Product Type: Sony speakers
Newest Review: ... this dock has great sound and is a steal for the price. A great budget dock from Sony.... more
It's not for me!
Member Name: spendywendy
Advantages: Great price, classy looks
Disadvantages: empty sound quality
I recently sold my Bose sounddock because it wouldn't charge my new ipod touch. I looked at lots of speaker docks and this one really stood out with wall to wall rave reviews. At 69.99 it seemed like amazing value too.
The dock arrived within a couple of days of ordering and I was pretty keen to hear what everyone had been raving about.
I won't be going into all the technical detail etc.. as you can get all that from the product details and does most of that detail really help anyway?
First impressions out of the box were good. It looks well built and more expensive than it is. But now. The acid test. What does it sound like?
Answer? Much as it pains me to say it, pretty disappointing.
I read reports about it filling the room with a rich full sound ( I was expecting an Albert Hall type experience) and it just doesn't.
There isn't much of a stereo effect and there is no richness of tone or depth to the sound. Much has been made of the bass boost function which I tried, but frankly it just made the bass sound more rattly. Plus this is a bit gimicky, if the bass was rich enough this would be unnecessary.
Another gripe is the fact that it just doesn't go loud enough (I know, I know I sound like a teenager). I like my music loud, well at least loud enough to drown out my singing!
But it's not just about volume, it's hard for me to explain, but I need to feel the bass in my ribs not just my ears. Loud music through a poor music system is just plain annoying.
I suppose the real crux of the problem is this, I had a bose system before and frankly there was absolutely no comparison.
Before you say it, yes,I appreciate that there is a big price difference between the two but having owned the bose I just couldn't live with the reduced sound quality.
The advice I would give anybody when shopping for something like this, if at all possible, go to a shop and do your own sound comparison.
No amount of written reviews can describe a sound to you.
By the way, I sent this back and bought another Bose!
Summary: Good price but empty sound
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