So I'm thinking about buying an ipod dock stereo and I'm leaning towards the Bose:
Bose Ipod Stereo
But I'm open to cheaper alternatives that have excellent sound quality. Does anyone own or have experience with the Bose (or other brands)?
If so, I'd love to hear your insights.
Well, Bose is usually considered the best. There are so many stereo/iPod docks it's insane. Any time I have an iPod question, I usually check out iLounge.com
. They have reviews of iPod accessories. I've always wanted the iHome, tho.
I wanted a AM/FM/CD/Radio/iPod compatibale unit for my desk at work. After deciding I didn't want to spend $100+ for a radio at work, I went with the simple alarm clock. Most alarm radio clocks have input jacks for MP3/iPods. The speakers are, of course, basic, but the sound is good enough for my office. I don't need to rattle everybody's desk at work with my speakers anyway...
My other diliemna is trying find a way to hear my iPod in my car. I got a free (after mainl-in rebate) Belkin FM transmitter, but it stinks. I've read that the FM transmitters are weaker now than a couple of years ago b/c of some new FCC regulations. I want to install a simple plug-in jack into my car, but the dealership has quoted me $250-300.
On a sidenote, I finally got my 30gb 5th Gen Video iPod. I am very impressed with quality of photos on the screen. I have also been able to rip the Star Wars PT onto my iPod. The sound is alo very good considering the iPod's capabilities. The sound effects sound great with my regular in-ear headphones and especially with some better quality behind the ear headphoens. Still need to add the OT now...