Summary: Considering that Amazon has it for $190.00 USD refurb, and free shipping within the US, I'd say it pretty much blows the B & W out of the water for Sound/Price... Btw, most folks I know prefer the Philips 'classic' look over the B & W 'weird' look... lol ps How are 2 inputs 'Extremely sparse'??! Did you expect HDMI & bluetooth?! 2 inputs is certainly 'reasonable'...
Worked then stopped working, but everything is good now!
W. Harris "Wayne Harris", Amazon
27 March 2013
Summary: Bought this last year off of Ebay, i bought a "manufacturer refurbished" model for £140 not bad considering it retails at £400! everything was going great on it, totally amazing sound and then after 5 months it just died so i thought i`d had it, i rang up Philips, gave them the serial number and proof of receipt next thing i know, Parcel Force is knocking at my door and took it way to a Philips repair centre i got it back within 10 days, fully fixed, it seems the power...
Brilliant, quite possibly the best Apple product dock out there
Mr. K. Jones, Amazon
25 February 2012
Summary: Lets start with the few problems that initially occurred. First one I got had some random crackles and pops that happened constantly when playing any kind of music or sound from my iPod Touch (3G running iOs 4.1). This problem didn't happen when using the 3.5mm jack, even on the iPod. So I assumed it was something to do with the connection on the dock.
Summary: I was looking for a quality Ipad2 /iphone dock. There only a few out there. This one has to be heard, once you hear it, youll want it, it soars on all types of music, The base has grunt, the treble sings. You can alter the settings for various types of music or create your own using the dedicated app. Recently tested on our new years eve party with Ipad 2 and it excelled for the whole evening, had plenty of grunt to keep everyone happy.
Summary: I already own a B&W Zeppelin Air which has great sound and looks. I was looking for another iThing dock for a different room and didn't really want to fork out another £499 for a second zeppelin...however i also didn't want crap sound. A day going round various retailers to listen to around 20 different docks was dispiriting. So many mediocre docks out there.
The Fidelio Primo vs the Arcam rCube vs Zeppelin Air vs Go Play 2
Donald Dipsnap, Amazon
15 December 2011
Summary: Want an iPhone dock? Confused? So was I, until I gathered enough intelligence on the subject to open a library. Eventually, I overcame severe purchase-inertia (it's a new term I've learnt which means "stalling on a purchase due to information overload"...if you're a fellow geek, you'll understand) and thankfully, I have now resolved my oh-so First World Problem of "buying the best iPhone dock possible". Here I present my findings to fellow Amazonians, free of charge.
Summary: Very impressive looks & sound, I'm very surprised that this didn't win the What HiFi "Best Ipod Dock 2011" (the Arcam cube won it). It is expensive but well worth it, the sound reproduction is excellent with a punchy bass. My only criticism (bearing in mind the premium finish of the unit itself) is the remote control, which is too small and does not have a good range.
Summary: The DS9000/12 is the best sounding docking solution for iPad and iPod I have heard. The fact that it will actually dock an iPad should not be overlooked, a lot of the other speaker systems will only fit an iPod or iPhone. Let me get the one downside out the way - you cannot get the stereo spread that you would enjoy by having separate physical speakers distanced across your room so don't expect it to!