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5.0 out of 5 stars Recomended but do yourself a favour......, 15 Jan 2012
This review is from: Philips DS3020/05 Portable Docking Speaker for iPod/iPhone - White (discontinued by manufacturer) (Electronics)
I purchased this unit after reading a good independent reviews elsewhere. I am very pleased with the sound quality, which for its size and power is very good.
I am using it with an iPod Touch 4th gen and downloaded a good clock app. I may be wrong but the alarm did not wake me using this unit this morning. Although the Touch was on it had not switched
the Philips on and therefore no sound!! I'm hoping this is just me not setting it up correctly because I don't see the point in leaving the Philips on all night wasting electric and also needlesly charging the iPod
just to wake me up! Not a fault with the Philips maybe but annoying as this is what I would like to use it for! I will post more if/when I find out for you.

As for the negative reviews on here especially the one regarding sending it back because they thought the sound was mono and not good!? I would imagine there will be many ignorant people out there who have no idea how there iPhone/iPods work. Most iPods/iPhones have setting to enhance the music (tone adjustments for one). These are the equaliser settings and can make a huge difference to the overall sound quality so please experiment with all your Apple settings before giving anything a bad review! My girlfriend wanted to try my dock after hearing my iTouch and used her iPhone in it. It sounded very tinny/too much treble! I checker her settings and under the equalisation her phone was set to treble booster (settings/music/EQ)! I changed it to EQ off and that made all the difference. As I said earlier these setting are purely fixed tone setting that alter bass and treble accordingly and are maybe worth experimenting with but always remember to set it off after just in case you listen to some music that is already bass or treble heavy which can then cause distortion. Also it was said that it sounded mono etc... Obviously you cannot get true stereo separation on any player with speakers so close together hence the need for speakers being set around 6 feet apart in a true stereo hi-fi system. This Philips does a great disguising where the sound comes from giving an spacial feel to the music. I think some early surround sound amplifier manufacturers used to call that effect pseudo surround.
I hope this helps someone.
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Initial post: 29 Feb 2012 17:32:11 GMT
Valerie Lock says:
Thank you for telling me about the volume thing - I was thinking it was awfully quiet, but soon sorted it out thanks to your advice
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