iPod Speakers: Ratings of Sources
Total of 14 Sources
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Best iPod/iPhone speaker docks
by Matthew Moskovciak
Our AssessmentCNET reviews a wide array of speakers and offers lists of their top picks in a number of sub-categories. Matthew Moskovciak's reviews are highly detailed, with a concise section explaining the product's qualities, as well as a detailed video walkthrough.
by Editors of PCMag.com
Our AssessmentPCMag's reviews weigh in on the speaker debate by breaking the categories into subdivisions like "Best PC Speaker", "Best Wireless Speakers" and even an Apple-centric "Airplay Elite" section. Speakers from Bose, B&W and Logitech come out on top.
by Editors of TrustedReviews.com
Our AssessmentTrustedReviews.com is a British site that offers concise, well-written reviews. However, most speakers reviewed here fall more in the category of high-end, high ticket audiophile-oriented speakers that are designed for scenarios such as home theater, rather than simpler iPod speakers.
Best iPhone and iPod Speakers
by Editors of DigitalTrends.com
Our AssessmentDigitalTrends.com also puts together a list of their best-rated iPhone and iPod speakers. Of all our sources, their site breaks down audio performance in the most detail, putting the systems through a range of different musical styles and volume levels to test out the overall range and clarity.
The iLounge Accessories Guide
by Jeremy Horwitz
Our AssessmentJeremy Horwitz gives a detailed walkthrough of iPod speakers, offering head-to-head comparisons and detailing if the product he's reviewing is a significant upgrade from the manufacturer's previous model, using a letter-grade system.
Speaker Dock Reviews
by Editors of Laptop Magazine
Our AssessmentWhile they don't provide too many recent reviews of speakers, Laptop Magazine does present concise, educated product reviews. They break their reviews into concise sections and leave the reader with a summary verdict at the end as to how and if it'll suit their needs.
by Editors of What Hi-Fi?
Our AssessmentTrustedReviews.com has some of the most detailed speaker tests we've seen, on par with those at iLounge.com. Each speaker dock is rated on a 10-point scale, and the best models earn a Recommended label. Although many models ranked well, only one receives a The British publication What Hi-Fi? provides expert reviews that are presented in a concise list-like form. Their overall summation of a product includes a pros/cons section, as well as a section for users to submit their own reviews which can enable the reader to compare/contrast between expert reviews and user experiences.perfect 10 rating – the Arcam rCube.
by Susie Ochs
Our AssessmentMacLife combines all of its audio gear into one big section. Their collective review of the Braven 600, Big Blue Live and UE Mobile Boombox is helpful since it literally puts them side by side and lays out the pros and cons of each device.
MP3 Speaker Dock Reviews
by Editors of Which?
Our AssessmentThe British publication Which? features a sprawling speaker dock section although, all of the most recent devices in this section are rated either extremely low or earn the "don't buy" mark from its editors.
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentAmazon.com features reviews by owners who share their positive and negative user experiences with products they've purchased. Reviews on Amazon can be sorted by star rating, which enables a consumer to narrow down which items are worth considering. Speakers from Bose, iHome and Logitech earn the best ratings from a large number of users.
Best iPod Speakers & Speaker Docks
by Editors of iPodRepublic.com
Our AssessmentThe reviews on this site run the gamut of speaker docks. Ratings are displayed on the landing page so it's easy to see at a glance which iPod speakers they recommend. However, the top rated products are rather pricey.
iPod & MP3 Speakers & Clock Radios
by Contributors to BestBuy.com
Our AssessmentBest Buy has divides their speaker section into two main categories: speaker docks and wireless speakers. Their user reviews have a validation features to ensure the reviews are coming from actual purchasers. In addition to offering candid reviews, they offer a number of filters so that shoppers can narrow down their choices.
iPod Accessories – Speakers
by Contributors to Apple.com
Our AssessmentThis site provides up-to-date user reviews of purchased products, as well as extremely detailed product information. However, most products get less than 10 reviews, so it's hard to get a consensus.
Electronics -- Docking Stations
Our AssessmentSimilar to Amazon.com and BestBuy.com, Walmart.com features user reviews of products, however iPod speakers garner very few, if any reviews here, so there's not much to go on. Walmart includes a helpful "Verified Purchaser" feature on reviewer's profiles, though which can help weed out questionable reviews.