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I needed a new Ipod docking station as my old one didn't support the Iphone so I asked for a new one for Christmas. I went with my dad to Birmingham for the day and we wondered into HMV and picked out this dock after testing it out in the store.
There hasn't been an easier product to get out of a box!
I took it out and it needed no setting up. When I plugged it in, the date and time was already set up which was a bonus. I scanned the box and noticed it said it was a dream machine. Not really knowing what this was, I looked in the instructions to find you can set it at certain intervals of time, to turn off when you go to bed. 90,60,30 or 15 minutes it will play for then it will stop playing music. What an excellent addition to an already brilliant device.
I then plugged my Iphone into the front of the docking station which automatically starts to charge your Iphone or your Ipod. The front has an LCD screen with the time lit up at all times. This was the selling point for me as I wanted something multifunctional with a clock and with an amazing sound. You can also set an alarm on here to either play music from your Ipod/Iphone or to play the radio. I haven't set an alarm on here yet as I don't need one so much when I have a 3 year old daughter to wake me up at 7.30am!.
The buttons for all functions are available on the top of the dock and next to where you plug your phone or ipod. It also comes with a small remote control so you can change songs or turn it off from across the room. I've put my docking station next to the bed in my room so I have no use for the remote at the moment.
I am planning on having a new years eve party and I will be using this docking station for that. When it was first set up, I had it in the kitchen to play music whilst I was cooking and the sound is amazing. It was set up on mega bass which is excellent for sound. I was listening to Lana Del Rey's album on the Iphone, and the quality coming from the speakers was just like listening to a top of the range Hi-Fi system. My old docking station sounds like a tin of baked beans compared to this. I was pleasantly surprised by this sound system as it cost just £50 from HMV and for that price, you wouldn't expect such an amazing sound to be produced.
height: 16.5cm tall
width: 29cm long
It's nice and small enough to fit on shelves, dressers or just on sideboards. I love having this in my kitchen when I am cooking a dinner which takes long periods of time to prepare as I can either listen to my own music or stick the radio on to listen to the new music in the charts.
I really like the size of the speakers. The speaker is the whole of the front of the docking station and through the casing you can see there are two speakers inside which are excellent. The sound that comes from the mega expand is perfection. I have heard other docking stations which have cost hundreds of pounds and have been on par with this. The volume goes up to 30 which is rather deafening. I used this for my new years eve party and it was too loud so it stayed on around 20 but I use 12/13 for just everyday use.
So far, this docking station has been nothing but wonderful. It gives an amazing sound, acts as a clock and alarm and is so easy to use. The instructions are easy to follow to set the alarms and the functions are easily changed with the buttons. It was set up on Mega Bass to which I clicked the sound button which added Mega expand which made the sound even better! I am so happy with this docking station and have recommended it to a lot of my friends who have been looking for similar players for their Ipods/Iphones. I always have the perception of Sony making excellent products and I was definitely proved right. I don't have anything bad to say about this device at all as it's already proved itself with the amazing sound it produces.
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