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Apple iPod Hi-Fi

Apple iPod Hi-Fi
alaScore 88

223 reviews

Jun, 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. Views about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The usability and sound also get good reviews, whereas there are some mixed reviews about 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. People really like the size and usability. The design and price also get good comments.

sound, price, design, usability, size

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

Jun, 2022

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

Expert review by : Dan Frakes, Mark Hattersley and Jonny Evans (macworld.co.uk)

Apple iPod Hi-Fi

 

Apple put a frisson of fear across the burgeoning iPod accessories market when it introduced the iPod Hi-Fi. This rectangular all-in-one speaker system is designed to provide the kind of performance an iPod user needs in an all-digital setup

Purpose built for iPod, smooth integration, good sound overall, battery or mains powered

Sound separation limited, treble lacks detail, heavy, no video out, no USB port

Overall, the Hi-Fi provides good sound with some clever features that set it apart. It's an attractive option for people looking for good, room-filling sound in a compact package, though some will prefer the better sound separation and flexibility...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by (techworld.com)

Apple iPod Hi-Fi speaker set

 

Apple put a frisson of fear across the burgeoning iPod accessories market when it introduced the Apple iPod Hi-Fi. This rectangular all-in-one speaker system is designed to provide the kind of performance an iPod user needs in an all-digital setup.

Overall, the Apple iPod Hi-Fi provides good sound with some clever features that set it apart. It's an attractive option for people looking for good, room-filling sound in a compact package, though some will prefer the better sound separation and...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by (whathomecinemamag.com)

Apple iPod Hi-Fi

 

Unlike its cult iPod, Apple's Hi-Fi proves a mere accessory - and not a very good one. Designed as one unit and not looking especially 'Appley', the Hi-Fi that should be the natural home to an iPod proves huge and heavy

Good iPod syncing, Album art is displayed, Plenty of oomph

Too bulky, Bass far too strong

This isn't the partner to Apple's iconic iPod that we were anticipating

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Dave Carter (avreview.co.uk)

Apple iPod Hi-Fi

 

The iPod Hi-fi is seen by many as the black sheep of the Apple family when it comes to design - but we're not so sure. In the flesh the iPod Hi-fi is somewhat more compact than it appears in its press shots and the simplistic design is actually very...

Portable, can run on batteries, excellent mids

Muffled trebles, questionable design

Apr, 2006

Expert review by (lordpercy.com)

Apple iPod HiFi Review

 

Apple are a little late to the iPod speaker party, but their late entrant has raced to the front of the grid offering stunning sounds if not the most eye watering design. We put the iPod HiFi through its paces.

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 : 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