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5.0 out of 5 stars
Very good - but a few minor niggles.., 11 Sept. 2011
OK - so the first thing to say is that this produces some very good sounds for such a small package, particularly managing to get some decent bass! It really does sound impressive for it's size and can fill a fairly decent size room if turned up. It certainly 'punches above its weight'!
The controls are easy to use, and there are very few of them (on/off button on the top, and volume + and - on the base).
So to the first 'niggle' - the docking connector is on a spring so it can accommodate different size iPods and iPhones, but the spring is a little too strong. I'm getting slightly nervous that it will damage my iPhone connector, particularly as the connector does not initially line up with my iPhone (but ok for an iPod nano).
Second niggle - every time I connect my iPhone it tells me I should download the Philips app that apparently adds more functionality. I did, it wasn't that good, and I uninstalled it. But the docking station (through my iPhone) keeps nagging me and it is just starting to become irritating...
So back to the sound... For the price this really is good, though not perfect. It manages to play solidly across all of the ranges, only being challenged by very deep bass. But perhaps its weakness is that the whole of the music doesn't always join up very well, and at times part of the music you are listening to can sound separated from the rest. This is when you realise it isn't a B&W Zeppelin! But again, look at the price and you can forgive it somewhat especially as it doesn't necessarily spoil the overall musical 'experience'.
I would definitely recommend this docking station for the price.