Excerpt: (1 items) (The following summary refers to Altec Lansing's M602, JBL's Radial, Klipsch's iGroove HG, and Sonic Impact's T24 Made for iPod Shelf System.) All four of these systems offer more functionality than Bose's top-selling SoundDock, including one or several additional features -- for example, computer syncing, video output, and support for non-dockable iPods and other audio sources.
Conclusion: That minor gripe aside, Altec Lansing has put together a good, solid package that competes well against other iPod speaker systems in this price class. It's a better value than the , which retails for AU$130 more but lacks the auxiliary input and video output. Whether it's a better value than the Eton Sound 50 is a more iffy proposition, but the Altec Lansing does deliver richer bass.
Pros: Sound can be overly bright, Wireless remote offers limited functionality, Setting the bass/treble levels is trickier than it should be
Cons: Attractive design, Built-in dock that recharges your iPod as well as a composite video output for displaying iPod videos on TVs, Line-in jack and included patch cable lets you attach any audio device, not just iPods, Decent sound, with richer bass than you'd expect from a speaker system that's this compact