Summary: My new Boston Acoustics iDS3 Plus iPod speaker dock just arrived yesterday and I spent the whole day listening and evaluating. I do woodworking in a 30X30 outbuilding with a concrete floor (which makes it difficult to get good sound). When I am in there, I listen to my iPod through an old JVC unit with a separate dock. I am a very "critical" music listener.
Summary: When the system works it sounds great! Clear highs and with excellent bass. Very good sound separation as well with good staging. The problem is that the wireless sub-woofer cuts in and out. I tried placing it in different locations in the room and also tried different channels (it has 4 separate channels in case you have 4 of these systems in your house) but it gave the same behavior every time. The only way to resolve the issue was to turn off my WiFi network.
Summary: I purchased this unit originally to use in my office as I spend long hours at work and I loved it so much that I ordered another one for my kitchen! This unit is so easy to set up my grandma could do it :- Also, the wireless subwoofer puts out quite a bit of base for being so small. I highly recommend ordering one (or two) of these!
Summary: I bought my Boston i-DS3 about a year ago and was pleased with the sound. Not amazing sound considering the price, but certainly adequate given it's relatively small size on my computer desk as the sub can be put a little ways away. But, within a month the iPhone docking connector stopped working. To work around this, I started using the iPhone headphone jack and splitting it into the left & right channel input to the i-DS3.
Summary: If all you care about in an ipod dock is GREAT sound, than look no further. The highs are crisp and clear and the lows are unbelievable, you can adjust the amount of bass you want on the wireless sub. I love this unit, it doesn't however have many features.
Summary: As a sound system, it's great. Unfortunately I live in an apartment building so I can't turn it up ALLLL the way...only when my neighbors are out of town. I've started DJing at parties I have at home, and the place feels like a club when music is playing - you can REALLY feel the bass. In terms of construction, although the system itself is solid, I've come across two issues: 1)The connection for your ipod/iphone is HORRIBLE.
Summary: I just got this unit. I love the look, the build quality, and the sound. All top notch. However the primary reason for purchasing an ipod radio is to listen to streaming audio. When the subwoofer is active in this unit, my wi-fi network (off a new Netgear Wireless-N 300 Router)is obliterated. When the subwoofer is off, audio streams to ipod touch just fine, and I get 12+ Mbps download on my desktop using a Wireless-G adapter.
Good solid Ipod speaker system with great sound and relative portability.
R. Synn, Amazon
12 November 2009
Summary: I was in the market for a relatively small ipod speaker system with the ability to hook external sources as needed. Although the feature set is small for this system, it does what it's intended to do and it does it well. Product is well built and nice minimalistic look to it. Set up took 5 minutes and playing music off of it was simple. Sound quality is fairly even, although due to the subwoofer, the sound can get very "bassy".