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Ihome IP1 Dockingstation

Ihome IP1 Dockingstation
alaScore 83

65 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other iPod Docking Speakers the Ihome IP1 Dockingstation is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 65 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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iHome iP1

 

We're amazed how many iPod speaker docks these days still won't playnicely with the iPhone--it's been two-and-a-half years, people! Whichis one of the reasons we're so excited about iHome's iP1. Besides beingiPhone-friendly, it also looks great, a...

Finally, an iPod speaker dock that doesn't look like something from Radio Shack circa 1987. Great sound. Component video outs

Not as loud as we might have liked. Temperamental remote

The iP1 offers big sound for a home office or other small space. The "Bon Jovi" button seriously rocks.

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iHome iP1 Review

 

If the iHome brand seems familiar, it's probably because you've seen or heard their products at your favorite large-scale retailer. In 2005 iHome began making affordable clock radios for the iPod and since then has expanded their product line to...

Stylish, modern look ; Excellent build quality ; Component/composite video output

Very pronounced bass and treble ; Not easily portable ; No clock/alarm functions

IHome’s iP1 makes an impression with bold style and even bolder sound, but lacks the nuance and control expected from a high-end iPod dock.

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iHome Audio iP1 Home Theater Review

 

Striking design ; Good voicing ; Enhancement sounds good with rock and pop music

Music is sometimes unnatural and harsh ; Consistent fuzzy sound below music

Visually striking iPod dock with digital enhancement helps some music but makes other tunes sound unnatural and harsh.

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iHome iP1

 

Stellar design and outstanding sound quality set this iPod dock apart from the rest.

Striking design ; Elegant docking solution ; Excellent stereo separation

Heavy ; Component video output cables not included

iPod docks are nothing new, but iHome has set a new standard with the iP1. At ’99, this device will not fit in everyone's budget, but with its forward-thinking design and superb sound, this is the iPod dock to beat.

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iHome iP1

 

Given the iHome iP1's high price ($299.99 direct), this iPod/iPhone dock had better sound magnificent and come with an excellent remote control. One out of two ain't bad: The remote features full iPod navigation. But iHome's promise that the push of a...

Sleek, unique design. Full iPod navigation on remote. Bass and treble controls. Component video out

Bongiovi DPS" is a silly gimmick. Bass distorts at high volumes

The iP1 is a solid-sounding iPod/iPhone dock, but at $300, we expect better performance at high volumes—and if you think the "Bongiovi DPS" effect sounds like a gimmick, it is.

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Review: iHome Audio iP1 iPod speaker dock

 

The iP1 is visually striking, and its digital enhancement of compressed music is helpful with some genres. But there are other speaker docks that produce a more natural sound.

iHome says that the iP1 uses “a complex chip-based algorithm” developed by Bongiovi Acoustics to restore “harmonics, brightness, clarity and presence” while also boosting the bass. How well does the technology work? To my ears, it sometimes works a...

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iHome iP1 Studio Series Speakers for iPod + iPhone

 

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iHome iP1

 

Awesome sound! My iPod has all the tunes saved in Apple Lossles and the sound is much better than I had hoped for. We use it for listening to music outside around our RV and around the campfire.The bass response is exceptional! Vocals are very...

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"AWESOME PRODUCT"

 

If iHome corrects that sticker issue, they ca... 

Wonderful and aesthetically pleasing urban design! Better sound quality than the comparable Bose product, which I own as well (and I am a die hard Bose fan!)

I was very upset that with the great packaging (which reminds me of the Apple products packaging), when they chose to use a subpar sticker on the face of a plastic/lucite/plexiglass surface

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iHome iP1

 

If iHome corrects that sticker issue, they can avoid most complaints about this unit. The complaints about the lack of a radio are unfounded when you can go to the App store all day and purchase a radio app for your ipod/iphone or a transmitter, if you...

Wonderful and aesthetically pleasing urban design! Better sound quality than the comparable Bose product, which I own as well (and I am a die hard Bose fan!)

I was very upset that with the great packaging (which reminds me of the Apple products packaging), when they chose to use a subpar sticker on the face of a plastic/lucite/plexiglass surface

Product Specifications

Bring studio quality sound home with iHome's iP1 studio series audio system. The iP1 represents the cutting edge in digital audio reproduction and industrial design. It features a highly efficient 4-channel amplifier solution that is complimented by the patented Bongiovi Acoustics Digital Power Station technology. It supplies audio the way that the artist originally intended it to be sound. That, combined with 4" honeycomb woofers and 1" silk dome tweeters, delivers stunning sound with restored harmonics, increased clarity and deep bass. The iP1 also supports component/composite video-out so you can enjoy watching your iPod/iPhone movies on your TV.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8in
Height:7in
Weight:7.9lbs
Width:16.3in

Header

Manufacturer:SDI Technologies
Model:iP1
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:SDI iHome

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active
Audio System Max Output Power:100Watt
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Speaker System Type:Portable speakers with digital player dock
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