Reviews and Problems with Bose SoundDock Digital Music System
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Bose SoundDock Review
6 July 2005
Excerpt: The SoundDock is Bose’s attempt to impress iPod owners who are looking for a convenient docking solution without sacrificing style and sound. Among casual consumers, Bose represents assured quality without the need to know the technical tidbits behind the scenes. In a way, it’s the perfect match for the iPod: simplicity over customizing. To audiophiles, Bose is an overpriced alternative with comparatively mediocre sound. If you are an audiophile, chances are you use...
Pros: Premium sound quality; compact design; charges iPod; remote control included
Cons: Does not sync your iPod; you pay a premium price
Excerpt: (1 items) At $300, the SoundDock is more expensive than competing systems that offer a few more convenience features (such as auxiliary inputs and syncing ability). However, it's currently the best sounding of the "one-piece" speaker systems we've tested and its uncluttered elegance and ease of use make it an appealing offering for those willing to plunk down the change.
Pros: Great sound for the size, easy to set up and use, useful remote control
Cons: Can’t sync with your Mac when docked, no auxiliary input, works only with dockable iPods, expensive
Excerpt: For those of us who follow iPod accessories, it's difficult to believe that it's been nearly four years since Bose's original SoundDock was released, making it one of first "desktop" speaker systems for the iPod. Perhaps just as surprising is that while most of the other big vendors of iPod gear have revised their speaker lines several times over that period, Bose has continued selling essentially the same SoundDock, at the same £199 price, that it released back in 2004.
Excerpt: At some point towards the end of the last century, Bose products became shorthand for a sort of loft-living, upwardly mobile lifestyle that we were all invited to aspire to. Consequently, even people who've never heard a Bose product seem to have an opinion about them.
Summary: You have to hand it to Bose - they'd spot a good market even if you wrapped it in a blanket and buried it 500ft underground. The American company was among the first to get an iPod dock on the shelves, and had been glad it did ever since. There's nothing tatty or cheap about the SoundDock – it’s simple, clean, subtle and stylish. But that’s Bose’s raison d’être. And we can’t take our eyes off it, either.
Summary: Bose SoundDock slipper musikken på iPoden din fri, og fyller rommet den står i med upåklagelig lyd. Vi er derimot ikke like begeistret for fjernkontrollen, at vi må reise oss fra sofaen for å bytte album, og at strømforsyningen er overvektig som et Grete Roede-kurs.
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