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.