Summary: My only disappointment was I'm having trouble connecting my Ipod Touch 4G...it worked on day one, but not day two. When I looked at the instructions I saw that it isn't compatible, so I can't complain. I wish it had radio.
Summary: I have listened to both the imt810 and i just bought the ik501. Listening to classical, jazz, big band and easy going music, the imt810 was about 5% better. Listening to Katie Perry, Black Eyed Peas, Carly Rae Jepson, etc. both the imt810 and the ik501 was about even. Listening to country it was about even. Now where the ik501 comes ahead is when your turn the volume up. The kicker is clearer and almost no distortion.
Summary: I was a little dissapointed at first because I had ordered the Kicker iK501 to give to my fiance for Christmas and when it came in the mail it was a Kicker iK500. The difference between the two is the iK501 works with the new generation iPods better such as the remote actually works and it charges the iPod when plugged in. So we received a discount of $40 on the iK500 since we received the wrong one so overall I spent $104 for the system and that is including shipping.
Summary: Hey All, bought this unit a little over 2 months ago, its pretty sweet. I wanted something with quality sound at not too much of a dent on my wallet, this fit the bill for sure. During my search all arrows were leading to the bose system. I found this unit on another site and it had great reviews, came over to amazon and it was 50 bucks cheaper.
Great Sounds but feature-light and a few potential minor flaws
RivulentDotCom "Professional Web Developer", Amazon
24 March 2010
Summary: I use this with the iPod app on my iPhone and I'm pretty pleased. This box sounds really good. I'm not enough of an audiophile to be able to describe the sound in technical detail, but I do know that it sounds good. The audio is clear and crisp and I can't notice and muddling on higher volumes, though I admit I haven't tried cranking it up beyond the comfort level for my ears.
Summary: A friend of mine bought one of the high dollar BOSE iPod systems which I found very impressive, and which my wife became enamored with. I, however, was not inclined to spend $500+ on a boombox, refined or not. The Kicker iK501 is actually a bit bigger than the BOSE, and sounds quite good. On the down side, it doesn't sound quite as refined as the BOSE, and if you want to use it outside, you don't have the rechargeable battery thing that the BOSE includes.