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Because Lenco isn't a well-known brand, I was wary of buying this product without testing it out first. I ended up getting from HMV for £100. I'm so impressed with it, it's the best iPod dock you can get for that price. If it had a popular brand name on it, you'd be looking at paying at least twice the price for the same quality.
When I got it out of the box, I realised I had to screw the stand on myself. The screws ended up going in a bit bent, but that could just be my bad DIY skills.
The sound quality is incredible. It easily matches up to the bigger brands, which was surprising.
As well as a dock, I can plug a USB lead in, an SD card, and it can be used as a regular speaker. You can charge your iPod in the dock, your phone in the USB, and have your laptop plugged in playing stuff at the same time.
If you need to buy an Xmas or birthday present, or replace your smaller dock which you probably spent the same amount on, you definitely need to get this. The brand is becoming more recognised so I'd suggest getting the products cheap before the price goes up.
There's no doubt the Lenco high power ipod tower looks good. It stands about a metre off the ground but i am always wary of products like this because usually if the products looks really good, it will either be stupidly expensive or there will be something wrong with the quality of sound. At around £100 i thought i might be buying a rubbish speaker that looks really good but actually it works well for the moeny, in any case if it was made by Bose or another big name brand i bet the price would be about £150 for the same speaker. Building upwards is a technique that has been tried before in the speaker market. It saves space by making the width of the speaker smaller so you can fit it into smaller spaces.
The speaker is not difficult to set up only taking a few minutes but every time you turn the system off and on it goes back to default settings so you have to fiddle around to get it back to your method of input which can can be annoying. The speaker is plit up into two with a 25W speaker and 30W subwoofer. The sound quality is not top of the range, but this is not a top of the range speaker. It does come with an FM radio but unless you don't have a radio on one of your devices by now it's not a very good feature as it is low quality. If i was paying £200 i would be dissapointed but in terms of value for money it's really good. The speaker has a small LED display which is quite dim and the controls are a bit fidely. Also the speakers remote is made of plastic and feels a bit cheap and chunky.
Despite a few flaws this is speaker i'd say is definetly worth the money. There are better out there for more of your money but most of all it sounds good for what it's worth and will look swish in your bedroom.
I ordered this product from amazon after seeing one displayed in my local HMV. The main draw to the product is not only its looks, which I personally feel are beautiful, but also its sound quality which can rival that of companies such as BOSE, and at a third of the price I don't think you could ask for more. Not only that but the product has an iPod/iPhone charging dock, a 60 preset radio, an AUX port and a side USB port for playing music for a USB drive. This means that you get so much versatility in how you can play music from this product it blows competitors out of the water. Furthermore it comes with a small black remote which works perfectly, even in controlling the music playing from your iPod. After purchasing this a couple of my friends saw it and wanted to buy the same, by which time amazon were sold out. So my advice would be to buy this amazing product while stocks still last, because at this price, they won't.
Got this at asda last year for £75 and I have to say it's a real bargain. It's basically an oversized ipod dock for the living room. Not only does it amplyfy your ipod (or other audio device) it has an integrated FM radio with 60 preset channels.
The main draw however is the sound quality and appearance both of which far exceeded my expectations of such a product at this price range. Another the advantage is the remote control.
I have only tried it with my ipod so far but it comes with usb, sd and aux sockets so you should be able to use pretty much any cd / mp3 player / pc with it.
Great sound quality.
Equalizer allows bass/treble adjustment.
FM radio which picked up a signal well and comes with presets.
Can be used with a variety of audio / multimedia devices.
Excellent value - this sort of thing often sets you back two or three times as much.
Variety of colours to match your decor.
I want one in every room!
Over all a great product which does the job flawlessly. Sound quality is equivalent to similar products going for £200+. Recommended to all.