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Comment: Considering that Amazon has it for $190.00 USD refurb, and free shipping within the US, I'd say it pretty much blows the B & W out of the water for Sound/Price... Btw, most folks I know prefer the Philips 'classic' look over the B & W 'weird' look... lol
ps How are 2 inputs 'Extremely sparse'??! Did you expect HDMI & bluetooth?! 2 inputs is certainly 'reasonable'...
Good: More than great sound quality, real attention demander, ability to overrule my drumkit!
Bad: Sometimes less responsive remote
Comment: Since I bought this device I can only be positive about it. It's sound quality has never been disappointing, whatever I listened. It all feels very balanced and the low frequencies are powerful, too!
One great thing is, since I play the drums, that can play along with music without having to boost the music through my headphones. This monster can really play at reasonable volumes.
All in all it's a great piece of music-blasting kit. I'd say however the remote might be a little unresponsive sometimes. One funny fact, but it could also be my preferences: this device, the Philips DS9000 stood next to the B&W Zeppelin in the store, so I compared the sound with my own tracks I brought with me.
I found that the music coming from the B&W lacked a little detail compared to the Philips. Besides, the overal sound quality was.. well.. different. In my opinion is was more vague and more aimed at the higher tunes. But that could as well be just my taste.
That I could only connect with AUX-cables never was a problem to me, considering that I mostly use it to connect my iPod with it.
Comment: THE SOUND QUALITY- WHICH FOR ME IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN A Â£400 IPOD DOCK IS SUPERB. IT HAS REAL HEFT AND A QUALITY FINISH. I TRIED THE USUAL SUSPECTS BEFORE I BOUGHT THIS. ITS FAR BETTER.
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