Summary: I bought this a year ago to go with my 60gb classic. Incredible sound even if it is a little bass-heavy. I just upgraded to a Touch 2G and I was very happy with how it fit in the IM9 without any dock adapter. The problem is that it won't charge the Touch! It says "Charging is not supported with this accessory." Bummer, because the Pandora app sounds incredible on the IM9. It's like having satellite radio without the fees.
Summary: Had this ipod speaker for a year and the sound quality meets my high standards for my bedroom since my living room stereo is a $2000 system. I was delighted by the deep bass coming from a small portable system and I am convinced that most people will enjoy listening to it. The biggest drawbacks are that it does not have a remote; it does not have a handle; and it is relatvely big and heavy.
Summary: When I first heard it, I knew that it was the one for me. This little guy had much more powerful bass than other things its size. In fact, it's so powerful that it can be a little overbearing unless you turn down the bass in the setting/EQ menu. But the thing that I wondered about most was the "pop" when one song ends and another when the next song starts (yeah, it bugged the heck out of me too).
Summary: First, let my refute an opinion about the IM9 that seems to have created a bit of a bad rap. After reading numerous reviews on this unit I decided to purchase it despite about 70% of the reviews mentioning an annoying hiss present especially at low volume levels. After purchasing my IM9 through Amazon on November 1st 2007 I fully expected to encounter this annoyance and in fact I had steeled myself to anticipate it.
Summary: I bought 8 different speaker systems to try out for my daughters' iPods before Christmas, from stores in my areas. Several sounded so bad, or were of such poor cnstruction, that I had no problem nixing them from the list and returning them for full refunds. However, the Altec Lancing iM9 inMotion was the best, so I shopped online to get the best price. Pros: Great base sound. Rich and well balanced sound.
Summary: I love my IM9, or we lovingly refer to it, the "jambox." That being said, there are some pros and cons... PRO: Totally portable RUGGED (used everyday in Iraq.) Sound quality great, when plugged in Gets LOUD when plugged in, still loud when not plugged in but the lows pop. CON: Sometimes the Ipod needs to be reset when in dock Sound quality diminishes when not on AC power Overall, this system is really good for dirty, rugged conditions.
Summary: I bought this speaker system for two reasons: Sound quality, and the fact that the Ipod is completely enclosed. I could never figure out why so many systems are designed with the iPod flimsily hanging off the front, easily knocked off and hard to push the buttons with one hand. Sound quality: I compared this with about 12 other speaker systems, and short of the much more expensive klipsch and bose systems, it clearly outperformed in terms of audio quality.
Summary: I bought the IM9 yesterday after spending an hour at the Apple store listening to all the alternatives. Loved the Bose system, but couldn't justify the expense. It was a decision between this and a Klipsch product, but when it came to sound balance (you have no control over bass, treble, etc. on any of them) -- using Barry White for the comparison -- the Klipsch was WAY too tinny.