Pros rechargeable battery!!, nifty remote with holder for it integrated in device, easy to use, clear easy-to-read screen, sfx not cheesy, has aux input and fm radio, bass impressive, mids and highs clear
Cons specified iPod nano dock didn't work with my 2G nano because it has a hard case on it (hardly a con), doesn't have handle or included carrying case
Summary i'm quite an audiophile and am picky about how my music sounds. the sound quality is extremely impressive. mids and highs very clear. bass is quite responsive. anything but cheesy audio enhancement sfx. highly portable. perfect for taking to parties, friends' houses, long bus rides, as it has a rechargeable battery. i would say it retains about 90% of the sound quality as top-of-the-line IM7--the IM7 just goes louder. i don't know why people are complaining about not having a headphone port--that's what your iPod headphone port is for! not having an am band isn't that important for me. compared to the bose sound dock, it's probably equally good or better for about half the price. this is a really good product.
Pros Incredible sound. Built in Lithium Ion battery (no more "Ds" to buy & lug around)
Cons None to speak of.
Summary This portable system is incredible. The sound defys its size, and it's head and shoulders above its competition (I've owned 2 others). The closest in quality is the Klipsch, but this adds FM and a lithium ion battery (amazing how often this gets used away from the kitchen counter).
I laugh at reviewers that belittle the unit because it doesn't have AM (when no other has radio at all) or give it a "1" because it doesn't have a headphone jack (why would you dock your iPod in a speaker system only to plug in headphones? - NEWS FLASH - your iPod has a headphone jack).
Anywho, I first bought this for our nanny to take back to college. I was so impressed that I had to have one. If you're in the market, go to Best Buy (or any other electronics store) and just listen. I think you'll see and hear why anyone that owns one raves.
Pros The im600 has the versatality of any speaker dock made for iPod and more with the inclusion of an FM Tuner. The sound is incredible for the footprint of the unit. Add the subwoofer to add more bass.
Cons If there are any cons, it would be the additiion of AM tuner, thats it.
Summary I've had this unit now for about 4 months and it has more than exceeded my expectations. I transport it to work in my laptop bag. I found a CD case that it fits in, ripped out the CD slipcovers and now I use it as my transport case, a very cheap way to protect your unit from scratches and bumps. As far as the sound, I have to keep it down at work, unless we're having one of those afternoons when folks need a pick me up. The im600 delivers in a big way. Shortly after the purchase, I bought the Altec Lansing BB2001 Subwoofer. This beast adds another dimenson to the sound, from Jazz, R&B, to some classical music, for the price, $129 on Amazon, you can't beat the im600!Updated
AL outdid themselves with the im600. It is truly a great sounding portable ipod speaker system. The sound is crisp and clear in an average living room (25' x 30') and with the BB2001 Subwoofer it couldn't be better. A great investment!
Pros Sound quality, portability, construction, and functionality
Cons None to speak of now, howeever, we did need to exchange our first unit as it did not work.
Summary We love this little unit. A great combination of sound quality and portability. It is about the size and weight of a hard cover book and just as easy to move from one room to another. As an example, because it is so compact and there are no wires or cables to fuss with, we will have it in the kitchen while we cook and then move it to the dining room during dinner. The ipod dock and stand fold away to leave a smooth surface that you can easily store away in a bag for travel. The sound is nearly as good as the bose, at about half the price and adds a very nice fm tuner. Highly recommended.
"Buyer beware"on by gemoon
Pros Sound and battery life are good, but...
Cons Radio picks up too much static.
Poor quality - electronics fail very quickly
Horrible customer support!!!!
Summary Does not last!!! After seeing this ipod doc at a friend's house, I bought two of these, one for home and one for my work. Both of them failed. In one the ipod doc stopped working, in the other the unit just stopped working. The one at my friend's house also failed.
Customer support at Altec Lansing is horrible. They do not respond to emails (Email address bounce back as undeliverable) and it is impossible to get a live person on the phone. Messages left at the warranty department go unanswered.