Currently Unavailable
Want us to e-mail you when this item becomes available?

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

GEAR4 HouseParty 4 Speaker Dock with FM Radio for iPod

by Gear 4
| 4 answered questions

Sign up to be notified when this item becomes available.
  • 30W total speaker output from two 3" drivers
  • Built-in FM radio with 10 programmable preset stations
  • 7 preset EQ settings:Off, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Flat, Classic, Bass, Acoustic bass channel
  • Easy iPod play - plug your iPod in and it plays automatically
  • Backlit buttons
  • Hidden LED display
  • Hidden cable compartment
Is this a gift? Please note that this item ships in its own packaging and cannot be gift-wrapped or concealed.

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 31 x 20 x 20 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.3 Kg
  • Item model number: PG296
  • ASIN: B0018DKQWK
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 8 Jun 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (252 customer reviews)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

With HouseParty 4, experience great sound and design in one. The two 3” speakers pump out 30W of crystal-clear, bass-rich sound from your iPod, the inbuilt FM radio or other music players. Its acoustically designed bass channel enhances low resonance sound and, with 6 preset EQ settings, your music can be matched to different bass and treble levels.The design features include a fabric grill, brushed metal finish, backlit buttons and a hidden LED display, which all combine to offer a super-stylish speaker system for any room of the house

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

330 of 332 people found the following review helpful By Mr. T. S. James VINE VOICE on 23 Aug 2009
I bought this Gear4 HouseParty 4 after much searching and comparison of similarly priced iPod Speaker Docks. Whilst eventually I would like to purchase a Bose Sounddock, at the moment I just need something to replace my CD player which has had it after many, many years. The criteria for my purchase was the best sound quality possible, whilst costing around £50 - £60. Which I felt was a reasonable price for a decent Speaker Dock.

I ordered this based on the number of high reviews here on Amazon, although I was a bit dubious about the speakers capabilities having never owned a speaker dock before and not having the ability to test one before buying. I took the plunge anyway and when the unit arrived I was amazed!

It's smaller than I was expecting, very simple clean design, will easily fit anywhere in a room and has a very slim credit card style remote control. Took me a few minutes to setup and even though the instruction manual was a few pages long, you don't really need to read it, this unit is really simple to use. I'm using this with an iPhone 3G and all I had to do was dock the iPhone, it'll ask if I want to turn on Airplane Mode so as to reduce interference from the phone and that's it away you go. If a song is already playing on your iPod/iPhone it'll keep playing when you insert it into the dock. If like me you're using an iPhone, as soon as you remove it from the Speaker Dock it'll automatically turn off Airplane Mode which is a nice touch, saves you keep going into the settings on the phone.

The sound quality of this unit is really quite good, better than I was expecting, bearing in mind that this is replacing my main CD unit.
Read more ›
20 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Ms. S. Wright on 22 Oct 2009
If you are looking at this and thinking of buying .. stop wasting any more time and order it now!! I spent ages looking for one of these that I thought would be any good without spending hundreds of pounds, I've had this item for three weeks now and couldn't be happier. The dock sits in my kitchen/dining room but is loud enough to be heard all over the downstairs, it has a neat and stylish design, the radio is a lovely addition and the sound is excellant, not tinny in the slightest and it can cope with playing base even at top levels!! - great little item!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
61 of 62 people found the following review helpful By burtie on 1 Jan 2009
I brought this system to go in the kitchen with my ipod.I looked around for a bit and yes bose probably are the best but for far more money.I got it for 60quid and ive been really pleased with it.The sound is very good and clear and the bass excellent.It is quite suprising when you turn it right up the amount of noise that comes out such a small system.It also has a built in radio and a neat little remote that both work well.To get all this for 60quid or less is a bargain.Definately purchase if your looking for a good all round system without paying silly money.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
49 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Dougie on 4 Mar 2010
Verified Purchase
I researched before buying read amazon customer reviews and they were all right. It is a great little piece of kit for playback. This is great for the bedroom too. Nice vol control for listening to favourites as you drift off. It is asthetically pleasing too- photos dont do it justice. If you are looking for a docking station for ipod then go for this one. Decent price on Amazon more expensive elsewhere. I have ipod nano 5th generation works fine.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By E. M. KIRBY on 9 Jun 2010
Verified Purchase
After a lot of research - checking customer reviews etc I decided to buy this item. We already have a Bose speakers dock which cost a lot more, looks good and produces fab quality sound but I wanted a cheaper one for my office. I was worried that any other make would be a poor substitute but this little beauty has come up trumps! I set both units up side by side and I have to admit that I was bowled over by the quality. The added bonus of an inbuilt radio makes this perfect. I would happily recommend this item
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By shalimardenim on 29 Oct 2008
Verified Purchase
Just received this item, on the recommendation of the two previous reviews. What value for money, it sounds good, definately not tinny, equaliser, fm radio and a remote all for £45 brill! I've decided to use it as a portable instead of home stereo, even though its slightly bulky the sound is good, i had purchased another one for £100 but i think this is definately good value. My only gripe is that the cables not long enough! Go on give it a try.
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By george on 1 Nov 2010
absoloutley over the moon with this piece of kit it does everything all the other reviews say. I did a bit of research before I bought this and was so impressed by the reviews for it I decided to go ahead. The sound is amazing for a fraction of the cost of what I was considering paying.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amber on 29 Sep 2010
Verified Purchase
These speakers are brilliant to use with my iPod Classic. I use them in my bedroom, and they are so loud on full volume that you can hear the music from downstairs. They look sleek and aren't too bulky. They are easily portable. The remote is very handy, although I find that you have to hold it quite high if you are sitting down. The radio option is excellent, and the aerial is long enough for you to maneuver around until you get sufficient signal.

The speakers are amazing for this price, and I definitely recommend them to anyone who just wants some small speakers for their bedroom or lounge.
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again