Pros The unit can fill a room with sound
Cons The sound is very muddy and colored, especially off-axis
Summary After listening to them side-by-side, the Hi-Fi is decidedly inferior to both the Bose SoundDock and the Klipsch iGroove in terms of sound quality. It makes a bit more bass--not surprising considering the large cabinet--but the frequency response is quite poor, especially when you are not sitting directly in front of the unit. I'm very disappointed with my purchase: almost zero features, poor audio quality, and a high price tag. Not a winning combination, and gets two thumbs down.
"Disappointed"on by gadwg
Pros Typcial Apple genre
Cons No bluetooth, no wifi, nothing special.
Summary Yes, it is the typically, beautifully designed Apple product but it is not that special. Apple should create what consumers now need rather than something they can already get, and at a lower price.
Give us a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth enabled Ipod and, better yet, give us all in one in a phone/smart phone. All the Apple loyalists will still rant and rave but I, another Apple fan, am disappointed.
Pros Great sound and design, especially portability. Works with all ipods.
Cons No video out. Remote doesn't navigate the menu on screen.
Summary You rate "no headphone jack" as a negative? What the heck, is CNET retarded? If you want to use the headphone jack, take out the ipod and use your headphones.... That is the most asinine thing I have ever heard.
Pros GREAT SOUND, High Volume Level, Looks Good
Cons No Video Out, Not in All Black.
Summary This system sounds great. I went to my local apple store to get my iPod fixed, and was amazed by the sound quality. It sounded like listening to a cd, not a comressed mp3, and was by far loud enough without any negative sounds when turned up high, unlike with apple earbuds. It is a great product!
Pros Industrial smart design.
Cons A bit pricey, but hey it IS an Apple.
Summary An amazing product to say the least. Anyone with a TRUE ear for music and its sonic breakdown will appreciate the iPod Hi-Fi. Great seperation. Amazing response. No muddied bass at high volume. It is bascialy the best sound that is accoustically possible for this size a speaker system. It redefines what the iPod speaker systems available SHOULD sound like. Get one before they go on a waiting list, which they are certainly going to do.