Summary: It plays loud, it plays clear. No distortion. Rocks your tunes like nobodys business. This is one of the best purchases I've made in a long time. All the other reviews speak volumes about how great this ipod dock is. Believe it. It really makes a run at Bose and I believe surpasses it due to the great bass response and the volume you crank this too and still have it be crystal clear. If you're on the fence, go for it.
Summary: This speaker is a fantastic speaker that will blow you away. The sound quality is great. This thing can get really loud, 25 is plenty and it goes all the way up to 40. Also it is very good looking and cool. The subwoofer in the back is excellent. This thing can produce lots of bass that you can hear and even feel. This speaker has excellent sound quality and clarity with lots of bass. Also it comes with a easy to use remote.
Summary: I purchased the Kicker ik501 for my mom. After she heard my Bose unit at my house she mentioned that she would love something like it for her line dancing classes. I explained how the Bose is very pricey and let me do some searching on the internet for a better deal. Well I found it, this unit here will fill a large room with sound. I was totally shocked when I tried it out. I would also highly recommend it for outside use too.
Conclusion: I read blogs on this speaker system and ordered it. The sound is great. It's very portable. I use it with my droid phone streaming pandora radio. I just use an auxillary cord because I can't set it in the iPod cradle which is fine. It would be nice if the had another nitch area that you could prop other components in if you don't use an ipod. Also there is no FM tuner but that's not important to me. I bring this speaker system with me to parties etc.
Conclusion: I've had the ik501 for a couple weeks and it has totally surpassed my expectations! Everybody i show it to is amazed at the loud volume for a unit of it's size and still maintains excellent sound quality. If you're looking for a loud ipod or zune dock i would seriously consider the Kicker IK501!
Geof from Johannesburg, South Africa, Sonic Electronix
18 October 2011
Conclusion: Thumbs up for such a small piece to deliver such excellent sound quality and overall sound expansion, really great even outdoors, this thing is Loud and the best part is to control my iphone with the remote.
Summary: I am currently serving in Afghanistan and needed a stereo to help alleviate some of the stress of working out in the hot sun. I first looked into getting the speaker system from Beats by Dre after one of my peers had one delivered. Yes the Beat Box sounds good and can get loud, but I wasn't looking to spend $200+ for something that was probably not going to last through the year. I have heard the Bose systems before and was not impressed.
Summary: It's got the right price, size and bass. I love the ikick. I bring it out on the patio every night. The louder it sounds, the better. But even at low volumes, you enjoy the sound, especially knowing it's potential. I am very picky, however, I'm glad I bought the ikick.
Summary: I did a lot of homework on what to get as a ipod mp3 dock and bose is great, clear and loud. The problem with bose is it won't be good for my kind of music as i need bass in my music. I didn't want the dre box cause it was to dam big. I want something as small and portable as I can but with a lot of bass. I came across this and read a lot about it saw YouTube videos and fell in love with it and ordered it.