Top positive review
5 people found this helpful
on 28 April 2013
I've bought this with the intention of it being the sound system in the garden gazebo for the (hopefully) coming Summer.
For me, the clincher was the rechargeable battery as the intention is not to have a permanent mains cable out to the garden. But the on-board battery makes it power-compatible with my iPod, net-book and DAB radio, all of which can now play through this Sony for all my outdoor music, radio and iPlayer use.
I say 'almost' perfect for just the one reason. Although the sound is very high quality there is a lack of bass when playing from the docked iPod. As the iPod's EQ is disabled when playing through the base connector this can't be corrected. The 'Sound' controls on the dock are limited as you can't have the bass-boost and sound-expander on at the same time. When connecting devices via the cable though you have the device's own EQ to use and that's when the full range of the dock's sound capability can be shown. The dock CAN play a lovely bass tone, it's just a question of being able to access it.
Overall, an excellent product which makes you wonder why more docks aren't rechargeable.