Product Type: Philips hifi systems
Newest Review: ... good for the price, (£59.99 from Argos) it's certainly loud enough for a Childs bedroom, and even at the highest volume setting sounds... more
Bargain HiFi that sounds and looks good
Philips MC 146
Member Name: coconut-ice
Philips MC 146
Advantages: great value for money
Disadvantages: feels a little 'plasticy' and can distort slightly at high volumes
I bought the Philips MC146 for my 11 year old daughter for Christmas and I'm pleasantly surprised by the overall quality of this Hi Fi. Firstly it looks good and is compact and easy to set up; you simply attach two wires into each speaker, plug it into the mains and away you go! Secondly the sound quality is really quite good for the price, (£59.99 from Argos) it's certainly loud enough for a Childs bedroom, and even at the highest volume setting sounds reasonably clear. However if the song has a loud base then it can distort slightly when the volume is turned up to its maximum and the bass boost button switched on but for general use its actually quite good.
When listening to CD's I found the sound quality much crisper than when listening via iPod, also for some reason the volume seems to go higher when listening to CDs, not that I will ever let my daughter turn the volume to full, but I just wanted to test it out!
The iPod docking station has several different size holders for the various iPod models, which I'm assuming allows it to be compatible with most iPods - old and new. The iPod charges whilst the Hifi is on and acts as a convenient place to store your iPod when not in use.
The radio tunes in quickly and is easy to programme in fact there really isn't too much to get your head around with this system, the features are straightforward and buttons self explanatory. It looks good, though made mainly of plastic it feels a little lightweight, but you get what you pay for and in my opinion this is excellent value for money.
Summary: overall a good little hifi that does the job!
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