Pros The Bose really sounds great. It is loud enough to use at a party, much louder than you would expect for its size. Also looks stylish.
Cons I wish it came with the bluetooth connector rather than this being an additional expense. Also wish it had buttons in case the remote goes missing.
Pros Plays loud, clean simple design
Cons Slow sluggish bass response when playing anything with a bit of beat and tempo to a point that the subwoofer seems out of time compared with the mid/high frequency drivers. Certain low range frequencies boom and overpower the rest of the system..
Summary £700 price tag here in the UK and I'd be reluctant to pay even £400 for it. Don't get me wrong this dock will produce low bass notes, clear highs with bags of volume but the large woofer and little twiddlers just don't sound right together. The woofer booms and rumbles along but with a real lack of energy and engagement to point it almost seems to be lagging behind the rest of the system in its timing. I have been playing a sounddock portable next to this unit for quite some time now and can honestly say that the portable sounds better balanced and more realistic. I play the same track on both docks and find the 10 irritates me with is bloated lazy bass and thin mid range but the same track on the portable has my foot tapping along with the music. Ok the portable dosen't have the same scale of sound or sheer volume of the 10 but to me the portable is a much better system to enjoy music on at moderate volumes.
I have the Sd 10 on 30 trial and it will be going back. I'm disappointed because I really wanted to like it...I was looking for something to upgrade the portable with to really fill our living room with great sound but unfortunately it only plays louder and not better for twice the price!
Pros Portable, easy setup, good design
Cons Little or no bass, tinny sound, can only operate with remote, the dock to click in your ipod, iphone is very flimsy and poor quality which makes it difficult to operate ipod, iphone device itself while docked.
Summary Way overpriced - better sound in PC speakers systems costing $100s of dollars less. Offers very limited video options through TV, etc.
Pros - bass can go deep, no turbulence noise (great acoustic design)
Cons - cheap mid range
- no treble (above 10kHz?)
- hence expensive...
Summary I don't like it because I find for one of the most expansive docking in shops, it should have better midrange drivers, possibly a 3-way because I wouldn't take the risk to lose the one thing I like in there (bass)
Retgarding functionality, not much to add to other brands (pure iPod dock, AuxIN)
Pros Style, solid build
Cons Poor component add-ons - Bluetooth should be built in, Over-reliance on remote. There are MUCH better alternatives for less cash(and significantly better styled)
Summary Whilst this unit is well put together and does look - to a degree - stylish, but sadly now that 'look' is definitely more than a little dated, and to been in other manufacturers products. There are much better alternatives out there, such as :
Lars & Ivan PA40Ti Hybrid Amplifier with the BoBo Speakers & Fatman's iTube 452 with ValveDock(additional FatBoy Speakers Mk II) ........ serious Hi Fi for the iPod