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Jensen JIMS-525i Docking Digital HD Radio System/Alarm Clock for iPod (Black)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and durability are generally positive. The sound and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Jensen JIMS-525i Docking Digital HD Radio System/Alarm Clock for iPod (Black) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of Jensen JIMS-525i Docking Digital HD Radio System/Alarm Clock for iPod (Black) from The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

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49% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Jensen JIMS-525i Docking Digital HD Radio System/Alarm Clock for iPod (Black)Jensen Docking Digital HD RadioTM System for iPod®

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Volume control does not equal LOUDER


The best thing about this headset, other than price, is the lack of a volume control. People don't seem to realize that a volume control at max setting will not be any louder than the phone is anyway. Infact, the circuit to make the volume controllable...

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Won't work with phone


I purchased this in hopes that it would be able to link with the presidio phone that I also purchased. However I could not find any place to set it up. It's currently sitting in my closet until I can find another phone.


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Fine for the price


Cheep and easy, but buzzing in background while not on call a prevents constant wearing

Easy Controls

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Very good product.


Very good product. Have only used it about six times so far, but, so far so good!! The only con I have is the headpiece oppisite the ear cushion is flat against the head. My old one had a pad on it that allowed the head band to stay off of the side of...

Clear Reception, Durable

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I just bought the radio today. The reception is awesome. I was really pleased. The HD is also great and works well for my area. I just wish it had a manually adjustable EQ. But the radio sounds great too.

Easy Setup, Great sound, Looks Great

NO Manual EQ adjustment

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Did NOT Work At All With My Phone


This item did not work for me at all. The jack would not plug into my telephone and I ended up returning this and paying $80 for a whole other telephone just to get a headset that would plug into my phone like a normal handset does. Now I have an extra...

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I don't care what the box says this does not work reliably with the iPhone. It constantly reads the phone as an iPod and the controls stop giving you the ability to skip through songs after about a minute of play. Other than that no problems. I just...

Easy Setup

Poor Interface, Unreliable, Weak Dock

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Not much of a difference


Not much of a change from regular radio

Easy Setup


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accurate, truthful, informative


we bought 2--one for my office and one for my wife [and her home office]...VERY pleased. great product, performs well, great quality--a deal!!!

Clear Reception, Durable, Easy Controls


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telephone head-gear


I am so happy to be able to get that telephone receiver off of my left shoulder [and get rid of that perpetual muscle spasm] AND still be able to type and/or make extensive notes of my telephone conversations at work. the spongy ear piece is...

Clear Reception, Durable, Easy Controls

Product Specifications

Player & Recharger for iPod nano, iPod with video, iPod mini & iPod. Interchangeable Brackets for iPod. Audio Line-In for Connecting iPod shuffle, MP3 or Other Digital Audio Players. Multi-Function Blue Back-lit LCD Display. AM/FM Stereo Receiver with 10AM + 20FM Presets & Digital Tuning Built-In HD RadioTM Technology. Station Information Services (SIS) & Program Associated Data (PAD): Text Messages FM Multicasting (HD RadioTM Only) S-Video Line-Out for Playing iPod with video on Your Television Digital Volume Control & Preset EQ Dual Alarm Clock with Snooze & Sleep Wake to Radio, Alarm or iPod FM Antenna Wire and AM Loop Antenna Included 28 Key Remote Control Power: AC 120V 60Hz 20W Battery Back-up for Clock: 1 x CR2032 Lithium Battery (Included) Remote Control: 1 x CR2032 Lithium Battery (Included) Output: 2 x 2.5W RMS Size: 5-3/4(H) x 13-1/2(W) x 6-3/4(D) *New FM Channels, More Music, More News, More Sports, CD Quality Sound - ALL WITH YOUR HD RADIO RECEIVER WITH NO SUBSCRIPTION FEES!

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Cradle:iPod cradle
Functions (KB):HD radio / iPod cradle / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):Boomboxes, radios, clock radios
Type:HD / AM / FM clock radio

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Jensen

MD System

Type: None


Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control