Reviews and Problems with Altec Lansing inMotion Compact - IMT320
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Broke - Bought 2 and neither lasted
19 September 2013
Summary: We purchased two of these for our kids, one for an iPod and one for an iPhone. Right out of the box we really liked the size (not so large that it takes up an entire shelf, and the sturdiness of the player. The one for the iPod didn't work from the start and we returned it for a full return (less shipping). I was frustrated that we were not refunded for the shipping since it didn't ever work while in our possession but there was no way around that.
Summary: I did some research before buying an iPod dock to replace my Athena dock that I had for years. This Altec looked good on paper. Took delivery, hooked it up, powered it up and put on a song. It sounded weak and tinny. I had it set up in my garage and it just didn't measure up in any respect. Clarity was marginal. Volume was insufficient. I spent $60 on this unit. So, more research. I settled on the iHome iP3 Studio Series Audio System with Bongiovi Acoustics Technology.
Summary: It doesn't work with iPhone 4, and that is not clear from this page or the packaging or the product's web site. It probably has good sound, but when I plug in the iPhone 4 a message pops up on my screen that says "This Accessory Not Compatible with This Device" or something close to that.
Summary: I received the IMT320 and immediately tried to use it with my iPod and iPod Touch. Didn't work. Contacted Altec for support. They said I needed the latest software, which I didn't have. So, I downloaded the most recent iTunes software, and it still didn't work. Tried my son's iPhone 3 and it didn't work either. So, I contacted Altec support again. They said it was a software problem. I told them that he LED light next to the "On" button didn't work.
Summary: As an audiophile I never thought I'd say this, but this speaker is TOO good. I just got an iPhone 4S and wanted a dock for my desk at work to charge it, and figured may as well grab one with speakers too. My only gripe with it is that I can only listen to it at volume level 1. Even at 2, it's too loud and the people near me can hear. If i were using this in a home office or for any other use it would be perfect though.
Summary: Probably just repeating the words of others, but I still can't believe how loud this thing is. I've been using this for over a year, nearly everyday as my primary music player. It fills up my whole house. The sound quality is great. It seems to last all day on batteries. It's small, compact, reasonably priced, all around great deal and no complaints.
Summary: Closing the clasp sucks, so buy a rubber band -- you will need it, because the clasp is too far away from the closing button. Works great and great speakers, but with the rubber band, duck tape, or rope it looks cruddy. Once again, the customer is the quality control. Can't the pay someone to test close one?
Summary: I recently bought this because I was in need of something to play music with while at work...I work at a kitchen so you really need something small that can really get some sound going...we had an old iPod dock that sounded ok...it was not the best quality in the world but it was do-able...however, that one recently broke down and we were in need to get another one...
Summary: Length:: 0:46 Mins I love this little speaker system. I've had it about a month now and it works great. The sound for $40 to $50 could not be better and the speakers go pretty loud when turned all the way up. I use it with my IPHONE 4S and I have yet to run into a problem yet. Pandora works fine for me. Itunes works perfectly. I love how the device can be used with an ac adapter or batteries.
Summary: After owning this Altec Lansing speaker dock for 6 months, the volume control and shut off button stopped working. It would only operate at full max volume and I had to unplug the thing to shut it off. You get what you pay for, and this speaker dock is cheaply made.