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Bose® SoundDock Speakers (Black) - reduced to £139 delivered @ John Lewis !
Bose® SoundDock Speakers (Black) - reduced to £139 delivered @ John Lewis !

Bose® SoundDock Speakers (Black) - reduced to £139 delivered @ John Lewis !

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Compatible with :-

1st generation iPhone.
6th Generation iPod / iPod classic
5th Generation iPod / iPod with video
2nd generation nano
1st generation nano
2nd generation mini
1st generation mini

Get Bose® quality sound from your iPod or iPod mini. Simply dock and play to fill the room with vibrant, detailed sound that will revolutionise the way you experience your iPod. The SoundDock digital music system was specifically designed to expand and enhance your enjoyment of the music stored on your iPod or iPod mini. The iPod charges as it plays, so you enjoy music without interruption. Its sleek, slender design fits almost any rooms d?r. And the included remote lets you control the SoundDock system from across the room.

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Original Poster

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The SoundDock™ system is designed to play your favourite tracks with crisp clarity, allowing you to discover subtleties in your music that used to simmer beneath the surface. A host of proprietary technologies add vitality and realism to your tracks. As a result, the music seems to come from a surprisingly wide soundstage. And an optimised port design delivers a full, rich sound that’s greater than you’d expect from a system this small.

A much more realistic price. I know they sound good but have long been overpriced. Think they came down to £149 recently direct from Bose.

Original Poster

White is also available for same price but limited stock.

johnlewis.com/230…spx

does this work with the New 3G I phone ?

I'm always impressed with this set - they've got them in my local Currys (so you could try for a price match and save another £1), but they're stuck on maximum volume. Whenever anyone presses play the music booms out and even from the other side of quite a big store the music is still clear.

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abdul1815;3455517

does this work with the New 3G I phone ?

yes but no charge

Good price, but would be better if they would stop using cheap looking plastic, the bose sounds good as long as you don't want lots of bass.

Would They Work With First Generation Ipod Touch?

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drskm;3458324

Would They Work With First Generation Ipod Touch?



Probably not.. check this link

johnlewis.com/157…spx

edi;3461886

Probably not.. check this … Probably not.. check this linkhttp://www.johnlewis.com/157_Which+iPod+do+I+own/Content.aspx



Yes it will! It will not charge the ipod touch 2nd Gen though. The 1st gen is fine!

[CENTER]http://www.bose.co.uk/GB/en/Images/iPod_nano_2nd_generation_aluminium_2GB_4GB_8GB_tcm6-21979.jpg
iPod nano
2nd generation (aluminium)
2GB 4GB 8GB
http://www.bose.co.uk/GB/en/Images/iPod_nano_3rd_generation_video_4GB_8GB_tcm6-21980.jpg
iPod nano
3rd generation (video)
4GB 8GB
http://www.bose.co.uk/GB/en/Images/iPod_nano_4th_generation_video_8GB_16GB_tcm6-21981.jpg
iPod nano
4th generation (video)*
8GB 16GB
http://www.bose.co.uk/GB/en/Images/iPod_touch_1st_generation_8GB_16GB_32GB_tcm6-21974.jpg
iPod touch
1st generation
8GB 16GB 32GB
http://www.bose.co.uk/GB/en/Images/iPod_touch_2nd_generation_8GB_16GB_32GB_tcm6-21975.jpg
iPod touch
2nd generation*
8GB 16GB 32GB[/CENTER]

if this is the original sound dock then it will work with a 2g iphone

I have a 1st gen Ipod touch and it works fine,no problems charging,
:thumbsup:

No Highs? No Lows? Must be Bose!

This might sound a bit silly but does it have an alarm function?

I suspect the old Sound Dock (version 1) utilises the "firewire" method of recharging so will not charge second generation iphones, ipod touchs and the new generation 4 ipod nano. (Not sure about the new ipod classic but there is a good chance this will also not charge.) If however you have an older model ipod this represents a huge saving and you can be confident the sound quality will be rather good.

vuittion;3476879

No Highs? No Lows? Must be Bose!

Sigh.

You are playing lossy Mp3s through it...

dc2447;3477159

Sigh.You are playing lossy Mp3s through it...



Big assumption, maybe some of us keep lossless files instead and don't put up with second rate audio quality.

This is a more realistic price for this unit, but I would still say it is at the top end of what it is worth and only due to the perceived "Bose factor".

dc2447;3477159

Sigh.You are playing lossy Mp3s through it...



uumm, i'm quite happy with my 320 kbps mp3's on this......

what's the best lossless format then ???

maybe vinyl on a pink triangle turntable is still the way forward :-(

curtlyb;3477203

uumm, i'm quite happy with my 320 kbps mp3's on this...... maybe vinyl … uumm, i'm quite happy with my 320 kbps mp3's on this...... maybe vinyl on a pink triangle turntable is still the way forward


Missing the point.

I was responding to the poster who rolled out the tired Bose cliche whilst no doubt playing lossy media.

Big assumption, maybe some of us keep lossless files instead and don't … Big assumption, maybe some of us keep lossless files instead and don't put up with second rate audio quality.



What are you using to playback lossless music on your ipod/iphone?

This looks great but i cant find out what specification it has. Does anyone know what the out put on the speakers are? Voted Hot

dc2447;3477227

What are you using to playback lossless music on your ipod/iphone?



In terms of what? File format? ALAC which support for is built into the ipod, hence not the issue. Playing it? When I am out and about nothing special, in the car a reasonable system and at home, a very good system. It's about having an exact archive of my music however more than sound quality to me, but assuming all ipod users use low bitrate mp3s is a little bit of a mistake.

curtlyb;3477203

uumm, i'm quite happy with my 320 kbps mp3's on this...... what's the … uumm, i'm quite happy with my 320 kbps mp3's on this...... what's the best lossless format then ???maybe vinyl on a pink triangle turntable is still the way forward :-(



The best lossless format and the best one to use are possibly two different answers on this.

pghstochaj;3477365

In terms of what? File format? ALAC which support for is built into the … In terms of what? File format? ALAC which support for is built into the ipod, hence not the issue. Playing it? When I am out and about nothing special, in the car a reasonable system and at home, a very good system. It's about having an exact archive of my music however more than sound quality to me, but assuming all ipod users use low bitrate mp3s is a little bit of a mistake.

You are the first person I have ever met that really uses ALAC.

My point still stands, get arsey about the Bose sound quality is a bit silly when 99.9 people are playing back lossy

Lossless is all about FLAC for me

dc2447;3477401

You are the first person I have ever met that really uses ALAC.My point … You are the first person I have ever met that really uses ALAC.My point still stands, get arsey about the Bose sound quality is a bit silly when 99.9 people are playing back lossy



I know plenty of people that do, but it depends on how picky your friends are on music I guess.

pghstochaj;3477461

I know plenty of people that do, but it depends on how picky your friends … I know plenty of people that do, but it depends on how picky your friends are on music I guess.

Using apples proprietary codec over flac is nuts, imvho

dc2447;3477795

Using apples proprietary codec over flac is nuts, imvho



Not at all, you can discuss it all day long, though. The fact is that if you want one copy of your music and own an Ipod, ALAC is the only route. It plays when I am out and about, with the ipod system in my car and on itunes, my main music player. It also plays on my MCE HTPC.

DMcG1873;3476917

This might sound a bit silly but does it have an alarm function?



iPods have an alarm function built in (under clock settings iirc) so long as this dock is always left on it will turn on when the iPod starts the alarm.

Though this is true with most iPod docks.

curtlyb;3477203

uumm, i'm quite happy with my 320 kbps mp3's on this...... what's the … uumm, i'm quite happy with my 320 kbps mp3's on this...... what's the best lossless format then ???maybe vinyl on a pink triangle turntable is still the way forward :-(



Why would you use 320K when CD quality is 192K?

avfc456;3478562

Why would you use 320K when CD quality is 192K?



CD "quality" is not 192 kbps, not by a long stretch.

This won't charge a 3G ipod as I've got one, but Bose customer service said that they are working on a fix so that it'll resolve this issue and offer it free of charge to customers

pghstochaj;3477956

Not at all, you can discuss it all day long, though. The fact is that if … Not at all, you can discuss it all day long, though. The fact is that if you want one copy of your music and own an Ipod, ALAC is the only route.



Absolutely true. I've gone down the Apple Lossless and 320kb Joint Stereo MP3 route depending on the material and how dear to my heart it is :thumbsup:

It's all down to having the luxury of space though as I used to go with 192 or 256 VBR before I had a 160gb model and earphones to do the files justice.

drskm;3458324

Would They Work With First Generation Ipod Touch?



:-DYes, according to Bose bose.co.uk/GB/…ck/

Compatible iPod®/iPhone™ models for SoundDock® systems

iPod® Models
SoundDock® systems are "Made for iPod®" certified and work with the iPod® touch and any iPod® featuring a click wheel.


iPod classic*
80GB 120GB 160GB

iPod
4th generation
20GB 40GB

iPod
4th generation
(color display)
20GB 30GB 40GB 60GB


iPod
5th generation
(video)
30GB 60GB 80GB

iPod mini
4GB 6GB

iPod nano
1st generation
1GB 2GB 4GB


iPod nano
2nd generation (aluminium)
2GB 4GB 8GB

iPod nano
3rd generation (video)
4GB 8GB

iPod nano
4th generation (video)*
8GB 16GB


iPod touch
1st generation
8GB 16GB 32GB

iPod touch
2nd generation*
8GB 16GB 32GB



iPhone™ Models
iPhone™/ iPhone™ 3G

SoundDock® systems play music with iPhone™. In the event of audio interference, set iPhone™ to Airplane Mode. The SoundDock® system is "Works with iPhone™" certified.

* The SoundDock® Original system plays music with the iPod® nano 4th generation, the iPod® classic 120G and the iPod® touch 2nd generation.

iPod is a registered trademark and iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc.

this doesn't have an AUX in port, which made it useless in my eyes because you cannot connect it to anything other than iPods with a dock connector.

If that suit's you then fine, but you can't use laptops, non-apple mp3 players, iPod shuffles etc. Also if you break/lose your iPod and decide to get another brand, you won't be able to you this dock. And if apple change the docking system again you are stuffed.

i would recommend the Klipsch iGroove SXT - cheaper, better usability (aux in) and sound IMO , good amazon reviews. Also has just been reduced by £5 on amazon to £74.99 amazon.co.uk/Kli…A2O

Which do you think would sound better, this, the Sony CMTBX70DBI DAB Micro System or the Cyrus Linkmini docking station, both also on here?

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My brother's trying to decide between these three. :santa:

Remember this is an older version of sound dock, thats why they are going cheap, its a brick compared to the new version..., this model is going to be discontinued soon, there's a much better sleek newer version with a much improved remote is avilble for £219

ihotuk;3483556

Remember this is an older version of sound dock, thats why they are … Remember this is an older version of sound dock, thats why they are going cheap, its a brick compared to the new version..., this model is going to be discontinued soon, there's a much better sleek newer version with a much improved remote is avilble for £219



Had the two next to each other yesterday, visually most people wouldn't notice the difference between the two so you're talking b*****ks about comparisons using the phrases 'brick' & 'sleek newer' ;-)
Agreed, the new remote has better functionality and i think there's better compatibility with iphones (but i might be wrong there).......
Would i pay an extra £80 for the new model, no chance, just in the same way that i preferred to buy the 5.5g Ipod for £105 three months ago rather pay £190 for the new model at the time.

Horses for courses as they say

If i had £219.99 burning a hole then i'd buy this Bose and the Klipsch :thumbsup:

Enjoy....... i am ;-)

Just like to say thanks, this got me on hotdeals and I purchased one for the girlfriends christmas present!
They work with Ipod touch gen 1 and sound pretty neat for the price they are reduced to!

Heat and all that added!
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