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Jamo i300

At a Glance
  • Jamo i300

The Jamo i300 is unique among iPod speaker systems we've tested: It's a sub-sat system that provides home-stereo-quality sound, but its components are small enough to be hidden away in most rooms. It's iPod-matching shiny and white (the white version, at least), but rock-solid rather than cheap-plastic. Overall, despite a few minor sonic flaws, it's a compelling combination of sound quality, iPod compatibility, and looks. At $400 (MSRP), it's also among the most expensive iPod speakers on the market. However, unlike some of the other systems out there that claim to be able to take the place of a typical home stereo, the i300 actually can: Combine an iPod full of music with the i300 and you've got a system capable of outperforming many of the stereos you'll find at the big electronic chain stores, while taking up a fraction of the space in your listening room.

--Dan Frakes

At a Glance
  • Jamo i300

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