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Apple iPod Hi-Fi

Apple iPod Hi-Fi
alaScore 88

223 reviews

Aug, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 223 reviews of Apple iPod Hi-Fi. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, 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 sound also get good comments, whereas comments are divided on the price.

design, sound, 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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPod Hi-Fi

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 user reviews of Apple iPod Hi-Fi from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and usability. The design and price are also appreciated.

sound, price, design, usability, size

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

Aug, 2022

Expert review by : Paul Miller (engadget.com)

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 (cnet.com)

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

Expert review by : Mike Kobrin (pcmag.com)

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 (avguide.com)

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 (hometheater.com)

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 (soundandvision.com)

Apple iPod Hi-Fi

 

Hearing the world in black and white. 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...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Mark Fleischmann (hometheatermag.com)

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 (macworld.com)

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 (goodgearguide.com.au)

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.tv)

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