Pros f/m radio, blue tooth, external buttons, good sound, and a storage area for the remote
Cons blue tooth cuts out if you step imbetween devices and the range with my Iphone 4 is only about 15-18 feet
Summary I was looking at this the bose sounddock 10 and the audysses ipod dock, the all have blue tooth but the bose does not have f/m radio or external controls. the soundfreaq has the worst sound but compared with similar priced docks it sounds good. some people have said that it cannot charge or play or whatever with the iphone 4 "not compatible" message but that is not true, and it streams pandora just fine. The other things may sound better but at $150 you can beat it.
Pros I have an entire family of iDevices and it's great that someone has finally integrated the ability to stream via Bluetooth. Pairing is quick and easy and the sound is incredible. The look of the unit is very clean and modern.
Cons The app isn't really useful as you can control what's being played via Bluetooth with the device. I'd expect SoundFreaq to update and/improve this. Dials are small, but once you're used to them, it's fine.
Summary Overall this is a great product and would recommend it to anyone considering a similar Bose item. The look and sound can't be beat and the Bluetooth functionality won me over. This is also available at Target, too, if you can't wait for Amazon to process and ship your order.
Pros Bluetooth, aux input, and FM are must haves for us. It looks good too.
Cons I am worried about the LCD.
Summary Amazon out of stock on Dec. 13, 2010. Target has them in stock for 149.99.
Pros Sound Quality
Features (Bluetooth, FM, dedicated app)
Cons I love the look of the knobs, i just wish i needed to use them more
Summary There is no better speaker system for the money. I didn't know I needed all the features this provides until I got it, now I dont think i could settle for anything less.
I own an original video iPod and an iPad so the inclusion of Bluetooth was a huge selling point, and it does not dissapoint. The sound quality is simply amazing at this price and at that size. I will also have to disagree with the CNET point that the App isn't worth your time, because it has already been useful for me;
I was listening to radio while sitting away from the system with my iPad and wanted to listen to a song on my iPad. I didnt have the remote next to me so i pulled up the remote App, switched the Source to Bluetooth and pushed the song through the Airplay button on my iPad.
I got mine at my local Target which was nice because i was able to get a feel for the size and build quality in the store. Once I got this home, heard it with my own ears and test drove all of the features I almost felt like a fool for even considering one of the ridiculously priced name brand speaker systems that only offer a dock.
On a design note; i love the way it looks and the door on the side is a simple but thoughtful detail that should not go unnoticed. Also, i dont know if they intended for this (probably not) but i use this on my nightstand and the flat surface on top of the speaker allows things to be placed on top of it. So while the footprint may be bigger than some iPod docks, you really dont lose much surface area.
FInally, i had a question about this product and i sent an email to the support line i got off of their website. A real person emailed me back before the end of the day with the answer and he left the line of communication open in case i had anymore questions. I really appreciated that, and it made the desicion to purchase that much easier. I am so happy with Soundfreaq, and the Soundplatform is a winner in every category I can think of.
Pros Sound is really clean, vocals and bass all sound really good and the UQ3 makes it sound more like surround sound than a compact desktop speaker. Bluetooth is sweet, super simple to setup, we don't even use the dock, why would you?
Cons The light behind the dock flashes when connected with Bluetooth, rather it just stayed on solid.
Summary You can judge for yourself if you like the look of it (I liked the photos, and love the look on my shelf at home)... But you can't tell how good sound is from a picture, so I wasn't sure, so I picked it up at Target to test it out.
I've tried a bunch of wireless speakers and even the non-wireless ones around $200 - $300, and this one is the one to get if you want great, clear sound. It's plenty loud, and if you compare to any other speaker, it holds it bass well at loud volumes with comparatively little distortion only at really, really loud levels (way too loud for my house at least)... What's really tight are vocals and guitar... all my music sounds great on it... I know a lot of people throw on hip-hop and rock to test audio, but I also like a little jazz, classical, country, acoustic... a little of everything, and everything is sounding great coming out of this little box. Couldn't be happier, and still can't believe it's $200, and with the wireless? This is the speaker for me.