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      02-01-2012, 01:28 PM   #1
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ipod docks?

in the market for a good ipod dock went to best buy and saw the dr dre beat box and that thing is nuts. I know people don't like monster products but i think they did a good job on this one IMO. i can get it for cheaper too because my gf sister works there, but anyone recommend anything else? didn't like the bose system not enough bass for my music preference which is hip hop or R&B
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I wouldn't touch a single piece of audio equipment by Dr. Dre.
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I wouldn't touch a single piece of audio equipment by Dr. Dre.
have you used the beat box? it actually got really good reviews. I plugged in my ipod into and was impressed. I had the beats by dre headphones and didn't care for them but i think they did their hw on this product.
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have you used the beat box? it actually got really good reviews. I plugged in my ipod into and was impressed. I had the beats by dre headphones and didn't care for them but i think they did their hw on this product.
They're using Dre to sell overpriced pieces of equipment that wouldn't otherwise be purchased by their typical customers.

Bose would be my pick, they're overpriced but the quality is confirmed after 5 decades+ of service. There's almost always a better choice if you look for it, the most advertised products doesn't mean they're the best.
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They're using Dre to sell overpriced pieces of equipment that wouldn't otherwise be purchased by their typical customers.

Bose would be my pick, they're overpriced but the quality is confirmed after 5 decades+ of service. There's almost always a better choice if you look for it, the most advertised products doesn't mean they're the best.
agreed with the price but i can get the beat box for 235 bucks and the bose would be like 400. I never knew he had a ipod dock until i went in to look around and plugged my ipod into a few docks and his really impressed me. I'll give bose another shot though which one do you recommend from them they have a few.
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btw im open to other brands im not set on the beat box just wanted to get some feedback from others who have docks.
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agreed with the price but i can get the beat box for 235 bucks and the bose would be like 400. I never knew he had a ipod dock until i went in to look around and plugged my ipod into a few docks and his really impressed me. I'll give bose another shot though which one do you recommend from them they have a few.
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btw im open to other brands im not set on the beat box just wanted to get some feedback from others who have docks.
I only have minor experience on the subject, I used to sell them a couple years ago but they're all newer now. But Bose will win quality in those two every time, the sound quality is probably better too. Dre's might have heavier bass, but Bose will have more range and pick up multiple frequencies that Dre probably doesn't pick up.

Kicker has one that's about the same as Dre's too if you want to look at them. Heavy bass.

http://www.kicker.com/ik501
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what about the Altec Lansing iMT810? my only gripe about it is it might be too big im trying to fit this in my shelf.
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Just ordered an Onkyo CS-545 along with a Yamaha YSTSW216BL subwoofer for use in the office. I have not received it yet to give you my personal opinion but the reviews are really good everywhere.

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Man this has been so difficult. First you goto amazon, search youtube, blogs, forums, etc.. there is no best in category. I have been looking actively at this as well. I purchased the bose sounddock for myself about two years ago its still running fine, only gripe is it doesnt work if you have a case on your iphone but w/e. I paid like 300 for it at the time, but im looking something for my girl, and i dont see anything better unless you get the soundlink which is the wireless version of it kinda like the jambox.

Otherwise you have the jbl on stage ones, logitech portable ones, etc. I haven't seen the beats one, il look into it, there headphones are overpriced for quallity but they are the best in catg in terms of looks, design, etc..

I wish apple made one. I just want something that looks decent and has great sound for a nice price. Looks like i'll buy another bose if i can't find anything... I'm trying to stay away from the ihomes
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agreed its hard theres always pros and cons with each system thats why i went to best buy to try them out
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      02-01-2012, 04:07 PM   #12
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If you have an ipod touch, ever thought of just using a bluetooth adapter? That is if you already have an existing system. That way you don't have to dock your ipod and you can remotely change your music. You can be sitting on your couch while switching from itunes, pandora to spotify. You can even watch video while the sound is streaming through your system.
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You need to checkout Kanto. They are a Canadian company and have Awesome customer service! I ordered (6) Kanto SYD 5 docks they were on sale for $185 shipped marked down from $425 they sound GREAT
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You need to checkout Kanto. They are a Canadian company and have Awesome customer service! I ordered (6) Kanto SYD 5 docks they were on sale for $185 shipped marked down from $425 they sound GREAT http://www.kantospeakers.com/
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i just use a receiver and bookshelf speakers....most of you are play 128 bit songs so your stuff sounds like shit no matter what you play it on...rip in lossless and you'll hear the difference
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i don't have a dedicated sound system though. i usually just use my imac speakers which are just average.
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I must be the only who uses regular pc speakers. I have some 2.1 klipsch speakers in my garage and some $12 speakers for my desk top. I use some $20 Koss headphones when im working out.
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im not an audiophile but i do like to listen to my music a lot so its a investment well worth it for me. Its like like buying a tv do you really need 1080p and 120hz to watch regular tv
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I have the SoundDock Portable by Bose and its amazing. It is a little more expensive but so much worth it. On top of beeing portable (bring it around the pool, when I work on the car, car meets etc...) it offers amazing bass and sound clarity for its size. Pretty much anywhere you look its got amazing reviews too and the battery is good for at least 6 hours +...

I really love mine, would buy another one in a hearth beat and everybody who listents to it is pretty much convinced as well.
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Just ordered an Onkyo CS-545 along with a Yamaha YSTSW216BL subwoofer for use in the office. I have not received it yet to give you my personal opinion but the reviews are really good everywhere.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/07/o...-dock-a-pinch/


that looks so clean. looks like the yamaha studio monitors
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that looks so clean. looks like the yamaha studio monitors
One of the main reasons I liked it. Besides the fact that did away with all fancy features, knobs and what not to spend the money where it counts : quality parts and components to get the best sound out of such small unit. It only plays a single CD or iPod, 40W. output with a subwoofer out option .....Works perfect for me and my need for having something small, clean and great sounding system at work using my iPod.
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