"Please listen before judging!"4.0 starson by UnrealTard
Pros: Clean, powerful sound, nice imaging, battery capability.
Cons: Heavy for transporting regularily, remote not fully integrated.
Summary: For those of you "reviewing" the Apple iPod Hi-Fi without actually hearing it, I suggest you listen to it rather than judge from your keyboard. It's an audio device for crying out loud. Ok, enough of the rant.
I have it in my office and really appreciate the overall sound quality of the unit. Is it audiophile quality? No. However, it is wonderfully clean, powerful and images very well for such a compact unit. I have very nice audio equipment in my home and wouldn't dream of comparing it to truly hi-end systems. However, I'm extremely pleased with the overall sound quality. In my mind, well worth the price when compared to other similarly positioned systems in the market. I also like the battery option as it will travel on occasion to locations without AC access. I wouldn't want to carry it around all the time but an occasional foray into the wilderness will work.
I really only have two gripes. First, I own a Gen4 iPod so I don't get the treble/bass adjustability that is embedded in the Gen5 iPods my wife and son have. However, the equalizer controls on my Gen4 seem to work nicely with the unit. Secondly, it would be nice to have a fully functional remote that would truly mirror all the click wheel operations of the iPod. The limited controls on the supplied remote don't quite cut it.
Listen and decide for yourself. My office mates are very impressed as am I.