The Best iPhone Docking Station
SoundDock Series II Digital Music System
Once upon a time - I don't think I am old enough to use that phrase - in order to listen to music you needed at the very least a record player. Besides the quality of the record, a big problem with using a record player was their size and the space they required.
Fortunately we have evolved to a point where we can listen to music on high quality machines that do not take up much space. The best iPhone/iPod docking station with speakers that I have run across is the Bose SoundDock Series II Digital Music System.
History of Bose
Founded in 1964, Bose is a leader in sound technology. A key ingredient to their success has been the committment to research. In addition to entertainment and home audio products, Bose manufactures products that are used in the aviation and automotive industries.
The Bose SoundDock Series II Digital Music System is the best iPhone docking station with speakers that I have owned. Not long after my wife bought her first iPhone we began looking for speakers on which to play the iPhone's music.
The first thought was to buy a docking station with speakers made by Apple. We were quickly talked out of that idea based on the rationale that if you are going to spend good money for speakers, you should purchase speakers made by people that specialize in producing great sound.
Enter the Bose SoundDock Series II. We read good reviews about the product and decided to buy it. It has been a great addition to our living room. We have found a place that keeps it out of the way but still allows us to hear the iPhone's music in the living room and kitchen.
Features of the SoundDock Series II
Obviously, the first thing you want in an iPhone docking station with speakers is for the speakers to play great sound. That is definitely found with this speaker. This was our first Bose product to own and we are very impressed with the sound quality of the speakers.
Secondly, we wanted an iPhone docking station that was easy to use, and this speaker fits the bill. All you have to do is press your iPhone or iPod onto the docking station, turn on iTunes, and the speakers will automatically turn on and play your music. The only problem I have with this docking station is that the iPhone cannot be plugged in if it has a case cover. There are adapters that can be bought, but we do not have one. My wife has a case that is easy to remove, but if she didn't, I can see how this docking station could be inconvenient.
The SoundDock Series II comes with a remote control, although we do not use it often. We make changes by simply using the menu on the iPhone. Therefore, I do not have a review of the remote control feature.
Where to Buy the Bose SoundDock Series II
We purchased our new Bose speaker at the Apple store. However, it can be purchased at almost any major retail outlet that sells electronics. I have seen it at Walmart and Best Buy, for example. However, if you are going the easy route, as most people do nowadays, you can also find this and other iPhone docking stations with speakers online. Shopping online saves time and allows you to comparison shop quickly. Plus you have the ability to read reviews of the product you are about to buy.
However you intend to buy an iPhone docking station with speakers I highly recommend the Bose SoundDock Series II. The combination of great sound quality with ease of use makes this a great buy.
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