Denon DSD300 Cocoon Wireless Speaker with WiFi & 30-Pin Dock - Black
- Robust dock for iPod touch, iPhone and iPad with flexible connector for long lasting dockability
- Built-in rechargeable battery for portable music enjoyment (5 hours)
- Integrated carrying handle for use on the move
- Retractable dock-tray with display, hide when not needed while remaining in full control
- Wireless music streaming from almost all mobile platforms (iOS, Android, Windows)
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As another reviewer mentions, this comes with a European 2 pin plug as standard. As the unit needs charged prior to use, and without a UK mains lead, it's effectively useless straight from the box! Absolutely staggering considering the original £500 RRP! As first impressions go, it's not a great start.
Fortunately (for me), it uses a figure of 8 mains lead which I was able to nick from another appliance in the home.
Once charged and connected to my wi-fi (there's also an ethernet port if you want to use it with a network cable), sound quality from my iPod was good and a marked improvement over some cheaper docks that I've heard. It's relatively portable and was quite easily moved from room to room, even to the garden where it didn't drop the wifi signal. iTunes found it quickly and I was able to stream music via Airplay with ease. Internet Radio was also fairly simple to set-up.
The small screen displays battery life, wifi signal strength and track information. It's bright and clear and was fairly easy to read from across the room. There's also a small credit card sized remote supplied although Denon's app proved easier to use.
On the downside, there are only 3 pre-sets for the Internet Radio Stations, not a great choice (whilst you could play the radio directly from an iPhone if you've got an app like Tune-In, it's not much use if you're an iPod user).Read more ›
The app is really straightforward to use and I like the fact that I can just stream my music to it through Airplay from my iPad, iPhone and my laptop. I’ve also had a bit of a play with the Internet Radio which has too many stations to even think about!
Due to the great weather, I haven’t yet been able to test its ‘Water resistance’ but I have had it in the garden with me and it still streams my music with no problems.
On top of all this, I found out I can claim a Free pair of Wireless Denon Headphones too!
My main gripe with the system is the sound quality. I've had a Bose sound dock for several years and I'm used to the extra punch that it delivers. The Denon just doesn't compare, it has little bass to speak of.
Also has other little niggles which a firmware update would probably sort out. All in all, the unit looks better on paper then it performs in real life.
There is the option to apply the firmware upgrade through a browser but good luck finding a download link for the flasher. I couldn't find any. At least there are software updates. I had a Philips Soundring that I bought in November 2011 and am still awaiting an improved software for this device.
However I think that AirPlay the way it is now is a wet towel which is Apple's 'fault' and nobody else's. It's improved a little as of late but still has some way to go.
If you enjoy sussing out how stuff works and are persistent this might be the thing for you. If you look for something that comes out of the box and 'JUST WORKS' ... this device is not for you.
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glad i didnt pay full price for it ..
its ok when its working , looses connection with WiFi, and i cant link it up with my iphone like it says you can. Read more
WOULD NOT CONNECT TO MY WIFI, TRIED EVERYTHING POSSIBLE, RANG SKY UP THEY SAID ITS A PROBLEM WITH DENON, NOT VERY HAPPY AT ALL. Read morePublished 20 months ago by CLARE ROBERTS
First things first, the most important part of this review is to WARN all UK purchasers that you will need a Europe to UK plug adapter as the lead is a two prong, circular plug. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Jade07
I love this. It was a little difficult to set up and seemed to need rebooting. Once it was downloaded etc it was great. Excellent sound. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Mrs Alison M Bayman