"This is much better than the competition. Kim's ears are clogged."4.5 starson by grooves
Pros: The first iPod audio peripheral that actually sounds like a decent audio system
Cons: The bulk. But you want bass? There are no "magic" solutions
Summary: For $50 more than Bose's mediocre sounding MusicDoc you get a slice of genuine audiophile sound. This piece has lithe, reasonably deep and tight bass, smooth mids and extended highs, but more than lows, mids and highs, it actually integrates the three into a musical experience that exists outside the bounds of the box, creating a musically seamless whole. The iPod Hi-Fi played louder without strain and has far greater dynamic range than any of the competiton. It's bargain priced. Mr. Kim's comments indicate to me that he is clueless about good sound if he thinks this piece is only "marginally" better sounding than the shrill, boxy, bassless competition. I'd like him to name names, when he says it's only marginally better. Do yourself a favor and go listen for yourself. This piece was designed by an experienced audiophile designer and you can hear it, if you care to listen. If you don't hear the difference stick with the shrill junk that is most of what's out there....