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Apple iPod Hi-Fi

Apple iPod Hi-Fi
alaScore 86

239 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 239 reviews of Apple iPod Hi-Fi. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the reliability and size. The usability and design also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the price.

design, usability, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple iPod Hi-Fi is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 user reviews of Apple iPod Hi-Fi from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the reliability and size. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably.

price, design, usability, size, reliability

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Paul Miller (

Apple iPod Hi-Fi reviewed


Well, that didn't take long. Not even a week after its announcement, Apple's new iPod Hi-Fi has been subjected to a PC Magazine review and comes out victorious over the previous champ, the $300 Bose SoundDock. First thing's first, the sound quality...

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : James Kim (

Apple iPod Hi-Fi review


Apple iPod Hi-Fi boom box Apple's superhyped February 28 announcement didn't yield a new video iPod, but it did bring a new iPod speaker system to the table. The $349 iPod Hi-Fi is Apple's answer to the many third-party iPod speaker systems available...

The well-built Apple iPod Hi-Fi possesses excellent sound quality for a one-piece system, and it has lightning-quick controls, particularly when using the bundled remote control. It's also visually appealing and includes design features such as a...

The Apple iPod Hi-Fi sounds only marginally better than its competition but costs much more. Despite the remote's menu button, you can't navigate the iPod's menu. There is no video line-out, headphone jack, or dock-connector output. The Hi-Fi's weight...

The pricey Apple iPod Hi-Fi portable stereo speakers are well built and sound great, but they don't bring anything new to the table.

Mar, 2006

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Mike Kobrin (

Apple iPod Hi-Fi


Separate bass unit': No, THX certification': No, Controller': Wireless, # of satellites: 1, Controls on satellites ...

Excellent sound quality. Can run on alkaline batteries or AC power. Optical and analog audio inputs.

Menu button on remote doesn't activate the iPod's menu system. No video pass-through. Not available in all black ; Watch the Apple iPod Hi-Fi Video Review

It's no surprise that the new champ among iPod speakers/docks comes from none other than Apple. It's versatile and loud enough for almost any listening needs, though it lacks video output.

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Barry Willis (

Apple iPod Hi-Fi Loudspeaker and Docking System


On Feb. 28, Apple Computer announced the iPod Hi-Fi, a remote-controllable powered stereo loudspeaker with integrated iPod docking port. With optional-but-necessary iPod (approximately $400), the $349 Hi-Fi is a complete compact audio system in the...

Upside: Most buyers won’t care about the iPod Hi-Fi’s lack of extended high frequencies or true deep bass. With compressed recordings via an iPod, it sounds decent as long as it isn’t turned up too loud. Its compact form and portability make it ideal...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Mark Fleischmann (

Apple iPod Hi-Fi


I'm equally happy with my iPod nano and my IBM Windows PC. So, please don't mistake me for one of those sycophants who never has a bad word to say about Steve Jobs or a good one to say about Bill Gates. The little iPod nano has earned my admiration...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Mark Fleischmann (

Apple iPod Hi-Fi


I'm equally happy with my iPod nano and my IBM Windows PC. So, please don't mistake me for one of those sycophants who never has a bad word to say about Steve Jobs or a good one to say about Bill Gates. The little iPod nano has earned my admiration...

Some people feel that component systems give you things you can't get any other way (including surround sound and monster bass). My rack is as busy as my refrigerator, and I wouldn't trade those voyages of discovery for anything. But moving the iPod...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Dan Frakes (

Apple's first big-ticket iPod accessory offers big sound, unique features.


Considered in the appropriate context-compact speaker systems, not full-size home stereos-the Hi-Fi is a unique addition to the iPod accessory market. Although its level of treble detail is a bit disappointing, the Hi-Fi provides big, room-filling...

Big, rich sound ; surprisingly good bass response and volume levels for its size ; easy to use ; innovative software features ; runs off AC or battery power ; can power iPod even when Hi-Fi running off battery ; analog/optical auxiliary input with...

Lacks treble detail ; top-mounting dock makes it difficult to place the Hi-Fi on a bookshelf and requires you to remove iPod before moving system ; no video-out ; scratchable surfaces, fabric grille, and heavy weight not really suited for portable use...

The top of the Hi-Fi hosts Apple's Universal iPod dock cradle; 10 adapter inserts are included for compatibility with all current and previous dockable iPods. In front of the dock are touch-sensitive up/down volume pads. Although this top-mounted dock...

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (

Apple iPod Hi-Fi


Well, it took much longer than we expected, but Apple has finally decided to jump into the accessories market for their famous iPod. Enter the iPod Hi...

Apple styling, Works with every iPod, Produces decent bass

Sound quality, Price, Size and weight, Dock-insert removal

If the iPod Hi-Fi wasn’t marketed as producing audiophile-quality sound, then perhaps we’d be inclined to be a little more lenient. At this price, we can't recommend this system to anyone.

Mar, 2006

Expert review by (

Stuff magazine


Apple's own hi-fi dock for the iPod should be the mutt's nuts… shouldn't it?

Judged not only by its maker’s high standards, but also by its leading rivals' efforts, this system is neither Apple nor hi-fi.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Brian Haverty (

Apple iPod Hi-Fi


Apple releases its own speaker accessory for the popular iPod.

Unique sturdy construction ; Powerful bass reproduction ; On-board power supply ; Simple design

High price ; Precarious iPod positioning ; Not that portable ; Did we mention price

Bottom line In the end we'd say that if price is your top consideration, the InMotion iM7 is your best buy. If design rates highly on your list of priorities, Apple's sleek and simple lines may just sway you toward the iPod Hi-Fi. For pure sound...

Mar, 2006

Product Specifications

The innovative design of iPod Hi-Fi transforms consumer-grade materials into the ideal enclosure for high-fidelity sound. The high-end sound of iPod Hi-Fi pours out of a double-walled plastic shell designed for maximum stiffness to prevent vibration and resonance - two major causes of sonic imperfection. And airtight sealing allows voluminous, unobstructed sound, effectively preventing buzzing and clatter. iPod Hi-Fi features three speaker cones custom designed to provide balanced sound across the frequency range. The result of numerous rigorous acoustic tests, this design delivers room-filling stereo imaging. The two 80 mm wide-range cones are set in dedicated chambers and isolated on the front plate, providing mid and high frequencies that sound vivid and bright. The natural bass of iPod Hi-Fi is generated by a 130 mm woofer. Thanks to the airtight sealing, the low frequencies are enriched inside the enclosure and then directed via tuned tubes through ports in the front. No need to find a place to hide an unsightly power brick, as iPod Hi-Fi houses all power components internally. Or run iPod Hi-Fi on six D-cell batteries. Either way, it plays your music with big, warm sound. In DC mode, custom electronics manage the energy to enhance battery life and sound, even adjusting volume as necessary. And iPod Hi-Fi will charge your iPod from its batteries when the iPod runs low.


Frequency range:53 - 16000


Color of product:White

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Battery Type:D-cell
Number of batteries supported:6


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Apple iPod Hi-Fi

Other Features

Audio Output:Bass Reflex
Audio output channels:2.1
Dimensions (WxDxH):17 x 6.89 x 6.61

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Response Bandwidth:53 - 16000Hz
Speaker System Type:Portable speakers with digital player dock

Weight & Dimensions