Conclusion: A reasonably attractive and slightly retro micro system is letdown by distinctly average sound quality from digital sources - including from its iPhone dock - and optional speakers that fail to impress. If you can't bear to rip-and-sell your CD collection, you've made the right choice; this Onkyo does well with CD if paired with some decent speakers, but overall this system has one too many rough edges to be declared fit for the digital age of audio.
Pros: Small size, price, CD sound quality
Cons: Fiddly remote control, sound from iPhone and USB
Summary: After conquering the AV receiver market, Onkyo has turned its attentions from home cinema to hi-fi with a feature-packed micro system that comes in at a price that challenges a mid-range iPhone dock – and even includes one on its roof.
Excerpt: Name: CS-545UK (Onkyo) Type: Micro hi-fi with iPod dock Specs: Click here for full specs Price: £299 from AV-Land £300 wont buy you an awful lot when it comes to hi-fis these days, but Onkyo have staked a claim…