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  • Unfortunately, there are a few practicality issues with the speakers

    • by thealohaboy

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      This set of speakers/iPod dock will fit fell in any room. The system is fairly large, so probably won’t suit most for travelling. The system has exposed yellow drivers which give it a very distinctive look.

      It also has touch sensitive controls (play/pause, skip etc. ) which are backlit blue - some say that this contrasts with the yellow.

      However, it isn’t the looks that make the speakers what they are; it is the sound quality. The speakers have a very well balanced sound, and this

      is true for all volumes.

      Even at high volumes (and these speakers can get to very high volumes) all the sounds can be heard without much distortion. I don’t use the speakers at high volumes often (for fear of annoying my neighbours!) but when I have it has been a quality sound.

      Unfortunately, there are a few practicality issues with the speakers. Firstly, the speakers play your iPod whenever you dock it, so if you just want to charge it you will be confronted with ...

      • blaring music, which may come as a surprise.

        Secondly, the touch controls are incredibly hard to use - it is very tough to get them to function as desired, and in bright sunlight (or just light from the window) they are very hard to see, let alone distinguish from each other. The remote is not much better either.

        It has to be pointed exactly at the speakers to be picked up because it is is infra-red. This means that changing songs or volumes from the

        other side of the room is a challenging affair.

        Finally, the system seems to un-dock the iPod at the slightest movement. However, what it loses in practicality it makes up in sound quality, and this is what you buy the speakers for.

        I managed to get mine for just £30 in a second hand shop (although they were still in their original packaging) so it was a steal! However, they are selling for about £45 at the moment, which is much better than their original RRP of about £79. 99.

    yiannis says :

    this is not working with iphone?
    JR John says :

    Many different types of headphone and earphone sets are incompatible with Apple devices. This is due to a difference in functionality of these products.
    Galega says :

    Yes, that’ true. It won’t work with any iOS devices, be it iPhone or iPad. However, it will work with Mac computer/laptop of Apple. It is not compatible with iOS.
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