Audio quality is very impressive – higher frequencies are clear and detailed, with a warm tone that reminds me very much of the Philips Fidelio. The bass is full and strong too, thanks to the twin 4in woofers. It’s not loud enough for a full-scale party, but there’s more than enough volume for a dinner party with friends.
The Audyssey iApp provides more comprehensive equaliser adjustments
There are no EQ presets available on the dock itself or on the remote control, but you can download an Audyssey iOS app that allows you to adjust treble and bass, and even to create custom EQ settings of your own.
The handheld remote has more basic offerings
You can get comparable quality from less expensive docks such as the aforementioned Fidelio, which is a good £100 less expensive. However, the Audio Dock also has a number of additional telephony features built into it as well.
Next page: Speaking allowed
It's an expensive docking station....
At the end of the day it's an iPod/iPhone docking station. While the capacities of the iPod/iPhones keep getting bigger, the menu interface for sorting through them begins to struggle the more albums/tracks you have. While I don't doubt its build quality or audio capabilities its an awful lot of money to pay for something (iPod/iPhone) that has a fairly short lifetime before they are replaced. This is more pronounced for iPhones which tend to be replaced when the current contract comes to an end.
Apple have been the market leader or quite sometime which has ensured that the format of the iPod/iPhone docking station has remained stable and consistent. However, there is now a lot of competition out there and the Android phones are proving to be very popular. How long will the i<whatever> docking station continue to be in demand?
I thought that was a fan of iAudio's kit?
They're not gonna like you for that