iHome iP1 Studio Series Audio System for iPhone/iPod Review
3 March 2011
Summary: The iP1 Sound System with iPhone/iPod dock from iHome sports a very modern look and comes with enough power for most home users; the Bongiovi DPS sound enhancement is also present on this unit like it was on the iP49, along with an extra set of speaker faces, Component Video output and Line-in jack for using it with different external sound sources, without the need to have an iPhone/iPod plugged in at that time.
Conclusion: iHome’s iP1 attempts to bring studio quality sound to your home by packing high quality speakers, powerful amplifiers and proprietary signal processing into a very hip, modern looking iPod speaker package. Though very robust and powerful, we found that the iP1’s sound was a little aggressive and, at times, distracting. We recommend you take a listen to one before deciding if it is right for you.
Pros: Stylish, modern look, Excellent build quality, Component/composite video output
Cons: Very pronounced bass and treble, Not easily portable, No clock/alarm functions
Excerpt: (1 items) Over the past few years, most of us have made a musical sacrifice: We’ve switched from listening to CDs to listening to MP3 files, and in the process we’ve lost some of the nuances of the music in order to have easily portable digital tunes. But what if you could have your MP3s and your high-quality audio, too? That’s the promise of iHome’s iP1 , an iPod speaker dock that claims to restore what compression technologies like MP3 take out.
Pros: Striking design, Good voicing, Enhancement sounds good with rock and pop music
Cons: Music is sometimes unnatural and harsh, Consistent fuzzy sound below music
Summary: iPod docks are nothing new, but iHome has set a new standard with the iP1. At $299, this device will not fit in everyone’s budget, but with its forward-thinking design and superb sound, this is the iPod dock to beat.
iHome iP1: il sistema audio dock con grinta alla prova
21 December 2009
Excerpt: E’ il primo prodotto di iHome notissima e vendutissima in tutto il modo per i suoi sistemi audio con sveglia, nel campo dei sistemi dock di medio prezzo e media potenza. Il look è sicuramente originale ma come va sul lato sonoro e quello della versatilità? Macitynet lo ha provato per voi. Molti di voi conoscono il marchio iHome per essere stato il primo a proporre una vasta gamma di sveglie con dock per iPod.