I think it’s fair to say there are quite a few iPod speaker docks on the market today, and overall they range massively in terms of value, quality and style. In the past I have found Sony as one of the companies which tend to provide the best of all three.
Admittedly, I haven’t had much chance to test out all of those that Sony provide, but in my experience with a few of them, I have never been left disappointed by the audio quality and the style. As with everything Sony of late, style is imperative, but never do they compromise in quality either. Let’s hope the new Sony RDP-XF100iP iPod Speaker Dock follows suit and becomes exactly what it promises to be, one of the best portable speaker docks around.
There are a few main points made by Sony which determine the quality and all-rounded-ness of the device. Firstly, the sound quality comes from a newly designed digital amplifier which provides a ‘generous’ 20W + 20W output power in a twin port system which aims to provide powerful bass as well as a great range whilst keeping near perfect clarity in the sound. The device comes with five separate sound modes which provide versatility to suit each listeners personal preference. The preset sound styles are Rock, Pop, Jazz, Vocal and Flat.