Pros Clear Sound
Plenty of Bass
Remote control that has a backwards button
Zune HD compatible
Cons Remote problems; menu buttons do not work :(
Radio Frequency? Blocked?
Summary First off I would like to say that I bought mine as a factory refurbished item, which means it was already upgraded for Zune HD. I also live in a dorm which will account for why I may feel the bass the way I do.
I just got this monster today and I'm in love. As soon as I plugged it in and hooked up my Zune I was immediately impressed, the sound was heavenly, the bass, could be felt through my feet yet the volume was only at 5 and the bass had to yet be turned on! So being the evil person that I am I turned the bass all the way up put the system up to volume 10 (max is 40), put on the bass-iest (is that even a word XD) track and left the room >:D I could still feel the vibrations in the living room and the sound was still just as nice. I really want a chance to push the system and see what I get but I'm afraid i might break something ^_^;
The only problem I'm coming across is that my remote's menu button is not working nor is the other buttons that are related to the menu button, they only advance or reverse the tracks. It maybe a manufacture defect that can be fixed or I may be possibly missing something. Secondly I get no signal when it comes to radio stations when it is docked to the ZK500 which is quite odd to me, I can take my zune out plug in my headphones and stand in the same spot and get a signal. It's only a minor annoyance which I might come to a solution later. I HAVE YET TO HAVE MY ZUNE ERASED BY THE SYSTEM (its been hooked up for 12hrs now). So if you looking for good sound and good bass (or even not so much bass) this is a system worth trying ^_^ I'm happy I bought it :D
Pros Great sound, full control remote. It's everything I wanted.
Cons It could have a built in antenna to plug into the Zune for it's FM radio. Other than that I have no complants.
Summary I would buy it again in a heart beat. I have read down sides that it does not have a clock and can not be battery powered and it will not start my car but it does rock my house and that what I bought it for.
Pros great sound great bass a party machine
Cons no radio but i can live without it
Summary highly recommended friends have bose unit but kicker really kicks butt
Pros Incredible sound. Thought it was worth every penny when first mated to the Zune. Fills the room with clean and powerful sound at all volume levels. Happy to finally have a docking station that enhanced my satisfaction with the Zune.
Cons After about 1 hour of use, the music suddenly stopped. The Zune had froze, and the remote and Zune buttons were useless. After about a minute, the Zune powered down and back on, but I all of my music, pictures and videos were gone.
Summary Kicker has impressed me over the years with their line of audio equipment, but I'm concerned that a problem exists when the Zune is docked with the ZK500. I can only base this opinion on the reviews that I have been reading from other owners of this combination and seeing that it is a familiar problem. I do have a request for more information from Kicker.com, and if any news is available I'll update this review. I don't mind spending money for a quality product, but right now I'm left with an empty Zune and a deleted library.
Pros Good sound and good design.
Cons It will totally erase all of your stored information from the Zune. I have had this happen to me on two occasions. While listening to the music it all of suddens stops playing...when you remove the Zune from the dock it reads "No Contents!"
Summary I like the sound and the price I paid. I just don't like the fact that it cause me to loose all info on my Zune player. Be warned!