Summary: Overall I'm happy with the iM3C. I use it at work and take it home on the weekends. The portability is a plus. The downside is the audio quality is not as good as I'd expected from the other reviews. Every now and then, there is a popping sound, and I can't pinpoint what makes it happen. I do not listen at high volume levels, especially in the office, so that's not it.
Summary: if you have a 60gb ipod photo. a lot of people went for the older im3 model without the c, and wind up with something that would not fit with the ipod photo. i had to call altec lansing to get the im3 and im3c issue straighten out. i am very pleased with the purchase. most of all, it is the portability. i bought this item with the intention to take it on the road.
Summary: The IM3C directly supports all 3&4 generation IPODs including the 60Gb. It replicates the function of the docking station and comes with international power adapters both result in significant savings over separate purchases. Power cable included but not docking USB. Automatic poweroff is battery mode only. Sound quality is very good for 2 watt speakers. It is not intended to provide room filing sound but is excellent as a travel sound system. Very small and light.
Summary: I was looking for a decent sounding, reasonably priced, speaker system for use on my night stand and while traveling. The IM3C has exceeded all my expectations. In it's travel bag, with AC Adaptor it takes up less room than a hardback book. The 110-240 power supply comes complete with all the adaptors I need to plug it in in Germany, Korea, and Japan (I travel often, so this is handy). Better yet, it charges the iPod, so I don't have to carry the iPod charger.
Summary: I've been using this for a few weeks with my 3rd Generation iPod and have no serious complaints. I've primarly used it to listen to Audiobooks (from audible.com or ripped from CDs) and find the sound quality more than adequate. I've also used it to listen to a wide range of music from Opera and Classical to Rock and Jazz.
Summary: I think these are the best speakers to get for you ipod. They are small but deliver a great sound. They are also more portable in that they can run on 4 AA batteries, so if you travel a lot like me, this is a must. It is also better for your ipod's built in battery becuase you are not supposed to be constantly charging your ipod and you should be letting it drain before charging.
Great sound, extremely portable, good value overall
12 July 2007
Summary: If you are considering taking your ipod and speakers places, these are the speakers to get. These are extremely portable and lightweight, work on AA batteries as well as on AC power (110-220v), and the sound quality for its size is superb. The black carry case is well designed though not intended to absorb shocks. A little additional padding would have been a nice touch. As would have been a white color to match the speakers.
Summary: I bought this set of speakers because I travel a lot for work and wanted to be able to listen to my music in my hotel room. My friend has the set that is made specifically for the ipod mini and I was not very impressed with the sound, especially when the volume was turned up. So I decided to go a step up and buy these instead. I am really glad I did, these have far superior sound and there are special adapters to fit almost all kinds of ipods, so my mini fits perfectly.