“ Great, full bodied sounds at an affordable price, the IW900 certainly packs a punch. However, as a result of this it is quite big and heavy, and difficult to transport. „
I can begin by saying WHAT A BARGAIN BUY! I am over the moon with this speaker , especially as it got it for 20 pounds in the currys sale ! so I didn't expect much as it wasn't the usual electrical brand I would buy from a shop so I wasn't sure whether I could trust it but I can tell you this item has been fantastic , it doesn't have the biggest range but is great for small rooms, I use it for ipod use and to connect to my TV and it has been great , the remote control fires from ages away and it has loads of options on it, this is the kind of speaker you buy for home use, not really the kind youll be having big street parties with but it has great quality and is a solid, reliable speaker for the home usage!
This speaker is perfect for me, it can be moved with no hassle and delivers good sound while remaining to keep the sleek stylish look along with most other apple accessories.
I use this speaker every single day weather is to listen to music by myself or to throw a party. This speaker has never disappointed me. It goes to a perfect volume for parties without losing its sound quality and plays your music clearly. I have also used it with my Tv using the jack lead and this worked well when inviting friends round to watch a film. This is definitely one the better speakers around for its price. It allows you to turn down the base easily and any functions on it are simple enough to understand.
The look of this speaker is simple stylish and can fit into any room. This speaker doesn't look out of place in any room i have had it in- Bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, front room, garden. Its the perfect speaker to fit into any place. It portable and isn't heavy to carry from room to room. the only issue with its appearance is that it does show up finger prints very easily, so if you are very particular then this may get a little frustrating
I would for sure recommend this product to anyone wanting a speaker that goes up to a good sound and can keep its good quality sound. This can be kept in a room or is easily portable;e as it isnt very heavy however it wasnt designed to be chucked in your bad and to take on holiday with you.
The price when i got it was lower than which it is now which unfortunately makes it hard for me to judge as i am more than happy with what i payed and i THINK i would be happy with the actual price.
I picked up this seat of speakers from my local PC World store nearly 2 years ago for a bargain price of £50. I have now noticed prices are higher than that, but even so, it is well worth the money.
These speakers come along with a remote control from which you can skip songs and change the volume, but unfortunately my remote control broke within the first day! Nevertheless, i got over this fact and focused on the speakers, of which are brilliant.
You can't alter the type of sound you get from the speakers (e.g altering the treble or bass) but as far as i am aware you can slightly alter this on your iPod. The speakers themselves deliver a great sound for any genre of music, and they are extremely reliable. I have played mine very loud for a long time now, and there has been no noticeable change in sound quality. The speakers are also extremely loud which makes them perfect for parties.
Overall a great buy!
Bought one at Currys and after two months it stopped working. The sound was not bad but there's an annoying background noise if you listen to music or tv at low volume. Currys replaced it immediately but that one was even worse. When I turned it on there was this unbearable constant high pitch noise. Currys replaced it again and guess what...high pitch noise again!! Sorry, but I can' handle that.
I have been looking around for months for a Ipod dock that can be use around the hosue or at a house party. IW900 come top in the list i could not find any other ipod dock that could match up to this for the price & Build quality. The sound is outstanding even when the volume is up high. If you stand right next to the dock you can hear a slight buzz but you do have to be up close to hear this but does not affect the music in anyway. At the shop Where i purchest my dock I was told by a shop assistent there was a new verson of this dock what was about £20 more but said its not worth the extra money. As the Wi900 has more powerI have only had mine 2 day so cant say how releable it is.
Good sound quality when the volume is turned up,however on mine I got a white noise hiss when the volume was low.This spoiled quieter sections of music and was present whether the ipod was fitted or not.Also,the remote control felt rather flimsy.I returned mine to Currys for a full refund.
This docking station is fabulous value for money! Saw it priced at £69.99 on the PC World website, half of what it was priced at previously. I was looking for something that seemed to have a feel of quality, and this speaker system is made of wood. I didn't want something made of plastic, which I feel doesn't give the depth of sound of wood does.
Very easy to set up, took longer to get it out of the box than get it working, very simple controls, plus a nice little remote control, which also adjusts bass and treble levels as well as controlling the usual ipod functions.
The sound quality is easily as good as the Bose system (my brother has one), for less than a third of the price. Even at higher volumes the quality is excellent, with very little distortion.
This would have been a good buy at £140, but at £70 it's an absolute bargain. Easily my best buy of the year.
just bought this from currys for nearly 70 pound and its brilliant.meaty,heavy and loud.remotes nice and small and it has treble and bass adjusters which is unheard of on most docks.a nice black gloss finish(which is a pain with finger prints)all in all for 70 quid a steal.buy one if your into hi-fi as this is one of the loudest out there.
Having spent a very revealing hour testing various iPod speakers in PC World with the missus, this came away the runaway winner. I'd read a few reviews and this looked to be the front runner before we hit the shops but when we heard it in the shop for the first time, we were crushingly disappointed. However, further inspection showed that the bass speaker had died on the demonstrater. So some possible quality issues (and it was pretty scratched up). However, with a new one unpackaged and plugged in, we were frankly blown away. Compared with the other ten or so we tried (all of which were at least £20 more expensive), it was leagues ahead.
Now it's home, we've tried everything from Eva Cassidy's Songbird to such sonically impossible tracks as Ulrich Schnauss's 'Stars' and it's coped utterly with all of them.
It's a heavy unit but it's heavy for a reason. Firstly, the case is made from wood (an extremely thick MDF) which gives the unit a very open and mellow sound unlike others which are entirely plastic and can sound slightly artificial. Secondly, whilst other units boast more compact and lightweight footprints, this ends up masking the fact that they have a very heavy external power-pack which is difficult to hide behind a book case or side board. The transformer in this unit is housed in the main casing with a simple wire and plug being the only external power supply.
Final nice touches include a line-in and cable (so you can use mp3 players other than an iPod or plug in a DAB radio, your PC or even your TV), a credit card style remote that controls the iPod entirely (rather than just the volume and on/off), a video out (so you can hook it up to the TV and play any videos you have on the iPod) and about 8 dock converters (one for all the different series of iPod).
All in all, for a third of the price, it blows away the Bose sound stations and indeed anything else on the market. You will not be disappointed!
iWantit iPod Speaker System
Well, the Hanton Household is almost free of CD's now. We have maybe 20 or 30 left which we just cannot part with. So, the big amp, CD player and speakers are being given away to people that need them more than us.
Now we have a PC upstairs with some nice speakers for iTunes, a PC downstairs (in the study) with some nice speakers for iTunes, but what we needed was a nice set of speakers, come docking station for the living room.
Off we went to Meadowhall to listen to some Bose speakers we had heard good things about....not so good, and very cheap design. We listened to the 'zeppelin' nice sound but pig ugly....in despair we went into Curry's in Barnsley and tried the 'iwantit' speakers, which as you can see, is basically a big, black, oblong box set of speakers. Well actually, for the tecchies, it is 2 X 15 w speakers (30w total output) and a 40w sub woofer. What does this mean? It means we had to listen to be sure that the speakers were 'fit for purpose'.
Well much to Curry's annoyance we played about 20 songs at different volumes and listened to them at varying distances from the speakers. Crisp, clear, great sound which seemed to get better as we moved away from the speakers. I don't know about sub woofers and all that, but I do know that Charlie Parker sounded like he was in the room and Linkin Park rocked Curry's....as for the Sex Pistols....well, it's great that they can still raise eyebrows 30 years on, especially at full volume.
So we parted with our £129 and the box with speaker in (not lightweight) and tootled off home.
~~~In the box~~~
The box contained; the speaker system (gosh there is a surprise) an instruction manual on a mini DVD (have to say I prefer paper manuals), a power lead, a video adapter lead, several docking ports to work with different iPods and a remote control.
~~~Set up and ease of use~~~
It looked easy so I thought I would try and set it up before reading the instruction manual on my PC. It was easy, so easy that it seemed like a con, I expected trouble, none of it. Plug it in, remove the covering for the docking port and put the iPod in, hey presto, instant music. One slight nag is that the docking station works with the specific iPod adapter only if you remove any protective casing, which is a faff every time so I use the iPod and casing on a blank dock, works fine and is plenty secure enough.
Once 'docked' you can either use the controls on top of the speaker box or the remote control. The remote control has treble and bass which I did not use in store and this makes the sound even better. The remote also has a 'mode' button so the speaker system, which can be set up to show video's and pictures through a screen (hence the 'video output' function). I have not used this at all so cannot comment on it.
I have to say, I doubt that there is better sound from a set of speakers at this price anywhere.
The placement of the box is vital however. We have found that in a corner of the room, facing out gives the best sound. The centre of a wall seemed to leave the sound with nowhere to go, I know that does not read like it makes sense, but believe me, there is something about how the sound travels which makes it better in one corner. Not only that, this is not the most aesthetically pleasing speaker system and in the corner works well, lol.
We also got a pleasant surprise in that the sound travels well throughout the house, so when going out of the living room to the kitchen etc. the sound was still crisp and clear. Do not use too much bass (unless you love it that way) as it distorts a little.
The 'crispness' is astounding on acoustic numbers and we listen to a lot of female jazz vocalists and it is gorgeous on these speakers.
If you want to remove the front screen and 'see' the speakers you can. The blue coloured controls on top are really quite nice lit up.
When not in use, the iPod (mine is gen' 4 Nano) charges, very important as some iPod speaker docks are not generation 4 compatible, this is compatible iPod's, iPod Nano's and iPod Mini's.
The whole box is not pretty but as it is quite solid, black and basically an oblong, it sits unobtrusively wherever you put it, in fact we stopped noticing it at all after a couple of days.
The whole thing feels well made and the remote control is slim and nice to the touch.
The sound is great, one year warranty, available in Curry's and many online stores; you could do a lot, lot worse.
As a final postscript, the last couple of days have been quite sunny so I have been in the garden, listening to the speakers from the living room, sound travels well outside too.