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I have borrowed these speakers from my brother and have had them for almost a week and they are very impressive. I will review them in few categories.
These speakers are very small and i have to say that i was slightly disappointed first looking a them but this is not a problem as they have a lot of power despite this. They are black as you can see in the picture and are small enough to fit on a desk which is where the speakers have lived when i have been using them. Also they come with a remote which has lots of functions and i was impressed with how sturdy it was. There are also playback controls along the top if you dont want to use the remote. So overall they look great and even better when they have an ipod in them.
You can either dock the ipod on the connecter which support most generations of ipods for charging and every generation with the 30pin connector for playback without charging, or you can use bluetooth to connect with the speakers if your device has bluetoothing capabilities. The quality over both is flawless over bluetooth and through the dock. You can also play music with any device with a 3.5mm headset jack (most modern phones) as there is a connector handily placed at the back of the dock. These speakers excel with music that has a large amount of bass because there is a button on the top which is a bass boost and when it is turned on there is a crazy amount of bass, You can hear it through the walls of my house when i play bass heavy music.
I think the main users of these speakers would use them for casual listening at home and maybe a small party. These speakers are deceptively powerful and the full volume is very loud indeed. However these speakers are for a home environment rather than a party as they do not produce excellent quality sound when the volume is high but it is still better loud quality than most speakers in this price range. These speakers have the potential to have portability as they are small enough to bring round to a friends house if you want to blast some tunes. They have to run on mains power so would not be suited for outdoor usage.
The speakers i am using cos around the £100 mark (£109 i think) but it says that they can be purchased for £70 at the top of this page. If this is the case then you dont have to worry that would be great value for money. On the other hand if we assume that they could be £100 that is a harder decision to make as the value for money goes down slightly. There are more attractive speakers on the market for this price made by phillips and they have more functionality but i doubt they provide the sound quality that this little beast has.
There is not too much to say in this section as overall these speakers are top notch. The one problem that i have encountered is the dock connector being slightly flimsy. I had these problems with the ipod video and not the iphone as the device did not come with the ipod video adapter. This is a small issue and has not detracted from my enjoyment though. Also the sound quality decreases when its very loud but this will not be problem for most of you as very loud on these speakers is VERY loud.
To conclude these make excellent speakers for the home with enough power for social occasions.
Listening to music is a great way to fall asleep at night and wake up in the morning. Download the made for iPod/iPhone app from the iTunes App store, and you can set play and sleep timers direct from your device.
|Product Description:||Sony RDP-X30IP - speaker dock - with Apple cradle - For Portable use - wired|
|Product Type:||Speaker dock - with Apple cradle - portable - wired|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||32.6 cm x 13.5 cm x 14 cm|
|Nominal Output Power (Total):||20 Watt|
|Speaker System Details:||2 - 10 Watt|
|Battery:||Speaker battery - rechargeable|
|Designed For:||Apple iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S; iPod classic; iPod nano (1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, 6G); iPod touch (1G, 2G, 3G, 4G)|