Conclusion: This versatile portable speaker system looks and sounds good enough to get just about any party started. The price may seem high, but you're getting plenty of power for the money.
Pros: Analog audio inputs provide versatility. Battery or AC operation. Adjustable docking cradle fits any generation of iPod or iPod mini. Looks very cool. Full sound, with plenty of volume.
Cons: No LCD or LED on the unit or remote to indicate volume or tone-control levels. Tone controls are only on the (easily lost) wireless remote. Doesn't come with a carrying case or bag. Built-in handle is uncomfortable.
Excerpt: (1 items) If you're looking for a portable system that's compact enough to fit in your suitcase or backpack, the inMotion iM7 isn't for you. But if you're willing to sacrifice small size, the iM7 is clearly the best sounding--and loudest--portable system on the market. It has a few quirks that keep it from getting our rare 5-Play rating, but it still easily earns our Playlist Pick designation.
Excerpt: (1 items) Until recently, if you wanted a compact speaker system for your iPod, you were forced to compromise: portability or sound quality/volume. That’s not to say you didn’t have any good options; we’ve been big fans of portable systems such as Altec Lansing’s inMotion iM3 and iMmini ($180 and $130, respectively), and Logic 3’s iStation ($100).
Pros: Attractive and functional design, Adjustable treble and bass, Video output for iPod photo slideshows, Best portable iPod sound we’ve heard, Remote control
Cons: Bass/treble adjustable only via remote, No volume/bass/treble indicator, Doesn’t sync iPod with your computer, Awkward carrying handle
Summary: Just when we thought all iPod speaker systems were doomed to sound shrill and ugly, the iM7 comes along to knock us out of our gloomy fugue. Where others have failed, the iM7 beats a fierce and bassy cry across a battlefield littered with fallen, tinny, inferior speakers
Summary: Wer gedacht hat, Ipod-Lautsprecher müssten immer nur schrille und scheußliche Töne von sich geben, den belehrt das iM7 jetzt eines Besseren. Über das Schlachtfeld, auf dem schon zahlreiche zweitrangige und minderwertige Lautsprecher verstreut liegen, schmettert das Audiosystem iM7 einen angriffslustigen und bassstarken Klang.