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    help wanted!! best sound system for around £150?!

    hi all - am long time lingerer and some time poster and need some help!
    looking for a new sound system for around £150, could MAYBE stretch to £200 if it was a great deal...MUST have cd player and radio plus ipod connection(although aux input would do i guess) needs a remote and must have good quality speakers...looking for a well know branded system too..
    saw the bose ipod dock but it doesnt have radio or cd player...

    ANY help would be much appreciated!

    21 Comments

    yea bases normally dont. you should get a canny one for £200 like

    Original Poster

    sorry-shouldve said im really looking for one thats new :oops: thanks alot anyway!!

    take a look at this have got it myself really pleased with it
    play.com/Ele…nre

    richersounds.com/inf…ems

    The second system down is £150, and you could get the cambridge ipod dock for £9.99. I don't think you could beat that system for the money.

    Original Poster

    thanks guys - think ur right heavertron - looks like an absolutely awesome dealio for the seperates...think the sony on play has the edge slightly thou just on looks and dock connected with remote etc...awesome find tho

    Original Poster

    littletinyphil looks like an awesome system - have you had it long?i may be wrong but i thought i heard that DAB radio was on its way out??

    heavertron - got to give you rep for richer sounds deal - amazing

    Original Poster

    agreed scrumpypaul!!

    Original Poster

    i know im prob being totally stupid here but what is the difference between the play.com/Ele…nre
    and the comet.co.uk/sho…DBI

    i know im clueless...thanks in advance!!

    no usb for a start had the system for a few months love it

    Original Poster

    just spied this - waht do people think?has the look im after and speakers look good - alos does everything the others do amazon.co.uk/Son…109

    If you have a Richer Sounds near you I'd suggest you go in and ask to listen to the package listed in the earlier post and also ask what they have on clearance - you may get lucky and pick up a better deal. If it's the looks you are after then the Sony on Play would seem your choice, otherwise go & have a listen, you may get a surprise & at worst it would put your mind at rest.

    I haven't listened to either but I'd suspect there'd be a noticeable difference.

    Original Poster

    on reflection have to say the richer sounds one is looking the most attractive...at the end of the day im after quality sound and cosmetics comes second.thanks for all the help!

    scrumpypaul;3487697

    heavertron - got to give you rep for richer sounds deal - amazing



    Much appreciated thanks. I always check out Richersounds periodically. The best part is you can usually haggle a bit when you go in store too.

    Original Poster

    littletinyphil;3488324

    http://www.laskys.com/home_cinema_and_audio/home_audio/micro_hi_fis/sony_cmt_hx80r.html cheaper here if helps



    awesome..thanks for all your help...sucks cos now i cant decide between the sony or the richer sounds one....AT least its a nice decision to have to make!

    Original Poster

    by the way rep added to all for all your help - amazing...AND very quick too - thanks alot guys!!

    Banned

    Hi,

    I'm faced with the same dilemma of choosing a mini hifi system for my apartment. I've only done research on the internet so far and haven't popped down to a store to actually listen to any one of them.

    Here are the contenders:

    ]iLuv I199 High-Fidelity Mini Hi Fi System £140 @ Amazon (or £99 for the older model)
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31u5kdlczWL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

    ]Klipsch Room Groove - Wireless iPod Speaker System £99 @ Amazon
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/418PaAzKpbL._SL500_AA280_.jpg


    ]Sony CMT-BX70DBi DAB Micro System With Built In iPod Dock £99 @ Amazon
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/419ABtNSG3L._SL500_AA280_.jpg

    ]Onkyo CS-325UK B Mini Hi Fi £185 @ Amazon

    http://www.eu.onkyo.com/ir_img/17619324_2b6aeaf26e.jpg

    And last, but not least:
    [URL=""]Denon D-M37DAB[/URL] Can't find it in Amazon, but seems to be available elsewhere for about £220

    http://denon.de/site/datadir/mi/1_mi_ms_DM37DAB.gif

    The iLuv unit has interesting features like alarm clock and the Klipsch is the most basic of them all, but I'd imagine its got pretty good sound quality?

    The mini hifi ones, i.e. Sony, Onkyo and Denon obviously had the advantage of having DAB and speakers that can be moved, if required :-)


    What do you think?

    I would take the Onkyo from the ones you list, but without hearing them all, you would be making a guess. As you suggest the systems with integrated speakers will be bottom of the pile for sound quality.

    Banned

    Thanks for your reply. I guess you get what you pay for :-D. Both the Denon and Onkyo have two audio inputs, which might come in handy in case I'd want to hook em up with my TV too.

    The Onkyo lags behind the others in its peer group is the lack of USB connectivity, so recording to an external device or reading music off a USB memory stick.

    Heavertron;3491732

    I would take the Onkyo from the ones you list, but without hearing them … I would take the Onkyo from the ones you list, but without hearing them all, you would be making a guess. As you suggest the systems with integrated speakers will be bottom of the pile for sound quality.

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