Newest Review: ... of the sound is really high no matter what the source is. Speaking of sources. The Hi-Fi uses the standard 3.5mm headphone jack which i... more
A serious sound system!
Member Name: NotMyToothbrush
Advantages: Great quality sound, USB connection, stylish design
We have this Hi-Fi in our common room after an investment by the school as well as contributions by past students. It is one for practically the whole day and sounds great. It is usually on quite quietly and sounds perfect but at certain times we will really run it up and somehow it sounds even better. The sounds really clear and crisp. The quality of the sound is really high no matter what the source is.
Speaking of sources. The Hi-Fi uses the standard 3.5mm headphone jack which is what we generally use so that anybody can just walk up and connect their phones, but it also has a USB connection which means that people can also charge their gadgets at the same time. This is a feature I didn't expect at first and didn't understand what the port was actually fro until somebody used their iPod charging cable in the system. The issue with the USB connection is that it doesn't always work - there are a couple of devices which refuse to work with USB and therefore we just revert back to the headphone jack - the sound quality sounds the same with both so it doesn't really matter that much.
The system itself is very big. It takes up an entire shelf. The control box itself is fairly large but the two speakers and one sub-woofer are each even bigger and you really do need a large space to arrange them correctly. I have seen bigger systems but this is still probably too big for the majority of rooms.
The design of the system is really nice, it looks very modern and stylish. The majority of the Hi-Fi is just a standard black colour but the speakers, behind the protective mesh, is blue and this contrasts well to the black to add to the Hi-Fi's aesthetic appeal.
Summary: Great sound quality at a decent price
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