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I wanted to keep it but...,
This review is from: Bose SoundDock Portable 30-Pin iPod/iPhone Speaker Dock (Electronics)
This is both a sad and happy review. If you don't feel like reading a lot I'll sum it right now.
Happy: This unit is amazing! Sounds incredible for such a small unit and this destroys any assumptions I had about Bose (so many negative energy towards Bose on the Internet). Let's just the say the sound quality caught me by surprise. Love the battery, love the looks, there's nothing I hate about it except...
Sad: I didn't end up keeping it. I ended up bringing home 5 iPod speaker systems. I ended up bringing home a Logitech Pure-Fi Anywhere, Griffin Amplifi, JBL OnStage Micro, iHome2go, and this system here. I ended up keeping the Logitech Pure-Fi Anywhere. For more details on why keep reading...
I had several things I wanted out of the iPod Speaker System. I wanted portability, the ability to play without an AC adapter or use batteries, great sound, and aesthetics. I did not have a budget but that doesn't mean I would blindly spend it if I didn't feel it was worth it. I'll break it down by speaker system:
Liked: The clock, the battery compartment, the included case, portability, looks decent, line-in, price.
Disliked: Sound is just downright horrible, I couldn't stand it. I have very demanding listening tastes and this didn't even pass as decent. Everything was tinny and it lacked mid and low end sound.
JBL OnStage Micro
Liked: Small, battery compartment, included case, line-in, price, sounded decent at low volumes.
Disliked: Sound was very distorted at higher volumes, aesthetics.
Liked: Crisp highs, very nice low end sound, decent look, price.
Disliked: Sounds like there is a hole in the music, no mid range sound, very big, not portable, no batteries.
Logitech Pure-Fi Anywhere
Liked: Size, built-in rechargeable battery, includes case, sound is stunning for such a small unit, very clear sound, PRICE got this for only $89 at circuit city.
Disliked: Low end is decent but it's good for something this small, doesn't look like the Bose, doesn't sound like the Bose.
I ended up keeping this unit because I felt the extra 300 dollars for the Bose was not worth it. Perhaps when the price falls for the Bose unit I will reconsider purchasing.
Hope this helps!
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Initial post: Jun 30, 2013 7:58:49 PM PDT
My opinion: I loved the sound of Logitech, almost bought it....but I found the Bose to be louder. I love loud music and that's what sold the Bose for me. Would have bought the Logitech otherwise....the bass was not at dramatic as Bose and I liked the sound quality at lower levels better but it just didn't go loud enough for me. (salesguy thought that was funny though....apparently it's loud enough for most people:) lol)
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