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Review: Apple iPod Hi-Fi

At a Glance
  • Apple iPod Hi-Fi

    Macworld Rating

At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    Pros

    • Innovative software features
    • Big, rich sound
    • Can power iPod even when Hi-Fi running off battery
    • Easy to use
    • Excellent remote performance
    • Analog/optical auxiliary input with built-in DAC
    • Surprisingly good bass response and volume levels for its size
    • Runs off AC or battery power

    Cons

    • No video-out
    • 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
    • Scratchable surfaces, fabric grille, and heavy weight not really suited for portable use
    • Black version MIA
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