and truthfully, sounds almost as good. Doesn't sound quite as "full," but it's awfully close.
     
  4. Megalobyte macrumors 6502a

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    Bose sound dock is very good, plays louder than you'd expect for the size, I do plug into a high end system when I want to do more serious listening, but the SD is a surprisingly capable substitute in a sleek, small package. Best iPhone accessory I've bought so far. Highly recommend it.
     
  5. gunzmaiet macrumors regular

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    the new Vestalife lineup seems promising, all for under $200
     
  6. nealric macrumors member

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    Do you really want to know?

    Probably something like this:
    http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/display.aspx?infid=1729&sc=hf

    Guessing it's not in your price range ;)


    But seriously, unless space/portability is a really pressing issue, a REAL system will blow the pants off any of the gimmicky iphone dock solutions.
     
  7. StellaBlue thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. lemonademaker macrumors 6502a

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    GREAT DESCRIPTION??? :confused:

    not to be a smarta$$... but...
    who makes the iP1, am/fm tuner, aux input, how much, and maybe a link!!

    thanks.....
     
  9. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    How lazy are you??


    Click me.

    S-
     
  10. lemonademaker macrumors 6502a

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    (thanks did that already) it just makes it easier to at least give the Mfg of the model number....

    (no need to get your shirt ruffled, it's more so the next time he posts something it might be more helpful than a 3 digit/letter model number) :rolleyes:
     
  11. atlanticza macrumors 6502a

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    Just bought the BOSE SoundDock (portable). Amazing sound for such a size. Bonus is the Lithium Ion battery too.
     
  12. UltraZ33 macrumors 6502

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    Im sorry to say but as much as the BOSE docks sound great, the Ihome Ip1 is giving them a run for their money.
    I think the BOSE has a clear sound but if you want more Bass and all around sound, go with the Ihome.
     
  13. Megalobyte macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, but, Bose just released the SD10 which is supposed to be quite a bit more powerful with improved base. :)
     
  14. scubasteve03 macrumors regular

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    Go with the BEST!

    I just bought the Bose SoundDock 10 a couple of days ago and I am literally in love with it. It's true that you could find a much cheaper solution with a 2.1 setup, but I really like the clean "Apple like" design of the unit. Most people on here have heard the sounddock 2, I promise that this thing blows it out of the water. It has some of the best sound I've ever heard. I don't claim to be an audiophile, but I do have some serious money invested into some very hifi equipment. I would at least go listen to it at an Apple store and see what you think.
    I know that Bose has made some real crap before, but this unit to me really is worth the $599 price tag. If I were you, I would pick it up at Amazon because first this is no tax which saved me around $70 and they have the best return policy anywhere! They would probably take back used diapers because they weren't soft enough. LOL
    Does anyone else have any experience with this unit? I am thinking about buying the Bluetooth adapter for it so I can stream music from my macbook pro or Iphone to it so I can keep my Iphone with me so I can still use it for other purposes.
     
  15. navguy macrumors regular

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    I'm a big fan of my Polk Audio i-Sonic 2 ... and you'll keep $0.01 of your budget :)

    Polk Audio i-Sonic 2
     
  16. ahfu25 macrumors 6502a

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    Lmao....that was funny
     
  17. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    If you want the best, you aren't going to want Bose. You are going to want something like the Wall of Sound.

    Off-topic: LTMGTFY is not allowed.... just a heads up.
     
  18. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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  19. jaddon macrumors newbie

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    Are you still happy with the Bose Sounddock? Did you buy the bluetooth adaptor? I have also bought the Sounddock 10 and love it. Everyone has different views on them but I wonder which set up would win if we had a blind testing! :D
     
  20. DuckSoup macrumors 6502a

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    I was all set to buy a SOundDock about a year ago, until I test drove one in a Bose store.

    Sounds GREAT, but what I feared the most came true. Sub-par (almost non-existant) stereo separation. Separation is a biggie for me in any "room filling" sound system, so I passed and just do what others have suggested, plug it into an aux spot on my full stereo systems.

    Mike
     

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